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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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"The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer.""The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."

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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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"The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified.""For us, the versioning was an issue."

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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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    Questions from the Community
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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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    The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer.
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    For us, the versioning was an issue. There were some compatibility issues between what the customer had on-site and what the lowest available SoftLayer was. There was some compatibility that they had… more »
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    I'm not sure which version number of the solution we're using. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. IBM Software is the only thing that does what it does.
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Glacier
    CloudLayer
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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.

    SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

    Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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    Sample Customers
    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
    Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Media Company10%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 16th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.6. 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 IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable with excellent speed and agility". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Nutanix Volumes, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean and Google Cloud Storage. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. IBM SoftLayer report.

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