Amazon S3 vs Azure Storage vs Rackspace Cloud Files

Amazon S3
Amazon S3

Azure Storage
Azure Storage

Rackspace Cloud Files
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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      What are some alternatives to Amazon S3, Azure Storage, and Rackspace Cloud Files?
      Amazon Glacier
      In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
      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.
      Amazon EC2
      Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
      Google Drive
      The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive. The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.
      Microsoft Azure
      Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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      Review ofRackspace Cloud FilesRackspace Cloud Files

      We use Rackspace Cloud Files to host static assets ( js/ css / some media ) and we're really liking it.

      tbh we use it because of the ability to serve files from Akamai CDN. You get the worlds best CDN server for a fraction of the cost.

      To conclude, it might not be as cheap as S3 , but if you care about files being served at the fastest way possible then Rackspace Cloud Files is the way to go.

      Review ofAmazon S3Amazon S3

      Insanely low prices, quite easy to use, and they're fast. Plus they provide great support. And they're integrated with other AWS services, like CloudFront.

      Seriously, this is the best service of it's kind out there.

      How developers use Amazon S3, Azure Storage, and Rackspace Cloud Files
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      CloudRepo uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      We store the software components that CloudRepo stores for its customers here for the following reasons:

      • Data is Encrypted at Rest
      • Data is stored across multiple physical locations
      • Pricing is competitive
      • Reliability is industry leading and our customers need to be able to access their data at all times list text here
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      Yelp uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      In October 2008 we moved to using scribe (now a custom branch), which has served us very well over the past 5+ years that we’ve been using it. We take the logs scribe aggregates and move them into Amazon S3 for storage, which makes using EMR on AWS seamless.

      Avatar of uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      S3 serves as zero-knowledge temporary storage. Files are encrypted in the browser before being uploaded in chunks to S3. When the target recipient downloads them the chunks are reassembled and decrypted in the browser. Files expire after a week and the encrypted chunks are permanently deleted from S3.

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      CloudRepo uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      Since we generate a static website for our website, AWS S3 provides hosting for us so that we don't have to run our own servers just to serve up static content.

      The pricing is great as you only pay for what you use.

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      Tana uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      This object storage is always evolving and getting harder to explain. We use it for 1) hosting every static websites, 2) datalake to store every transaction and 3) query with Athena / S3 Select.

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      Seen on Set uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.

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      Foundbite uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.

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      Dirk Eisenberg uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.

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      nextdocdev uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      Storage documents e historicals informations about the documents

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      Yonas B. uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      I used Azure's blob storage to store large unstructured data.

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      dnsimmons uses Rackspace Cloud FilesRackspace Cloud Files

      Cloud storage for projects.

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