Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon's S3 Glacier or Elastic Block Store data storage software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Amazon's S3 Glacier, which was clearly designed with user security in mind. Amazon’s snowball devices integrate smoothly with the S3 Glacier platform. This enables users to securely transfer and store large amounts of data. Through the use of this integration,organizations gain the ability to back up vast amounts of archival data in a way that protects them from being corrupted or otherwise damaged while in transit. Organizations are now able to ensure that they do not lose any of the data that they were trying to transfer and store. Time and money that might ordinarily have needed to be spent on security programs and experts can instead be saved.
Amazon's S3 Glacier takes the global nature of the business world into consideration. The information that this program stores is not bound to a specific server location. Organizations that span the globe have the ability to access their information from anywhere in the world that they want. This stored data is at the fingertips of any member of the organization in question at all times. Having the ability to view stored data from anywhere is an attribute that makes Amazon's S3 Glacier extremely valuable to companies that employ workers and consultants across the globe.
Amazon's Elastic Block Store offers users the ability to securely transfer and store their data. This is a definite benefit to using this type of software. In addition, organizations also do not have to worry about losing data. If a transfer of data is interrupted or terminated, the program saves the data from deletion or corruption. However, Amazon's EBS has trouble handling heavy streams of data. It slows down significantly when it comes to moving large amounts of data.
While Amazon’s EBS is a fairly competent product, we found Amazon's S3 Glacier to be superior.