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Amazon Glacier

13 Ratings

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149 Ratings

Amazon Glacier

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Amazon Glacier

We have backed up all of our company's long-term data on Amazon Glacier and we've recently begun experimenting with setting up consultants' workspace on amazon glacier. This will allow us to keep a separation between core employees' work and temporary workers. As we keep expanding we are excited to see other ways we can leverage Glacier.
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Veeam Backup

Veeam is wonderful in a Windows environment with VMware as the hypervisor. If you're using Exchange, Windows file services, MS SQL, and Active Directory virtualized in VMware (or Hyper-V allegedly but we don't have direct experience with that) it's a wonderful tool.However, if you're more in a mixed environment where some workloads are physical/native and others are virtualized it's not as effective. The upcoming version will include "Veeam Agents" for cloud hosted or physical environments, but those are unreleased and unproven so far.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.8
Universal recovery
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.4
Live recovery
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.0
Recovery verification
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Business application protection
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.4
Snapshots
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.4
Flexible deployment
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.8
Management dashboard
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.0
Platform support
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.9
Retention options
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.9
Encryption
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.6

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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  • Fast reliable backup of VMWare guests. Who doesn't want fast and reliable backups?
  • Physical machine backups - It does these much faster than our previous product from EMC, Networker.
  • Backup Inline Deduplication - It does this so well with our data that we have turned off the deduplication on our Data Domain.
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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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  • Speed - network dependent but not always consistent backup speeds.
  • SQL server backup - often times it will cause server services to stop responding.
  • Retention policies - not straightforward to implement because a separate backup job is required.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Veeam Backup8.7
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We really like the product and can't really complain about its performance at this point. We've also had it deployed for years and it would be difficult to migrate to another solution, not to mention hard to justify the cost of a new solution when this one is working as well as it is.
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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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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Veeam is the simplest and yet powerful backup system i have ever used i no longer worry about my backups. With the simple restores and the rock solid performance combined with super simple licensing structure i have never looked back.
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Support

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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues
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Implementation

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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just follow the instructions and the software is super simple to install.
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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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Veeam was much simpler and cheaper for us to implement; however we were a very centralized shop. For larger, more diverse workloads, I think HP's solution is a better fit
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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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  • Veeam has had nothing but positive impact on the business objectives. We had a budget on the cost of the solution and it fit within our budget and has worked extremely well for us.
  • Support renewal has also been made easy and cost effective.
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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

Veeam Backup

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