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About Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a cloud storage platform that allows businesses to conduct data storage, backup, archiving and retrieval operations on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Developers and IT teams can utilize the service to create data buckets and attach metadata and object tags for storage and replication purposes. Administrators can utilize multipart upload functionality to pause and resume object upload and copy a single object in parts during network issues. It provides a variety of features including versioning, access control management, data transfer, multi-factor authentication, data replication and high-volume data analysis.
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Amazon S3 pricing

Amazon S3 does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Amazon S3 Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 1,085 View all reviews
Hitesh
Hitesh
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 27/05/2019

Amazon S3 very useful and most import cloud storage

Our product and client product are using daily S3 service. And this will increase our revenue.

I really thanks for Amazon for this wonderful service.

Pros

- Very useful and Most import storage
- Too much Fast.
- You can select the region as per your need.
- scalable storege

Cons

- Cost is hight. But the server is too good so we can't say what dislike of this service.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud Storage

Reasons for Switching to Amazon S3

I am only using the Amazon s3 because I think this is best for me.
Yurie Katri
Yurie Katri
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 01/10/2022

The heart of the cloud is no longer limited to discussion of storage

As storage, it is secure and economical, or it can handle processing that requires high performance, and detailed selection and configuration are possible. It is a basic and necessary function that forms the core of the cloud together with EC2. The price and performance change automatically according to the frequency of access, so content and variety can be chosen according to the user. S3's billing system is basically pay-as-you-go and control of the operation is straightforward. Considering the security, maintenance and start-up skills required, rather than owning an actual computer, it appears to be considerably cheaper.

Pros

Secure feel with ultra-high durability. Convenient data entry through integration with various services. Really easy and convenient. Flexibility to activate Lambda based on S3 events (but there are problems). Flexible security configuration by configuring S3 and IAM. Flexible pricing depends on the frequency of use (although it is cheap to start with). Recently, I was very happy to be able to use it as a data storage location for AWS Transfer for FTP. Since the server less FTP host environment was created, the operation is very simple.

Cons

The activation of the S3 event is not guaranteed. In exceptional cases, it may not trigger and you may have to write another Lambda for recovery. This is problematic.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud

Reasons for Choosing Amazon S3

I think it has a high CP in the range of services like "right speed" and "right price" that are used in the cloud instead of expensive special services that are said to be very fast.

Switched From

Google Cloud Storage

Reasons for Switching to Amazon S3

From what kind of service should be configured for the cloud, taking into account the contents of the introduction, you can arrange the necessary specifications for storage and judge whether the S3 service is useful. I am sure you will get the performance you expect.
Gary
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 14/04/2019

Amazon S3

Overall, S3 is a great provider for storage solutions. You just need to watch the bills and see how you can keep them in check.

Pros

It is true that AWS is a juggernaut in the industry. This is the reason I used them as my primary offsite backup repository. Many popular applications like Backup Exec integrate very nicely with S3. There is tons of documentation out there for most applications on how to use S3 with their products. The free trials for the first year are nice too.

Cons

I kept noticing that my data pool was getting larger and larger due to the types of devices I was backing up. Amazon "micro" charges for everything and my bill started to grow exponentially. You are charged for data coming in, out, at rest, long term storage, not stored long enough, lists, etc. This started to become unwieldy. Their charges are not high but in my case they just grew too much so I had to switch solutions.

Ridhi
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 26/05/2019

A Simple Cloud Object Storage

Amazon S3 helps to setup the industry level infrastructure with no big investment and do not require the long term commitment as we can buy the storage space on hourly wages. The different storage classes help us to remain within the budget.

Pros

Amazon S3 is a simple cloud based object storage. The different storage classes are designed to manage the data as per the requirements of the objects. The Intelligent S3 Tiering upgrade or downgrade the storage class based on the access patterns of the object to enhance the availability and durability. The S3 cross region replication helps in replication of the S3 objects in other regions. The multi-factor authentication delete on S3 bucket is really a life saver feature to protect from accidental deletion of objects.

Cons

Amazon S3 is not as simple as its name, the objects locks and versioning features are amazing but not easy as the learning curves sharp. The Storage monitoring provides limited number of notifications under the free tier.

Alternatives Considered

pCloud Business and Google Cloud Storage

Reasons for Switching to Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is the industry leading solution by Amazon Web Services. It has solutions for all startup’s and large enterprise. The cost effectiveness is one of the reasons that I have selected the Amazon S3 over other.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
2
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 03/10/2019

For File serving, there's a lot of manual work that happens

Overall, it's better for large file serving than other alternatives we tried, which a very ui focused.

Pros

It's very cost effective storage that gives us a lot of control over access and permissions for files uploaded.

Cons

There are not great ways to make data public. These methods exist, but mostly require scripting or custom cloud formation apps.

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox Business and Google Drive

Reasons for Choosing Amazon S3

Dropbox doesn't provide direct file links very easily.

Switched From

Dropbox Business

Reasons for Switching to Amazon S3

We can't wget files from the alternatives.

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