Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Backblaze Business Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon S3 Glacier
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
The Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes are purpose-built for data archiving, providing a low cost archive storage in the cloud. According to AWS, S3 Glacier storage classes provide virtually unlimited scalability and are designed for 99.999999999% (11 nines) of data durability, and they provide fast access to archive data and low cost.
$0
Per GB Per Month
Backblaze Business Backup
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Backblaze headquartered in San Mateo, California offers continuous, automatic cloud backup for personal and business use. Backblaze Business Backup consists of cloud solutions to safeguard systems and files (e.g Veeam, Servers, NAS, Workstations).
$7
per month
Pricing
Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Editions & Modules
Bulk Retrieval Pricing
$0.0025
Per GB Per Month
Storage Pricing
$0.004
Per GB Per Month
Retrieval Pricing
$0.01
Per GB Per Month
Expedited Retrieval Pricing
$0.03
Per GB Per Month
Monthly
$7.00
Per Computer
Yearly
$70.00
Per Computer
2-Year
$130.00
Per Computer
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Considered Both Products
Amazon S3 Glacier

No answer on this topic

Backblaze Business Backup
Chose Backblaze Business Backup
Backblaze had the most features at the right price. We had also experienced some data loss on other backup services. So far, all of our data has been secure and readily available when we need it, without high recovery costs like some companies.
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Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Small Businesses
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.1 out of 10
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.1 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Exchange
Score 8.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
8.4
(28 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon S3 GlacierBackblaze Business Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup CloudBerry Backup on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
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Backblaze
Backblaze does one thing and does one thing well: backup. If you recognize it for what it is, you will be very happy with it as an unobtrusive off-site backup solution. If, however, you want full-featured endpoint protection, you'll want to look elsewhere. For me and my needs, Backblaze provides the right amount of protection at a cheap price. You can't beat it.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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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Backblaze
  • Backblaze utilizes a native app across platforms vs. a javascript app you find with other backup services (CrashPlan being one of them). Native apps function better and have a better user interface than comparable javascript apps.
  • Backblaze has an intuitive interface that automatically backs everything up from your computer but allows you to easily exclude items you don't want or need to backup (applications, system files, etc.).
  • Backblaze has a built-in bandwidth cap and monitor allowing you to limit how much data is backed up on a daily basis to prevent going over ISP data caps or utilizing all of your upload bandwidth.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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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Backblaze
  • User management isn't the greatest. We had the choice of either a site license under one email address, or a domain license, allowing users to log in with their own email address, however there's no management for this option. I can see metrics of the users' backup, but I can't manage the accounts in any way.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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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Backblaze
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Backblaze
They answered any questions I had accurately and politely. I prefer to call a phone number and get a human on the phone, but they prefer email and chat. I understand they have business profits to consider, so it makes sense.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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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Backblaze
Backblaze constantly will win in price and ease of use. Code42 has gone through multiple transformations, and with their ups and downs we had left on a down and haven't looked back. Wasabi is good, but with their API key system, we have relegated that to only for Synology's with HyperBackup.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
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Backblaze
  • The saving of data is almost immeasurable - Backblaze is the best backup company I've ever used.
  • Getting started is quick and easy - and you get a 14-day trial.
  • The price is cheaper than every other service - but don't tell them!
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