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Score 9 out of 100

Google Drive

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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

Google Drive

1) Tools to share everyone's opinions on a single platform. 2) Cost-effective and easy way to communicate and share important documents with team members. 3) Easy to access from anywhere, just need to have an internet and a Google Drive account to access it. 4) Easy to upload and download from Google Drive. 5) For privacy reasons, Google Drive can be used to store important documents.
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.9
Versioning
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.6
Video files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.6
Audio files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.8
Document collaboration
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.9
File search
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.6
Device sync
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.8
User and role management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.9
File organization
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.7
Device management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.4
Storage Reports
Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
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

Google Drive

  • Allows team members to access, add or edit files in real-time.
  • Allows me to share spreadsheets and files with non-team members.
  • It is very easy to use and I love that it integrates directly to the computer so I don't have to upload and download files constantly.
Mandy Cramer | 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

Google Drive

  • The biggest problem that comes up is when sharing a file and you accidentally don't give the person access. It's easy to forget. I shared something yesterday and then closed my computer, not realizing I never gave anyone permission to view it. Maybe the UX could bring it to your attention rather than you have to search it out.
  • Honestly, the rest is great. No notes.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.9
Based on 5 answers
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
Sumant Luhar | 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

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.5
Based on 35 answers
Google Drive is very easy to use, and most of the time, does not require a subscription (anyone with a Google account can use it). All of the documents are similar to ones that most people have worked with before (i.e. Sheets is similar to Excel) and the interface is pretty intuitive. Changes are saved immediately, so there's not too much of a learning curve and the version history feature allows you to go back if you've made a mistake (i.e. accidentally deleting something).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 14 answers
Google Drive syncs in backgroud and does not affect pc performance. Google drive on the web has no slow downs. I can work on my legacy Windows 10/i5 2520M / 8GB / 480Gb SSD laptop.
Google Sheets is excel level and gives complete spreadsheet features which passes excel in some areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.7
Based on 82 answers
It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
Kaya Gabriella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.0
Based on 9 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | 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

Google Drive

The main aspect that led us to stay with Google Drive compared to the other software is its storage capacity that is undoubtedly superior. In the same way, to be able to work from the Gmail account is another point in favor because we consider this mail service as the most complete at present.
Roberto Farfan | 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

Google Drive

  • For Google Drive for corporate use, it is easy to scale up or down based on number of users joining or leaving our organisation.
  • For Google Drive for personal use, it is always good to have it free; however it does not reward long term users with additional storage space like Microsoft does.
  • Cost of using it for corporate use is not too expensive compared to buying on-site file servers and storage servers.
  • Easy for our staff to set up and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Google Drive

General

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

Google Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$6.001
Business$12.001
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3 Glacier
8.0
Google Drive
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.9

Usability

Amazon S3 Glacier
6.0
Google Drive
9.5

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
9.4

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.7

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Google Drive
8.0

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