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Amazon S3 Glacier is #10 ranked solution in top Public Cloud Storage Services. IT Central Station users give Amazon S3 Glacier an average rating of 8 out of 10. Amazon S3 Glacier is most commonly compared to Amazon S3:Amazon S3 Glacier vs Amazon S3. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 28% of all views.
What is Amazon S3 Glacier?

Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

Amazon S3 Glacier was previously known as Amazon Glacier.

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Amazon S3 Glacier Customers

King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud

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What users are saying about Amazon S3 Glacier pricing:
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
  • "There is no license, you pay for what you use."

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Shaban AL-Ahmad
CEO at ITSAGILITY DMCC
Real User
Top 5
A cost-effective cloud storage service with good support.

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower."
  • "The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data."

What is our primary use case?

We use S3 as a short-term backup, and we use the Glacier as a long retention backup for our customers. We also use Crosswork to orchestrate from on-prem to the cloud. For example, we had a customer who has certified remote offices, and they want to control the backup at these remote offices from the head office. We installed our own software, and we booked and supplied S3 pockets to each one. 

What is most valuable?

I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower. You would pay a lot more money to archive it online or on-premise storage because Glacier has been designed to keep content for longer retention. It will cost a lot of money if you keep it in online storage in your data center. 

What needs improvement?

The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data. People will want to keep the content for a longer time, but they want to make shorter windows for that. 

It will help if they make that according to the SLA, for example, SLA level 1, SLA level 2, and SLA level 3, and make a premium SLA for Glacier and make it one hour and 15 minutes to retrieve it. 

All this will enhance the utilization of Glacier for our client's content. IT people will think that even archive should be faster, but archive means delivery is faster. It should guarantee content integrity at a certain time when you need the information.

How are customer service and technical support?

Amazon partner support is very good. You have different levels of support. There are options like standard and premium vendor support. Based on that, you have some of the business services like business support.

How was the initial setup?

The implementation of Amazon S3 Glacier is straightforward. It is very nice. It is just a couple of steps. If the engineer understands the components, it is easy to integrate.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products.

What other advice do I have?

You have to be aware of Glacier's performance. There is a delay in Glacier, and you will not have a response because you can archive it. If you bring files from the library, from the archive, the response time is between four to seven hours. When you fetch something from the archive, it will take time. If you want to make it faster, we keep the content on S3, and it will come instantly.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Amazon S3 Glacier a nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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Solution architect at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reasonably priced with a good licensing model, and no installation is required

Pros and Cons

  • "We like that the price is cheaper."
  • "I would like to see the retrieval time reduced."

What is our primary use case?

We use Amazon S3 Glacier for HPE 3PAR saving, content restoration, and deep storage for hosted data storage.

What is most valuable?

We like that the price is cheaper.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the retrieval time reduced. You have to wait a day to get your data. 

You have to wait for six servers and generate your request to get your data out. If that time period could be reduced to an hour that would be an advantage.

It would be helpful to have an Emulator tool to mount the storage without the need for a third party. Normally, when we mount Amazon s3 Glacier onto, an on-premises solution we need the Emulator tool. It would be great if there was direct access to mount it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Amazon S3 for two years.

It's a cloud-based solution. We are always using the latest version.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never communicated with technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are working with the standard Amazon S3, and Amazon S3 Glacier.

Previously, we did not work with any other solution. Amazon S3 Glacier was the first one that we used.

How was the initial setup?

It's a cloud-based solution, there is no installation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no license, you pay for what you use.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to other users who are interested in using it.

I would rate Amazon S3 Glacier an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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