Amazon S3 vs Rackspace Cloud Files comparison

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We performed a comparison between Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing."
  • "The cost of storage is cheap. However, the cost to have a better interface can get expensive. We are using Athena for this purpose and if we did some heavy queries the cost will start adding up. When the Athena query is running, it will scan the bucket and they charge for how many GBs we are going to scan. The function of scanning has a lot of costs attached to it, this is a negative point."
  • "The price of the Amazon S3 is reasonable. There are not any licensing costs, they have a pay-as-you-use model."
  • "The price of the Amazon S3 is low. The license model is based on what you use."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 depends on various variables. However, the price overall is fair."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 could be less expensive."
  • "The license of Amazon S3 is based on volume, capacity, and time. The overall price of the solution could improve. The support has to be added if you want it at an additional cost."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 is competitive with other solutions."
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    Top Answer:Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.
    Top Answer:The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
    Top Answer:The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want… more »
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    Also Known As
    S3, Simple Storage Service
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    Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

    Cloud Files provides online object storage for files and media, delivering them globally at blazing speeds over a worldwide content delivery network (CDN). You can store as many files as you want—even very large files.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company38%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    November 2022
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    Amazon S3 is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 28 reviews while Rackspace Cloud Files is ranked 23rd in Public Cloud Storage Services. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while Rackspace Cloud Files is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Secure, scalable, and easy to manage and understand". On the other hand, Amazon S3 is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Wasabi, whereas Rackspace Cloud Files is most compared with .

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