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Amazon S3

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Egnyte

38 Ratings

Amazon S3

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Egnyte

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

It's very well suited if the data being generated by those specific applications is very very large and at a petabyte scale. The reason to choose S3 is very simple and to the point and that is because not only for the fact AWS S3 is a cheaper solution to store such a huge volume of data, but, it's durable, scalable and highly available. Even with the simultaneous loss of 2 data centers, we need not worry that our data is lost. It's a best bet for startups who do not want to invest in the infrastructure.
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Egnyte

In a world where Dropbox is king, Egnyte is the hidden gem that I honestly feel works better and has more functionality built in, for a similar (if not cheaper) price point. Any business office that has a traditional server holding eons of files could benefit from Egnyte and their cloud operations, eliminating the need for the hardware. It's great for collaboration between offices and colleagues, and the quick sync feature upon save means that everyone has the latest version of documents at any given time
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.0
Versioning
Amazon S3
Egnyte
7.4
Video files
Amazon S3
Egnyte
7.9
Audio files
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.2
Document collaboration
Amazon S3
Egnyte
7.8
Access control
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.7
File search
Amazon S3
Egnyte
7.9
Device sync
Amazon S3
Egnyte
7.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.3
User and role management
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.2
File organization
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.6
Device management
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.6
Performance
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.7
Reliability
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.8
Storage Reports
Amazon S3
Egnyte
8.2

Pros

  • Security - S3 is great at encrypting traffic at rest and in transit.
  • Integration - S3 works great with multiple applications which is great for us since we don't have to be married to a partciluar software solution for online backups.
  • Billing - Easy to read and straight forward for clients.
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  • One of Egnyte's features that we use quite frequently is file sharing to individuals outside of our company - whether we're sharing documents with prospects, potential buyers, or clients, it's as easy as sending a link to share a file, or creating a guest profile for them to sign in if they need to upload documents to us.
  • Desktop sync is a feature in Egnyte that we could not live without! The continuous sync means that our systems always have the latest version of every document that's worked on almost instantaneously.
  • Password protected file sharing is a must - we are a business brokerage firm and so client confidentiality is one of our highest priorities. Having the ability to put our files behind a password-protected link for viewing and downloading has helped us immensely.
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Cons

  • Ease of use - Pretty difficult to setup if you aren't in the industry. Not something a notice user can setup without spending some time with it.
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  • Egnyte may be overdue for a face-lift. The User Interface is a little dated. Not a deal breaker by any means, though.
  • Customer support- Fortunately, we haven't needed much help. I have heard from people at other businesses complain about their lack of support before.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Egnyte meets every one of our file-hosting needs, and has an easier overall usability than any other program I've used - There's no question about it
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Alternatives Considered

[Amazon s3 has a] Simpler interface.
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Egnyte's storage capacity was well beyond the capabilities of Dropbox at our budget. Plus, at the time (nearly five years ago) Dropbox was a little quirky when it came to uploading files. OneDrive was a good fit but it presented challenges when working with users that did not use outlook for email. That may have been since remedied, but we are too happy with Egnyte to find out
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Egnyte makes it easy to save and open files from anywhere
  • It is super easy to use and maintain
  • It has so much storage - it never tells us we need to clean out
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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

Egnyte

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