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Comparing Object Storage in the Public Cloud: AWS, Google and Microsoft

Published: 11 May 2018

ID: G00334806

Analyst(s): Matthew Brisse , Angelina Troy


Customers evaluating public cloud object storage often look at Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. This document provides technical professionals with an assessment of these services and with recommendations for deployment.

Table Of Contents



  • Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Google Cloud Storage
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses


  • Evaluate Services on Baseline Cost, Not Just Capacity Cost
  • Focus on Operational Criteria to Differentiate Services
  • Understand the Terms of Service and the SLA
  • Protect Data in the Cloud

The Details

  • How Is Baseline Cost Calculated?
  • Will Spectre and Meltdown Impact Object Storage in the Public Cloud?

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