The jury is still out on how useful a new low-cost cloud storage solution from Amazon will be for life science computing, according to several bioinformatics firms.

Amazon Glacier, launched last week, is designed for archiving rarely used data. In conversations with BioInform this week, representatives from several bioinformatics firms familiar with Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offered slightly different takes on the usefulness of this deep storage capability for genomics and other life science disciplines.

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