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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Google Drive

Google Drive is perfect for team projects and as a cloud if you want to access your files from any computer or device. You do have to make sure to sign in to your account to access if the device you're on doesn't have the app downloaded to it. I wouldn't suggest using Google Drive if you're not on one of your main devices (i.e. on a public computer).
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.9
Versioning
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
Video files
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.3
Audio files
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.6
Access control
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.9
Device sync
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
User and role management
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
File organization
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
Device management
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.6

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.5
Reliability
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.2
Storage Reports
Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.7

Pros

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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Google Drive

  • Google Drive allows you to upload files in different types of formats
  • This software offers a large storage space and its developers work continuously in order to expand it even more
  • I can access my information from any platform (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer)
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Cons

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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Google Drive

  • There is a big problem when you share a document within a group of people and that is that anyone who have accces to the document can erase without any warning to the other members of the group, this can be very dangerous if you have problems in your teamwork and someone wants to sabotage the job.
  • Google Drive unlike gmail and another apps has no opportunity to use without internet connection, that means that you do not have the opportunity to work or consult a document if your internet connection it is down or it is unstable.
  • Google Drive only offers a limited number of free gygabytes of storage, if you manage big files like music or videos you can have some trouble because if you do not want to pay for the premium version, you have to constantly erase your files every time you need to put new ones on the app.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.3
Based on 5 answers
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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Usability

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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Google Drive

Google Drive 9.5
Based on 30 answers
While I might feel like the phone is too small to use to create content, they have done a great job in creating a UI / UX that doesn't prohibit you from creating that content on your phone. On a full blown desktop they have done a great job in creating a suite of office tools that can compete with Microsofts' Office suite. While saying that I do think it's fair to point out that Excel will still knock the socks off of a Google Sheet, due to the fact that it's running in a browser.
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Performance

Amazon Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.6
Based on 7 answers
Its surprising features always amaze me and make me use Google Drive. There is one [benefit] that is more of a neat feature than a benefit, but it’s still worth mentioning. Google Drive’s image recognition technology can easily recognize the content of my pictures. For instance, if I have visited a famous landmark on a recent vacation and upload my photo in front of it, the picture comes up when one searches for that landmark using Google Drive’s search.
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Support

Amazon Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.5
Based on 28 answers
Plain and simple, it's free and easy to use. After several years of using it, I've never encountered a problem. I've recommended using Google Drive to several other local businesses and they've had success with it as well. The convenience of being able to access it from any device at any time makes it incredibly convenient for those of us that bounce between locations.
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Implementation

Amazon Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.1
Based on 3 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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Alternatives Considered

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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Google Drive

Having the ability to create, edit, and collaborate in a real time environment is hands down what set Google Drive above all the competitors for my business. I have stored files in Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Copy, and even MediaFire. Once I was set on Google Drive, I increased my storage plan and migrated all files into one source and it has been so efficient!
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Return on Investment

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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Google Drive

  • I would definitely say Google drive has been crucial for many of the businesses I’ve been a part of. There’s no other collaboration system that works quite as well or is as easy to learn and use as Google drive. Plus, it helps that Google is an empire when it comes to platforms such as this; it makes syncing a breeze.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Glacier

General

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

Google Drive

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Glacier
8.0
Google Drive
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.3

Usability

Amazon Glacier
6.0
Google Drive
9.5

Performance

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
9.6

Support

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.5

Implementation

Amazon Glacier
Google Drive
8.1

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