Amazon S3 - The Best Data Storage Decision You'll Ever Make
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2018

Amazon S3 - The Best Data Storage Decision You'll Ever Make

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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

Amazon S3 is being used as a way for us to securely and reliably store our company's website and data. We use it to host a numerous amount of exceptionally critical data. In terms of data hosting, there simply isn't any better alternative. Amazon S3 helps us to manage and store our data in such a simple, user-friendly way that has become exceptionally beneficial to our business model.
  • S3 provides possibly the most easily scalable cloud storage service on the planet. It feels as though it's been custom build from day 1 with company growth in mind - something any healthy business will surely appreciate.
  • The intricate system of S3 servers across the globe is a great feature for anyone conducting any sort of international business. You get to choose where your data is stored and, as we all know from bounce rates, every millisecond of load time can be the difference between making or losing a sale.
  • Pulling data is another feature we use quite often and it honestly works flawlessly every single time we have to pull anything.
  • It's genuinely hard to fault S3 so I'll have to resort to nitpicking but their main interface is quite bland, still super easy to use and navigate, just bland.
  • Contacting their support can be quite cumbersome as every ticket is sent through the always cumbersome Amazon hierarchy of internal bureaucracy (similar to Seller Central) but it's not the worst system in the world by any means.
  • At this point, I'm almost out of critiques - after all, it's what huge digital entertainment companies like Netflix rely on to make a living. That being said, there's always room for improvement and perhaps creating more servers around the world would decrease their minimal send and retrieval times.
  • Amazon S3 has allowed our e-commerce company to efficiently deliver content en masse and has been nothing but a benefit the whole way through. Our customers simply wouldn't be able to purchase anything from us if it was not for S3.
  • S3 has also provided us with a great platform to categorize and sort our data which, in turn, has provided a lot of insights into how we could further improve our own data from the ground up.
  • Most importantly, Amazon S3 is simply the most secure cloud storage platform we know. In the days of the high-stakes cyber-crime, that alone is worth its weight in gold.
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.
S3 is one of those few solutions that work for everyone at any range. From small startups to corporate giants, S3 has something to offer all businesses with its infinite scalability and absolutely brilliant pay structure. Coming from the personal experience of having experienced both the small and big company aspect, S3 is your best bet for any and all cloud storage needs.