Plotting the big cloud storage solutions' pricing options.
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- Hmm, I think you got the SkyDrive pricing wrong? Microsoft is quoting annual, not monthly, prices, so as long as you're actually keeping the storage for the long haul (not just a monthly spike), SkyDrive is a little cheaper than Google Drive at current prices.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/04/23/the-next-chapter-for-skydrive-personal-cloud-storage-for-windows-available-anywhere.aspxApr 25, 2012
- Apr 25, 2012
- i thought the same thing. here's the exact link with the Google Cloud Storage numbers you need: https://developers.google.com/storage/docs/pricingandterms#pricingApr 25, 2012
- Good catch, I thought their prices were monthly. I updated the graphs accordingly.Apr 25, 2012
- , There are several I left out. The developer storage is a good one and a fun comparison against Amazon S3. Amazon S3 though is more commonly used as the backend for a wide array of other startups' consumer interfaces though and thus is a more useful comparison.Apr 25, 2012
- Interestingly enough, Box.com has removed their pricing page (http://www.box.com/pricing)... fortunately it's been cached.Apr 25, 2012
- Greg, I don't follow. You are comparing consumer focused storage solutions (Drive, Dropbox, ...) with a high level developer API against planet scale storage ones such as Amazon S3 and leaving Google Cloud Storage out?
I wouldn't even put all of them in the same bag since their feature set and pricing model is drastically different - e.g:
Drive has a 10GB file size limit, Cloud Storage limit is in the order of TBs;
You don't pay for transfer in Drive/Dropbox. You do pay for data transfer when using S3 and Cloud Storage.Apr 25, 2012