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How Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage Pricing Compares with the Economics of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
Wasabi is fundamentally transforming cloud storage with the industry’s most affordable and highest-performing storage solution.
Based in Boston, MA, Wasabi is no ordinary startup. Our founders are David Friend and Jeff Flowers, the founders of Carbonite, recognized pioneers in cloud storage. Our mantra is open standards, an end to vendor lock-in, and a new benchmark for price, performance, and protection for all the world’s data.
At Wasabi, we believe in keeping storage simple. Unlike legacy cloud storage services from Amazon, Microsoft and Google, which all have confusing storage tiers and complex pricing schemes, we provide a single product, with predict-able and straightforward pricing that satisfies nearly all cloud storage requirements.
Wasabi hot cloud storage costs a flat $.0059 per GB/month ($5.99 per TB/month). That’s it. Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) we don’t impose extra fees for transferring data out of Wasabi (no egress fees). And we don’t charge extra for API requests.
First-generation cloud storage providers offer confusing tiered storage services. Each storage tier is intended for a specific type of data, and has distinct performance characteristics, SLAs and pricing plans (with complex fee structures).
While each vendor’s portfolio is slightly different, these tiered services are generally optimized for three distinct classes of data.
Active Data – Live data that is readily accessible by the operating system, an application or users. Active data is frequently accessed and has stringent read/write performance requirements.
Active Archive – Occasionally accessed data that is available instantly online (not restored and rehydrated from an offline or remote source). Examples include backup data for rapid disaster recovery or large video files that might be accessed from time-to-time on short notice.
Inactive Archive – Infrequently accessed data. Examples include data maintained
long-term for regulatory compliance. Historically, inactive data is archived to tape and stored offsite.
Wasabi hot cloud storage is extremely affordable, fast and reliable cloud object storage—for any purpose. The best of both worlds, Wasabi’s universal storage service is significantly less expensive and markedly faster than “frequent-access storage” services like Amazon S3 Standard, Microsoft Azure Hot and Google Cloud Multi Regional.
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A universal, one size fits all cloud storage service that eliminates confusing storage service tiers and satisfies nearly all storage performance requirements. Hot cloud storage is significantly faster than traditional frequent-access storage services.
Engineered for extreme data durability, integrity and security, Wasabi provides eleven 9s (99.999999999%) of object durability and supports configurable immutability to protect against accidental deletions, malware and viruses. The Wasabi service is fully compatible with the AWS S3 API so it works seamlessly with existing storage management applications like backup and recovery tools.
Wasabi’s mission is to make cloud storage a simple, open-standard commodity and utility, just like electricity. To that end we offer a single product that is easy to understand, easy to order and cost-effective to scale. With Wasabi there are no confusing storage tiers to decipher and no complicated fee structures to decode.
Wasabi hot cloud storage costs a flat $.0059/GB/month. Compare that to $.023/GB/month for S3 Standard, $.046/GB/month for Azure RA-GRS Hot and $.026/GB/month for Google Multi-Regional.
Unlike Amazon, Google and Azure there are no charges for egress or for API requests.
Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object store service from AWS. Amazon offers four different storage tiers, each with distinct performance and resiliency characteristics and pricing schedules:
Amazon’s pricing model includes separate usage-based data storage, request and transfer fees, which vary from region to region. Unlike Wasabi, Amazon’s monthly fee structure is complex and involves a number of variables (many of which are often difficult to predict).
Amazon monthly storage fees are based on:
Amazon charges separately for:
The table below compares Wasabi’s hot cloud storage service with Amazon’s various cloud storage offerings.
Microsoft offers a cloud-based object store service called Azure Blob storage that is available in four different classes, each with distinct performance and resiliency characteristics and pricing schedules:
Azure Blob storage pricing model includes separate usage-based data storage, transfer and operations fees plus additional early deletion fees for the Archive tier). Unlike Wasabi, Microsoft’s monthly fee structure is complex and involves a number of variables (many of which are often difficult to predict).
Azure Blob monthly storage fees are based on volume, storage tier, redundancy and region:
Microsoft charges additional outbound data transfer fees for transferring data from Azure data centers to the internet (and for replicating data to another region).
Microsoft charges additional fees for HTTP operations, reads and writes. Fees vary based on storage tier, redundancy level and region. Fees include:
The table below compares Wasabi’s hot cloud storage service with Azure Blob storage.
Google Cloud Platform offers a cloud-based object store service, available in four different classes, each with distinct performance and resiliency characteristics and pricing schedules:
Google’s pricing model includes usage-based data storage, network and operations fees plus additional data retrieval and early deletion fees (for Nearline and Coldline). Unlike Wasabi, Google’s monthly fee structure is complex and involves a number of variables (many of which are often difficult to predict).
Google’s monthly storage fees are based on:
Separate tiered pricing fees, which vary by region, and are assessed when transferring data out of Google Cloud storage (egress fees) or when performing bucket-to-bucket transfers across regions.
Separate transaction fees, which vary per tier and operation, for accessing cloud storage (PUT, GET, POST, etc.).
Separate transactional fees for retrieving data from storage and for separate penalty fees for retrieving data from storage in advance of the minimum storage duration.
The table below compares Wasabi’s hot cloud storage service with Google’s various cloud storage offerings.
At Wasabi, we don’t believe in the need for multiple, complex storage tiers. By its own definition, we’ve created hot cloud storage as a way to remove storage complexity and cost, with one product that satisfies nearly all cloud storage performance requirements. The best of both worlds, Wasabi hot cloud storage is significantly less expensive than traditional cold storage services and significantly faster than traditional frequent-access storage services.
Say goodbye to legacy cloud storage services with confusing storage tiers and complicated pricing schemes. Slash costs, boost performance and eliminate complexity with Wasabi hot cloud storage.
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