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Amazon Cloud Drive

124 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Amazon S3

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Amazon S3

S3 is one of those few solutions that work for everyone at any range. From small startups to corporate giants, S3 has something to offer all businesses with its infinite scalability and absolutely brilliant pay structure. Coming from the personal experience of having experienced both the small and big company aspect, S3 is your best bet for any and all cloud storage needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Amazon S3
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Amazon S3
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Amazon S3
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Amazon S3
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Amazon S3
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon S3
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon S3
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Amazon S3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Amazon S3
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Amazon S3
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Amazon S3
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon S3

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Amazon S3
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.1
Amazon S3
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Amazon S3
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.9
Amazon S3

Pros

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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  • S3 provides possibly the most easily scalable cloud storage service on the planet. It feels as though it's been custom build from day 1 with company growth in mind - something any healthy business will surely appreciate.
  • The intricate system of S3 servers across the globe is a great feature for anyone conducting any sort of international business. You get to choose where your data is stored and, as we all know from bounce rates, every millisecond of load time can be the difference between making or losing a sale.
  • Pulling data is another feature we use quite often and it honestly works flawlessly every single time we have to pull anything.
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Cons

  • They recently did some kind of update that changed it from Amazon Cloud Drive to Amazon Photos, which made things a bit confusing. Still unsure sometimes where to go or what app to open.
  • I wouldn't mind more robust functionality in terms of pausing uploads or seeing which individual files are uploaded and potentially duplicates of files that have already been uploaded.
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  • It's genuinely hard to fault S3 so I'll have to resort to nitpicking but their main interface is quite bland, still super easy to use and navigate, just bland.
  • Contacting their support can be quite cumbersome as every ticket is sent through the always cumbersome Amazon hierarchy of internal bureaucracy (similar to Seller Central) but it's not the worst system in the world by any means.
  • At this point, I'm almost out of critiques - after all, it's what huge digital entertainment companies like Netflix rely on to make a living. That being said, there's always room for improvement and perhaps creating more servers around the world would decrease their minimal send and retrieval times.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
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The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Alternatives Considered

Even though Dropbox is great and has syncing capacities, we use Amazon Cloud Drive just because we are on AWS big time.
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We chose S3 over Azure Storage because it integrated very easily and quickly with our existing AWS environment. S3 pricing was also cheaper than Azure at the time. S3 is also more mature and has been on the market 10 years longer than Azure Storage. Amazon also offers a higher SLA with S3 than Microsoft.
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Return on Investment

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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  • Amazon S3 has allowed our e-commerce company to efficiently deliver content en masse and has been nothing but a benefit the whole way through. Our customers simply wouldn't be able to purchase anything from us if it was not for S3.
  • S3 has also provided us with a great platform to categorize and sort our data which, in turn, has provided a lot of insights into how we could further improve our own data from the ground up.
  • Most importantly, Amazon S3 is simply the most secure cloud storage platform we know. In the days of the high-stakes cyber-crime, that alone is worth its weight in gold.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details