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Top Rated
285 Ratings
Top Rated
285 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Panzura CloudFS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Amazon S3

92%
66 Ratings
9.0

Panzura CloudFS

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.7

Amazon S3

77%
10 Ratings

Panzura CloudFS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

Amazon S3

97%
38 Ratings
10.0

Panzura CloudFS

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3.Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panzura CloudFS

Panzura works well for companies that have a high amount of data with cross site collaboration being done. The caching ensures you don't need huge investments of storage at each site and the cloud storage ensures high availability over what can be done locally. Also helps eliminate duplicate data across sites and/or small variations in the same data.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon S3

  • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
  • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
  • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
  • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panzura CloudFS

  • Real time file locking
  • Backup and recovery
  • Easy access to all your files
Andy Knauf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon S3

  • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
  • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panzura CloudFS

  • I would like to see more connectors. Tie in to traditional block storage or NAS. Additional cloud connectors to products like Hitachi Content Platform.
  • I would like to see a collaborative product created between Panzura and Riverbed. I envision an almost perfect small footprint ROBO solution where Riverbed provides the compute+WAN optimization and Panzura provides the storage/risiliancy components. Combine the boxes into a single 4U solution and you have a near perfect product for remote offices.
Rob Clendenin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

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

Starting Price

Panzura CloudFS

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 7.7
Based on 10 answers
It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panzura CloudFS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 9.7
Based on 38 answers
AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panzura CloudFS

Panzura CloudFS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Hands down support is the best part of Panzura. Their techs are always helpful, always knowledgeable, and consistently solve complex problems quickly. You can definitely tell they hire their support folks from the top tier of other companies and they go above and beyond what I have come to expect in terms of support compared to other companies.
Ryan Lee | 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

Panzura CloudFS

There are several other devices but Panzura is best of class.
Andy Knauf | 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

Panzura CloudFS

  • Exceptional positive impact on availability - as users move so do their files.
  • Panzura+DFS allowed for simple chargeback models to be implemented.
Rob Clendenin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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