We performed a comparison between Amazon S3 Glacier and Microsoft Azure Object Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Public Cloud Storage Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"Object Storage's best features are the soft delete option and the retention period."
"This product is very reliable and all of the security that our client requires is available."
"It's easy to use."
"AzCopy is probably the best feature. It's a scripting app or a scripting function. Whether it's a Linux batch or a PowerShell script, you can essentially just send a file via a line of code with a specific key."
"Technical support has been excellent."
"We can do data queries easily."
"With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure Object Storage is its ease of use."
"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."
"If we look at the different versions of that ADLS, it really does not have a hierarchical storage mechanism."
"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."
"Currently, the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is just a Windows app. I don't know if it's available on mobile, such as iOS or Android. I don't know if the app is mobile-friendly. It should be mobile-friendly."
"Azure's technical support could be better - they take a long time to respond, and issues get transferred to multiple engineers, so you have to repeat the whole story every time without getting any proper resolution."
"Uploading files from the UI has presented some issues. When editing work and once you delete a file, it takes some time to recreate the same file."
"The initial setup could be more straightforward. It would be best if you had a little bit of training or an understanding of the concepts. It's important because if you don't do that, then you might end up not following the best practices. Then you will learn it the hard way by making mistakes and then know that you shouldn't have done this or that. It's better to attend workshops and take a hands-on approach."
"We would like it if we did not have to use another encryption solution to encrypt the storage."
"The solution needs to improve the custom domain integration with static web pages. Even though Blog Storage is providing the static content hosting feature, due to the custom domain availability, the integration is not available. In most cases, we withdraw from that service and use our app service to host our static data feeds."
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 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 15 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage 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 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 Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Wasabi and IBM SoftLayer, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Amazon S3, Wasabi, Oracle Cloud Object Storage and Google Cloud Storage. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage report.
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