Amazon S3 Glacier Room for Improvement

Shaban AL-Ahmad

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 longer time, but they want to make shorter windows for that. 

It will help if they make that according to the SLA, for example, SLA level 1, SLA level 2, and SLA level 3, and make a premium SLA for Glacier and make it one hour and 15 minutes to retrieve it. 

All this will enhance the utilization of Glacier for our client's content. IT people will think that even archive should be faster, but archive means delivery is faster. It should guarantee content integrity at a certain time when you need the information.

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Rajbir Singh
Director - DevOps and Infrastructure at INTIGRAL

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 will be accessing or which you will need very frequently.

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