Cloud Storage

Sometimes, you just want to store files in the cloud. This because you want your data to be available everywhere. Or you want a offsite backup. Or you want to share it with someone.

Anyway, you have to put it SOMEWHERE.
And preferable, somewhere secure, and not to expensive.

Now, you have the classic hosting providers. Providing you with an http/ftp capable webspace.But, as always, that’s a bit expensive…storage_azurestorage_googlestorage_amazon

When you start looking around, for backup, archive or file hosting services, you stumble upon the classic tools like dropbox, skydrive, backblaze, crashplan, …

But, in my case, that’s also not something I’m looking for.
I just want to mount a “cloud-drive” via a webservice, ftp or webdav. It can even has it own tool, as long as the actual files stay in the cloud…

So, into “the big three”: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage blobs… Pricing is on the right of this blogpost.

Still… They’re like 5-10€/month for 100GB… That’s 100€ per year.
With 100€ you can buy yourself a 1000GB hard disk, and put it on your desk and revproxy the thing?
Even with the electricity cost you’re not going to hit that 100€ limit…

Or buy a new hard drive each year, and put the old one somewhere safe! At a friend’s house, in your basement, you can even bury it in your garden ^^

I was considering getting an Azure subscription, now not any more 🙂

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3 reacties
  1. Phillip zei:

    100Gb on a SkyDrive costs you $50 😉
    But it’s indeed expensive considering you can get a simple NAS for $100 and put it at your parent’s home.

    • mendel129 zei:

      What would be extra cool, if we could mirror our disk to each other… Like, if we both install owncloud somewhere or something similar, hell, why not just ftp? I’ll give you 250GB of storage, and you’ll give me the same?

      • Phillip zei:

        Deal 😛
        I have zero control over the routers at home, so it’ll have to wait until I move into my apartment.

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