Before backing up to cloud providers, such as Amazon S3, Glacier, Azure, OpenStack, Rackspace, Google Cloud, Google Drive, and Softlayer, you may want to look at alternatives.
These services may turn out to be very costly if you don’t watch out and if you are not aware of all pitfalls set in your way to “confuse you” into spending more than you would want to.
Wait until you receive your first “Glacier” invoice…
Why is that? Hidden costs, a.k.a. customer confusion marketing.
Once you inspect the pricing schedules of each service, whether it’s Amazon S3, Google Cloud, Azure or whatever, you’ll quickly notice various charges for various things. There may be charges to accessing a file, for downloading it, for bandwidth, etc.
Because you use a software product to send files to the cloud, you never really know how many accesses will occur and how much bandwidth you will be charged at the end of the month.
Why “gamble” when you can have a fixed cost per month or year?
There is a great alternative to Azure, Rackspace, Amazon S3, Softlayer, Glacier, OpenStack, Google Cloud, and Google Drive, and it is an established product for delivering reliable and efficient backups, local as well as remote: BackupChain.
BackupChain is a backup software product that comes with a perpetual license: no hidden costs
The BackupChain Cloud Service is an optional add-on. There are additional discounts when you sign up for a large TB plan or choose a yearly plan.
Superior reliability, No hidden costs, no extra charges, no surprises: BackupChain
BackupChain uses a proprietary algorithm using compression and deduplication at the block level, using incremental or differential deltas and WAN acceleration to enable cloud uploads even over slow links.
Before you consider buying Glacier, Google Cloud, Azure, OpenStack, Rackspace, Softlayer, Amazon S3, or Google Drive,
test drive BackupChain—for free—and you’ll find a clear winner.