Scaleway Glacier

Our outstanding Cold Storage class to secure long-term object storage.
Ideal for deep archived data.

Engineered for advanced Data Recovery Plans

A durable object storage class designed for data archiving, legal documents or long-term backups.

Stored in an underground data-bunker in France

Stored in a former nuclear fallout shelter, your data is totally secure and isolated from all natural and technological risks.

Perfect your Object Storage lifecycle strategy

Scaleway Glacier is the Cold Storage class of our S3-compatible Object Storage, included in the lifecycle management.

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The next step for compliance and advanced Data Recovery Plans

Perfect for heavy logs & backups of legal archives that you need to store on a long term, without frequent access or massive simultaneous retrieval.

A lower price for archive data that does not require immediate access

Transfering data to Scaleway Glacier is free of charge. You pay only for the storage and restore, with no minimum commitments.
Scaleway Glacier offers the lowest storage cost for archived data that you may need once or twice within a decade range, and if you are willing to accept 24 to 48 hour latencies to first byte.

Your data store in a databunker 25 meters under Paris

Our underground databunker provides storage that is protected from all known natural and technological risks and offers a level of security that is absolutely unique in the world.

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Complete the lifecycle strategy of your data through a unique API

Scaleway Glacier supports most S3 lifecycle management features, allowing you to set up transition and expiration rules for your objects from all Object Storage classes: Multi-AZ, One-Zone IA and Glacier.

Cold Storage use cases

Store 8K ultra high definition footage or raw image data sets that don't require frequent access. Integrate Scaleway Glacier into your infrastructure so that files are restored on-demand on Object Storage Standard class to make downloading easier.

Archive logs and back-ups to Scaleway Glacier automatically using S3 lifecycle management features. Define an expiration date to keep control over your budget.

Archive highly restricted legal documents required by the law - contracts, accounting data, administrative documents or access logs. Stay compliant with GDPR and other local regulations without constant concerns over budget.

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Why choose Scaleway ?

Our European, multi-cloud & open source DNA

We are a European Cloud trusted by more than 50 000 customers in 160 countries. Our services are protected by European regulations.

Sustainable by design

100% of electricity consumed in our data centers comes from renewable energy. Decommissioned hardware is securely reused & recycled.

24/7 Ticket support

Our technical assistance is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and assist you. Upgrade to support plan to reach directly by phone.

Transparent & predictable billing

Our services are designed to offer you the best price/performance ratio, with straightforward billing to grow your business and keep your expenses under control.

Frequently asked questions

The cold storage “Glacier” class of Object Storage gets its name in opposition to “hot data”. Hot data is the type that is frequently accessed. Cold storage is accessed less frequently and does not require fast access like hot data.

Scaleway’s cold storage service Glacier is engineered on specific hardware:

  • SMR disks that increase storage density and overall per-drive storage capacity
  • motherboards manufactured internally that can power disks on/off on-demand with a SATA bus tree matrix.

This particular hardware configuration allows us to offer competitive pricing for use-cases that do not need the performance of other Object storage classes. The counterpart is that data stored on a cold storage service such as Scaleway Glacier has limitations in relation to data retrieval.

Scaleway Glacier is engineered for use-cases that can be described as “deep archiving”. It’s a durable Object Storage class designed for data archiving, for example legal documents or long-term backups that do not require immediate access.

Standard class is ideal for storing frequently accessed data and files, such as static assets, on-demand content such as streaming, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) or work related documents.

An object stored in Glacier class is listed but cannot be downloaded instantly. It needs to be restored to Standard class first. We recommend that you use Glacier to archive data that you may need only once or twice within a decade.

Important: It can take anywhere from a few seconds to 24 hours to retrieve the first byte of an average sized file. To facilitate the steps of restoration and ensure a fast restitution of your data, we recommend to use average sized files (larger than 1MB).

Your data is your most valuable and strategic asset. There can be no compromise when it comes to protecting your data against all natural and technological risks.
Our underground databunker provides storage that is protected from all known natural and technological risks and offers unique levels of security.