Google launches cloud service for ''cold data''

Google Inc introduced a cloud storage service for users to store "cold data" and access it much faster than traditional services.

Reuters| Updated: Mar 12, 2015, 11:37 AM IST
Google launches cloud service for ''cold data''

Delhi: Google Inc introduced a cloud storage service for users to store "cold data" and access it much faster than traditional services.

Organizations now churn out a vast amount of data, all of which they don`t need immediately but would like to retain for future use.

Google Cloud Storage Nearline will let users access stored data in about three seconds and will charge them 1 cent per gigabyte of data at rest, the company said in a blog post. (http://bit.ly/1MthuMn)

Amazon.com Inc`s cloud service Amazon Web Services offers a similarly priced service called Glacier. But the service takes three-five hours to prepare data for download.

Google listed data storage providers such as Symantec Corp, NetApp Inc and Iron Mountain Inc as partners for the new service.