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"When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."

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"I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower.""We like that the price is cheaper."

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Cons
"I think performance can be improved."

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"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.""I would like to see the retrieval time reduced."

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  • "What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."
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  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
  • "There is no license, you pay for what you use."
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon's S3 Glacier or Elastic Block Store data storage software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Amazon's S3 Glacier, which… more »
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    I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower.
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    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… more »
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    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… more »
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    Amazon Glacier
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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.

    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.

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    Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) writes "Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "A cost-effective cloud storage service with good support". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Oracle Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Amazon S3, whereas Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Amazon EFS (Elastic File System).

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