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Greg Schulz
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO -
Jan 28 2018

What do you think of Amazon S3?

What is our primary use case?

PART I For those not familiar, Simple Storage Services (S3), Glacier and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) are part of the AWS cloud storage portfolio of services. There are several other storage and data related service for little data database (SQL and NoSql based) other offerings include compute, data management, application and networking for different needs shown in the following image. AWS%202.jpg" width="448" height="252" style="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto; vertical-align: middle;">  AWS Services Console via Simple Storage Service (S3) is commonly used in the context of cloud storage and object storage accessed via its S3 API. S3 can be used externally from outside AWS as well as within or via other AWS services. There…
Adi Levin
Real User
Technical Director at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the high availability, high performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption.

What needs improvement?

Some of the areas that could be improved are the dashboard, and to have a richer functionality. Because there are so many services offered by Amazon, they can do anything. If we were to add anything… more»

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

This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have not used any previous cloud-based solutions.

What other advice do I have?

It's difficult to offer advice as it depends on the use case and what this solution is intended for. This solution is managed fully, and there is no need for upgrades or anything. It's cloud-based. If… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other options. Amazon accounts are straightforward. There is always a choice on whether or not you will use the cloud. If you make the choice to use the cloud then you can choose if… more»
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Kongkon Jyoti Dutta
Real User
OS, Network and Storage Firmware Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 01 2018

What is most valuable?

S3 provides various other ways than what a traditional web app provides. The down side is the web app should be aware of all the features that S3 provides in order to leverage its full potential.

How has it helped my organization?

In order to test application and measure its performance, it is not possible to buy the real hardware at the infant stage of product development. Hence, I used Amazon AWS/S3 solution to prove my concept before deploying it on real hardware. It was a great experience and was really scalable.

What needs improvement?

It is a great product now. Maybe they need to expand their range of physical locations.


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Amazon S3 Questions

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

Also known as
S3, Simple Storage Service
Amazon S3 customers

Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic

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