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Amazon S3

146 Ratings

Backblaze

16 Ratings

Amazon S3

146 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Backblaze

16 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

Wherever you need to store things, S3 is pretty much the answer. Also, if you want to host simple websites without the cost or headache of scaling your own services, the static web hosting may be the answer you're looking for.
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Backblaze

Backblaze's entry level plan is perfect for solo entrepreneurs and individuals who need a no-nonsense, cloud based backup, that is reliable and safe. Backblaze has expanded offerings for more families, computers, and larger businesses. I have no doubt it would be incredible for larger businesses, but I cannot personally attest to it
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Pros

  • Multiple security access levels ensure that one client cannot access another clients data.
  • Multiple geographic locations allows us to meet certain audit requirements.
  • Simple setup from within many cloud backup clients.
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  • Restoring previous environments
  • Create backups
  • Stays in the background
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Cons

  • Security configuration can be a little confusing and sometimes requires making completely new accounts.
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  • I liked how I essentially forgot it was there until I needed it. However, I would like to see more (or more accessible) info about it.
  • Problems with handling external drives were somewhat confusing.
  • Occasional outages were understandable but not desirable.
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As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3 has far more features, capabilities, and geographic locations. The competitor is also not fully compliant with the requirements of some clients.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Peace of mind. I know that my data is safely backed up in the event something happens to either my Mac or my backup drives at the office.
  • Protects employee data from accidental deletion or theft.
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

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

Backblaze

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