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Greg Schulz
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO -
Jan 28 2018

What do you think of Amazon Glacier?

PART I For those not familiar, Simple Storage Services (S3), Glacier and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) are part of the AWS cloud storage portfolio of services. There are several other storage and data related service for little data database (SQL and NoSql based) other offerings include compute, data management, application and networking for different needs shown in the following image. AWS%202.jpg" width="448" height="252" style="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto; vertical-align: middle;">  AWS Services Console via AWS basics AWS consists of multiple regions that contain multiple availability zones where data and applications are supported from. AWS%203.jpg" width="435" height="250" style="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto;…
Rajbir Singh
Real User
Senior Enterprise Systems & Infrastructure Engineer at INTIGRAL
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is great for storing data you don't usually need access to. It's also well-integrated with Amazon S3. You store data in S3 and you create a policy that if this data is not accessed very frequently or if the data is not used, it will move that data from high storage to low storage. Cost-wise, it means great savings. If I'm paying $10 in internal storage, it will move to Glacier where I… more»

What needs improvement?

I can't think of any improvements. It's a self-sustainable platform. We don't have anything which we need to add on. We are quite happy with the service. Writing and storing data is very efficient. However, when you want to retrieve the data, it is a little bit time consuming because it specifies to retrieve the data it is going to take time, so you must make sure you log store the data which you… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the cloud deployment model. Everything is always on the cloud. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It's a really good solution that could use a few small improvements, but for us, it works very well.


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What is Amazon Glacier?

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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