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[_] Amazon Glacier for Off-Site Backup

James Bewley jamesbewley at
Tue Feb 12 11:10:01 GMT 2013

No idea how they are spinning a profit on reselling storage like this but
they are certainly cutting corners on testing their software.  They provide
no guarantees and their licencing agreement specifically removes
responsibility for any loss of data/revenue.

On 12 February 2013 10:49, Tim Wintle <timwintle at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 09:14 +0000, Huw Jeffries wrote:
> > I've was looking at Amazon Glacier. It is the cheapest option, but for
> > me 3-4 hours is too long to wait in event of a disaster.
> > (Amazon also charge you quite a lot for retrieving your data).  I've
> been looking
> > at Just Cloud. They offer 250GB for about £22 per year - only a few
> > pounds more than Amazon Glacier.
> I don't understand their business model..
> Just Cloud buy storage space off Amazon S3. They duplicate your data
> into multiple storage locations for redundancy, and then resell it to
> you (with some added operations of their own)
> I don't see how any of these cloud backup companies (who almost all use
> Amazon S3) can possibly come close to the price or service levels of S3
> themselves.
> i.e. when I see them offering a price that must be making them a loss, I
> don't trust them to keep offering me that price for the long-term.
> Tim
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