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Amazon S3

Anytime – and I do mean anytime – you have files of any size over, say, 50kb and they are static you should reach for S3 first. In 7 years of using the service, I have never once lost a file. There have been a total of maybe 30 minutes of downtime in 7 years, which was a DNS level issue. The speed is excellent, the availability is incredible, and there simply is no good competitor for the price.
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StorSimple

Onsite storage needs and backing up to Azure.
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Pros

  • S3 is available in various regions around the world.
  • You can host a website on S3 and use AWS optimized routing for very fast page loads.
  • S3 is versioned, so you can restore a backup.
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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

  • S3 web console is great, but could be more user-friendly.
  • S3 versioning should be enabled by default, and users prompted to disable.
  • S3 desktop client would help end users access data.
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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

We chose S3 over Azure Storage because it integrated very easily and quickly with our existing AWS environment. S3 pricing was also cheaper than Azure at the time. S3 is also more mature and has been on the market 10 years longer than Azure Storage. Amazon also offers a higher SLA with S3 than Microsoft.
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Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
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Return on Investment

  • S3 is one of the critical components of our service and helps our static files remain decoupled from our application files.
  • Without the ease of use and configuration of S3, we might have either wound up with a much slower application or a much less friendly code deployment process.
  • S3 has granted us the flexibility and customizability to easily pursue new and more robust applications without having to worry about file serving permissions.
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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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