Amazon S3

Amazon S3

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Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

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S3 is a must!

10 out of 10
April 14, 2021
Everything that we need to store of data, without worry with size, or speed, we use Amazon S3. That's our safe alternative. From …
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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It's key features are storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.

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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It offers scalability, data availability, security, and performance. It provides great utility for storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.

It is suitable for businesses or organizations of any size to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. Amazon S3 provides management features for organizing data and configuring access controls to meet business, organizational, and compliance requirements.


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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It's key features are storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.

What is Amazon S3's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Amazon S3?

The most common users of Amazon S3 are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Amazon's Simple Storage Service to store both static and somewhat dynamic assets. It is used in conjunction with Amazon's CloudFront service. It is a simple, cost-effective way to serve assets across our web apps, mobile apps, and websites. It solves the problem of reliable distribution at an affordable price, all wrapped up in a scalable solution. Between our various properties, we distribute over 1TB of data per month across millions of instances.
Peter Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We store user-generated content, backups, raw event data, logs, and other raw data in S3. This data is used by our product in serving content to our users, by our operations team to maintain site availability, by our analytics teams, and by our developers to debug our production systems.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 as an additional way to safely backup our server and user data for our entire company and all of our clients. It is a cost effective, redundant service that gives us and our clients piece of mind that their data is secured. It has a storage location in Canada as well which lets us keep our data inside the country which means our user data stays put.
Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We mostly use this for archiving old data that is infrequently accessed. It has been a good low-cost solution to get away from using on-prem NAS or even further back external hard disks and even CDs. It has ticked a lot of boxes for us in the sense of keeping this data safe and secure without the potential of data loss through external methods.
Adam Lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon S3 is the backbone of our data storage. We store 90% plus of all data in S3. It also serves as a backup and disaster recovery plan as we take other storage solutions and back them up to S3. It is also used for data flow and transfer from/to internal/external vendors.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Amazon S3 for various purposes. We are using it to store backups, to store logs, to store audit trails, to store artefacts, to store website images and to store some other data required by the application. It is being used more like central storage that is economical to serve the purpose of data storage.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our department was looking for storage service that works smoothly and can make our task easily using for storage big amount of data. So we found that Amazon S3 is the suitable one. S3 is monetary and dependable distributed storage which I'm utilizing [regularly]. Presenting some more highlights like referenced in Cons above could make it exceptional and it would be a shared benefit over different items.
Score 8 out of 10
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At this moment it is used at the IT department level, down the road we would like to expand this usage, but we are trying to see how we can safely enable all AWS users with security and compliance in mind. At this moment it allows us to store some temporary data for different infrastructure deployments.
Score 10 out of 10
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In my organization, we use S3 for nearly every aspect of asset storage -- user files, user profiles, saved application states -- as well as for hosting our primary web frontends (static React.js applications). It's used by the whole organization, both extensively throughout engineering to host our software and assets, and additionally by our operations and other teams as a general purpose host for special content.

It solves the business problem of exposing any sort of asset to external users, as well as serves as a complete website hosting and deployment service stack for static websites.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) to persist large blobs of data that would be otherwise expensive or otherwise challening to store in one of our database systems. We use S3 primarily for areas of the business where it's important to easily store large pieces of data, such as images and large JSON data sets, or where it is important to share that data between multiple types of services.
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon S3 is heavily used in our company by the development department to store short and long terms files (audio, video, photos, etc) with different policies in the cloud. We trust AWS services, security and infrastructure. S3 is used in conjunction with many other AWS services. For example: with Lambda to perform operations when a file is uploaded, with Cloudwatch to save logs, with Cloudront to serve as CDN and cache, to store files for the web and mobile app, to store static content for the website, etc.
April 14, 2021

S3 is a must!

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Everything that we need to store of data, without worry with size, or speed, we use Amazon S3. That's our safe alternative. From applications that use it to temporary keep files, to final destination of others, even to keep websites files, S3 is a great and safe alternative. It's the perfect companion to a lot of services, not only AWS.
James Hilton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 across the whole organization to store business material, marketing material, web assets, and customer generated content like images and certificates. It is very good value, very reliable, and very fast. Access via the console and the API let's us upload and download data from many locations. The cost is so good that we don't concern ourselves with any kind of limitation to how much data we create.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is the quintessential large storage solution used by our organization alongside cloud applications. We use it for storing static files to serve through applications, storing application logs, storing large file, serving static websites through AWS CloudFront, storing machine learning models to be used by AWS Lambda functions, and many more use cases. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is used across applications for many client solutions we have developed on AWS.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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S3 (AWS) is used by my department for storage of files that we are going to process in conjunction with other AWS products such as Transcribe, Translate and Polly. The Glacier feature is also an extremely cheap and durable place to store large video files that are infrequently accessed.
Score 9 out of 10
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We used S3 for storing data on the cloud so that the data is available for our customers constantly without any dependency. We also use S3 to host static websites. S3 has different classes for storage so data can be stored according to customers' needs and charges and are levied accordingly.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is used by the department of engineering to host several static websites. The apps are written mainly in Angular and Jekyll.
  • We host the websites in S3 buckets, distribute them through Cloudfront which provide a CDN and an SSL connection, and then set up the domain that will be used through DNS configuration at Cloudflare.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 storage to archive and store all of our data. S3 is being utilized by our entire organization and enables all of our satellite offices and remote users to access company data from a centralized geo-redundant location without the added cost of building out of our infrastructure.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 as our off-site remote backup storage solutions for our entire storage IT infrastructure. We have our on-prem storage infrastructure being backed up hourly, weekly and monthly to S3. Amazon S3 has enabled our organization to have a disaster recovery plan at a cost-effective price without the need of maintaining an offsite storage infrastructure.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Amazon S3 to store files, long term, and short term, from our servers and to share files for various purposes: sending to clients, serving files over the internet on our sites, etc. It acts as our central location for files we serve over the internet.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use S3 for reliably and securely storing audios, medical transcriptions, application logs and pretty much everything else. S3 is our go-to cloud storage service as we are already invested in many other core AWS services like EC2, RDS and CloudWatch. We have been using S3 for around 10 years now, and so far, we have never had an issue with it.
Score 6 out of 10
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We use S3 to host customer-facing static content. It's a reliable, inexpensive and API-controllable way to do this, which has allowed us to build up in-house publishing workflows that push content to S3 on-demand as it's created. We initially considered using this in tandem with Cloud Front for global edge caching, but have since decided that S3 alone is sufficient for our needs.