Google Cloud Storage vs Rackspace Cloud Files: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Cloud Storage as "Durable and highly available object storage service". 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. On the other hand, Rackspace Cloud Files is detailed as "Store it on Cloud Files, serve it fast on Akamai's CDN". 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).
Google Cloud Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files can be primarily classified as "Cloud Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google Cloud Storage are:
- High Capacity and Scalability
- Strong Data Consistency
- Google Developers Console Projects
On the other hand, Rackspace Cloud Files provides the following key features:
- Pay as you grow pricing starting at 10¢/GB/Mo.
- Akamai CDN delivery of your content starting at 12¢/GB
- Use as much or as little storage as you want
"Scalable" is the top reason why over 22 developers like Google Cloud Storage, while over 4 developers mention "Akamai CDN" as the leading cause for choosing Rackspace Cloud Files.
Accenture, Evernote, and Teleport are some of the popular companies that use Google Cloud Storage, whereas Rackspace Cloud Files is used by Accenture, Utrip, and RecordSetter. Google Cloud Storage has a broader approval, being mentioned in 183 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Rackspace Cloud Files, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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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.
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.
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.
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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