It's been now more than 4 month I've bought my Fujifilm X-T10 (and it's so cooool) and would like to put my photos on cloud and access them anywhere I want. I would like to store photos in raw JPEG format (4-10MB per photo) and thumbnails for preview.
As many people endorse this solution I have a preference for CloudFront. But the real question is "Who has the best pricing ?". It makes me come back to when I worked for Cloudscreener.com and had the job to compare them. Let's make it again !
What should I compare
The primary things are : The price, how much does it cost and Who is the cheaper ?
Pricing benchmark have several factors in cloud object storage:
- File storing: In GB per month
- Outgoing traffic: Can be measured in number of HTTP(s) requests per month, or GB transfered. In my case it will be traffic between this platform and CloudFront
- Ingoing traffic: The same
In a simple table
I haven't search a lot as except AWS & Google, most of cloud providers can't compete with this low prices.
|Storage (in $/GB)||Outgoing traffic (in $/GB)||Operations (in $/10000)|
|Amazon S3+CloudFront||0.030||0,085||0.004 + 0,012|
|Google Cloud Storage||0.026||0.120||0.100|
|Dropbox||Free (until 16GB)||Free||Free|
|OVH||0.010||0,010 (+0.02 CloudFront)||Free (+0.012 CloudFront)|
I took the issue with a developer's eye and searched who can store my files with the cheaper cost. Before make an ultimate choice I search a solution as a photograph and result: I choose Flickr. And I should list their advantages between them and classic object storages:
- Free until 1TB
- No inbound/outbound traffic charges
- No operations charges
- Free CDN
- Thumbnail system
- Social network about photography
- Integration with many devices types (iPhone, Android, Mac)
A photograph won't understand technical attributes and maybe won't want to pay for them. He/She probably won't know what are the benefits of thumbnails and CDN. But me as an IT professionnal, I see a cloud with "Free" everywhere and advanced features for large image files.