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Amazon S3

146 Ratings

Carbonite EVault

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32 Ratings

Amazon S3

146 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Carbonite EVault

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Score 7.3 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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Carbonite EVault

  • Excellent for virtual server backup/restore
  • Speed of backups is good
  • Technical support - telephone support is very good
  • Can handle SAP SQL backups well
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.0
Universal recovery
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.3
Live recovery
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.2
Recovery verification
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Business application protection
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.6
Snapshots
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Flexible deployment
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Management dashboard
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Platform support
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Retention options
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Encryption
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.5

Pros

  • Nearly every web framework now has integrations with the service as an easy plug-and-play storage solution.
  • General integration is so good there are tons of third-party tools like Transmit (for mac) you can mount S3 as a remote disk for easy access, and even Amazon's own web portal for using S3 has gotten quite good.
  • It's incredibly easy to offload all the expensive bandwidth operations for your typical website or app to S3, and, assuming your services are not yet HTTP2, you even get the benefits of sharding.
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  • Speedy backups - once one time full backup has completed then only differentials are backed up
  • Excellent telephone support - resolution ratio good
  • Virtualization server backup very good
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Cons

  • The documentation about caching, CORS protection, and permissions in general could be easier to comprehend. For experts on cloud architecture, I'm sure it's fine, but as a novice, it was very difficult to wrap my head around.
  • Could come with some Amazon-vetted JavaScript, especially a framework like jQuery, Angular, etc. Having to upload my own copies of frameworks like jQuery into S3 so that I'm not dependent on an external CDN is a little redundant.
  • I'm not sure if it already comes with virus protection or if that would even make sense, but if not, that could be a feature. Really I have almost no complaints.
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  • Have the ability to easily copy schedules and configurations from one server to a new one
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I trust EVault's product. It has been battle tested and proven. A backup is only as good as its ability to restore. EVault will restore your data when you need it, period.
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Alternatives Considered

In terms of AWS services, S3 is the best storage solution offered that gives us security and reliability with a wide, even if it is too wide at times, array of services making it a cost effective solution. However, when compared to other large cloud providers, such as Google & Azure, the selection process and benefits become harder to define as benefits are realized on a per-project basis. S3 is definitely a solid choice, due to the partnerships with EMC and branding, but the over abundant additional services, while nice, makes the service feel a bit pieced together, and not stable, compared to other services designed more as pure storage containers, such as Google Cloud Storage, which has already been proven as a reliable service by the millions of customers utilizing Google Cloud Drive.
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I have used HP Data Protector in the past - prefer EVault because I value the cloud solution for its ease of use and reliability. Like the online portal to manipulate backups because it provides mobility. Also like EVault central control software which is very easy to use just like the portal.
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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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  • Successfully tested DR with EVault
  • Successful backup and restore of company servers
  • Decommissioned robotic tape engine
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon S3 Editions & Modules
Amazon S3
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Carbonite EVault

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Carbonite EVault Editions & Modules
Carbonite EVault
On-premise Edition
Carbonite EVault Onsite Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
SaaS Edition
Carbonite EVault Cloud Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
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