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Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings

Carbonite

43 Ratings

Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Carbonite

43 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Glacier

We have backed up all of our company's long-term data on Amazon Glacier and we've recently begun experimenting with setting up consultants' workspace on amazon glacier. This will allow us to keep a separation between core employees' work and temporary workers. As we keep expanding we are excited to see other ways we can leverage Glacier.
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Carbonite

Carbonite is a good solution for a stand-alone PC, a home PC or a laptop that leaves the office and has data on it. Definitely not an enterprise solution, even though they do provide higher-end packages, I would not recommend it to a client. I also question to call this a disaster recovery solution as it's retention is only 30 days.
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Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Easy to transfer files
  • 24/7 availablity
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  • Backs up local files to the cloud
  • Easy to access/restore files when/if misplaced or deleted
  • Inexpensive
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Cons

  • Low availability
  • Only access to files in small timeframes
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  • Speed. Carbonite is slow at backup and retrieve. It would be nice to backup files without having to wait for days.
  • Better user interface for their desktop application and web based.
  • Integrating with third party applications like Microsoft Office 360.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Carbonite1.0
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I found their alerting to be very poor. I missed several days of backups without knowledge of this, until I signed into the portal. I would get daily emails reporting backups were in progress or done, but nothing indicating that a backup had been stuck or paused for 3 days. For this reason alone, I did not renew.
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Usability

Amazon Glacier6.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

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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Carbonite was a no brainer. We never really considered anyone else because Carbonite is reputable and I pushed hard for this software after using it with different clients in previous positions. I have not used competitor products as of yet but I have not found a reason to pursue this. It is great software for what it promises.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Overall, the experience with Carbonite has been amazing. It is impossible to quickly put a value on critical data. The fact that I will never lose it, is invaluable.
  • As far as our business goals and objectives, we have not yet had to revise our current course as Carbonite has met all expectations.
  • The only reason this is not our whole and permanent backup solution is because storage and licenses have to be paid for annually and it's not affordable for a company-wide deployment.
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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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Carbonite

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