Cloud Archive Storage
How cloud archiving can benefit businesses
Digital transformation and big data are fueling today’s dynamic business climate. You might find yourself requiring access not only to your active data, but to “cold” archived data as well. Even on a moment’s notice, it’s imperative to maintain access to your data as soon as it’s needed—without any additional cost.
Whether you need to maintain archived data as part of compliance regulations, to maintain business continuity, for legal purposes, or extended media library, expanding your on-premises or remote tape storage into Wasabi hot cloud storage puts that data at your fingertips.
Long-term data preservation
Whatever your industry, data is the force that drives it. IT teams typically keep seldom-used data for long-term retention in lower-cost, “cold” cloud archive tiers that lock data away in inaccessible, high-latency environments where the costs for retrieval are astronomical.
At Wasabi, we offer a single hot tier of cloud storage with predictable, straightforward pricing. Archived data is accessible the moment you need it. Freely access your entire data library without negotiating a web of storage tiers and fear of retrieval fees.
Your industry may enforce rules about record keeping and data management, including where data may be stored, the number of copies that must be maintained, and the data’s retention period.
Wasabi data centers can serve as an off-site cloud archive repository for primary or secondary storage and is compliant with many top government and industry compliance regulations including HIPAA, GDPR, GDPR UK, FERPA, CJIS, SEC and TPN.
Wasabi’s flat-rate, single tier of storage is unique in the industry. Our easy-to-understand pricing model takes the guesswork out of planning your archive storage costs. Retrieve and restore with confidence with no fees for egress or API requests.
Large, long-term archives can save even more with Reserved Capacity Storage! Get discounts on capacity and term—the more you store and the more time you store it, the more you save!
Wasabi is deployed in top tier data centers certified for SOC 2, ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS employing the highest levels of physical and digital security. All data is encrypted in transit and at rest with redundancy baked in.
Wasabi offers options for data immutability at the bucket and object level, protecting your data from accidental deletion and potential ransomware threats.
Simplified IT management
Wasabi comes with a suite of tools that make managing large amounts of data simple. Use lifecycle management policies and user access rules to govern your cloud archive environment. Determine retention rates, create and manage sub-accounts, and replicate data across regions all within the Wasabi console.
Active Archive Strategy eGuide
Everything you need to know to gain instant and affordable access to long-term data retention, monetize archived content, and streamlining production workflows.
Pricing and Plans
Choose the plan that works for you: convenient and simple pay-as-you-go or one-time payment with discounts based on capacity and term.
Wasabi’s pricing model of $.0068 per GB/mo ($6.99 per TB/month) with no additional charges for egress or API requests means you don’t pay to access your data.
Choose the plan that’s right for you
Custom enterprise solutions: Reserved Capacity Storage
Wasabi RCS offers predictable storage costs. With RCS you only pay for the storage that is reserved. There are no charges for data egress, API requests, or data retrieval. There is no need to put a credit card on file with Wasabi for monthly operations and data transfer fees. Custom quotes can be developed for deals than 50 TB – please contact your Wasabi Sales Rep and request a custom quote.
Cloud Archiving FAQ
Answers to common questions about cloud archiving
Wasabi is designed to be 100% bit compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3. This means any storage application that uses AWS S3 can also use Wasabi without any code changes to the storage application. See our complete list of our archive technology alliance partners.
An active archive comprises data that is too valuable for a company to discard but is accessed only occasionally. Active archive data is usually stored on less expensive, slower performing storage media such as tape, inexpensive disks or in a remote cloud storage tier that typically has delayed data retrieval time association. Wasabi’s high performance, coupled with its low costs and no fees for egress make it an ideal active archive storage solution.
Wasabi is secure by default and all data stored in Wasabi hot cloud storage is always encrypted at rest (even if the data is already encrypted by the storage application prior to sending it to Wasabi). Wasabi follows industry-best security models and security design practices. Examples of Wasabi security features include:
- HTTPS is supported for the secure upload/download of data
- Buckets are only accessible to the bucket and object creators
- Wasabi supports user authentication to control access to data
- Access control mechanisms such as bucket policies and Access Control Lists (ACLs) can be used to selectively grant permissions to users and groups of users
Additional general info on Wasabi and security can be found here.
Wasabi currently offers a single class of object storage. Wasabi recognizes that Amazon offers several different object storage classes (S3, S3 Infrequent Access, and Glacier) to meet various customer performance and price requirements. However, at Wasabi, this range of service classes is not necessary due to the fact that Wasabi can provide better than Amazon S3 performance at lower than Amazon Glacier prices.
For a full list of Wasabi Storage Regions, see our locations page.
Wasabi storage regions are deployed in fully secure and redundant data centers that are certified for SOC-2, ISO 27001, and PCI-DSS. Wasabi users have full control over where your data is stored by selecting the region-specific bucket.
For more details visit: wasabi.com/security
What if you could store ALL of your data in the cloud affordably?
NOW YOU CAN. Wasabi is here to guide you through your migration to the enterprise cloud and to work with you to determine which cloud storage strategy is right for your organization.