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KT

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • Database

KT's cloud offering (ucloud service) includes CloudStack based compute, Openstack Swift based object storage, KT CDN and other cloud capabilities based from KT's data centers in South Korea.

Cloudant

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  • Database

Cloudant offers fully managed and hosted CouchDB hostings. To do so, they have forked the open source CouchDB project and created BigCouch, which while backwords compatible with CouchDB requests, supports more advanced clustering capabilities.

Heroku

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  • Platform (PaaS)

Heroku is a platform for deploying Ruby/Rails applications that launched in 2007. It runs on top of Amazon's EC2, but this is fully abstracted from users. Heroku offers both shared and dedicated deployment options and very flexible usage-based pricing.

AppHarbor

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  • Platform (PaaS)

AppHarbor markets itself as "Azure done right". They support .NET deployments using a simple GIT push.

AgileCLOUD

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

AgileCLOUD offer cloud virtual and bare metal compute and object storage from their New York, Dallas, Santa Clara, Amsterdam and Singapore data centers.

AppFog

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  • Platform (PaaS)

AppFog provides a simple PaaS for Java, Python, Node, .Net, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, Mongo, PostgreSQL, and more. The AppFog PaaS also supports multi-cloud deployment options including AWS (multiple regions), HP and Rackspace Cloud.

Lunacloud

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage

Lunacloud is an European pure-play cloud services provider focusing on delivering reliable, elastic and low cost cloud infrastructure services (IaaS), on which you can run your operating systems and applications or store your data.

AT&T Synaptic

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  • Servers
  • Storage

AT&T's Synaptic cloud service advertises both compute and storage services with on-demand pricing and self service or API provisioning.

OpSource Cloud

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage

OpSource is a VMware-based cloud provider. They offer cloud servers and storage with on-demand pricing. Their web management UI is intuitive and they also offer an API.

Microsoft Azure

4 out of 5 stars( 1 review ) Rate this Cloud
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • Platform (PaaS)
  • Database
  • Messaging

Microsoft is a late arrival to the cloud market, but is now dedicating significant resources to their Azure cloud services. Azure offers a .NET Platform, Storage, CDN, SQL Server Database and Messaging services, all available with on-demand pricing.

Nirvanix

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  • Storage

Nirvanix offers a "Storage Delivery Network", basically a hybrid of cloud storage and content delivery network. Users can configure their account to use 1, 2 or 3 geographically distributed storage nodes.

Google

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Storage
  • Platform (PaaS)

Google offers an assortment of cloud services including the AppEngine Platform and the Google Storage service. Google is very innovative and aggressive in this market and offers generous free usage allocations for these services and paid upgrade options.

Ninefold

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Platform (PaaS)
  • Database
  • DNS

Ninefold is a PaaS and IaaS cloud provider with services in the US and Asia-Pacific. Ninefold’s platform supports Ruby on Rails and Postgres. Ninefold’s infrastructure provides Linux and Windows servers. DNS controls are also available.

Box.net

4 out of 5 stars( 1 review ) Rate this Cloud
  • Storage

Box.net provides an easy to use cloud-based file sharing service. This service includes integrated collaboration and security controls. If you are looking for a storage provider with simple web-based management capabilities, Box.net is a good choice.

Salesforce.com

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  • Platform (PaaS)
  • Database

Salesforce offers cloud services: Force.com lets users define and manage databases, forms, etc. using a browser GUI. Database.com is a cloud based relational database - basically Force.com without a GUI and more flexible and affordable API usage options.

GoGrid

4.5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
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  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

GoGrid is an infrastructure-as-a-service provider specializing in Public and Private cloud solutions. Services include cloud & dedicated servers, load balancing, cloud storage, firewall, CDN, public & private networks all managed via a web portal or API.

WebAppCabaret

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Windows Servers
  • Platform (PaaS)

WebAppCabaret is a Load Balanced platform for deploying JAVA, GRAILS, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Python/Django, and CFML applications. It runs on top infrastructures of GoGrid, Softlayer, and others. Users are able to simply drag-and-drop applications to the Cloud.

BareMetalCloud

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage

BareMetalCloud is one of very few IaaS providers offering "bare-metal" cloud servers. These servers are deployed onto physical servers using real-time disk re-imaging.

Zetta

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  • Storage

Zetta's enterprise cloud storage service supports many different access methods including HTTP, NFS, FTP, sFTP, rsync and WebDAV. Storage is protected and secured using Raid6 N+3 encoding. Zetta charges monthly based on a predefined storage commitment.

Rackspace Cloud

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • DNS

Rackspace has been providing managed dedicated hosting since 1998. The Rackspace Cloud was launched in 2009 after Rackspace acquired VPS provider Slicehost. Their cloud services currently includes servers, storage and Limelight CDN.

SoftLayer

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

SoftLayer got its start with managed dedicated hosting in 2006. They own and operate 3 data centers in Texas, Seattle and DC. SoftLayer began offering cloud services in 2009 including Servers, Storage and Internap's CDN service.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

3 out of 5 stars( 5 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • Database
  • Messaging
  • DNS

AWS is the guerilla in the room in terms of cloud computing. It was initially created to enable better management of their own infrastructure. AWS offers Servers (EC2), Storage (S3), CDN (CloudFront), Databases (SimpleDB & RDS) and many advanced features.

dotcloud

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  • Platform (PaaS)

Dotcloud provides many pre-assembled technology stacks deployed to EC2 including Rails, PHP, PostgreSQL, node.js, Cassandra and many more. The dotcloud CLI allows users to deploy and manage stacks without worrying about complex configurations.

Internap

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  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Internap provides a variety of IT services including CDN, cloud storage, co-location and managed hosting.

Stackable

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  • Platform (PaaS)

Stackable provides pre-built web stacks for PHP, django, MySQL and VPS's. Stackable takes care of many of the administrative tasks involved with setting up, configuring and managing web stacks. You simply upload your application files and everything works

Cloudways

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  • Platform (PaaS)

Cloudways Ltd. is a European managed services provider (MSP) that provides on-demand app deployment (PaaS) & cloud hosting solutions on self-service, as well as fully-managed IaaS.

cloudControl

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  • Platform (PaaS)

cloudControl provides a pay-as-you-go platform-as-a-service for PHP applications. They include standard PHP capabilities as well as many add-ons such as MySQL, memcached, cron, MongoDB and more.

Cloud Foundry

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  • Platform (PaaS)

Cloud Foundry is a platform-as-a-service for building, deploying, and running cloud apps using Spring for Java developers, Rails and Sinatra for Ruby developers, Node.js and other JVM frameworks including Grails.

HP Cloud Services

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  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

HP Cloud is built on the Openstack platform. It offers compute, block and object storage, CDN and MySQL database cloud services.

Oktawave

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  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Database

Oktawave is an IaaS provider in Warsaw, Poland. Services include compute and DBaaS based on VMware virtualization and OpenStack/S3 compatible object storage. Oktawave is a subsidiary of K2 Group, a public traded marketing and technology agency in Poland.

Becloud

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  • Windows Servers
  • Storage

Becloud, based in Brussels, provides IaaS services in Belgium. Becloud's offerings include VMWare based Linux and Windows compute services, cloud storage and other data center related services.

CenturyLink Cloud

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • DNS

CenturyLink Cloud delivers IaaS and PaaS through on-demand provisioning of high-performing virtual machines with any combination of operating system, storage, and memory. Services available across North America and Europe.

 

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Public Cloud Requirements:

  • On demand provisioning and deprovisioning
  • Usage-based pricing
  • Published API

What are these?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines 3 cloud computing service models:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Capability to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources
  2. Software as a Service (SaaS): Capability to use the provider's applications running on a cloud infrastructure
  3. Platform as a Service(PaaS): Capability to deploy consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider

Each of the cloud services shown on this screen falls into one of these service models:

IaaS

  • On-demand self-service: The consumer alone can request computing resources which are automatically provisioned without any human interaction
  • Storage: Upload and manage files in a web accessible storage system
  • Content Delivery: Distribute content over the Internet using a provider's route optimized network of geographically disperse edge servers

SaaS

  • Databases: Store application data in a provider's fully managed database system
  • Messaging Queues: Use a provider's fully managed messaging system to send and receive application messages using the Internet

PaaS

  • Platforms: Create and deploy Internet software using a provider's fully managed application deployment platform

http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/

What is cloud computing?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as: "A model for enabling convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of configuration computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." Our definitions for the 5 essential characteristics of cloud computing defined by NIST are:

  • On-demand self-service: The consumer alone can request computing resources which are automatically provisioned without any human interaction
  • Broad network access: APIs and management tools are provided by the vendor allowing computing resources to be requested over the Internet
  • Resource pooling: Computing resources are pooled to service multiple consumers using a multi-tenant model, with resources dynamically assigned according to consumer demand
  • Rapid elasticity: To the customer, compute capabilities appear unlimited and can be rapidly and elastically provisioned both scaling up and back down per customer need
  • Measured service: Use of compute resources is monitored and tracked by the provider. Customers are billed based on a utility consumption model. There are no setup fees or contracts

http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/

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