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Score 8.1 out of 101
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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

If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup CloudBerry Backup on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon Glacier
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Amazon Glacier
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Amazon Glacier
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.1
Amazon Glacier
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Amazon Glacier
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.8
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
8.0
Amazon Glacier
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
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

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Worldwide accessibility, including from China's great firewall.
  • Highly flexible with different server options: Aurora, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Lengthy free trial lets you really dive deeply and explore the solutions offering and all that Amazon has to provide you with.
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Amazon Glacier

  • Cheap storage of backup data.
  • Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack.
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • 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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Amazon Glacier

  • Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless.
  • Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data.
  • Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier 6.0
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 Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Amazon Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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Amazon Glacier

Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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Amazon Glacier

  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
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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

Amazon Glacier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Amazon Glacier
8.0

Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Amazon Glacier
6.0

Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Amazon Glacier

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