S3 Storage is the only way to go
April 14, 2021

S3 Storage is the only way to go

Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

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.
  • Highly Available
  • Fast upload/download times
  • Supports pretty much any type of file
  • Can host static websites
  • Very Secure
  • Integrated seamlessly with other AWS products
  • Deleting files involves extra steps
  • Setting up Security/Access Lists can be difficult if you're not familiar with AWS IAM
  • Some of the files size caps can be cumbersome for video
  • Naming Conventions of Buckets is restrictive
  • Cost
  • Dependability (files never corrupt)
  • Integration with other AWS products
  • No more need to maintain in-house storage such as servers or bulky external harddrives (that can easily be lost or damaged)
  • Easy to collaborate and share files with other team members
  • S3 Static Website hosting is great for short term web pages or sharing sites still in Development
AWS probably has the most difficult UI to learn but it's the far better service.
Google is probably second but it has storage limitations and there are some security concerns (still a good tool for collaboration)
The Microsoft products are the worst IMO. They're slow and have the poorest UX. Microsoft Teams/One Drive are especially cumbersome when it comes to managing large files (Video)

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I use AWS for all my personal work because it's fast and integrates with so many other AWS products that I make use of daily. I love the fact their are various storage classes such as Standard, Infrequently Accessed, One-Zone and Glacier that allow for generous discounts. Glacier Storage within AWS is extremely cheap if you can afford to wait 12 or so hour to 'thaw out' your files. *Also there is an 'Intelligent Tiering' option with AWS will assign the most cost effective storage class for you based on your usage

It's great for storage of files you need to keep for regulatory purposes but will likely never need to access again.

I personally store all my music/photography files on AWS so it's almost impossible to every lose them