Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud 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 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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Why do developers choose Amazon S3?
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Why do developers choose Google Cloud Storage?
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Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Files?
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What are the cons of using Amazon S3?
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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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How much does Amazon S3 cost?
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How much does Google Cloud Storage cost?
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How much does Rackspace Cloud Files cost?
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What companies use Amazon S3?
3694 companies on StackShare use Amazon S3
What companies use Google Cloud Storage?
193 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud Storage
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Files?
14 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Files


What tools integrate with Amazon S3?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon S3
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 S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Rackspace Cloud Files?

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

See all alternatives to Amazon S3

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