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Amazon Glacier

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Amazon Glacier

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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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Panzura

I believe Panzura can fit into any company structure.
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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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  • Real time file locking
  • Backup and recovery
  • Easy access to all your files
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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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  • Faster browsing of photos
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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

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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There are several other devices but Panzura is best of class.
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Return on Investment

  • Cheap backup storage - up to the level where it becomes only tiny fractions of your entire project, whereas other solutions would be much more expensive.
  • The established reliability of AWS also makes you sleep better at night knowing your data is going to be OK.
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  • People are always working on the latest copy of their files. Since we implemented Panzura no files have [been] overwritten and [no] data has been lost.
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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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Panzura

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