Cloud Storage Prices

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Block Storage

Block storage units are disk volumes attached to virtual servers. Those volumes are accessed through the file system. They can be either SSD or HDD. Disk volumes can often be moved from one server to another and persist even without being attached to any server.


Provider Price / GB / month Restriction Description
AdvancedHosting
AdvancedHosting
$0.020 HDD Level 2
AdvancedHosting
AdvancedHosting
$0.100 SSD Level 2
Alibaba
Alibaba Cloud
$0.030 Standard SSD Pay as You Go Network Access Storage in US East "Ultra Disk" is $0.01/GB for Pay as you go in the US east region.
https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/nas/pricing
EC2
Amazon EC2
$0.045 Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) Volumes
https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing/
EC2
Amazon EC2
$0.100 gp2 is the default EBS volume type for Amazon EC2 instances (SSD).
https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/volume-types/
EC2
Amazon EC2
$0.080 General purpose SSD (gp3). IOPS and throughput are charged extra. AWS also offer cold HDD for $0.025/GB/month.
https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing/
Lightsail
Amazon Lightsail
$0.100 https://aws.amazon.com/lightsail/faq/#Lightsail_block_storage
Atlantic
Atlantic.Net
$0.079 50 GB Free to Use for One Year Designed for 100% availability, Secure Block Storage (SBS) is automatically replicated multiple times to protect your data from component failure
https://www.atlantic.net/cloud-hosting/block-storage/
BuyVM
BuyVM
$0.005 256GB minimum Called Block Storage Slabs. You must own a VPS (Slice) to have a "Slab". Slabs can be attached or moved to any Slice in the same datacenter. Often unavailable.
https://buyvm.net/block-storage-slabs/
DOcean
DigitalOcean
$0.100 Volumes are encrypted at rest, replicated multiple times and can be resized live.
https://www.digitalocean.com/products/block-storage/
Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
$0.080 1GiB min / 4TiB max gp1: General Purpose (3k IOPS max / 0.5GiB/sec max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
$0.100 10GiB min size / 4TiB max gp2: General Purpose (3 IOPS/GiB, 50k IOPS and 10 Million IO burst, 300 IOPS min / 3k IOPS max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
$0.180 10GiB min / 4TiB max gp3: General Purpose (6 IOPS/GiB, 100k IOPS and 20 Million IO burst, 600 IOPS min / 6k IOPS max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
GCE
Google Compute Engine
$0.170 SSD Provisioned space Called "Persistent Disk" at Google.
Also available in Standard form on HDD at $0.04/GB/month.

https://cloud.google.com/persistent-disk/
Hetzner
Hetzner
0.048€ ($0.049) 10GB minimum Billed hourly. SSD based.
https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
IDriveCompute
IDrive Compute
$0.100 https://www.idrivecompute.com/block-storage.htm
Kamatera
Kamatera
$0.050 The Cloud Block Storage engine is a fully redundant, enterprise-grade storage system. Storage pricing is calculated by the minute.
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/products.php?id=cloud_block_storage#prd2
Linode
Linode
$0.100 10GB minimum size Volumes are configured with built-in data replication. Linode Block Storage is powered by NVMe SSD drives.
https://www.linode.com/blockstorage
LunaNode
LunaNode
$0.030 HDD volumes. Also available: SSD volumes only in Toronto: $0.06/GB/month. LunaNode volumes can be used as boot devices and you will only be charged for the portion of the volume size that exceeds the storage space included with the VM.
https://www.lunanode.com/features/volumes
Azure
Microsoft Azure
$0.145 Prices decrease with disk size. LRS (locally redundant). Example price above for 64GB Premium SSD (P6). Called "Managed disks".
Throughput increases with disk size: 25MB/second for 32GB disk.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/managed-disks/
OVHcloud
OVHcloud
$0.090 Triple replication.
$0.09 is for High Speed Volumes (3000 IOPS). Also available as "Classic Volumes" at lower speeds for $0.045/GB/month.

https://us.ovhcloud.com/public-cloud/prices/
Scaleway
Scaleway
0.060€ ($0.061) SSD based. 3x replicated.
https://www.scaleway.com/en/block-storage/
UpCloud
UpCloud
$0.220 MaxIOPS storage.
https://upcloud.com/products/maxiops-storage/
UpCloud
UpCloud
$0.056 HDD storage.
https://upcloud.com/products/maxiops-storage/
Vultr
Vultr
$0.100 10GB minimum Each volume is replicated 3 times across a highly available cluster.
https://www.vultr.com/pricing/blockstorage/

Object Storage

Object storage is for storing files in the cloud. Object storage files can be accessed through an API made available by the provider. Snapshots are sometimes saved into Object Storage. Network bandwidth is normally charged on top of the storage costs.


Provider Price / GB / month Restriction Description
AdvancedHosting
AdvancedHosting
$0.025 Traffic is free. API is S3 compatible. Data is triple replicated
https://advancedhosting.com/en/cloud-storage/
Alibaba
Alibaba Cloud
$0.016 First 5GB free. Standard Storage. Infrequent and Archive storage option are also available for lower prices.
https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/oss/pricing
EC2
Amazon EC2
$0.023 Price for the first 50TB, slightly cheaper for monthly transfers over 50TB. S3 standard. AWS S3 also offers infrequent access and Glacier object storage for lower prices.
https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/
Aruba
Aruba Cloud
0.050€ ($0.051) 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Outgoing traffic is €0.05 per GB.
API is S3 compatible.

https://www.arubacloud.com/object-storage/pricing.aspx
Contabo
Contabo
0.010€ ($0.010) Minimum 250GB. Sold in 250GB slices (2.49€ / 250GB). S3-compatibility and built-in redundancy. No charges for data transfer and no long-term commitments.
https://contabo.com/en/object-storage/?utm_source=vpsbenchmarks&utm_medium=paidrehttps://contabo.com/en/object-storage
DOcean
DigitalOcean
$0.020 250GB minimum Object storage is called "Spaces" at DO.
$5 for 250GB/month that include 1TB of outbound transfer (CDN included)

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/spaces/
Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
$0.010 S3 and Swift compatible. Triple replication. No additional cost for bandwidth and traffic.
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#objectstorage
GCE
Google Compute Engine
$0.023 Standard Storage. First 5GB free. Object storage is called "Cloud Storage" at Google.
Nearline and Coldline storage are also available at lower prices and speeds. Data transfer and operation fees are extra.

https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing
IDriveCompute
IDrive Compute
$0.004 S3 compatible. First 10GB free. No charge for egress.
https://www.idrive.com/e2/
Linode
Linode
$0.020 250GB minimum S3 compatible. 1 TB outbound transfer included. Up to 50 Million Objects per Cluster.
https://www.linode.com/products/object-storage/
Azure
Microsoft Azure
$0.021 First 50TB, Hot, General purpose v2, LRS Called "Azure Storage Blobs".
Also available as Cool or Archive storage at lower prices.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/blobs/
OVHcloud
OVHcloud
$0.011 Based on OpenStack Swift technology.
Triple replication
Free incoming traffic
Outgoing traffic: $0.011/GB

https://us.ovhcloud.com/public-cloud/prices/
Scaleway
Scaleway
0.010€ ($0.010) First 75GB free. Traffic free up to 75GB then 0.01€/GB.
https://www.scaleway.com/en/object-storage/
UpCloud
UpCloud
$0.020 250GB minimum. Transfer cost included up to twice the size of paid storage.
https://upcloud.com/products/object-storage/
Vultr
Vultr
$0.020 250GB minimum Includes 1TB of bandwidth.
https://www.vultr.com/products/object-storage/#pricing

Backups

Backups allow storing copies of disk volumes. They can be used to restore a server state to a state at some other point in time. The concepts of Backups and Snapshots largely overlap. Some providers offer both features, some others only one of them. The main difference is that backups are often tied to a particular server and providers add scheduling functions on top of the backups so that users don't need to manually manage them.


Provider Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Aruba
Aruba Cloud
0.150€ ($0.153) 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Backups can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

https://www.arubacloud.com/cloud-backup/price-list.aspx
CloudingIo
Clouding.io
0.020€ ($0.020) Clouding.io lets you choose number of backups to retain and frequency of backups. You can then restore full servers from the backup of your choice.
https://clouding.io/kb/en-us/articles/360011156739
DOcean
DigitalOcean
$0.050 Prices vary depending on droplet monthly price. Prices vary depending on droplet size: backups are 20% of droplet total price. Therefore backup prices are considerably more expansive on General Purpose droplets.
When backups are enabled, DO will create a disk image of the droplet once per week and will keep it for 4 weeks.

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/backups/
Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
$0.010 Genesis Public Cloud has backups for $0.01/GiB/month and compresses, then stores, the backups onto object storage.
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#backups
Hetzner
Hetzner
0.025€ ($0.026) Around €0.025 for CS instances. Prices vary depending on instance size. 20% of instance price.
Backups are automatically scheduled. Up to 7 backups can be stored.

https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
IDriveCompute
IDrive Compute
$0.050 Backups can be scheduled daily or weekly.
https://www.idrivecompute.com/faq_instances.htm#5
1and1
IONOS
$0.120 A flat $5/month for 50GB backup is also available. Backups can be encrypted, scheduled and versioned.
https://www.ionos.com/cloud/cloud-backup?ac=OM.US.USt17K419101T7073a
Linode
Linode
$0.050 $0.05 for 2GB Linode. 25% of instance price in general. Prices vary depending on instance size: 25% of instance price. Backups are automatically scheduled.
https://www.linode.com/products/backups/
Togglebox
Togglebox
$0.070 Fully managed backups. Restores are instantaneous.
https://www.togglebox.com/cloud-calc/
UpCloud
UpCloud
$0.050 UpCloud Simple Backups are automatically scheduled with 3 options: 7 daily backups, 4 weekly backups, 12 monthly backups. Prices respectively 20%, 40% or 60% of VPS price in addition to $0.05/GB/month.
https://upcloud.com/products/backup/
Vultr
Vultr
$0.050 Prices vary depending on instance size Actual price is 20% of the instance.
Backups are automatically scheduled and the 2 most recent ones are preserved at all times.

https://www.vultr.com/docs/vps-automatic-backups

Snapshots

Snapshots are images of disk volumes. They can be created at any time from any volume and can be restored to other same size volumes or even used to create a brand new server based on a snapshot image.


Provider Price / GB / month Restriction Description
AdvancedHosting
AdvancedHosting
$0.030 The snapshot size is the size of the disk used space.
Alibaba
Alibaba Cloud
$0.018 First 5GB are free US-East price. Charges only for incremental size of the snapshot. Snapshots are stored in object storage (OSS).
https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/56159.htm
Lightsail
Amazon Lightsail
$0.050 https://aws.amazon.com/lightsail/faq/#Billing_and_account_management
Atlantic
Atlantic.Net
$0.050 First 50GB are free for one year Point-in-time copy of your Cloud Server's local storage.
CloudingIo
Clouding.io
0.020€ ($0.020) Entire server snapshots can be made in seconds at any point in time.
https://clouding.io/kb/en-us/articles/360010121480
DOcean
DigitalOcean
$0.050 Snapshots are created on users requests and are images of block storage disk volumes.
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/
GCE
Google Compute Engine
$0.023 GCE snapshots are incremental and stored in "Cloud Storage" (object storage)
https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/snapshots?hl=en
Hetzner
Hetzner
0.012€ ($0.012) These are manual backups and can be created at any time.
https://www.hetzner.com/cloud
LunaNode
LunaNode
$0.030 Snapshots are created on users requests and are images of block storage disk volumes. They can be used to clone VMs
https://www.lunanode.com/features/snapshots
OVHcloud
OVHcloud
$0.011 Goes to object storage.
https://us.ovhcloud.com/public-cloud/prices/
Vultr
Vultr
$0.050 https://www.vultr.com/news/Vultr-will-begin-charging-for-snapshot-storage-on-October-1/

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