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Amazon Cloud Drive

An excellent scenario for Amazon Drive Cloud is one where the main customer will only need to store a little information in the cloud for free. Many times we run out of space and do not want to pay for a larger storage capacity, and that's where Amazon Drive Cloud has strength because it's a free service, which gives you 5GB.
Now, Amazon Drive Cloud is not very well known and that decreases its potential. We do not recommend this software to store large amounts of information, especially videos and audio because sure 5GB will not be enough.
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Amazon S3

S3 is excellent for storing and serving static, media, and uploaded files. Keep your JS, CSS, and images there, as well as user-uploaded images and documents and app-generated documents, and then serve them through configuration in your scalable applications. Elastic Beanstalk and Lambda play very well with S3. If you grow to especially large scale, start managing the regions of your S3 buckets for optimal cloud service.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Amazon S3
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Amazon S3
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon S3
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon S3
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Amazon S3
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
Amazon S3
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon S3
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Amazon S3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon S3
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Amazon S3
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon S3
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Amazon S3

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Amazon S3
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon S3
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Amazon S3
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Amazon S3

Pros

  • As far as we know, it's the best value. Our current plan is for something like 4-5 terabytes.
  • Good interface both on the website and on the app.
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  • Allows for ease of setting up multiple buckets to keep your assets organized
  • Gives you the option of keeping your images public or private - good for keeping your image storage organized with what you want to exposed/not exposed to users
  • Allows for easy integration with other AWS products
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Cons

  • Speed. At times, does seem to have a throttling affect and can be slower. Especially on the upload side of things.
  • Notifications/alert of issues. Not really quick, or informative.
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  • Web interface is not the most intuitive at first. Takes some time getting used to
  • Private assets being displayed could end up breaking your site if you're unaware that you need to set them public
  • S3 is overall an expensive option for a smaller company
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
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Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
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It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

I use this product in conjunction with other products to store information. As a storage solution it performs as expected, it's use as a business application could be open to improvement mainly due to the lack of collaboration, lock off of files, etc. However, its photo storage is unparalleled in ease of use and visual display.
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Several issues with Dropbox where it was hard to set up in the application I was using and once it was set up it would work fine but then become disconnected for really no reason and the support from Dropbox was not that great. The one time that I had to bring back a backup it was slow and the connection dropped several times making it start over again. On the escrow side, I never could get it to link with our software
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Return on Investment

  • Since it was for a class, there was only learning and no such thing as a good or bad outcome on the overall business.
  • I would say that we used as good a cloud service as possible to accomplish our goals.
  • Maybe the best impact I can state is that we never really had any major issues.
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  • The storage costs are extremely low compared to storage provided by cloud backup vendors, most of which are just reselling Amazon S3.
  • This has allowed us to be more competitive in the corporate backup market.
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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