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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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

It is great if you want to allow your end-users to have access to their own permanent archive. If they have access to this archive, they don't need to retain as many emails in their mailbox. This does two things:
1) For those admins concerned with storage limits, the users can confidently delete emails and maintain a smaller profile and 2) If they are deleting more emails, there are less emails available to attackers in the case of an account compromise.
I know #2 is a small chance of happening, but it does happen and seems to be the #1 goal of attackers nowadays to compromise an account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

  • Easy of saving
  • Look back or search function is great for finding old files
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

  • The end-user interface is lacking in appeal/aesthetics and is not that intuitive. I have seen archive solutions that don't work very well have a better interface than this. I think the interface can be prettied up quite a bit.
  • The admin interface is lacking in features and is not intuitive. It has more capabilities than the previous archives I've used, but utilizing these features is a little complicated without demos or being walked through it.
  • We have had a lot of accounts not map properly. Apparently, there is a limit as to how many errors can be outstanding before you run into issues because all the emails tied to those issues are "queued" waiting for a home (and there is a storage limit for that). I have to set a reminder to check that periodically and resolve the issues manually.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

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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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

Microsoft's archiving is a little clunky. Sometimes with corporate network security policies, you may run into issues downloading the data. In the end, it can work pretty well. But having a 3rd party archiving solution helps a lot for redundancy, protection, etc.Sonian's system was slow and very limited. Search functions were very limited and exporting was even more limited.
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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

  • It has definitely saved us time in administration
  • Ease of retrieval is great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

General

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

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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