Amazon EBS vs. Azure Storage vs. Rackspace Cloud Files

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What is Amazon EBS?

Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.

What is Azure Storage?

Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.

What is Rackspace Cloud Files?

Cloud Files, powered by OpenStackยฎ, 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).

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Why do developers choose Amazon EBS?
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Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Files?
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What are the cons of using Amazon EBS?
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What are the cons of using Azure Storage?
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What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Files?
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How much does Amazon EBS cost?
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How much does Azure Storage cost?
How much does Rackspace Cloud Files cost?
Rackspace Cloud Files Pricing
What companies use Amazon EBS?
209 companies on StackShare use Amazon EBS
What companies use Azure Storage?
101 companies on StackShare use Azure Storage
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Files?
14 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Files
What tools integrate with Amazon EBS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EBS
What tools integrate with Azure Storage?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Azure Storage
What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Files?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Files

What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS, Azure Storage, and Rackspace Cloud Files?

  • Amazon S3 - Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
  • Google Cloud Storage - Durable and highly available object storage service
  • Minio - AWS S3 open source alternative written in Go
  • DigitalOcean Spaces - Scalable Object Storage on DigitalOcean

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