Amazon S3 compared to OVH Object Storage

Amazon S3
OVH Object Storage


Storage Features of Amazon S3 compared to OVH Object Storage
Amazon S3FeaturesOVH Object Storage
Cloud based
GDPR Compliant
On premise
Open source
Versioned files
Cross Region Replication
S3 Compatible API
Portal, CLI, REST apiManagement interfacesPortal, REST api
Event hooks/pubsub
Best effort. Credits below 99.9%. That is 43 minutes of downtime allowed per month without having to issue creditsSLAOVH commits to an uptime of more than 99.9%, which means 43 minutes of allowed downtime on a monthly base
5 TBMaximum object filesize5TB, given files are uploaded in segments of 1 GB
A 0 byte file has 8 KB of chargeable overhead for metadata.Minimum object filesize
unlimitedRecommended max file count per bucketunlimited
unlimitedMax filesize for a bucketunlimited
500 - upgradable if you need it.Maximum amount of bucketsunlimited
Amazon has designed their very own PreSigned URL mechanism which is now used globally across providersAuthentication / ACL
S3 integrates seamlessly into Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, as well as other CDNsCDN integration
Peering & interconnect
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


Amazon S3

World’s biggest Cloud Storage Provider. Amazon, traditionally an online book store, has put a target on the cloud compute space when it shifted its focus to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006. E-Commerce competition was tough, but public cloud companies back then were scarce, and usability and user friendly products were a long way from being invented.

Amazon’s reign on cloud computing has left its mark in public cloud-land. Competitors have trouble keeping up, if they even get to a point of feature-parity at all. With Amazon’s S3 storage being one of the first, it has basically dictated a standard for the public cloud’s blob storage protocol.

Needless to say, Amazon invented the S3 (Simple Storage Service) standard.

OVH Object Storage

OVH has been around in the cloud hosting world for a very long time. In the 20 years they’ve been in the hosting industry, they have certainly earned their stripes.

OVH’s public cloud storage offering is quite literally a hosted version of Openstack Swift in the past, they’re putting more effort into creating a better value-add, with slick documentation and to-the-point FAQ.

A big advantage for European companies is that OVH’s Object Storage is completely GDPR compliant.

Clients of OVH’s storage product are not disclosed, making privacy sort of a feature.