OVH Object Storage compared to Azure Storage

OVH Object Storage
Azure Storage


Storage Features of OVH Object Storage compared to Azure Storage
OVH Object StorageFeaturesAzure Storage
Cloud based
GDPR Compliant
On premise
Open source
Versioned files
Cross Region Replication
S3 Compatible API
Portal, REST apiManagement interfacesPortal, CLI, REST api
Event hooks/pubsub
OVH commits to an uptime of more than 99.9%, which means 43 minutes of allowed downtime on a monthly baseSLABest effort. Credits below 99.9%. That is 43 minutes of downtime allowed per month without having to issue credits
5TB, given files are uploaded in segments of 1 GBMaximum object filesize~4.75 TB
Minimum object filesize

A 0 byte file has at least 4 bytes of chargeable overhead for metadata.

Formula: 4 bytes + Len (PartitionKey + RowKey) * 2 bytes + For-Each Property(8 bytes + Len(Property Name) * 2 bytes + Sizeof(.Net Property Type))

unlimitedRecommended max file count per bucketUnlimited, as long as you stay under 5PB across your account
unlimitedMax filesize for a bucket
unlimitedMaximum amount of bucketsunlimited
Authentication / ACLShared access signature allows authenticated access to objects
CDN integrationAzure Storage integrates with Azure’s as well as any other CDN directly
Peering & interconnectAzure Storage doesn’t have special interconnects published
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


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.

Azure Storage

Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Microsoft’s answer to their cloud competitor Amazon is finally here. Microsoft has a wide range of storage solutions, providing SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service ) and IaaS (infrastructure as a service). Azure supports a great variety of programming languages, tools, and frameworks, ranging from Microsoft-specific to Linux, or other third-party software and systems.

In the table below we’ll look at the Hot Access Tier, as this is the most commonly used storage tier for online usage.