We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The metadata that the solution provides is quite valuable for us. If we need to analyze the latest data from a particular department or particular user, we can simply query through the metadata we store in Azure Object Storage and simply fetch those records which are maybe one day or one month old. this metadata storage is really handy for us."
"With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market."
"The most valuable feature is the API because it is very flexible."
"This product is very reliable and all of the security that our client requires is available."
"The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster."
"It is easy to use, and we use it for backup and remote desktop access. It is working fine."
"This solution is easy to use, and performance-wise it is better than others."
"The most valuable feature is the cost value, which is very important for long term retention."
"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."
"I would like to see a reduction in pricing so that they can be more competitive."
"Object re-use should be improved in order to get better performance and reduce the cost."
"They could improve AI and ML-based modules. They should add more modules based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Pricing is a little bit tricky with Microsoft Azure. They do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed after a month or two because it is based on usage. This is a little confusing."
"The administration of the solution is not as easy as we would like it to be."
"Technical support should be a little bit faster."
"The cost of support is always expensive."
"I would like to have out-of-the-box connectors to make integration with other products easier."
"They could provide multiple tools to provide you with cost calculations, giving you a better picture or providing better details of the cost calculations over the years."
"Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
"There is no license, you pay for what you use."
"We have a separate package and pay extra for additional technical support."
"For the cloud, you get charges every day if you are going to download anything, besides the cost for storage those charges are always there."
"The cost of this solution is high compared to others, although there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"Pricing is always confusing for all Microsoft products. For this solution, they do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed."
"The cost should be reduced to make it more competitive."
"The cost is based on the amount of traffic and we paid approximately 18 lakh Rupees ($25,000 USD) last year."
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.
REST-based object storage for unstructured data in the cloud
Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 10 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is rated 7.6. 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 Microsoft Azure Object Storage writes "Great for copying data, extremely stable, and has a relatively easy initial setup". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage and Oracle Database Backup Service, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Wasabi, Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS (Elastic File System). See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage report.
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