Likelihood to Recommend
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.
[It's well suited for] duplication of files for transferring to a new machine or remote usage but I wouldn't use it if you needed to keep those places up to date all the time as it only works when you run it, not continuously.
- 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.
- The moving of files in one shot between computer.
- You can sync with other storage devices or computers
- You can also use it to backup files.
- 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.
Amazon Glacier 6.0
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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.
Engineer in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 51-200 employees
I don't know, I have not tried anything else. This product was easy to use and it actually worked even with the trial version.
Return on Investment
- Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
- Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
- This has saved many hours of work because occasionally the flash drives die, break, fail or get left behind somewhere. The time to get all the files and software back in working order would take a day or two. By keeping several of them identical with GoodSync, work goes on without missing a beat.
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Entry-level set up fee?
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Entry-level set up fee?