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Advice on Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Minio

Hello! I have a mobile app with nearly 100k MAU, and I want to add a cloud file storage service to my app.

My app will allow users to store their image, video, and audio files and retrieve them to their device when necessary.

I have already decided to use PHP & Laravel as my backend, and I use Contabo VPS. Now, I need an object storage service for my app, and my options are:

  • Amazon S3 : It sounds to me like the best option but the most expensive. Closest to my users (MENA Region) for other services, I will have to go to Europe. Not sure how important this is?

  • DigitalOcean Spaces : Seems like my best option for price/service, but I am still not sure

  • Wasabi: the best price (6 USD/MONTH/TB) and free bandwidth, but I am not sure if it fits my needs as I want to allow my users to preview audio and video files. They don't recommend their service for streaming videos.

  • Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage: Good price but not sure about them.

  • There is also the self-hosted s3 compatible option, but I am not sure about that.

Any thoughts will be helpful. Also, if you think I should post in a different sub, please tell me.

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Hello Mohammad, I am using : Cloudways >> AWS >> Bahrain for last 2 years. This is best I consider out of my 10 year research on Laravel hosting.

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Michira Griffins
Software Developer at Codeshares Ltd · | 1 upvotes · 32.2K views

If pricing is the issue i'd suggest you use digital ocean, but if its not use amazon was digital oceans API is s3 compatible

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Decisions about Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Minio

Minio is a free and open source object storage system. It can be self-hosted and is S3 compatible. During the early stage it would save cost and allow us to move to a different object storage when we scale up. It is also fast and easy to set up. This is very useful during development since it can be run on localhost.

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Gabriel Pa

We offer our customer HIPAA compliant storage. After analyzing the market, we decided to go with Google Storage. The Nodejs API is ok, still not ES6 and can be very confusing to use. For each new customer, we created a different bucket so they can have individual data and not have to worry about data loss. After 1000+ customers we started seeing many problems with the creation of new buckets, with saving or retrieving a new file. Many false positive: the Promise returned ok, but in reality, it failed.

That's why we switched to S3 that just works.

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    Point-in-time snapshots
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    Data reliability
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    Configurable i/o performance
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    Reliable
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    Scalable
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    Cheap
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    Simple & easy
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    Many sdks
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    Logical
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    Easy Setup
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    1000+ POPs
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    REST API
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    Secure
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    Plug and play
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    Web UI for uploading files
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    Easy
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    GDPR ready
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    Flexible
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    Faster on response
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    Plug-gable
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    Easy to use
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    Easy integration with CloudFront
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    Store and Serve Resumes & Job Description PDF, Backups
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    S3 Compatible
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    Simple
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    Open Source
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    Encryption and Tamper-Proof
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    Pluggable Storage Backend
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    Scalable
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    Lambda Compute
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    Private Cloud Storage
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      Permissions take some time to get right
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      Takes time/work to organize buckets & folders properly
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      Requires a credit card
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      Complex to set up
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      Deletion of huge buckets is not possible

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    What is Amazon EBS?

    Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.

    What is Amazon S3?

    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web

    What is Minio?

    Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Minio?
    Amazon EFS
    Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files.
    Google Cloud Storage
    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.
    Azure Storage
    Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
    Rackspace Cloud Files
    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).
    iCloud
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    Reviews of Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Minio
    Review of
    Amazon S3

    Insanely low prices, quite easy to use, and they're fast. Plus they provide great support. And they're integrated with other AWS services, like CloudFront.

    Seriously, this is the best service of it's kind out there.

    How developers use Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Minio
    CloudRepo uses
    Amazon S3

    We store the software components that CloudRepo stores for its customers here for the following reasons:

    • Data is Encrypted at Rest
    • Data is stored across multiple physical locations
    • Pricing is competitive
    • Reliability is industry leading and our customers need to be able to access their data at all times list text here
    Yelp uses
    Amazon S3

    In October 2008 we moved to using scribe (now a custom branch), which has served us very well over the past 5+ years that we’ve been using it. We take the logs scribe aggregates and move them into Amazon S3 for storage, which makes using EMR on AWS seamless.

    cloak.ly uses
    Amazon S3

    S3 serves as zero-knowledge temporary storage. Files are encrypted in the browser before being uploaded in chunks to S3. When the target recipient downloads them the chunks are reassembled and decrypted in the browser. Files expire after a week and the encrypted chunks are permanently deleted from S3.

    CloudRepo uses
    Amazon S3

    Since we generate a static website for our website, AWS S3 provides hosting for us so that we don't have to run our own servers just to serve up static content.

    The pricing is great as you only pay for what you use.

    Tana uses
    Amazon S3

    This object storage is always evolving and getting harder to explain. We use it for 1) hosting every static websites, 2) datalake to store every transaction and 3) query with Athena / S3 Select.

    Opstax Ltd uses
    Amazon EBS

    Opstax uses EBS storage to store images, snapshots and to write any data we need to keep when an instance is no longer.

    nrise uses
    Amazon EBS

    대부분의 EC2 의 스토리지는 EBS 를 마운트해서 사용하고 있습니다. 특히 데이터베이스 서버들의 경우 주기적으로 스냅샷을 생성하여 손쉽게 백업 관리를 진행하고 있습니다.