A Comparison of Cloud Storage Pricing

Posted by on January 21, 2014

This page is updated regularly to reflect changes in cloud storage provider pricing. We will update the comments section to highlight the date of such changes.

Cloud providers announce pricing changes all the time, and it can be difficult to keep up. We’ve created this comparative price list of leading cloud storage providers in the US to help you navigate through these land mines.

For a more complete comparison of cloud storage pricing, download the Excel document we’ve created that more minutely compares each of the services, their associated fees and SLAs.

Storage Costs
($ per GB/month)
Transfer Out Fees
($ per GB)
Additional Notes/Fees
Amazon S3 Standard $0.030 $0.12  Additional fees for PUTs, GETs, etc.
Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy $0.024 $0.12  Additional fees for PUTs, GETs, etc.; Reduced data durability
Amazon S3 Glacier $0.01 $0.12 Additional fees for data restore, PUTs, GETs, early delete, etc.
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service (Standard) $0.15 $0.10  PUTs, GETs, etc. included
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service
(Remote Replication)
$0.20 $0.10  Geo-replicated, PUTs, GETs, etc. included
EVault LTS2
(Local Redundancy)
$0.015 $0.00*  Additional fees for reads/writes, early delete, etc.
EVault LTS2
(Geo-Redundancy)
$0.03 $0.07   Available later in 2014. Additional fees for reads/writes, early delete, etc.
Google Cloud Storage Standard $0.026 $0.12   Additional fees for PUTs, GETs, etc.
Google Durable Reduced Availability $0.020 $0.12  Additional fees for PUTs, GETs, etc.
HP Cloud Services $0.09 $0.12   Additional fees for PUTs, GETs, etc.
Microsoft Windows Azure
(Local Redundancy – “Block Blobs”)
$0.024** $0.12   Additional fees for technical support, PUTs, GETs, etc.
Microsoft Windows Azure (Geographically Redundant -
“Block Blobs”)
$0.048** $0.12  Additional fees for technical support, PUTs, GETs, etc.
Rackspace $0.10 $0.12    PUTs, GETs, etc. included
SoftLayer, an IBM company $0.10 $0.10    PUTs, GETs, etc. included

Organizations can use cloud storage to scale their storage area networks (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) with on-demand cloud capacity. Find out more by requesting a demonstration of CloudArray.

NB: Cloud storage pricing can change based on geography. Pricing included here is based on the most prevalent US-based list price published.

*Download spreadsheet for more details

**Microsoft pricing effective on May 1, 2014

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