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[The Object Storages] What’s the Difference Between Amazon S3 and Wasabi

In this article, I’m going to introduce you to the differences between Wasabi (Hot cloud storage) and Amazon S3 (AWS’s object storage).

About the hot cloud storage ”Wasabi”

“Hot Cloud Storage Wasabi” is affordable, fast, and reliable cloud object storage for all storage purposes.

Wasabi's cloud object storage provides a reasonable price than other cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 Standard / Microsoft Azure Storage (RA-GRS) / Google Cloud Multi Regional.

Wasabi is designed to deliver superior data durability, integrity, and security, and provides 11x9 (99.999999999%) object durability and supports configurable immutable storage to protect against accidental deletion, malware, and viruses. Also, Wasabi is fully compatible with the AWS S3 API that works seamlessly with existing storage management applications such as backup and recovery tools.

Service comparison of Wasabi and Amazon S3



Amazon S3

Hot Cloud Storage (Single Universal Storage)


Price/Performance/Four different storage types with different recovery ability

Predictability of usage fees

Hard to predict fees because of complicated price plans

Basic storage fees


$0.023/GB/Month (Standard)

Flat rate

Reserved Capacity Storage(RCS)


Tiered pricing with a tiered schedule based on a monthly fee

Data transfer (outbound/egress) fee



​Data transfer (inbound/egress) fee



Additional tool fee


Charged per additional instance for specific operations such as PUT / COPY / GET / POST / LIST

Cross region transfer fee


Additional charges for transferring data between regions


Because Hot Cloud Storage's "Wasabi" is Amazon S3 compatible, it can be used as a data storage location for images, log files, etc. while using AWS configuration. Of course, it also can be used as a backup for data for on-premise servers (physical servers).

We also offer Wasabi implementation, billing, development, and operation services. Feel free to contact us for more information.

This blog post is translated from a blog post written by ohara on our Japanese website Beyond Co..


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