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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Amazon Glacier

As described in the use case, it is perfect for backup data storage where you do not expect to retrieve the data often. Think of it as a data dump; it is nice to know you have a backup, but it actually is expensive and somewhat difficult to retrieve everything.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Amazon Glacier
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Amazon Glacier
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon Glacier
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon Glacier
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon Glacier
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
Amazon Glacier
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon Glacier
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon Glacier

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon Glacier
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon Glacier
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon Glacier
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Amazon Glacier

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Amazon Glacier
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon Glacier
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon Glacier
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Amazon Glacier

Pros

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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  • Globally accessible
  • Inexpensive for the amount of data you can store compared to cost
  • The name Amazon provides a lot of peace of mind
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Cons

  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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  • Billing system isn't the smoothest to operate
  • Recalling information from glacier can run slow depending on type of data
  • Customer support
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Amazon Glacier6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

This is about the same as Google Drive except I don't feel it's as organized or looks as nice as Google Drive does. It could do a lot more in terms of making it more visually pleasing and make it look more organize. It doesn't stack up to GitHub in the sense that it's not good for instant code sharing, which is what GitHub is really for (with its collaboration with SourceTree).
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It is significantly cheaper than other services, however, it is because it actually is a slightly different service. The other services we've tried allow live reading/writing of data as needed, whereas Glacier is a "cold storage" service. So essentially your choice ends up being based on what you plan to do with your data: keep it indefinitely or retrieve and modify it (potentially often and multiple times).
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Return on Investment

  • It's had a positive impact in terms of being quick and easy whenever I want to store/access files.
  • It also was super useful to be able to use this on my phone. I'm able to access presentations on the go which helps me prepare for meetings.
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  • Inexpensive storage.
  • Ease of mind to know you still have the data somewhere in case you need it.
  • Set it and forget it (until you need it).
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Amazon Glacier

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details