Sunday, October 21, 2012

RF-HPC Ep13 Melting Amazon's Glacier

In this podcast, a sleep-deprived, rage-fueled Henry Newman assails Glacier, Amazon's cloud archive and backup offering. Amazon is pitching Glacier as a solution for customers who don't need frequent access to their data and can handle retrieval times of several hours. The big enticements are low, low cost -- as little as a penny per gigabyte per month -- and durability. Dan and Henry weed through each facet of Amazon's marketing claims and -- well -- rip each one to shreds. Henry thinks this is aimed at the unsuspecting/unfortunate home or small business consumer, as anyone with technology expertise will run far, far away from Glacier. Dan compares it to the "Roach Motel" of storage: once you're in, you can never get out. And don't even get them started on the definition of "durable." Download the MP3 * Download the video * Subscribe on iTunes * RSS Feed

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