What is our primary use case?
We use it for static website hosting, storing data, and second data of some of the websites. We can then easily sync the data whenever we have the need to do so.
Some of our websites are 2 or 4 pages and have static content. We can simply host it by creating a bucket, putting the content of the website there, and making it available to the public with the Make Public feature.
What is most valuable?
Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis. You can choose the Glacier feature, create a life cycle policy, and store it. This is one of the best features this solution has.
It is stable and scalable, and the installation is very straightforward as well.
What needs improvement?
The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want to store data for one month, they have the option to Glacier over it. With Glacier, you have addition policies for one year or four years. The option will not be there. So you would need to use a UI process over it.
For how long have I used the solution?
I've been using it for almost the last four years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
I think the stability of Amazon S3 is good.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
It is scalable. We currently have 40 plus users.
How are customer service and technical support?
Amazon Protect Support has been been quite responsive.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was completely straightforward.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We didn't evaluate other options because there's no such available feature in the market at present that can compare all the things in a bucket, like S3.
What other advice do I have?
If you are a small scale enterprise that wants to host websites or data, you should go for it and use Amazon S3.
I would rate Amazon S3 at nine on a scale from one to ten.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?