About Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a cloud storage platform that allows businesses to conduct data storage, backup, archiving and retrieval operations on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Developers and IT teams can utilize the service to create data buckets and attach metadata and object tags for storage and replication purposes.

Administrators can utilize multipart upload functionality to pause and resume object upload and copy a single object in parts during network issues. It provides a variety of features including versioning, access control management, data transfer, multi-factor authentication, data replication and high-volume data analysis.


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832 Reviews of Amazon S3

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.69 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(631)

631

4 stars

(203)

203

3 stars

(21)

21

2 stars

(6)

6

1 stars

(1)

1

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March 2021

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Proinsias from Frans Digital and Photography Services

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Online Media

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

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

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.

Reasons for Choosing Amazon S3

Cost to be honest and quailty and reliability of service.

Reasons for Switching to Amazon S3

Cost of storing Photos on a web server and the page loading benifits at a greatly reduced cost

May 2019

Ridhi from Blush Hair and Makeup Design

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

A Simple Cloud Object Storage

Amazon S3 helps to setup the industry level infrastructure with no big investment and do not require the long term commitment as we can buy the storage space on hourly wages. The different storage classes help us to remain within the budget.

Pros

Amazon S3 is a simple cloud based object storage. The different storage classes are designed to manage the data as per the requirements of the objects. The Intelligent S3 Tiering upgrade or downgrade the storage class based on the access patterns of the object to enhance the availability and durability. The S3 cross region replication helps in replication of the S3 objects in other regions. The multi-factor authentication delete on S3 bucket is really a life saver feature to protect from accidental deletion of objects.

Cons

Amazon S3 is not as simple as its name, the objects locks and versioning features are amazing but not easy as the learning curves sharp. The Storage monitoring provides limited number of notifications under the free tier.

Reasons for Choosing Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is the industry leading solution by Amazon Web Services. It has solutions for all startup’s and large enterprise. The cost effectiveness is one of the reasons that I have selected the Amazon S3 over other.

September 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2021

A reliable cloud storage service

Pros

Amazon S3 was designed to be scalable according to the needs of organizations, providing flexibility for developers with the simple user interface. The document management is flexible and can be customized according to organizational policies. Particularly, the migration is simpler than anticipated because of S3 support and tools that are available. Additionally, the price is reasonable in comparison to other services.

Cons

Searching for files within a bucket is always a challenging and time-consuming task. Additionally, it needs to improve the overall reporting functionality, as it makes things confusing.

April 2019

Gary from OutterEdge Limited

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2019

Amazon S3

Overall, S3 is a great provider for storage solutions. You just need to watch the bills and see how you can keep them in check.

Pros

It is true that AWS is a juggernaut in the industry. This is the reason I used them as my primary offsite backup repository. Many popular applications like Backup Exec integrate very nicely with S3. There is tons of documentation out there for most applications on how to use S3 with their products. The free trials for the first year are nice too.

Cons

I kept noticing that my data pool was getting larger and larger due to the types of devices I was backing up. Amazon "micro" charges for everything and my bill started to grow exponentially. You are charged for data coming in, out, at rest, long term storage, not stored long enough, lists, etc. This started to become unwieldy. Their charges are not high but in my case they just grew too much so I had to switch solutions.

August 2021

marius alin from DOTWEBIM SRL

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

S3 Daily Evet Day

It's perfect from our point of view!

Pros

Is easy to set up on our websites and in our products. Has high speed and low latency when delivering files and images.

Cons

So far no cons. And hope not to find any!

Reasons for Choosing Amazon S3

easy integration with laravel the main framework we use in all the projects we have.