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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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"Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month.""Nearline is highly stable."

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Cons
"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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"The solution needs to offer better System Information and Event Management (SEIM). I'd like to discover how we could implement something like that within Google's cloud.""Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools."

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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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  • "Right now, for the number of servers and the storage that I have, I would say I'm charged between $125 and $150 per month."
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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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    Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools. We need to improve anything related to security, whether we're talking about IT, the technology platform on the… 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.

    A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

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    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Media Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 9.0. 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 Nearline writes "Easy to implement with good pricing and new features added regularly". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Amazon S3 and Oracle Database Backup Service. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline report.

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