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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

When any organization wants to take advantage of the AWS ecosystem, S3 is the most basic service. As a standalone service, one can use it just for storage. However, with the orchestration of other AWS services, it makes true value. If a product needs to support a geographically well-distributed client, S3 edge locations and regions help extremely well. User need not worry about content sync up or replication at all. This makes S3 extremely useful for static content storage.If the infrastructure need is really small and usage is limited, this service is not for you.
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IDrive

Until they get themselves together, I can't think of a scenario where their service is well suited. But, since that's too short of a response, I'll just have to say that their product isn't well designed. It starts a backup as soon as it is installed without any schedule set. I spent a day talking to my ISP and computer tech trying to figure out why my internet was messed up. Finally, I looked at their software and discovered it was backing up all by itself.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3
IDrive
7.0
Versioning
Amazon S3
IDrive
5.0
Video files
Amazon S3
IDrive
7.0
Audio files
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0
Access control
Amazon S3
IDrive
6.0
File search
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0
Device sync
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3
IDrive
7.3
User and role management
Amazon S3
IDrive
5.0
File organization
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0
Device management
Amazon S3
IDrive
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3
IDrive
8.3
Performance
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0
Reliability
Amazon S3
IDrive
8.0
Storage Reports
Amazon S3
IDrive
9.0

Pros

Amazon S3

  • Excellent support of Identity and access management makes sure that your objects are used by the intended audience only.
  • Entire service is accessible through commands and API. It makes integration and orchestration of S3 services really easy and automated.
  • S3 has quite good reliability and durability to make sure all requests are successfully fulfilled and your objects are always safe.
  • This service and UI interface is easy to understand. It takes almost no learning curve to consume this service.
  • The amount of flexibility it provides, I find it really cost-effective.
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IDrive

  • The offline initial backup is great - if it would work.
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Cons

Amazon S3

  • The biggest problem is to rename the bucket. There is no direct way to do it. One need to copy entire content to the different bucket with intended bucket name and then remove the old bucket. Sometimes it creates issues.
  • There is no direct way to upload .zip file and extract it to inside the bucket.
  • While uploading large files, sometimes you will find a drop of upload speed. I observe it so many times and while checking my internet speed, I find it absolutely perfect. So there must have something wrong on the AWS side.
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IDrive

  • The operation of their software.
  • Their tech support.
  • Their customer support.
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Usability

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 8.8
Based on 5 answers
The AWS S3 API is translated into every language you can think of, and is very powerful. However, the split of features into the AWS CLI -> S3 and AWS CLI -> S3API causes some confusion when dealing with complex uploading and metadata.
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IDrive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 8.9
Based on 10 answers
We have received excellent support from the AWS team whenever we need the same.
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IDrive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

There are alternatives, Google Cloud Storage and Azure storage are the only real rivals, in my opinion, although most hosting vendors have their own flavor of an S3 like utility. However, most of those are actually just sub-vendors of S3. The most compelling case for using something else over Amazon is that S3 is a pretty significant point of failure in the general internet network as a whole. On the other hand, using Google Cloud Storage or Azure feels a little bit like using a windows phone in 2015 – you just knew it didn't have a great future.
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IDrive

IDrive is less expensive and offers a wider array of services.
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Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • Amazon S3 has allowed our e-commerce company to efficiently deliver content en masse and has been nothing but a benefit the whole way through. Our customers simply wouldn't be able to purchase anything from us if it was not for S3.
  • S3 has also provided us with a great platform to categorize and sort our data which, in turn, has provided a lot of insights into how we could further improve our own data from the ground up.
  • Most importantly, Amazon S3 is simply the most secure cloud storage platform we know. In the days of the high-stakes cyber-crime, that alone is worth its weight in gold.
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IDrive

  • Using iDrive has taken too much of my time, having a negative impact on revenue.
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IDrive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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