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We choose Backblaze B2 because it makes more sense for storing static assets.

We admire Backblaze's customer service & transparency, plus, we trust them to maintain fair business practices - including not raising prices in the future.

Lower storage costs means we can keep more data for longer, and lower bandwidth means cache misses don't cost a ton.

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Gabriel Pa

We offer our customer HIPAA compliant storage. After analyzing the market, we decided to go with Google Storage. The Nodejs API is ok, still not ES6 and can be very confusing to use. For each new customer, we created a different bucket so they can have individual data and not have to worry about data loss. After 1000+ customers we started seeing many problems with the creation of new buckets, with saving or retrieving a new file. Many false positive: the Promise returned ok, but in reality, it failed.

That's why we switched to S3 that just works.

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of Google Cloud Storage
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    Easy to work with
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    Shared file hosting
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    'just works'
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    No brainer
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    Integration with external services
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    Good api
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    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
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    It just works
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    Accessible from all of my devices
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    Command Line client
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    Can even be used by your grandma
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    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
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    Mac app
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    Sync API
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    Beautiful UI
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    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
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    Extended version history
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    Delta synchronization
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    Cross platform app
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    YC Company
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    What a beautiful app
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    The more the merrier
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    So easy
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    For when client needs file without opening firewall
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    Easy/no setup
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    Easy to work with
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    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
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    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
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    Backups, local and cloud
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    Easy to use
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    The more the merrier
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    More praticlal and easy

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Cons of Google Cloud Storage
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    Personal vs company account is confusing
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    Replication kills CPU and battery
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    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Dropbox and Google Cloud Storage?
    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 SharePoint
    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
    OneDrive is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
    The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
    G Suite
    An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
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