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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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Veeam Backup

Veeam Backup is a great addition to most environments. I would be hesitant in an environment where Veeam doesn't officially support a specific product class or OS level. You want to make sure if there is an issue that the Veeam Support is able to assist you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Universal recovery
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.9
Live recovery
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.3
Business application protection
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.2
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.8
Snapshots
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
8.7
Flexible deployment
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.0
Management dashboard
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.2
Platform support
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.1
Retention options
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.2
Encryption
Amazon Glacier
Veeam Backup
9.0

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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  • Single pane of glass management.
  • Cloud connectivity.
  • Security.
  • Disaster recovery
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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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  • They should integrate Ansible capabilities.
  • It could be faster.
  • It could be more secure.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Veeam Backup8.5
Based on 2 answers
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 Backup9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have been very pleased with the solution for our virtual infrastructure. I would not give it 10 because I am not really happy with the troubles we get into while backing up our physical servers directly.
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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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  • Allows us to spend less time troubleshooting backup failures, allowing us to focus on more important things for the business.
  • Allows us to have multiple copies of critical systems in case of a disaster.
  • Allows us to quickly recover deleted data when needed.
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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