One Step Closer to Ideal

Rackspace announced today that they are no longer charging per-request fees for access to their data on the Cloud Files service. This is good news for those of you who want to closely integrate an application with a cloud storage service. The leasing service in this space is Amazon’s S3 which has a rather convoluted pricing scheme that’s pretty hard to understand. I’m happy to see that Rackspace is helping to keep things simple. Now all you pay for when using Cloud Files is your used storage capacity and the bandwidth for the data transfer.

This announcement is on the heels of another recent announcement that the public web delivery of files from the Cloud Files service now uses the world’s leading content distribution network from Akamai. This means that if you are looking for somewhere to host an extensive media or video archive, Cloud Files is definitely worth your consideration.

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