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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3 Glacier

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.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box is well suited for projects on which a smaller handful of individuals are working on the same project at the same time. I can imagine that for files that require the input of many individuals, Box file editing and sharing may run slower than desirable. Box will help seamlessly integrate desktop applications like Microsoft Office with online editing and collaboration capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.7
Versioning
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.6
Video files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.7
Audio files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.8
Document collaboration
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.6
Access control
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
9.2
File search
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.4
Device sync
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
9.0
User and role management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.9
File organization
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
9.2
Device management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.9

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.9
Performance
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
9.0
Reliability
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.9
Storage Reports
Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.7

Pros

Amazon S3 Glacier

  • 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.
Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Ease of sharing - extremely important when multiple people/departments are working on the same project.
  • Ease of access - Box can be accessed via the web or by the cloud (Box Sync, Box Drive) so you can access your files even on computers you don't regularly use.
Heather Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon S3 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.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • The local application sometimes times out on you unknowingly, so you have to check periodically that it is still running and syncing your data.
  • I wish Box had a way of accessing your online portal without first going to the website and clicking through a few pages in order to get to where you need to go to access your files online.
  • It would be nice if there were a few more of the Box features included in the free version, or at least be able to get a free trial of them. Box makes so many cool softwares that would be nice to have for productivity.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 8.0
Based on 12 answers
I like the security features and I like the website. It's easy to use and create and move things around as needed. The main reason for a lower rating is because the Box Sync app is just not a good program. It's a memory hog, it's slow, transfer speeds are slow, and it's not the most efficient route. If you have a large Box account and you need to get a computer up to speed on a large amount of data within Box, you are in for the long haul. Last time I had to do this, it took 3 days to sync all of the files and we are talking around 100 GB worth of data
Sam Montoya, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier 6.0
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.
Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box 9.2
Based on 17 answers
I think I can only describe it as excellent. All aspects of Box work without problem, quickly and efficiently. The file upload and download systems are quite fast, the process of access from different platforms is carried out without problems, so far no document has been generated in conflicts or unexpected copies, or any type of error.
burt smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Yeah, it's always worked, I've never had any kind of connection issues, the only issues I've had it I've been on our end when the Internet hasn't worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 9.0
Based on 24 answers
Box is fast, but it's not as fast as it could be. There are times when I wish it didn't have so many features and just let me get to the file I want quickly, and click once to generate a link to share the file and paste it to my clipboard. Instead, it takes maybe 20 or 30 seconds for something that I wish took only 5 or 10 seconds. Overall, it is a snappy interface, though, so I can't complain too much.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 8.1
Based on 61 answers
I found their support community lacking in clarity when I experienced a login issue. The error messaging was poor on my Box Sync application. I did not reach out to support staff for help, instead, I reasoned that I should try downloading the Box Sync application again and reinstall it. That fixed my issue, thankfully. I think a less computer-savvy user would've been much more frustrated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The in person training was done in house and I helped with the training, people seem to respond well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The documentation is good. Since Box is a popular service, there were also a number of YouTube videos and other sources that were helpful as we were considering the product and planning for deployment. Also, the ability to try the free version helped to prepare us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 12 answers
Be careful with settings. It is easy to get overwhelmed with updates. For example, you don’t want to be updated when doing historical data uploads. I recommend taking off notifications initially and then turn on post you have done your historical data upload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box allows for larger amounts of data to be moved between our call centers and us without the restrictions we ran into before. When we need to transfer call recordings between us and our call centers or carriers, they need to be done quickly and securely. Some of those call recordings are very large and we had troubles before we started using Box
Eric Thorsteinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great, as we put more files on there it's done very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon S3 Glacier

  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Well - I am using the free version - so I am way into the positive ROI! However - for the paid versions, the ROI is good as they start with a $5 (100GB) per month plan with quite a lot of features, so finding a version in your price range should be easy.
  • I think one negative impact thing will be fact that a solution like OneDrive - which is part of Office 365 - or Google Drive (part of Google Apps) - would virtually eliminate the need to go with an outside service.
  • Compliance factors might sway a company back. Couple that with an attention paid to the location of data in the Box network (think GDPR) - and you can sway some back to Box.
  • Couple a $5 Box account with a free Gmail account and someone can go into business quite easily!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Amazon S3 Glacier

Box

Pricing Details

Amazon S3 Glacier

General

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

Amazon S3 Glacier Editions & Modules

Edition
Storage Pricing$0.0041
Expedited Retrieval Pricing$0.031
Retrieval Pricing$0.011
Bulk Retrieval Pricing$0.00251
  1. Per GB Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Box

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Box Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$7.001
Business Plus$35.001
Business$20.001
Enterprise$47.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Box is available as an annual subscription. Many customers opt for either our Digital Workplace or Digital Business suite, which includes the baseline software plat (Box Enterprise) plus multiple additional features including Box Shield for data loss prevention and threat detection, Box Governance for retention management and legal holds, Box Relay for no-code workflow, and Premier Services. Customers are eligible for discounting beyond volume list prices, depending on a number of conditions.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3 Glacier
8.0
Box
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.0

Usability

Amazon S3 Glacier
6.0
Box
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
10.0

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
8.1

In-Person Training

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
10.0

Online Training

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
10.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
10.0

Scalability

Amazon S3 Glacier
Box
10.0

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