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Alibaba Cloud vs. AWS: Service and Pricing Comparison

Alibaba Cloud may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of competitors to Amazon Web services (AWS). However, alongside cloud services like Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud is now trying hard to unseat AWS as the world’s leading cloud computing platform.

If you live outside of Asia and haven’t heard of Alibaba Cloud until recently, you’re not alone. Although Alibaba Cloud was founded in 2009, only a few years after AWS, it focused initially on the China market, then expanded slowly into neighbouring countries.

It was not until a major $1 billion investment in 2015 that Alibaba Cloud began operating globally. It opened its first data center in the United States the same year and arrived in Europe in 2016.

Today, it is clear that Alibaba Cloud intends to compete globally with AWS and other major cloud providers. That leaves many consumers wondering whether Alibaba Cloud computing can offer better value than AWS. This article explores that question by comparing the Alibaba Cloud computing, storage, API and other services with those of AWS. Continue reading

Getting Started with B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze and CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup v5.0 now supports B2 Cloud Storage v1.0 released by the Backblaze team. B2 Cloud Storage service offers its users unlimited storage for $0.005/GB per month with 10GB for free.

In this post we explain how to sign up for B2 Cloud Storage account, connect it with CloudBerry Backup and configure a backup plan. This guide covers the following:

  • How to sign up to B2 Cloud Storage
  • How to find your Account ID and Application Key
  • How to start using B2 Cloud Storage with CloudBerry Backup
  • How to setup B2 Cloud Storage as a destination bucket in the backup plan

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Amazon S3 Storage Classes Explained


Updated on 1/06/2017

For different usage scenarios, Amazon Web Services offers different classes of storage. This also allows to reduce the storage costs for data which are rarely used, and don’t require instant access. All the classes have a high level of reliability and support SSL data encryption during transmission, but differ by their cost. This article will tell you where and which class is recommended for use, and what is the difference between them.

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