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I need to serve about 500 GB of static data. Which service is the best for me?

Posted January 12, 2018 1.6k views
Ubuntu 16.04 Block Storage Object Storage

I’m building a site that needs to serve about 500GB of static data from the get go, with about 5-10GB of static data added per month. The data are mostly photos. The data will not be modified after they are added to the database. Once it is added, it is added for good. I will be manually uploading the static data myself.

My users will be passive, viewing the static data in my database without uploading any significant data on their own.

From my current findings, I will need Compute for sure, along with a storage service. The question is, should I use Block Storage or Object Storage?

Thanks!

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by Brian Boucheron
Flexible and scalable data storage is a baseline requirement for most applications and services being developed today. With today's complex deployments, containers, and ephemeral infrastructure, the days of simply saving files to disk on a single server are gone. Cloud providers have developed services to fill the storage needs of modern application deployments, and they mostly fit into two categories: object storage, and block storage.
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