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Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings

CommVault

Top Rated
53 Ratings

Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

CommVault

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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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CommVault

CommVault is very well suited for an environment that is somewhat or completely virtualized and continuing that trend. It's for the data center manager that wants ease of functionality and manageability to be a driving force behind the purchase decision. The ideal customer would want to support multiple data recovery tiers, extending into applications and endpoints.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.9
Universal recovery
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.8
Live recovery
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
7.9
Recovery verification
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.5
Business application protection
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.9
Snapshots
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.3
Management dashboard
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.4
Platform support
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
8.9
Retention options
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.4
Encryption
Amazon Glacier
CommVault
9.1

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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  • Disaster Recovery
  • Virtualization
  • Backup
  • Replication
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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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  • IOPS
  • Dynamic provisioning
  • Connectivity
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Likelihood to Renew

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CommVault3.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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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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CommVault7.5
Based on 2 answers
Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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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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Hyper V is the only other solution we looked at internally, but I know Zerto is another very popular one, and Nutanix is also a very strong competitor in this field. But I think CommVault is the best suited, best supported, and most scalable solution available, so that's why we went with it.
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Return on Investment

  • Very good ROI, we can store huge amounts of data for minimal cost
  • Allows our employees globally to access data
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  • ROI is great
  • TCO is easily calcuated
  • Training of staff is challenging
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Pricing Details

Amazon Glacier

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

CommVault

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