We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is great for storing data you don't usually need access to. It's also well-integrated with Amazon S3."
"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 data structure and the types of data that are supported are very good."
"Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month."
"Nearline is highly stable."
"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."
"The pricing is quite high."
"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."
"Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
"There is no license, you pay for what you use."
"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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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.
Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 3 reviews while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 3 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 8.4. 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, Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Oracle Database Backup Service, Amazon S3 and Wasabi. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline report.
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