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Spaces capacity and price

Hi folks,

I’m actually using AWS and it’s not cheap, it cost around 250 $ each month for our usages.

Actually this is our usage and I was wondering if Space will handle it fine.

Data transfert per month : 3,000.00 GB Requests per month : 10,549,915.000 Data stored : 37 GB Objects count : 136 000


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Hello,

The base rate of a Spaces subscription is $5.00 per month and gives you the ability to create multiple Spaces.

The subscription includes 250 GiB of data storage (cumulative across all of your Spaces).

Additional storage beyond this allotment is $0.02 per GiB. If you cancel your subscription by destroying all your Spaces, your bill will be prorated hourly.

Regarding the bandwidth, the Spaces subscriptions include 1,024 GiB of outbound data transfer (from Spaces to the internet), which is shared between all Spaces. Additional outbound transfer is $0.01 per GiB.

You can find more information about the pricing here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/spaces/

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

I created a tool for myself to compare DOCN vs AWS for s3. For under 250GB, AWS is cheaper until you factor in access about 1TB a month, which you have.

It really depends on your storage / bandwidth, but here you can play with those assumptions: http://oracle.math.computer/s3

I plugged in your 37GB and 3TB transfer and since I think the requests don’t cost you anything extra, you’re looking at about $25/month for Spaces where AWS would charge $175-185. I assume the difference between this and the $250/month you’re seeing now is related to the number of requests. Results here:

Resluts

If you use a CDN in front of your bucket, those AWS request costs should go down, but that still leaves AWS charging you A LOT more than DOCN would for this mixture of traffic + storage.