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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

I feel S3 is best used by a company looking to primarily use it as a safe and secure location to store high-availability data, leaving the additional services as an option for future expansions. Myself, and several other cloud architects I have spoken with have shared another scenario that fits S3, and other AWS services quite well, which is a startup using the free-tier with the Activate program. If done correctly, several S3 capabilities can be employed to offload tasks from underpowered virtual servers, letting the entire system become faster and more reliable.
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Datto

Any MSP customer who has a server needs Datto on it
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Pros

  • One of the main attractions of S3 is the quality of it's basic services, including security, stored data integrity, and data availability from almost anywhere via almost any system. The snapshot service is one of the best services offered through a cloud, and has always been a required feature for any SAN device I potentially purchase.
  • S3 has a strong partnership with EMC, which has allowed S3 to offer a wide variety of services and features that would normally require the customer to purchase an EC device, which opens up high-level storage to smaller companies at an affordable rate.
  • S3 has a major lead over other cloud providers due to the S3 service, and the wide range of capabilities. Instead of being a simple "drive" it can natively operate as a web server, hosting a wide array of static content, which reduces server load and costs. This is a major advantage, especially for someone operating within the free tier, where every little bit of processing power is an important resource.
  • The final selling point of S3 for myself, was the ability to connect into a wide variety of services, both local Amazon services, such as CloudFront CDN, and remote non-Amazon services such as WordPress backup solutions, which ends up keeping all of my data across the organization at one easy to access, and secure location.
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  • Datto's RoundTrip service, which is an external hard drive provided by Datto to expedite the transfer of larger data sets to the Datto Coud. This can also be used for outages and if replication falls behind.
  • Reporting - Datto does a nice job with the Backup Report page which displays information on a per-agent basis for Screenshots, Forced Backups, Scheduled Backups, Last Screenshot, Last Successful Backup
  • Screenshot Verification - this feature boots and screenshots recovery points created by associated agent. This way, it can ensure that the agent will boot successfully in a restore.
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Cons

  • Should reduce the cost of IO when transferring the data to glacier archives. Its expensive I believe. When the transfer is between AWS resources the cost should be minimal or negligible.
  • Scanning for the object size (Get Size) using the new aws S3 console is considerably slower. AWS team should maintain a hourly or daily metadata backup of the bucket or object structure which would fetch the results faster.
  • I would love to see a minimal outages in the future as it has impacted many businesses recently because of the long lasting outage.
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  • The installation of Datto can be tricky without experts.
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I trust the product and service and am satisfied with the direction of the company
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Alternatives Considered

As most of our work loads and the under laying platforms are build on EMR, Spark and AWS Lambda, we did not find HDFS a suitable solution to have all of our data in. HDFS was very costly as we had to maintain data nodes only for the sole purpose of maintaining the extra storage for replication even when we did not need the extra compute power.
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Datto seems much more reliable with better backup success rates. It is easy to use and cost-effective way to backup small data sets. Support is quite good and they have a very good Kbase.
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Return on Investment

  • The data we store in AWS S3 is shared with lot of other AWS account users and the requester pays for the data transfer and we need not worry about the costs to move our data to other accounts.
  • The data in AWS S3 acts as a centralized storage system where in most of our web, mobile and platform API's and applications access the same data without the need to replicate it and with very low latencies.
  • Our algorithm models have been evolved and are at a better place now as the training models have been prepared on the data in S3.
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  • Everything with Datto has been positive. We now have a real Business Continuity Solution that we can stand behind and know that when that emergency happens we will be the hero's when we get the client back up and running in less than 15 minutes from a fatal crash.
  • Our clients have trusted us for 16 years and with the Datto products in our portfolio we know we won't let our clients down when it comes to safe guarding their data.
  • Datto Drive is the perfect alternative to Drop Box and mainly for security reasons. We trust Datto, Drop Box not so much!
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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

Datto

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Datto sells 100% through the channel. Specifically, Datto partners with managed service providers (MSPs). The MSPs then sell direct to small and mid-sized businesses, worldwide.