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Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings

IDrive

4 Ratings

Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

IDrive

4 Ratings
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Score 8.7 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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IDrive

A good one stop shop for syncing and backup needs. (Can replace Dropbox sync plus cloud storage backup from another service.) Not good in a high-security work environment (e.g. banking). Not the fastest sync service available, but one of the cheapest.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Glacier
IDrive
7.0
Versioning
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
5.0
Video files
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
7.0
Audio files
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0
Access control
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
6.0
File search
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0
Device sync
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Glacier
IDrive
7.3
User and role management
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
5.0
File organization
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0
Device management
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.3
Performance
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0
Reliability
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
8.0
Storage Reports
Amazon Glacier
IDrive
9.0

Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Easy to transfer files
  • 24/7 availablity
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  • Syncing across multiple devices (a-la-Dropbox)
  • Backing up information (cloud backup)
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Cons

  • Low availability
  • Only access to files in small timeframes
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  • Could be faster on sync time
  • Occasionally needs deleting and re-installing
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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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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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IDrive is less expensive and offers a wider array of services.
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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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  • Increased productivity on remote work
  • Reduced downtime when experiencing computer issues
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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

IDrive

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