A Developer Friendly Alternative to Amazon S3 Storage

amazon_s3 | | API / Platform

Amazon Web Services may be the biggest player in infrastructure and application services in the cloud, but Amazon S3 it’s not always the most effective developer and storage solution. S3 is built on a simple get/put interface; letting the user upload their files, but without any sort of file and user management. With SmartFile for Developers, users can go beyond basic file storage and use the a variety of tools to integrate better file storage and management into applications.

These tools, or endpoints, along with other development features, allow the user to manage and integrate their files with their application. SmartFile for Developers offers the same basic operations as S3 such as, move, rename, copy, remove (delete), import, and compress, but it offers more detailed operations. The user is able to set permissions for individual users , create user preferences, and sync. Within the portal, the developer can also access the activity of the files and test connectivity all with live documentation.

SmartFile for Developers gives access to a RESTful API with client SDKs available for Python, Java, PHP, and C#. Ruby and JavaScript will be coming very soon.  These SDKs are all hosted on GitHub and are open source for the developer community to expand and build on.

This is just part of what sets SmartFile for Developers apart from Amazon S3. This unique platform built on our own proprietary infrastructure gives developers a toolset to help build a better application or integration faster than ever before. You aren’t just building faster, you’re building smarter.

Our FREE beta offer bests S3 as well: 100GB of file storage, unlimited transfer, unlimited API requests, and much more. Sign up for your SmartFile for Developer account and see what you can create!

Are you a developer who needs an API based file storage system?

  SmartFile Developer Amazon S3 Rackspace
API Endpoints 38 5 14
Free Tier Storage 100 GB 5 GB None
Free Tier Transfer 200 GB 15 GB None
Free Tier API Requests Unlimited 20,000 None
Web Interface Yes No Yes
Live Documentation Yes No No
File Size Limit None 5 TB 5 GB
Inherit FTP Access Yes No No

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2 thoughts on “A Developer Friendly Alternative to Amazon S3 Storage

    1. Kevin O'Keefe

      No plans for Ruby as of now, the demand just isn’t there (yet). Once we have more requests for a Ruby client, it will get developed and released. Sorry to disappoint!

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