Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles

Part of our Feet on The Ground: A Practical Approach to The Cloud series, these profiles break down the offerings of third party cloud storage providers from a preservation point of view. Assessment points include Data Management, Reporting/Metadata, Redundancy, Accessibility, Security, End of Service, and adherence to the NDSA’s Levels of Preservation

Current offerings include:

Overview Documents

Nine Things to Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage

Key to Reading Profiles

NDSA Profile Comparison


• Amazon Glacier (PDF, 2014)

• Amazon S3 (PDF, 2015)

• Chronopolis (PDF, 2014)

• Dternity (formerly Permivault) (PDF, 2014)

• DuraCloud (PDF, 2014)

• Oracle Archive (PDF, 2017)

• Oracle Standard (PDF, 2017)

• Preservica (PDF, 2014)

• Rackspace Cloud Files (PDF, 2015)

Profiles will continue to be added and will be updated as the market and services change.