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Google Storage (or Amazon S3) have multi-rack and even multi-room redundancy that the Backblaze setup does not at the quoted price. And that doesn't account for the costs of managing and administering those machines, nor replacing dead disks and machines when they do fail.

I expect that you'll generally find that Google or AWS more pricey than a DIY-setup, partly because of hidden costs and partly because they are actually trying to make money off of their services, even if the margins aren't outrageous.




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