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Amazon S3

146 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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)

I think for the money, there are better products. Code42 is a solid endpoint backup solution but it also comes with some hassles, such as the initial backup system resource problem. The portal is OK. It seems to require a lot of re-login and that's annoying. It is well-suited to an environment where there's not a lot of data to be backed up. If someone has multiple gigabytes, start the initial backup over the weekend to avoid user complaints
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Pros

  • 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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  • Versioning
  • Scheduled backups
  • Simple self-service restores
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Cons

  • There is no true hierarchical filesystem in S3. So for example, if you have a file like /images/pizza/1.png, and you delete 1.png it deletes the entire directory structure. Now many tools will place an empty dummy file at /images/pizza to make it appear as if the structure is there – but if you do these operations via api it can be a bit of a gotchya.
  • The bucket namespace is global, so it can be really hard to get a sensible bucket name. Honestly no idea why they made that global.
  • While you can serve S3 content at your own subdomain, you have to have the proper bucket name to do so and this can get pretty cumbersome. Ideally, there would be a better way to mask S3 buckets at a DNS level.
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  • Dashboard reliability
  • Client interface
  • Easier upgrade process
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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.9
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No other product works as well.
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Usability

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.7
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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

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.8
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I've only had to wait once for an answer. That happened when the chat person had to escalate. Still got my problem fixed within an hour.
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Implementation

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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

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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CrashPlan demonstrated a more advanced development than other products we were evaluating. A number of them didn't compress and dedupe, which affected performance on the machine as well as the network. The controls and reporting of crashplan were way more intuitive and comprehensive than other products. Plus the recommendations from other larger customers also helped with our decision.
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Return on Investment

  • S3 has definitely simplified our work, and the amount of work required of us when deploying with AWS, by letting all important and irreplaceable data to be stored in one location and utilized by multiple services.
  • The Snapshot service has turned data migration and maintenance from a stressful, time-consuming service similar to disarming a bomb, into a quick and carefree service, letting us roll back to a working version of data with a simple click of the mouse, and reverse human errors quickly, before any damages are accrued.
  • The caching and CDN capabilities provided by integrating S3 with CloudFront is another, invaluable service that gives our server clusters another head up on the competition in terms of speed and access.
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  • It cost a lot of money.
  • We can recover from errors made by user or hardware failure.
  • Its help us protect against ransomware.
  • Crashplan's security is compliant with our standard.
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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
Additional Pricing Details