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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

I've used S3 continuously for projects large and small for over 10 years. It's just such a common and essential tool in software development. Hosting assets/images, or providing file upload abilities to users, come up very often throughout software, and S3 is hands-down the best place to serve and store files. It's flexible enough that you can use client libraries to perform direct uploads rather than writing your own handlers, etc. S3 is a tool that immediately has value for file hosting and storage, and then extends as far as you need it to for all manner of asset management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Well suited for a company that has an extensive virtual environment setup. Definitely a good choice for companies that require an in-depth disaster recovery system, especially when the infrastructure is hosted in house. This system is expensive on a monthly basis, so I would not recommend this to small businesses as there are less expensive alternatives out there.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.2
Universal recovery
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.7
Live recovery
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.1
Recovery verification
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.0
Business application protection
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.9
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.3
Incremental backup identification
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.9
Backup to the cloud
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.9
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
10.0
Snapshots
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
10.0
Flexible deployment
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.0
Management dashboard
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
8.6
Platform support
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.7
Retention options
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.7
Encryption
Amazon S3
Infrascale Platform
9.7

Pros

Amazon S3

  • Highly available and redundant; we do not worry about the service having downtime
  • Simple usage from multiple different frameworks using Amazon's SDKs, or roll your own
  • A large number of bucket policies and security adjustments to tailor usage to customer needs
  • Regional support for storing assets in particular locations around the world
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • Backups. You can customize the schedule and methods and create real snapshots for your important data.
  • White Labeled Software. It has real, effective ransomware protection all managed under one place and one white-labeled piece of software that is easy to use for any MSP.
  • Price.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon S3

  • No support for object versions retention: There can be a retention policy(days or number) for object versions that are stored in S3 so that we don't have to worry about paying extra for all the old versions of an object in the bucket.
  • No feature for replication within a region: Currently AWS does not support replication within a region. Also, having to enable versioning for buckets in which you need replication makes it even more costly.
  • Confusing pricing: The pricing model of S3 can be a little confusing for a new customer with questions regarding data transfer from other AWS services, between buckets or data transfer to the outside world.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • The interface can use a serious update. It's understandable, but not modern.
  • I don't like the fact that it forced an upgrade to VMware. That's not something that can be done by every company very easily.
  • The restore process can be more intuitive.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 7.1
Based on 6 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.
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Infrascale Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is one of the best cloud back up data protection software and software platforms on the entire market for MSPs. There are not many other solutions that offer this level of customization and execution in the data protection and disaster recovery arena better than Infrascale. I highly recommend it for any MSP.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 8.9
Based on 21 answers
Overall, Amazon S3 has worked out great for our organization. It has enabled us to build out a centralized storage solutions for fraction of the cost that a on-prem solution would have required. If properly managed S3 is a great asset to any organization. There a few small things that need improvement like the UI and storage monitoring but over it's been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Infrascale Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the cheapest way to truly protect data and has an amazing support team behind the product. You get what you pay for.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

I'll state up front that our VAR pushed us to Infrascale as they fully manage this particular choice/vendor for us. I manage the system itself, so I did have final approval. Between Axcient and Infrascale—they do exactly the same thing. I can say this about Axcient, their tech support was excellent. I haven't had cause to contact Infrascale support just yet, so no comment. Regarding Code42, this is one of those "less expensive" options I mentioned earlier. This is a super stable platform that provides straight backup (File/Folder), but not for virtual environments.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
  • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
  • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • Peace of mind: our entire virtual environment is backed up both onsite and offsite
  • As stated, it is pricey. Since we haven't needed to do anything more than basic file restores, ROI is hard to measure. A full restore of a virtual server immediately would be priceless. So, on that note, ROI is good.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

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

Infrascale Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3
9.0
Infrascale Platform
8.0

Usability

Amazon S3
7.1
Infrascale Platform
10.0

Support Rating

Amazon S3
8.9
Infrascale Platform
9.0

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