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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"We like that the price is cheaper.""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 solution is flexible and very user-friendly.""The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues.""It's a stable enough solution.""Google Cloud Storage is highly reliable.""Google Cloud Storage performs well and it's easy to use.""There is a free-to-use version. This is the version I use.""It's user-friendly. We find it to be very easy to use."

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

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"It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""The solution should have two factor authentication.""In the next release, if improvements are made to the GPU instances for machine learning, for example, it would be helpful.""The user interface could be more intuitive.""This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft.""Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers different kinds of tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.""I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products.""There is no license, you pay for what you use."

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"I pay a yearly subscription fee.""Better pricing would be helpful.""They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable.""Its price is fine.""The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription.""I am paying a yearly subscription fee.""The price could be cheaper.""The solution is free unless you want to increase the GB data allowance. There is a cost if you want to increase the size of storage space which is expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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 »
Top Answer: I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower.
Top Answer: 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 »
Top Answer: Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
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Amazon Glacier
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Overview

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.

Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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Sample Customers
King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company31%
Educational Organization15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 22 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "A cost-effective cloud storage service with good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3, Huawei FusionStorage and AT&T Cloud Storage. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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