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Amazon S3 is #4 ranked solution in top Public Cloud Storage Services. PeerSpot users give Amazon S3 an average rating of 9.0 out of 10. Amazon S3 is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure File Storage: Amazon S3 vs Microsoft Azure File Storage. Amazon S3 is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 67% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

Amazon S3 was previously known as S3, Simple Storage Service.

Amazon S3 Customers

Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic

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Amazon S3 Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Amazon S3 pricing:
  • "The price of the Amazon S3 is reasonable. There are not any licensing costs, they have a pay-as-you-use model."
  • "The cost of storage is cheap. However, the cost to have a better interface can get expensive. We are using Athena for this purpose and if we did some heavy queries the cost will start adding up. When the Athena query is running, it will scan the bucket and they charge for how many GBs we are going to scan. The function of scanning has a lot of costs attached to it, this is a negative point."
  • "The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing."
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    Nibrask Alambilat Kaniyat - PeerSpot reviewer
    System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Secure, scalable, and easy to manage and understand
    Pros and Cons
    • "It is easy to manage and easy to understand."
    • "We need the mapping to Windows. That feature is needed in S3. That feature is in the Azure cloud where we can map it like a drive. We can map the cloud storage to the effort driving our Windows PC. But Amazon is not providing that feature for the S3 solution."

    What is our primary use case?

    I am managing the S3 storage solution from Amazon. From Microsoft, I'm managing the Azure administration. I handle that. As a part of that, I need to create the virtual machines, a point to site to VPN and Azure AD, AD synchronization with Windows server, a database server, mail server, and web server. I administrate all that.

    We use Amazon S3 for storing files and documents on the cloud. I fill out the user whenever the files they use are downloaded. That is fully automated. After a few days, it can delete it. I've done the policy for the automated deletion.

    Amazon S3 is great. We are using it for storage solutions.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Due to using S3, our data documents are safe and easy to access. It is better to keep them in the cloud as opposed to in our internal drive. You can access them from anywhere. Especially during the pandemic period, we are able to access remotely, as well. So it's good.

    What is most valuable?

    We are using the basic S3 bucket. It is easy to manage and easy to understand.

    What needs improvement?

    We need the mapping to Windows. That feature is needed in S3. That feature is in the Azure cloud where we can map it like a drive. We can map the cloud storage to the effort driving our Windows PC. But Amazon is not providing that feature for the S3 solution.

    In the next release I would like to see mapping on the Windows machine. In Windows, there are drives right in volumes. We need to map these Amazon S3 storage to the Windows. That usually is available in the Azure. I would like to have that in the Amazon as well.

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    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Amazon S3 for just six months as of now.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    In terms of stability, it is good and has no issues.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We can scale Amazon S3 for storage. We can increase or scale up and we can scale down. It's easy to manage.

    I'm happy where I'm at right now. If we need more storage, we will implement. We'll scale it up.

    How are customer service and support?

    As of now, I haven't needed to contact support. It is really easy to manage. Even for the small issues, we can just Google the issues and find the solution. For complex issues, we may need to contact them, but as of now, I haven't needed to. I haven't faced any issues like that, so I didn't contact support. We have found that there is enough online documentation regarding S3.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We switched because of the security and scalability. It is highly secure because nobody can access it. Before we had solutions using an FTP and SFTP. That protocol is different and we are now using the S3. We need a shared key and an access secret key to access the particular storage. Without that, we cannot access. We cannot do anything. So security is more important. That's why we switched to Amazon S3.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is simple and easy to manage.

    It's not actually a deployment. It is a simple step. Within five minutes, we can deploy it.

    Our implementation strategy for the solution is based on the user's document files and how much GB they want and how they want to access that particular story's solution. Based on that scenario, I create the S3 bucket on the cloud for the particular users - whoever wants to access that particular S3. I created that particular IM user, the user access for that particular storage. I make an access policy to that particular storage.

    What was our ROI?

    Our ROI is good based on our usage. We have multiple users who are accessing this S3 storage.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    It's a monthly pricing.

    We are happy with the pricing.

    What other advice do I have?

    Amazon S3 is a great solution.

    My advice is to have an implementation strategy based on the user usage.

    On a scale of one to ten, I would give Amazon S3 an eight.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    Account Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    User-friendly with an easy setup and good pricing
    Pros and Cons
    • "I don't have any problems with the solution. It's issue-free."
    • "The solution needs to improve test recognition."

    What is our primary use case?

    Usually, I use it to make deployments and service solutions in the cloud.

    How has it helped my organization?

    I don't have to waste time buying some computer or buying some external list or whatever they want. I can buy S3 in one minute. I don't have to spend time going to shops or anything like that. The payment is really good, easy. 

    I save a lot of time and money with contract people that have to format the computers and install all the applications. 

    I can do snapshots and recover data very easily.

    What is most valuable?

    It's a very good solution. It is very user cool and very user-friendly. 

    I don't have any problems with the solution. It's issue-free.  

    I can get a lot of information and data out of the solution, which is critical for me.

    It's able to keep diversions quite well. 

    The product provides for an easy initial setup.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution needs to improve test recognition. We need bots to test that are better. It's just not as good as Google, for example.

    My main issue is security. If a code is entered incorrectly, it could leave you vulnerable to attack. 

    I'd like to see more connections between EC2 and S3.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for two or three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is very stable. I never had any problem with S3. It's good. The only problem for me is that it is very easy to put in code that might have some mistake, and, in the end, everybody sees your information. You could have an attack or a hack in as it is very easy to change the entire software.  That is a big issue for me and the guys. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I don't have any problems with scalability. I have not run into any limitations, however, there may be limitations in terms of the number of folders. That said, I've never seen any scalability issues.

    We have ten to 15 people working with the solution. However, it depends on the day. For example, sometimes I am using S3 to produce some information for e-commerce. In e-commerce, I have all the images and all the information that I need on a pdf. However, I'll have some websites where 1000 people are basically connecting.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is inefficient and poor. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I am also familiar with Google products.

    I previously used some solutions based on MinIO.

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is very easy to set up. It's not difficult or complex. 

    How long it takes to deploy depends on each project. Some might just take minutes. Others may be longer.

    How many people you need for deployment also varies according to what's needed. 

    What about the implementation team?

    Sometimes we handle it in-house and sometimes we have others handle the initial setup. 

    What was our ROI?

    I have seen an ROI. Previously, I needed a lot of people to store, deploy, maintain. Now, I have only a couple of people to work at all this stuff.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is pretty good. We don't have any issues with it. 

    I spend $20,000 more or less every month.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are a customer and end-user.

    We sometimes use the latest version of the solution, however, it depends. They normally update users on the direction of the product. I'm not sure if we have the latest right now or not.

    With this product, you can manage your distribution and manage all the different hosted data and who is able to serve or write on the backend. If you make a mistake, you can return to the previous iteration. It's good, even though sometimes it can be a little slow. The price and the quality are very good.

    I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Beneficial automation, useful CLI, and simple implementation
    Pros and Cons
    • "Amazon S3 is easy to use and it is beneficial to use the CLI to make the backups. Since I use the CLI I do not have to do it on a web portal which is a big advantage because everything can be automatized. Automation can be done very well in Amazon S3."
    • "The solution could improve by having a simpler way to have the detail size of a file in the CLI to be read or understood easier. Today, it's a little raw in the way the details are presented. You have to make some scripts and some modifications to be able to see the information properly of the size of a given bucket or the size of a file."

    What is our primary use case?

    I am using Amazon S3 mainly for daily backups.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Amazon S3 has helped our organization because the daily backups can be done automatically with automation. We do not have to spend time on it and I am confident with Amazon S3 in its ability to recover our data.

    What is most valuable?

    Amazon S3 is easy to use and it is beneficial to use the CLI to make the backups. Since I use the CLI I do not have to do it on a web portal which is a big advantage because everything can be automatized. Automation can be done very well in Amazon S3.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution could improve by having a simpler way to have the detail size of a file in the CLI to be read or understood easier. Today, it's a little raw in the way the details are presented. You have to make some scripts and some modifications to be able to see the information properly of the size of a given bucket or the size of a file.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Amazon S3 for a long time. I used the latest version because the CLI is normally updated.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of the Amazon S3 is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of Amazon S3 is great.

    We are a small company and we have approximately five developers that use Amazon S3. We use the solution on a daily basis for hourly backups.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have used the support from Amazon S3 a long time ago, I have not needed much help. When I did have contact with them there were times it took a while for a response.

    I would rate the technical support of Amazon S3 a three out of five.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    The main difference from other solutions I have used is Amazon is the leader, and it has a very large number of zones and capacity, while others can be smaller and can have different options. Not all the options that are available in Amazon S3 are offered by other competitors, but for the main features, most of them are working fine. I have been evaluating two different solutions, one from a French cloud-based company called Scaleway, and the other is peer-to-peer storage.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation was simple. Creating a new bucket and deploying it is very straightforward. To make the script deploy a new bucket takes approximately one hour. 

    I would rate the initial setup of Amazon S3 a four out of five.

    What about the implementation team?

    We did the implementation ourselves and we have two developers that do the maintenance of the solution.

    What was our ROI?

    The return on investment has been very good because the backups of our database are critical for our business to operate.

    I would rate the return on investment of Amazon S3 a four out of five.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of the Amazon S3 is reasonable. There are not any licensing costs, they have a pay-as-you-use model.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I have evaluated other options.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice to others is to separate the buckets project, not to put everything in the same bucket, and be sure to implement IAM rules to avoid problems between users and not to lose any backups. The implementation process is important. 

    I rate Amazon S3 an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    HAPPY BHALLA - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Effective for storing data, provides inexpensive storage, and stable
    Pros and Cons
    • "This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes."
    • "When we need to find the queries there is no user interface, it is the only textual format that is bulky. If we need some data we will use Athena for queries and we will get results. When comparing this solution to others, such as DataDog, they provide a wonderful UI, and user-friendly dashboards, and many other features that this solution is lacking."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use this solution to store the historical data of the customer. Additionally, we are creating JSON format data while running our application and we are pushing this JSON format data to the Amazon S3.

    What is most valuable?

    This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes.

    What needs improvement?

    When we need to find the queries there is no user interface, it is the only textual format that is bulky. If we need some data we will use Athena for queries and we will get results. When comparing this solution to others, such as DataDog, they provide a wonderful UI, and user-friendly dashboards, and many other features that this solution is lacking.

    We have found that the query takes too much time to process and it is quite difficult to receive the data.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the solution for approximately three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I have found the solution scalable.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was quite complex. We needed to create some endpoints but with a little effort everything turned out alright. Additionally, we use Kafka queues and we send them to the S3 bucket. With the help of shell scripts, we run one script and we receive the data from Kafka queue, topic by topic, and we send the data to the S3 bucket.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The cost of storage is cheap. However, the cost to have a better interface can get expensive. We are using Athena for this purpose and if we did some heavy queries the cost will start adding up. When the Athena query is running, it will scan the bucket and they charge for how many GBs we are going to scan. The function of scanning has a lot of costs attached to it, this is a negative point.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I have evaluated Datadog and Kibana and we are planning on moving away from Amazon S3 and S3 Athena because the other solutions provide the latest technology.

    What other advice do I have?

    We should not use this solution for the purpose of the logs. We realized if we need to track the logs and a few other things we should use a good log platform which would have been better.

    We plan to keep using this solution in the future but only for a specific set of purposes. We are moving away from S3 to a different solution, such as Datadog or Elasticsearch because 80% of the usage is only for storage purposes. We will keep on doing the same thing in the future. Only 20% of our usage we are planning to move from S3 to a log platform.

    I would advise others if this solution fits the use case or expected usage for the end-user then I would recommend it. If they can afford everything that is involved, such as storage and usage fees, then it would be a good choice. They have to consider how frequently they want to access the data from the storage, how many heavy queries they want to run, and are they going to manipulate the data or retrieve the data. They should consider all these scenarios before they make the decision to implement the solution.

    I rate Amazon S3an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    Oscar Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
    IT-Services Manager & Solution Architect at Stratis
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Flexible with good pricing and a straightforward setup
    Pros and Cons
    • "The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement."
    • "Technical support could have a faster response time."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution in order to share static files among web applications and mobile applications.

    What is most valuable?

    The ability to have everything in the cloud is the most valuable aspect of the solution. 

    It allows me to only pay for what I use. Therefore, the pricing model is very useful.

    The initial setup is straightforward.

    The solution has been stable so far.

    We've found the scalability to be good.

    What needs improvement?

    I don't really have any pain points with this product. There isn't really anything to complain about. It does what we need it to do.

    Technical support could have a faster response time. They are a bit slow right now.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for three or four years or so at this point. It's been a while.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is fairly stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and its performance is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability is good. If a company can expand it, it can do so with ease.

    Mostly, we implement this solution for small businesses.

    At this point, neither we nor our clients have any plans to increase the usage.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support is okay. They aren't good or bad. They are somewhere in the middle. Our main issue is the fact that they take too long to answer questions. Sometimes you need to wait up to two days to get any kind of response from them. They need to provide answers in a more timely manner.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement. A company shouldn't have any issues with the process.

    The deployment times vary according to the company and its requirements. It could take anywhere from days to weeks.

    You only need one person to handle the implementation process. It doesn't take a big team or a lot of people.

    What about the implementation team?

    We are an implementor and can implement the solution for clients if they need us to.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is very fair. It's actually pretty inexpensive. We only pay for what we use. We don't have to pay for anything else.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We did not evaluate another product before ultimately choosing this solution. We went immediately to Amazon.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are implementors.

    I would recommend the solution to other companies. it's a very flexible product. It's cheap. You pay for what you get. It's just a cloud. AWS has a really good cloud implementation. I could not compare it with any other -such as Azure or Google - as I have not tried any of those. Users who would like to look at other options should check out Gartner's Magic Quadrant. However, any company can go easily to AWS straight away and be sure that they're going to pay a good price for a good service.

    I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

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    Moses NYOTA - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Software and Cloud Engineer at Velocis Technologies LLC
    Real User
    Top 5
    Quick and easy to deploy with good reliability
    Pros and Cons
    • "Technical support is excellent."
    • "If a certain resource is left unchecked, you can easily use a lot of it and drive up costs."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are making custom applications to the cloud.

    We are service providers.

    In terms of use cases, where a company wants to deploy their applications instead of building their servers on the premise, on the company premise. They can just, instead of buying servers and setting up networks and everything, buy space online on the AWS cloud. That way, you don't have to buy an expensive server. You already have servers online. You deploy your application. That's the main use case we are handling now. For example, if you have an in-house ERP, you want to move everything to the cloud. We migrate clients, for example. from on-premise to the cloud. If you have heavy tasks, there are computations that require heavy, powerful machines.

    What is most valuable?

    The solution is stable and reliable.

    It’s easy to set up.

    Technical support is excellent.

    Amazon, especially its cloud, is the best on the market.

    It can lower costs as you won’t need physical hardware on-site.

    What needs improvement?

    Regarding S3, S2, and E2, all I'd recommend is for pricing to be lower since we can easily overuse them. For example, if a certain resource is left unchecked, you can easily use a lot of it and drive up costs.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We’ve used the solution for a while.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    AWS is very, very stable. It's actually the most stable cloud service for S3, for all the services provided on the cloud. They're very stable. However, compared to others, they are costly.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We started this year, so we haven't gone much into it. We became partners this year. Right now, we only have one client that we have recently started locally in Kenya.

    How are customer service and support?

    The tech support is good. It's perfect.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is very straightforward. AWS is the easiest to set up. It's the best actually among the cloud providers. It’s number one compared to Google Cloud, Oracle, or Microsoft Azure.

    It took a few hours to set up.

    What about the implementation team?

    We are integrators. We are able to handle the setup ourselves.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Their prices are higher than say Microsoft Azure or Google. So AWS is very easy to use yet expensive.

    Licensing is pay as you go. The more resources you use, the more you pay, however, they seem to be more costly than competitors.

    What other advice do I have?

    We have two options for the cloud. We can choose Oracle Cloud or AWS. We take what is suitable depending on the plan and the cost implications.

    We became AWS partners this year.

    I’d recommend this and any other AWS product to others.

    I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    CEO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Helpful technical support, good reliability, and capable of expanding
    Pros and Cons
    • "The main aspect we like is that it's been easy to use."
    • "The pricing and licensing are pretty complex."

    What is our primary use case?

    Most of the files and some of the services connect, using the Amazon service. Our application foundation is on that and we are writing our solutions right now. After that, we will begin to sell it to other customers.

    What is most valuable?

    The main aspect we like is that it's been easy to use.

    The solution scales well.

    The solution is stable.

    Technical support has been helpful.

    What needs improvement?

    The pricing and licensing are pretty complex. It needs to be simplified. 

    They have no development environment. That means that even during the development time, we are paying.

    The initial setup can be a bit complex.

    It would be helpful if there were more templates available. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    Our application is still new. We are just in development. Our testing environment is on Amazon S3. Most of the files and some of the services connect, using the Amazon service. Our application foundation is on that and we are writing our solutions right now. After that, we will begin to sell it to other customers.

    We've used it maybe for about a year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable. Up until this point, we haven't had any issues. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The product can scale well. It's very easy to do.

    We have around 6,000 people using the solution currently.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is okay. If there are some problems, we can contact them directly.

    Most problems are on our side as there are some configurations and other things we did wrong. We've noted our issues and have fixed them going forward. However, it's on us to fix them, not Amazon.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup can be a bit complex. That said, my company is an IT company and therefore it's not hard for us. If there are other people that maybe aren't in IT, if they use the Amazon service, it could be complex to them.

    In terms of maintenance, sometimes if there is some problem, right now we have only three engineers. It's a little bit hard to maintain it with just that small amount. That's why we're hiring some professional companies for that.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We pay for the solution on a monthly basis. We use a basic license and any additional fees based on usage. 

    It's complete licensing. It's not simple at all. 

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We did look at an option from Google, however, there were some restrictions and we decided against using them.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'd advise new users to read the documentation before deciding on using the solution.

    I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We're pretty happy with its capabilities.

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    Vipin Garg - PeerSpot reviewer
    Co-Founder at Multitechservers
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Is stable, scalable, and has multiple types of data detection
    Pros and Cons
    • "Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis."
    • "The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use it for static website hosting, storing data, and second data of some of the websites. We can then easily sync the data whenever we have the need to do so.

    Some of our websites are 2 or 4 pages and have static content. We can simply host it by creating a bucket, putting the content of the website there, and making it available to the public with the Make Public feature.

    What is most valuable?

    Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis. You can choose the Glacier feature, create a life cycle policy, and store it. This is one of the best features this solution has.

    It is stable and scalable, and the installation is very straightforward as well.

    What needs improvement?

    The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want to store data for one month, they have the option to Glacier over it. With Glacier, you have addition policies for one year or four years. The option will not be there. So you would need to use a UI process over it.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using it for almost the last four years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I think the stability of Amazon S3 is good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is scalable. We currently have 40 plus users.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Amazon Protect Support has been been quite responsive.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was completely straightforward.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We didn't evaluate other options because there's no such available feature in the market at present that can compare all the things in a bucket, like S3.

    What other advice do I have?

    If you are a small scale enterprise that wants to host websites or data, you should go for it and use Amazon S3. 

    I would rate Amazon S3 at nine on a scale from one to ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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