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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Consultant
Business Analytics at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the storage.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see translations or description context for the options. It is difficult for me as a consultant to explain the science, or the configuration processes, or why I am using this much power or the size to the customer. It takes some effort to describe how you got to that sizing. We have… more»

What other advice do I have?

You have to know specifically what it is being used for. One of the issues we face is that it is a developer's environment. In our country, the Philippines, people are often forced upon with brands such as Microsoft, Zadara, and even Oracle. Azure is something that is explored by developers. The… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Azure is another solution that we were thinking of applying. We have heard of Google Apps, but we haven't tried that solution.
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HIMANSHUMARU
Real User
Manager at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.

What needs improvement?

Overall, I don't think there's anything that needs to be improved. The console could be improved - it's not very user-friendly for non-technical guys and the cost has to improve. It does not give us a clear picture of the total cost. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate it an 8.

What other advice do I have?

Amazon deployment works beautifully. If you know what your inside view will look like, you can cut down on your cost. Look at cloud security when you first configure the architecture.
Thierry Davin
Consultant
Senior consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2020

What do you think of Amazon S3?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for storage.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.

What needs improvement?

The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing. The access speed could be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been familiar with Amazon S3 for six years now. I am always using the latest version because it is self-service, and you cannot choose the version you are using.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. I provide consulting services for this product and every customer we have is using it. Our clients are…

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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
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Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic

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