Amazon S3 vs. Azure Storage vs. Rackspace Cloud Files

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What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web

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 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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Why do developers choose Amazon S3?
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Why do developers choose Azure Storage?
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Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Files?
Why do you like Rackspace Cloud Files?


What are the cons of using Amazon S3?
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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 S3 cost?
Amazon S3 Pricing
How much does Azure Storage cost?
How much does Rackspace Cloud Files cost?
Rackspace Cloud Files Pricing


What companies use Amazon S3?
3588 companies on StackShare use Amazon S3
What companies use Azure Storage?
97 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 S3?
84 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon S3
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 S3, Azure Storage, and Rackspace Cloud Files?

  • Amazon EBS - Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances.
  • 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

See all alternatives to Amazon S3

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