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Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Barracuda Backup

It's fantastic if you have a little amount of critical data or if you have data that is highly compressible and or can be de-duped. If you're dealing with images or other files that don't compress well or if you have lots of data, there are better options that let you control/expand the storage without a full rip/replace each time. Barracuda Backup does have a program where if you maintain support/hardware replacement coverage for 4 years on the appliance, they'll send you a new appliance every 4 years, however, it's the same model with the same amount of storage
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Business application protection
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Flexible deployment
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Amazon Glacier
Barracuda Backup
9.6

Pros

  • 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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  • Barracuda does the local/cloud backup integration very well - basically you pick the data you want to store and then click one button if you want to send it offsite. Their price/gb is very good as well, and if you're storing a lot of data, they have an all-you-can-eat cloud package so you don't have to worry about how much you're sending offsite.
  • The appliances are very stable and almost set-it-and-forget-it. They're managed through a central console, so once the initial config of giving the appliance an IP is done, pretty much everything else is standardized through that one console.
  • The interface is simple and adding data sources is a breeze. In the seven years we've used them, they have considerably expanded the service and its capabilities, and it can handle pretty much any system or OS we've thrown at it.
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Cons

  • Enumeration of data takes hours. In order to get data back you'll need to do inventory of the bucket, but that takes a few hours to complete.
  • Data and bucket deletion also requires inventory. Moreover, it is not possible to delete a bucket that has been recently written to - making bucket deletion a lengthy ordeal: first, you perform inventory, then delete your files, but you cannot delete the bucket as you recently deleted files, so you have to wait for another day in order to delete the bucket itself.
  • While data storage is cheap and easy, data retrieval can be expensive as you only get a download quota that is a few percent of your storage.
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  • More training material or courses could be included.
  • Notifications could have a bit more configuration.
  • Archive alerts would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

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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Barracuda Backup9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability and Performance
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Support

No score
No answers yet
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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Barracuda Backup8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Barracuda has been one of those must have tools for our IT shop. Quick, easy to use as well as safe and secure are a few ways to describe this product. Email archiving is made to keep your end users happy knowing that they have all of their past emails at their fingertips.
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Return on Investment

  • Cheap backup storage - up to the level where it becomes only tiny fractions of your entire project, whereas other solutions would be much more expensive.
  • The established reliability of AWS also makes you sleep better at night knowing your data is going to be OK.
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  • Incremental backups allow us to fee safe when restores are needed in a hurry.
  • Backup to cloud offers us the security of knowing our data is safe in multiple locations.
  • Compliance is easy with Barracuda by making multiple backup pathways and restore capabilities.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Glacier

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

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