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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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

Office 365 Cloud Backup is well suited for retrieving and sharing documents and reports that are accessible to as many or few members that need to review, change, or add notations. This is one of the main benefits in using Office 365 Cloud Backup for our office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

  • Saves space on individual computers without the worry of running out of memory.
  • Ability to share is simple. When you need access to documents or reports created by an individual you have the capability to retrieve them.
  • If you need to tweak a report and save for later use, Office 365 allows continuous updates.
Anonymous | 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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

  • It is cumbersome to have to login to Office 365 to retrieve your files rather than locating them on your personal computer desktop.
  • Some employees use Office 365 and save documents there while others do not join in, making it difficult to be on the same page.
  • Sometimes it is hard to maneuver when working in an older version of Office, tips and how-tos would be beneficial.
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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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

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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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

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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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

I have personally used Apple's cloud backup. I think Office 365 Cloud Backup is as easy to use as Apple's version and I would not hesitate to recommend Office 365 Cloud Backup.
Anonymous | 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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

  • We are a non-profit and Office 365 allows us to offer software that would be impossible in tightly stretched budgets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Amazon S3

Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

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

UpSafe Office 365 Backup for Business

General

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

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