Amazon S3 Review

Flexible with good pricing and a straightforward setup

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution in order to share static files among web applications and mobile applications.

What is most valuable?

The ability to have everything in the cloud is the most valuable aspect of the solution. 

It allows me to only pay for what I use. Therefore, the pricing model is very useful.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The solution has been stable so far.

We've found the scalability to be good.

What needs improvement?

I don't really have any pain points with this product. There isn't really anything to complain about. It does what we need it to do.

Technical support could have a faster response time. They are a bit slow right now.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three or four years or so at this point. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is fairly stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and its performance is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. If a company can expand it, it can do so with ease.

Mostly, we implement this solution for small businesses.

At this point, neither we nor our clients have any plans to increase the usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is okay. They aren't good or bad. They are somewhere in the middle. Our main issue is the fact that they take too long to answer questions. Sometimes you need to wait up to two days to get any kind of response from them. They need to provide answers in a more timely manner.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement. A company shouldn't have any issues with the process.

The deployment times vary according to the company and its requirements. It could take anywhere from days to weeks.

You only need one person to handle the implementation process. It doesn't take a big team or a lot of people.

What about the implementation team?

We are an implementor and can implement the solution for clients if they need us to.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is very fair. It's actually pretty inexpensive. We only pay for what we use. We don't have to pay for anything else.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate another product before ultimately choosing this solution. We went immediately to Amazon.

What other advice do I have?

We are implementors.

I would recommend the solution to other companies. it's a very flexible product. It's cheap. You pay for what you get. It's just a cloud. AWS has a really good cloud implementation. I could not compare it with any other -such as Azure or Google - as I have not tried any of those. Users who would like to look at other options should check out Gartner's Magic Quadrant. However, any company can go easily to AWS straight away and be sure that they're going to pay a good price for a good service.

I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Implementer
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