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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.

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.

Dynomesh

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Dynomesh is a 100% Australian owned and operated high performance cloud hosting company, based in Melbourne. They offer on-demand compute resources, load balancing and shared MySQL and Mongo database services.

VPS.NET

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  • Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

VPS.net has offered VPS services since 2004. They currently offer VPSs in data centers located in US West (Utah), US East (Atlanta), US Central (Chicago) and EU (London). They also resell Akamai and Highwinds CDN services for very reasonable prices.

Tata Communications

3.67 out of 5 stars( 3 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

The Tata Communications InstaCompute platform provides IaaS capabilities currently in India and Singapore. Tata also recently acquired BitGravity, a CDN provider specializing in the delivery of broadcast-quality video and live broadcasting.

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.

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.

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
  • Servers
  • 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.

CDNetworks

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CDNetworks provides a suite of web performance acceleration services including content acceleration (CDN), storage, DNS, streaming and cloud load balancing. The core of their services center around their content delivery network.

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.

Akamai

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • DNS

Akamai manages the largest content delivery network on the Internet and handles a significant portion of Internet traffic for media files and video streaming. Many large media and technology companies use Akamai's content delivery and streaming services.

Limelight Networks

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Limelight provides content delivery and streaming services. They are a significant play in the CDN market providing services to many large media and technology companies including Microsoft, MS NBC and MTV.

Fastly

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Fastly is a CDN provider with advanced features like video transcoding and packaging, private CDN, request collapsing, instant purge and advanced rule support. The Fastly CDN is based on Varnish open source caching software and Dyn's DNS service. Fastly p

CacheFly

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CacheFly operates one of the largest anycast-based content delivery networks consisting of 35 PoPs located globally. CacheFly's performance is generally very good based on our speedtest. CacheFly pricing plans start at $99/month for 256GB.

CloudFlare

4.67 out of 5 stars( 3 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Content Delivery (CDN)
  • DNS

CloudFlare was a runner-up for the 2010 TechCruch Disrupt. They provide a unique CDN and security service via website proxying over their anycast network. To use the service, you simply assign DNS for your domain to them, and they take care of the rest.

Brightbox

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  • Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Brightbox is a UK based provider specializing in Rails hosting and MySQL hosting. They also offer cloud hosting, load balancing and CDN services (through CDNetworks).

Rackspace Cloud

4 out of 5 stars( 3 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • 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.

EdgeCast

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

EdgeCast provides a suite of content delivery services including it's staple CDN as well as site acceleration, storage, and their application delivery network (ADN).

Cloud Cache

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Cloud Cache provides global website caching. It essentially provides global proxies to your website which reduce latency and improve overall performance.

SoftLayer

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  • 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.

Speedyrails

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  • Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Speedyrails offers VPS, Ruby on Rails hosting, Content Delivery (via Edgecast CDN) and bundled Dynect DNS services. They currently operate out of 2 different data centers located in Quebec, CA.

MaxCDN

5 out of 5 stars( 2 reviews ) Rate this Cloud
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

MaxCDN is an anycast-based CDN. They offer aggressive pricing (currently $39.95 for 1TB) and advanced features including PoP or origin pull, media streaming, API, and a nice web management UI. Price to performance ratio is excellent compared to other CDNs

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.

KeyCDN

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

KeyCDN provides DNS based CDN hosting from 15 POPs for a flat cost of $0.04/GB for bandwidth and $0.90/GB for storage.

SwiftServe

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

SwiftServe is a Singapore based CDN (Content Delivery Network) whose focus is on content delivery in the Asian market. Their services include large file delivery, streaming video, website acceleration and content security.

CDNvideo

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CDNvideo is a Russian based CDN which primarily focuses on video content delivery including both streaming and progressive. Their video streaming support includes RTMP, RTSP, SilverLight, QuickTime and HTTP Live Streaming.

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.

Level 3

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

Level 3 provides a host of communication related services including CDN

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.

CDN77

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CDN77 provides a low cost CDN based on the OnApp technology stack.

connect.com.au

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • Content Delivery (CDN)

connect.com.au provides an Australian cloud platform backed by the AAPT transit network. Services include Linux and Windows compute instances, CDN and Wifi services within the Australian market.

jsDelivr

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

jsDelivr provides free CDN hosting for developers. jsDelivr focused on enabling developers to host development related files such as jQuery plugins, fonts, CSS frameworks, etc. They have partnered with a few CDNs to provide this service free of charge.

CDN.net

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CDN.net provides hosting with customizable and variably priced edge delivery options. Users opt in or out of global POPs and delivery is adjusted accordingly.

CDNify

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  • Content Delivery (CDN)

CDNify provides CDN services based on the OnApp platform. CDNify is a subsidiary of Igniso Ltd based in Manchester, UK. CDNify utilizes 89 US, EU and Asia POPs and DNS based routing optimization to improve website performance.

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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