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Alternatives to Rackspace Cloud Files

Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon EBS, Azure Storage, and Minio are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Rackspace Cloud Files.
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What is Rackspace Cloud Files and what are its top alternatives?

Cloud Files, powered by OpenStack庐, provides an easy to use online storage for files and media which can be delivered globally at blazing speeds over Akamai's content delivery network (CDN).
Rackspace Cloud Files is a tool in the Cloud Storage category of a tech stack.

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John-Daniel Trask
John-Daniel Trask
Co-founder & CEO at Raygun | 19 upvotes 54.5K views
atRaygunRaygun
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2
nginx
nginx
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
#LoadBalancerReverseProxy
#CloudStorage
#WebServers
#CloudHosting

We chose AWS because, at the time, it was really the only cloud provider to choose from.

We tend to use their basic building blocks (EC2, ELB, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS) rather than vendor specific components like databases and queuing. We deliberately decided to do this to ensure we could provide multi-cloud support or potentially move to another cloud provider if the offering was better for our customers.

We鈥檝e utilized c3.large nodes for both the Node.js deployment and then for the .NET Core deployment. Both sit as backends behind an nginx instance and are managed using scaling groups in Amazon EC2 sitting behind a standard AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).

While we鈥檙e satisfied with AWS, we do review our decision each year and have looked at Azure and Google Cloud offerings.

#CloudHosting #WebServers #CloudStorage #LoadBalancerReverseProxy

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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail | 16 upvotes 269.3K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB
Ruby
Ruby
Node.js
Node.js
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
New Relic
New Relic
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Superset
Superset
Amazon Quicksight
Amazon Quicksight
Amazon Redshift
Amazon Redshift
Zapier
Zapier
Segment
Segment
Amazon CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront
Memcached
Memcached
Amazon ElastiCache
Amazon ElastiCache
Amazon RDS for Aurora
Amazon RDS for Aurora
MySQL
MySQL
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
Docker
Docker
Capistrano
Capistrano
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Rails API
Rails API
Rails
Rails
Algolia
Algolia

Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

Future improvements / technology decisions included:

Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

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Google Cloud Storage logo

Google Cloud Storage

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Durable and highly available object storage service
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Aliadoc Team
Aliadoc Team
at aliadoc.com | 5 upvotes 58.3K views
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Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Serverless
Serverless
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Google App Engine
Google App Engine
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Firebase
Firebase
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Create React App
Create React App
React
React
#Aliadoc

In #Aliadoc, we're exploring the crowdfunding option to get traction before launch. We are building a SaaS platform for website design customization.

For the Admin UI and website editor we use React and we're currently transitioning from a Create React App setup to a custom one because our needs have become more specific. We use CloudFlare as much as possible, it's a great service.

For routing dynamic resources and proxy tasks to feed websites to the editor we leverage CloudFlare Workers for improved responsiveness. We use Firebase for our hosting needs and user authentication while also using several Cloud Functions for Firebase to interact with other services along with Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage, but also the Real Time Database is on the radar for collaborative website editing.

We generally hate configuration but honestly because of the stage of our project we lack resources for doing heavy sysops work. So we are basically just relying on Serverless technologies as much as we can to do all server side processing.

Visual Studio Code definitively makes programming a much easier and enjoyable task, we just love it. We combine it with Bitbucket for our source code control needs.

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Amazon EBS

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Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances.
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DigitalOcean Spaces logo

DigitalOcean Spaces

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Scalable Object Storage on DigitalOcean
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iCloud logo

iCloud

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A cloud storage and cloud computing service
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    Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage logo

    Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

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    A Cloud Storage service
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      Rook logo

      Rook

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      Open source file, block and object storage for Kubernetes
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        DigitalOcean Block Storage logo

        DigitalOcean Block Storage

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        Attach highly available and scalable SSD-based Block Storage to your Droplet
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        Rackspace Cloud Files
        Storj logo

        Storj

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        A decentralized cloud storage platform where anyone can sell their extra hard drive space
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          RunAbove logo

          RunAbove

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          Extreme High-Performance Cloud Computing & Object Storage
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          Portworx logo

          Portworx

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          Manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler
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