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  • dbrhee

    October 14, 2023 at 10:56 pm


    In time 5:51 , you wrote that S3 Intelligent Tiering has a minimum 30 day storage duration charge.

    Again, the data lifecycle going from hot to cold would be the case (about minimum days) BUT it would not be the case for restore from a colder storage to warmer..

    1. It uses a complete different naming convention (i.e. Not S3 but Frequent access storage. SS-IA but rather Infrequent access). So all the minimum charges would not apply here.. 30 days minimum is always referenced with S3 storage class but not in intelligent tiering. It will follow S3 data lifecycle policy but not how it is billed in the S3 lifecycle policy since that is managed by the customer (they define the policy).



    S3 Lifecycle Transition request pricing above represents requests to that storage class.

    * S3 Intelligent-Tiering standard and bulk data retrieval and restore requests are free of charge for all five access tiers: Frequent, Infrequent, Archive Instant, Archive, and Deep Archive access tiers. Subsequent restore requests called on objects already being restored will be billed as a GET request. Expedited retrievals are available for the S3 Intelligent-Tiering Archive Access Tier and are charged at the Expedited request and retrieval rate.

    ** S3 Standard-IA and S3 One Zone-IA storage are charged for a minimum storage duration of 30 days. Objects that are deleted, overwritten, or transitioned to a different storage class before the minimum storage duration will incur the normal storage usage charge plus a pro-rated charge for the remainder of the minimum storage duration. Objects stored longer than the minimum storage duration will not incur a minimum charge.


    2. S3 intelligent tiering would be even more costly by that logic. Think about it… I just had object recently change tiering from Frequent access to Infrequent Access and someone retrieve the object in question. S3 intelligent tiering automatically moves it from infrequent access to frequent access (equivalent from S3-IA back to S3)… It will charge me for the PUT, etc. BUT AWS would not charge me a full 30 days of infrequent access storage when the intelligent tiering does it automatically on its own (which the customer has no say on the intelligent tiering) with (Note: normal restore is free with intelligent tiering).. So by that action which the customer has no say with charges being higher (and they paid for intelligent tiering service too). It would only push back the customer back to data lifecycle then.

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