How does Rackspace’s Cloud Files stack up against S3?

March 13, 2009 at 7:12 am 2 comments

We’re very interested in feedback on the newly launched Cloud Files services from Rackspace. The Rackers posted a very interesting blog entry that included performance analysis and cost comparisons that pits their service squarely against Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). If you are using the Cloud Files system, please post a comment and let us (and our readers) know what you think.

Shortly, we will be adding the Rackspace storage service to our directory (just gathering a little info for now)…


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  • 1. James Krunk  |  March 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    its important to remember that their service is still very new compared to Amazon and who have been providing excellent cloud storage solutions for a while now. Its appealing that Rackspace is being them, but I know that Servers is behind so I guess its just who can provide the best service at this point.

  • 2. Scott  |  July 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I just spoke with RackSpace (Mosso) support and they do replicate the data across multiple servers, but they are all in one data center, so if that data center is down, RackSpace is down. Amazon S3’s SLA says that they guarantee that your data is written to two *data centers* (they use the term “facility”) before a success message is returned and multiple “devices” within those data centers, and that their goal is that they could lose two facilities without losing access to your data (which means they write your data to at least one device in each of three data centers). This is a lot more secure and (potentially) a lot more available than RackSpace’s solution.


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