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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

Carbonite EVault has worked well in the SMB environments that we manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.0
Universal recovery
Amazon S3
Carbonite EVault
8.4
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

Amazon S3

  • 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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Carbonite EVault

  • The bare metal restore is the best I have seen from a product in a long time.
  • The backups are at the block level, after the initial seeding of backups the backups are quick because of the block level.
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Cons

Amazon S3

  • While S3 has a huge list of available services, the services themselves tend to be lacking, such as the web server capability being able to only host static HTML content.
  • The additional capabilities have gotten a bit "out of hand" in terms of the amount of services available, which seemingly follow no particular grouping, which can make venturing beyond basic S3 storage services a daunting, and confusing endeavor.
  • Not having any storage "packages" for serving data is a big negative, as we would feel more comfortable with a set package, and a known monthly cost, rather than a fluctuating service billed by time x data.
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Carbonite EVault

  • We have not found anything wrong with EVault at this time. Support and the product have worked great for us and our clients.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3

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Carbonite EVault

Carbonite EVault 8.1
Based on 4 answers
The company will continue to use eVault because it serves all of the backup requirements the company and our customers have.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 comes with all other services of AWS, all other services are very quick and secure with S3 storage, which is the best option for any application. Again, compared to other services like Azure or GCP, AWS provides more configuration and functions to host multi nature services. If we consider charges, then it only charges what you used and how frequently you place the data transfer. Also, support form the AWS team is excellent for training and to solve any kind of issues.
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Carbonite EVault

We're in the financial industry, so there are certain standards that we make sure we're following. Outsourcing that role to a specialist in the area helps lighten our work load to we can concentrate on day-to-day business activities and not outside regulations. Flexibility, cost, stability, simplicity, reputation and security features are all things we look for and though there are many ways of tackling disaster recovery, we felt EVault provided a solution that checked those boxes with a high level of confidence. We also felt that they'd be able to grow with us as well.
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Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • Security and HIPAA Compliance
  • Speed up business services and applications
  • ROI within a year, considering large scale applications
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Carbonite EVault

  • With the reliable backups, replication to our off site data center and replication of key, critical servers to the EVault cloud, we have been able to maintain a viable business presence in all working conditions and disasters.
  • The single area where we have had some issues that cause concern is the ability of the evault cloud restore team to fulfill it's contractual obligations to restore the machines replicated to the evault cloud in a manner that allows for connectivity to those machines in a timely manner. This issue has a definite affect on our ROI and our ability to be 'open for business' in a regional disaster.
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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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