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Amazon Glacier, Online backup solution for as low as $0.01 per Gb / month

logo_aws Yes, you read it correct, it just 1 cent per Gigabyte per month or 100Gb for $1 per month. Actually there’s some more cost behind this price, like request pricing and data transfer pricing, but there’s not that much if you use this solution is for archiving / backup.

So what you want to do is register with Amazon Cloud Services (AWS) and setup your first vault. Creating aws account is straight forward, you just only need credit card, if you first timer to aws, you also can get some free tier services for your first year.

Back to the Amazon Glacier, there’s some drawback behind its cheap price, Retrieving archives from Amazon Glacier requires the initiation of a job. Jobs typically complete in 3 to 5 hours.

For the tools you can write your own program using .net or java SDK. but if you just an ordinary person, you can use Fast Glacier, it’s something like FTP client GUI tools, you just only need to key in your amazon access key and secret access key.


Amazon Glacier at glance from their website:

Low cost– Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost, pay-as-you-go storage service that can cost as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, irrespective of how much data you store.

Secure – Amazon Glacier supports secure transfer of your data over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and automatically stores data encrypted at rest using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256, a secure symmetric-key encryption standard using 256-bit encryption keys.

Durable– Amazon Glacier is designed to provide average annual durability of 99.999999999% for each item stored.

Flexible –Amazon Glacier scales to meet your growing and often unpredictable storage requirements. There is no limit to the amount of data you can store in the service.

Simple– Amazon Glacier allows you to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling archival storage to AWS, and makes long term data archiving especially simple. You no longer need to worry about capacity planning, hardware provisioning, data replication, hardware failure detection and repair, or time-consuming hardware migrations.

Watching Netflix outside United States, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom and Ireland for Free

netflix As you already know, Netflix is an American provider of on demand Internet streaming media for one low monthly price.

If you already familiar with the service you will probably don’t want to see your traditional tv station or cut your tv cable connection. Why? It provide you bufee style movies at one low price monthly, yes as low as USD 8 per month you can watch everything they have. It’s not the latest box office movie you can expect but at least you have something when you have nothing to do. What i like the most is the Documentary section and Foreign movie genre.

For you who stay on the country i mention on the subject; there’s no problem at all to enjoy the benefit, but if let say you’re an asian and want to get benefit of this, you cannot watch, because they check our ip connection, ip ouside the country above Netflix will block the service

So how do i enjoy the Netflix? Of course you need an Credit Card for payment and computer to watch. The free portion i mention on the subject is 1st one month, subsequent it will deduct from your credit card automatically. It’s no problem that you don’t have US Credit Card, you can key in any valid credit card.

 tunlr The method i’ll explain here is a simple, you just need to change your DNS setting on your computer setting, there’s no harm at all to do this.

Just change the the primary (preferred) DNS IP address is: and the secondary (alternate) DNS IP address is: then you open netflix again. Bang! you can register and login to the Netflix ecosystem.

Last paragraph i want to say, if you already setup your account on Netflix, you can connect your PC to an projector or bigger TV. If you have an Apple TV it’s even better. the technique is the same, modify the DNS on your IP and set your iTunes account using US itunes, Netflix app will appear and you can login as easy as you’re in the states. Have a try and let me know if you have an problem.