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 $0.020 HDD Level 2
AdvancedHosting $0.100 SSD Level 2
Alibaba Cloud $0.080 "Capacity" type Pay as You Go Network Access Storage in US East "Performance" type NAS is $0.30/GB for Pay as you go in the US east region.
Amazon EC2 $0.045 Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) Volumes
Amazon EC2 $0.080 General purpose SSD (gp3). AWS also offer cold HDD for $0.025/GB/month.
Amazon EC2 $0.100 gp2 is the default EBS volume type for Amazon EC2 instances (SSD).
Amazon Lightsail $0.100
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
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.
DigitalOcean $0.100 Volumes are encrypted at rest, replicated multiple times and can be resized live.
Genesis Public Cloud $0.080 1GiB min / 4TiB max gp1: General Purpose (3k IOPS max / 0.5GiB/sec max)
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)
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)
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.
Hetzner 0.040€ ($0.046) 10GB minimum Billed hourly. SSD based.
IDrive Compute $0.100
Kamatera $0.050 The Cloud Block Storage engine is a fully redundant, enterprise-grade storage system. Storage pricing is calculated by the minute.
Linode $0.100 10GB minimum size Replicated 3 times. Linode Block Storage is powered by a combination of large capacity HDDs and ultra-fast NVMe drives.
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.
Microsoft Azure $0.156 Prices decrease with disk size. LRS (locally redundant). Called "Managed disks".
Throughput increases with disk size: 25MB/second for 32GB disk.
OVHcloud $0.090 Triple replication.
$0.09 is for High Speed Volumes. Also available as "Classic Volumes" at lower speeds for $0.045/GB/month.
Scaleway 0.060€ ($0.070) SSD based. 3x replicated.
UpCloud $0.220 MaxIOPS storage.
UpCloud $0.056 HDD storage.
Vultr $0.100 10GB minimum Each volume is replicated 3 times across a highly available cluster.

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 $0.025 Traffic is free. API is S3 compatible. Data is triple replicated
Alibaba Cloud $0.018 First 5GB free. Standard Storage. Infrequent and Archive storage option are also available for lower prices.
Amazon EC2 $0.023 Price for the first 50TB, slightly lower for larger sizes. S3 standard. AWS S3 also offers infrequent access and Glacier object storage for lower prices.
Aruba Cloud 0.050€ ($0.058) 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Outgoing traffic is €0.05 per GB.
API is S3 compatible.
DigitalOcean $0.020 250GB minimum Object storage is called "Spaces" at DO.
$5 for 250GB/month that include 1TB of outbound transfer (CDN included)
Genesis Public Cloud $0.010 S3 and Swift compatible. Triple replication. No additional cost for bandwidth and traffic.
Google Compute Engine $0.020 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.
Linode $0.020 250GB minimum 1 TB outbound transfer included. Up to 50 Million Objects per Cluster.
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.
OVHcloud $0.011 Based on OpenStack Swift technology.
Triple replication
Free incoming traffic
Outgoing traffic: $0.011/GB
Scaleway 0.010€ ($0.012) First 75GB free. Traffic free up to 75GB then 0.01€/GB.
UpCloud $0.020 250GB minimum Transfer cost included up to twice the size of paid storage.
Vultr $0.020 250GB minimum Includes 1000GB of bandwidth.


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 Cloud 0.150€ ($0.174) 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Backups can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. 0.020€ ($0.023) lets you choose number of backups to retain and frequency of backups. You can then restore full servers from the backup of your choice.
DigitalOcean $0.050 Prices vary depending on droplet size. Prices vary depending on droplet size: backups are 20% of droplet total price.
When backups are enabled, DO will create a disk image of the droplet once per week and will keep it for 4 weeks.
Genesis Public Cloud $0.010 Genesis Public Cloud has backups for $0.01/GiB/month and compresses, then stores, the backups onto object storage.
Hetzner 0.025€ ($0.029) 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.
IDrive Compute $0.050 Backups can be scheduled daily or weekly.
IONOS by 1&1 $0.120 Price is lower for preset backup sizes Backups can be encrypted, scheduled and versioned.
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.
Togglebox $0.070 Fully managed backups. Restores are instantaneous.
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.
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.


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 $0.030 The snapshot size is the size of the disk used space.
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).
Amazon Lightsail $0.050
Atlantic.Net $0.050 First 50GB are free for one year Point-in-time copy of your Cloud Server's local storage. 0.020€ ($0.023) Entire server snapshots can be made in seconds at any point in time.
DigitalOcean $0.050 Snapshots are created on users requests and are images of block storage disk volumes.
Google Compute Engine $0.020 GCE snapshots are incremental and stored in "Cloud Storage" (object storage)
Hetzner 0.010€ ($0.012) These are manual backups and can be created at any time.
LunaNode $0.030 Snapshots are created on users requests and are images of block storage disk volumes. They can be used to clone VMs
OVHcloud $0.011 Goes to object storage.
Vultr $0.050


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