Besides data volume charge, using cloud storage you pay for data transfer and operation requests. In this post, we will consider these fees for the most popular cloud storage systems: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Continue reading →
We continue discovering cloud storage services. Recently you have read about Microsoft OneDrive and Azure services, so today we will explore three most popular cloud drive products and intercompare them.
What is Microsoft OneDrive
Being a built-in feature of the latest Windows systems, OneDrive does not require anything else to install. Its client app starts synchronizing as soon as the user is authenticated with their Microsoft account. The product is deeply integrated with MS Office suite and it simplifies saving of documents directly to the cloud. Continue reading →
Since Windows-based solutions are so popular all over the globe, Microsoft is naturally interested in providing its users with native cloud storage tools for their data. You must have already heard about two of them: OneDrive and Azure Storage. In this article we will explore their differences and try to find out which one is better. Continue reading →
Cloud database platforms are considered to be a worthy representative of cloud services. No patching, hardware troubles or other maintenance efforts, easy integration and scaling up to the natural growth and customers' demands, high availability and security – all these make the cloud database market growing. Today we are going to have a look at the database platform, which Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers, and find out how to apply it in business and production. Continue reading →
Amazon Glacier is a cloud service dedicated for storing archived data which is not likely to be retrieved often. In other words, it is designed for infrequently accessed data. Glacier has high latency of data retrieval but offers low pricing and high safety for stored archives. In this article we are going to explain Glacier’s data uploading nuances.
While having a timely created backup is essential, the ease and speed of its retrieval is also a major concern. This task often requires special tools, especially when the backup data are stored on a geographically distant server which takes a long time to answer the requests. We are going to describe some Amazon features that would help. Continue reading →
If you look for a cloud VM infrastructure, there are 3 biggest cloud systems available: Amazon Elastic Cloud 2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft AzureVirtual Machines. Since it’s still hard to choose the right one, we are going to explain key differences to make the choice easier. Continue reading →
Services behind Amazon Web Services are almost countless. We have already explained the difference between Amazon Glacier, Standard I/A and RRS classes of Amazon S3 cloud storage. Today we’re going to compare Amazon S3 with Amazon Cloud Drive — standalone storage service designed by AWS.
While considered a standalone service by many users, Amazon Cloud Drive uses one and the same infrastructure as Amazon S3 as a backend. But even this fact doesn’t mean it has the same possibilities. Users pay more, but get less functional. Let’s examine both storage services from the point of backup. Continue reading →
Cloud users typically choose a multi-vendor approach for their data backup and storage tasks. Using different solutions leads to more flexibility and often allows to cut overall expenditures. Azure, AWS and Google are among world's top providers of cloud storage services, so it is important to know about their differences in order to choose a right vendor for each particular need. Continue reading →
Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence the Amazon has regularly announced price cuts for Simple Storage Services. Its main competitors — Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure are running face to face and also systematically decrease cloud storage costs to undercut Amazon pricing.
CloudBerry Lab develops a number of software solutions for managing cloud data and for cloud backup. Our products support more than 15 cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage. To help our customers better navigate on constantly changing cloud storage market we decided to prepare a short article comparing Microsoft Azure, Google Storage and Amazon S3 prices. Continue reading →