Combined storage works around Glacier retrieval delay
Pogoplug is starting up a new cloud backup system using Amazon Web Services for storage. The Family service will use a combination of the Pogoplug device and Amazon Glacier to backup multiple computers and handheld devices to both on-site and off-site storage, with all backups viewable through web browsers.
Penny-per-gigabyte storage has long retrieval lead times
Amazon has added a new tier to its cloud services. Amazon Glacier is being marketed as cloud-based backup storage for enterprise with considerably lower storage costs than the similar Simple Storage Service, however it lacks the immediate file retrieval found in S3. Instead, a job submission for files must be submitted and can take hours to process, as well as suffer a charge for backup retrieval.
HTC Glacier may be T-Mobile's Project Emerald
T-Mobile's Project Emerald may be a different device than the HTC Vision but could still be the fastest phone ever, tests show. A new HTC device, the Glacier, was spotted in since-pulled online GLBenchmark results outperforming every existing smartphone in sheer CPU power. With a score of 1,432, the Glacier was over 67 percent faster than a Motorola Droid X and 41 percent faster than an iPhone 4; only the Samsung Vibrant came close.