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What Is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is cloud object storage from Amazon Web Services that offers scalable storage for any type of data in the cloud. The service provides low-latency access through a simple web services interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. S3 offers industry-leading durability, availability, security, and performance.

Who Uses Amazon S3?

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it is an object storage solution that helps store data, manage access controls, track inventory, monitor storage, accelerate bulk data transfers, and more.

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Reviews of Amazon S3

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Proinsias
Proinsias
Owner Manager Digital Specialist in Ireland
Verified LinkedIn User
Online Media, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Difficult to setup, but when you do, you will be delighted

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I work on websites with many photographs and useing Amazon S3 has greatly imporoved my page loading speeds. Its has save me money as I do not have to pay extra for Web Service Space. Also Amazon S3 on its own is like a CDN or Content Delivery Network. On one of my projects, I am storing PDF files on S3.

Pros:

Great Value for money when it comes to Cloud Storage Great for Photographers to help boost there page speed loading and Google Ranking Reduces costs on te Web Host Server as Pictures, PDF Files and Video are not on the main server

Cons:

Difficult to setup and get all your credentials Can be cumbersome if you have a lot of photographs or files. You may need to invest in a plugin to automatically upload the content to S3 automatically.

Yurie Katri
Yurie Katri
DevOps Engineer in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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The heart of the cloud is no longer limited to discussion of storage

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: As storage, it is secure and economical, or it can handle processing that requires high performance, and detailed selection and configuration are possible. It is a basic and necessary function that forms the core of the cloud together with EC2. The price and performance change automatically according to the frequency of access, so content and variety can be chosen according to the user. S3's billing system is basically pay-as-you-go and control of the operation is straightforward. Considering the security, maintenance and start-up skills required, rather than owning an actual computer, it appears to be considerably cheaper.

Pros:

Secure feel with ultra-high durability. Convenient data entry through integration with various services. Really easy and convenient. Flexibility to activate Lambda based on S3 events (but there are problems). Flexible security configuration by configuring S3 and IAM. Flexible pricing depends on the frequency of use (although it is cheap to start with). Recently, I was very happy to be able to use it as a data storage location for AWS Transfer for FTP. Since the server less FTP host environment was created, the operation is very simple.

Cons:

The activation of the S3 event is not guaranteed. In exceptional cases, it may not trigger and you may have to write another Lambda for recovery. This is problematic.

Gordon
Head of Data in UK
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Amazon S3 - great product

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Amazon S3 is a really flexible product that easy to use, its really easy to share the files with others but mostly great for uploading data from S3 into Redshift

Cons:

The thing i dislike the most is the changes sometimes introduced means changing several processes.

Tonia
IT Administrator in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Amazon S3 review

3.0 11 months ago

Comments: Amazon S3 did exactly what I wanted it to do once I got past the setup obstacles. It is a bit difficult to navagate. Amazon does offer free training for their products which is a plus.

Pros:

With Amazon being such a large company, we can use multiple technologies with only one bill. Amazon is well known and does a good job at storing and retaining my data. Amazon has many more features than their competitors which is great if you know how to set them up and run them. Amazon S3 does offer free training for their products which is helpful.

Cons:

Amazon S3 platform is hard to navigate, I feel it is ment for an advanced user rather than someone who is trying out new technology. Amazon is a bit higher priced than many competitors.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

AWS S3: The Ultimate Storage Solution with file versioning, integration with multiple AWS services

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: I am happy with AWS s3 with handling large static data with one write and many read purpose, good experince with s3

Pros:

Its support multiple AWS services, we can easily integrate s3 with other aws services, we can add media images, videos, zip files, log files in s3 and access anywhere in internet with permission. we can also use s3 for storing and hosting static website and low cost. offering different storage classes for cost optimization and uses.

Cons:

1. Permission Handling 2. Access data anywhere in internet 3. Support CDN 4. Integration with multiple AWS services 5. storing archive data files 6. versioning control 7. transfering speed

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