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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      What are some alternatives to Amazon S3, Google Cloud 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
      It 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
      Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
      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, Google Cloud 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.

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      cloak.ly 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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      itzMe uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      Amazon / Google... Google / Amazon ... we decided to take the plunge and go for Google Cloud services as their services seem to be a bit more thought through and structured as they have not developed so organically.

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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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      Matt Welke uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      When creating proofs of concept or small personal projects that are hosted primarily in GCP, this is the object storage service I usually pair them with.

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      Flutter Health Inc. uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      We use Google Cloud Storage to store the images and other files that are added (uploaded) or generated in the Flutter application.

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      CommentBox.io uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      All comments, votes, and other actions live here as a highly-scalable, reliable, multi-region storage solution.

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      Cirrus Labs uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      Cirrus CI can store build artifacts in Google Cloud Storage

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