Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, intelligence and more over the Internet. As companies typically pay only for the services used, operating costs are lower, and infrastructure runs more efficiently. Cloud computing offers faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.
Nowadays, many companies offer a portion of their data centers’ processing power, which means that small business can get started far more quickly and inexpensively.
1. Rackspace Cloud
Rackspace offers a vast range of cloud services, including public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud. It is built on an open source system as it uses OpenStack.
- Public cloud option: It provides agile and simple access to the IT resources required, which considerably decreases the costs of data center management.
- Multi-tenant cloud option: For users who have heavy or unpredictable traffic, it provides ‘pay as you go’ scalability.
- Private cloud option: Private cloud provides dedicated servers for maximum security and greater control, which can be located on-site or at a service provider’s data center.
- Hybrid cloud option: It is a combination of private and public clouds.
You can register to Rackspace at no cost. Your subscription includes a technical account manager, security guidance, and free server monitoring.
2. IBM Cloud
IBM Cloud offers platform as a service, software as a service, and infrastructure as a service.
IBM Cloud provides complete infrastructure control, reducing the ‘noisy neighbor’ effect and considerably improving performance.
It also offers full server customization: You handpick everything that is included in the server, thus avoiding having to pay for features you don’t need.
3. Amazon Web Services
AWS, a cloud-based program for creating business solutions, provides on-demand cloud computing to individuals and organizations. It also provides customers with an extensive range of IaaS and PaaS services, such as Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), and Relational Database Service (RDS)
AWS is fully customizable; it offers extensive admin controls available through their secure Web client. Users have access to several key features, including encryption key creation and auditing.
4. Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure offers a vast array of solutions for all types of industries. Customers do not need to have physical servers on site or an onsite support team, which reduces the usual maintenance costs.
The Azure Migration Centre makes cloud transfers faster and easier and it is also compatible with Linux.
5. Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform lets users create business solutions using widely-known, Google-provided, modular web services. It provides many services including IaaS and PaaS solutions.
With Google Cloud’s multi-layered secure infrastructure, users don’t have to worry about cybersecurity: everything they create, code or store is protected.
Google Cloud has many tools to guarantee consistent execution and control, such as Compute Engine, App Engine, Container Engine, and Big Query. Google also offers a smooth migration to virtual machines with flexible pricing.
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