Rackspace Cloud Files vs RunAbove: What are the differences?
Developers describe Rackspace Cloud Files 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). On the other hand, RunAbove is detailed as "Extreme High-Performance Cloud Computing & Object Storage". We give you full access to the OpenStack API, which our compute (Nova) and storage (Swift) solutions are based on. This means no provider lock-in and easy automation of all your deployments. You can also manage your account and billing details via our RESTful API. You can choose between Horizon or OVH's easy-to-use web panel.
Rackspace Cloud Files and RunAbove can be categorized as "Cloud Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Rackspace Cloud Files are:
- 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
On the other hand, RunAbove provides the following key features:
- OpenStack Nova and Swift API
- Ready to use SDKs
- Easy to use Runabove API
"Akamai CDN" is the primary reason why developers consider Rackspace Cloud Files over the competitors, whereas "SSDs" was stated as the key factor in picking RunAbove.
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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.