Comparing Cloud Storage Options: Exoscale

Comparing Cloud Storage Options: Exoscale

Sarojini Devi Nagappan
28 May 2020

Exoscale is a well established IaaS provider in the European cloud. Its product offerings include high-performance cloud servers, object storage, virtual private cloud, and another few which allow you to spin your application quickly on the cloud. Exoscale allows you to configure instances across regions and manage team member’s access to your cloud infrastructure all from a simple interface. This cloud provider not only concentrates on a technicality but steps up to ensure the security of your infrastructure and data. Exoscale also ensures all projects are GDPR compliant and fully complies with local and global security frameworks. Besides this Exoscale guarantees excellent support service and 99,9% SLA. This blog specifically talks about object storage, a scalable and cost-effective storage service.

Exoscale Object Storage

Object Storage service by Exoscale allows you to manage data on the cloud using a simple web interface. All data is kept in Switzerland and replicated in at least 3 physical distinct copies for data integrity. Following are the key features of the Exoscale object storage service:

  • Work with any available S3 compliant tool to backup and access data without any hidden fees
  • Store any amounts of data and scale as your data grow with full reliability and high access speed
  • Since it is object storage and store data as objects, store any type of data at a fair pay per use plan
  • Direct access to data with low latency making it suitable for transactional data
  • The objects (data) can be tagged with detailed information called metadata. This gives easy retrieval of data via HTTP headers
  • Data can be stored in the preferred available zones in Europe
  • Manage permissions at an object level and bucket level with ACL (Access Control List)

Exoscale on Backup Ninja

One of the highlights of Exoscale storage works well with any S3 compliant tool to store and access data without much configuration. Here you will find the simple steps on how to configure Exoscale as a cloud provider on Backup Ninja to backup your database on the cloud in just a few clicks. Backup Ninja is a simple and secure database backup tool that allows you to backup your favorite open-source database in no time. All you need to do is, retrieve the access key and secret key from your Exoscale account to set it up as a cloud storage provider in Backup Ninja

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Step One

Select the Exoscale as the cloud provider

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Step Two

Select the backup region.

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Step Three

Enter the Exoscale cloud credential setting. The bucket name can be any name of your preference.

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Step Four

Give a name for your cloud storage configuration. This will be used when you schedule a backup.

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Step Five

The Exoscale cloud is configured on Backup Ninja.

Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Once you have successfully configured the cloud storage, you can now easily configure the backup schedule on Backup Ninja in just five steps.

Step One

Enter the details for the backup schedule.

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Step Two

Select the cloud credentials created earlier from the dropdown. The retention period has defaulted to 7 days, you may change it accordingly.

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Step Three

Enter the backup name in the given format.

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Step Four

Select the given option to state when the backup should be scheduled.

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Step Five

View the configured schedule on the dashboard.

Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja

Conclusion

Exoscale offers only a single storage service solution for now at an affordable price. It is definitely a go-to cloud hosting provider if you are looking for a straightforward suite of products to choose from to start your cloud deployment. Also it comes with a very straightforward pricing plan which can be tailored easily to fit your budget. In addition, with an Exoscale account, your data security is guaranteed and it also complies with the GDPR regulations.