Looking at the api's One thing that i find very interesting is the NFS/CIFS (samba) protocols that EMC support. With a vpn connection one coudl easily and securly connect to the cloud storage to access the files.

What worries me about Google and amazon they seem like they would get pricey rather quickly.


On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 4:28 AM, Tres Finocchiaro <tres.finocchiaro@gmail.com> wrote:
So I'm looking into a proper cloud storage for "collaborato" :) and I've come across a few options (please list any/all others).
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Amazon S3
  • EMC Atmos
Feel free to read the details below, but my initial analysis is to use Amazon since they offer a "Free Tier" which will cost nothing to startup and our bandwidth, storage and file operations will be capped per month.

From an API perspective, REST/SOAP seem to be defacto.  Google provides a JSON API although .NET, Java and Python seem to be standard implementations.  All APIs use similar terminology "DELETE/INSERT/LIST/ETC", and refer to data as "BUCKETS/OBJECTS/ETC" 

Here's the pricing details.  EMCs wasn't readily available.

Pricing:
  • Google
    Storage:  About $.02/GB/Mo (500GB would be $10)
    Bandwidth:
       DOWN:  ~$0.10 - $0.20/GB (Varies based on region) 
       UP:  FREE
    File Operations: $0.01 per 10,000/1,000 (operating depending)

  • Amazon
    Storage: About $.03/GB/Mo  (500GB would be $15)  First 5GB Free using "Free Tier"
    Bandwidth:
       DOWN: ~$0.10/GB First 15GB/Mo Free using "Free Tier"
       UP:  FREE
    File Operations:  $0.005 per 10,000/1,000 (operation depending) First 20,000/2,000 free using "Free Tier"
  • EMC
    (hides its pricing behind an inquiry screen)
APIs:
  • Google
       Java/JSON
  • Amazon
       REST/SOAP
  • EMC
       REST/SOAP
       Claims to also support NFS/CIFS
       
-Tres



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