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Great service for companies already using S3 and other AWS services
https://www.trustradius.com/archivingAmazon GlacierUnspecified8.318101
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September 28, 2016

Great service for companies already using S3 and other AWS services

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Glacier

It's being used to archive infrastructure and application logs. These are being being pushed into Glacier by lifecycle policies on S3 Buckets. These objects are very rarely retrieved.
  • Easy to implement, especially if you're using S3 lifecycle policies.
  • Helps meet compliance requirements, especially when combined with vault lock policies.
  • Very low cost.
  • Pricing for retrieval of large objects is too high.
  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
The other alternatives for us would involve moving objects out of S3 to some other object storage services, which would generate a lot of network traffic, or keep the objects on more expensive storage.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Web Services
It's great for objects that are already in AWS, like in S3. Moving objects from S3 to Glacier is very simple.

It would be difficult to consider Glacier outside of other AWS services. It's unlikely that someone would use AWS just for Glacier. It's great as part of the AWS ecosystem, but shouldn't really be deployed as a stand alone product.