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Amazon S3

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Amazon S3

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

Each input/output over a certain amount is charged so s3 is not useful as a mounted drive or frequently accessed storage. S3 is great for low I/O storage.
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StorSimple

Onsite storage needs and backing up to Azure.
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Pros

  • AWS S3 is a secure service with variety of encryption services available, it is a best bet. We encrypt most of our data using AWS KMS (Client-Side) encryption where we manage the key and the data is secure on the servers.
  • We started using S3 to overcome the cost of maintaining the data nodes on Hadoop EMR just for the sole purpose of storing data as it was way expensive than storing the data on S3.
  • Due to its nature to scale infinitely and also availability we had to choose this platform to make sure our app's have maximum availability.
  • Not to mention the durability and the easy to manage nature of S3.
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  • Performance via the SSD drives.
  • Writes back to our Private Cloud via Azure.
  • Easy to Admin via Web client interface.
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Cons

  • Ease of use - Pretty difficult to setup if you aren't in the industry. Not something a notice user can setup without spending some time with it.
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  • Additional fail-over functionality
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If I wanted to use just onsite storage the StorSimple device is already paid for.
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Alternatives Considered

I haven't been personally involved in the decision to use S3, but in comparison to Dropbox or Google Drive, this offers a less robust UI to modify things, while being a cheaper storage mechanism over the rest.
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Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
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Return on Investment

  • We reduced the amount of money we were spending to store massive amounts of data in the cloud.
  • We were able to digitize all of our paper documents and store them in the cloud which helped us gain some office space back.
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  • Great Folks on the MSFT Implementation team
  • Great value on year 2
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

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

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