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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Glacier

Glacier is perfect for some narrow use-cases, particularly for logging and regulatory compliance. For example, Glacier is ideal for archiving audit logs that are rarely accessed for several years. Glacier is very inexpensive for this use-case, and automatically transitioning objects from S3 buckets to Glacier after a few months is a breeze.
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Spanning Backup for G Suite

Spanning is well suited for backing up Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Form data, as well as other file types including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Acrobat PDF, PhotoShop and InDesign files. It also backs up media files of all formats. It is not well suited to backing up Access databases. It can also not restore Google Form meta-data.
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Pros

Amazon Glacier

  • Glacier is an inexpensive solution to the problem of storing rarely-accessed data for years.
  • You can configure S3 buckets to transition objects to Glacier with a few clicks.
  • It is easy to get started with Glacier; there is little learning curve and few concepts to familiarize yourself with.
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Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Perpetual email and file backups.
  • No limits on backup volume, capacity or file types.
  • Excellent Management Console for Administrative users.
  • End-user access available for self-management.
  • Easy to enable and disable various accounts for backup.
  • Easy to restore emails and files from one account to another.
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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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Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Administrative users can backup multiple accounts at one time, but can only restore one account at a time.
  • Management console navigation opens additional tabs, but I believe they are working to improve that.
  • It would be nice to be able to delete emails and files from user accounts from within Spanning instead of having to login to Google as the user.
  • Google Forms meta-data is not able to be restored to other accounts.
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Usability

Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier 6.0
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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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Spanning Backup for G Suite

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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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Spanning Backup for G Suite

Spanning is superior to Veritas Backup Exec. Often Backup Exec would fail due to the software itself or the premise-based backup media or drive. Veritas Tech Support/Knowledgebase was not helpful in troubleshooting the failures. Also, Veritas was unable to back up our then Microsoft Exchange Server without an additional add-on cost. Barracuda was more reliable, but also required additional expenses for backing up Exchange and Microsoft SQL.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Glacier

  • 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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Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Nonprofit friendly pricing.
  • Scales easily to add more accounts.
  • No hardware to maintain.
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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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Spanning Backup for G Suite

General

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

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