Azure Storage vs Rackspace Cloud Files

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Azure Storage vs Rackspace Cloud Files: What are the differences?

What is Azure Storage? Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small. 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.

What is Rackspace Cloud Files? 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).

Azure Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files can be primarily classified as "Cloud Storage" tools.

Some of the features offered by Azure Storage are:

  • Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Files
  • Highly scalable
  • Durable & highly available

On the other hand, Rackspace Cloud Files provides the following key features:

  • 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

"All-in-one storage solution" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Storage over the competitors, whereas "Akamai CDN" was stated as the key factor in picking Rackspace Cloud Files.

Microsoft, Starbucks, and Yammer are some of the popular companies that use Azure Storage, whereas Rackspace Cloud Files is used by Accenture, Utrip, and RecordSetter. Azure Storage has a broader approval, being mentioned in 84 company stacks & 44 developers stacks; compared to Rackspace Cloud Files, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure Storage
Pros of Rackspace Cloud Files
  • 23
    All-in-one storage solution
  • 15
    Pay only for data used regardless of disk size
  • 9
    Shared drive mapping
  • 2
    Cost-effective
  • 2
    Cheapest hot and cloud storage
  • 5
    Akamai CDN
  • 5
    Inexpensive and pay-as-you-go
  • 4
    Simple file upload
  • 3
    Simple scaling
  • 2
    Any media type, any size
  • 2
    Huge time-saver
  • 1
    Easy deployment
  • 1
    Low learning curve
  • 1
    Beginner friendly
  • 1
    Great costumer support

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Cons of Azure Storage
Cons of Rackspace Cloud Files
  • 2
    Direct support is not provided by Azure storage
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    What is 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.

    What is 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).

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    What are some alternatives to Azure Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files?
    Azure Redis Cache
    It perfectly complements Azure database services such as Cosmos DB. It provides a cost-effective solution to scale read and write throughput of your data tier. Store and share database query results, session states, static contents, and more using a common cache-aside pattern.
    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
    Azure Cosmos DB
    Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
    OneDrive
    Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
    Dropbox
    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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