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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 is a very powerful and flexible online backup solution. The fact that it can backup network drives and back up to multiple locations is a feature not found in most competing solutions. In addition, Code42's encryption is best in class, with the ability to create long and complex encryption keys that even Code42 can't recover. Finally, Code42 keeps your backup archives indefinitely, which can be an invaluable resource for businesses large and small.Unfortunately, Code42 is priced on the higher end compared to other solutions ($10/month/computer vs $50-$60/year/computer for competing services such as Backblaze). In addition, when Code42 (Crashplan at the time) discontinued their popular consumer line of backup services, a breach of trust with the company was created that has not been fully healed.
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Pros

Amazon S3

  • 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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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Once the original backup is created, Code42 runs in the background and doesn't adversely affect user productivity or system performance.
  • Code42 is relatively easy to set up and deploy. A technical advisor walks you through the process, which is very handy and makes the process painless.
  • Code42 is centrally managed via webpage which gives administrators a lot of power and visibility into current backup status.
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Cons

Amazon S3

  • It isn't the cheapest out there for storage, but I think still represents good value for money. You do also have a large array of storage options which can lower the cost if you are willing to reduce reliability/robustness.
  • You can't use HTTPS off the bat with S3, so you almost always need to put CloudFront (or similar CDN) in front of it. Whilst this isn't a problem, it means it isn't quite as quick and straightforward to get going with as perhaps some other services.
  • Whilst generally very low latency, we have observed occasional latency spikes whilst retrieving objects. Assuming you are running a CDN in front of S3 (which you should) then this becomes less problematic, but it probably isn't the best choice if you absolutely must guarantee low latency.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Their version 5 client is almost too hands off. While one can appreciate the simplicity and cleanness of its design, I often prefer to get under the hood right away.
  • I wish they would make it easier to open the client from the system tray in version 5. In previous versions you would just double click the icon. Now it takes 3 clicks to expand the tray icon, open the settings and choose to open the actual application.
  • Sometimes destinations are offline when you need to restore, and usually at the worst time. We use CrashPlan to restore data for laptop replacements, and there are times when the destination is offline and you have to wait a while for the restore option to be available.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.9
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No other product works as well.
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Usability

Amazon S3

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.8
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We use the program and I have personally recommended and help set it up on several client personal computers.
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Support

Amazon S3

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.9
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I've only had to call them a few times, but I've never had an issue. Like all support, you may have to wait a few (nothing monstrous, but there can be a little wait) but once you have a person they see it through to the end. They walk you through your issue and point you to articles that will help (now and in the future). I'm never felt rushed or ignored and my problems have always been resolved.
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Implementation

Amazon S3

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.7
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for stand alone remote users it might be helpful to get an automation install script made.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

I did not review or test with any other services. We started this business as a loyal and excited AWS customer and we remain the same today.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

We evaluated a few different solutions years ago, but I don't recall what they all were called. Jungle Disk was one we used for a short time, but we needed something with better management. CrashPlan came out on top. It was easy to use, had a hybrid cloud solution so we could leverage our AD environment, but store the files on CrashPlan's servers. The level of control you have is the best out there.
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Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • Positive ROI - It's cheaper to store on S3 than any other cloud mechanism that's offered to us. S3's revenue model where they charge for what you use is also very lucrative because now you are not worried about buying the bulk of storage that you don't use.
  • Another positive is it ties in with the Amazon ecosystem. So if you have rest of your services in AWS, then it makes complete sense to use S3 so that the network latency is greatly reduced.
  • I haven't had a negative yet, so nothing to comment on that.
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Great return on investment
  • Has added revenue to our business
  • Easy to explain to management
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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