Amazon EBS vs. Google Cloud Storage vs. Rackspace Cloud Files

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Description

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 Google Cloud Storage?

Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.

What is Rackspace Cloud Files?

Cloud Files, powered by OpenStack®, 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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Cons

What are the cons of using Amazon EBS?
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What are the cons of using Google Cloud Storage?
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What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Files?
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Pricing

How much does Amazon EBS cost?
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How much does Google Cloud Storage cost?
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How much does Rackspace Cloud Files cost?
Rackspace Cloud Files Pricing

Companies

What companies use Amazon EBS?
172 companies on StackShare use Amazon EBS
What companies use Google Cloud Storage?
124 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud Storage
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Files?
10 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Files

Integrations

What tools integrate with Amazon EBS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EBS
What tools integrate with Google Cloud Storage?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Cloud Storage
What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Files?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Files

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

  • Amazon S3 - Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
  • Azure Storage - Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small
  • Minio - AWS S3 open source alternative written in Go
  • DigitalOcean Spaces - Scalable Object Storage on DigitalOcean

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