When Amazon S3 caused Netflix to go down in December, it highlighted 2 major problems with using Amazon S3 for backup: it’s not an integrated backup solution and doesn’t provide disaster recovery functionality.
Since adding additional layers of software to get complete backup and disaster recovery from S3 storage increases the cost by 8x – eliminating any perceived cost advantage – justifying S3 for backup is a difficult case to make.
Here’s why Amazon S3 for backup is a recipe for disaster (without recovery):
1. Reliability ≠ Enterprise-grade
The nature of backup is such that even small companies need enterprise-grade reliability, because if your backup data isn’t available when you need it, then the value of that backup is essentially reduced to zero.
The DataProtect 3-in-1 backup and recovery solution has a 100% recovery reliability. No customer has been unable to recover a file – that’s enterprise-grade reliability.