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Verisign

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  • DNS

Verisign provides a variety of security related services including SSL certificates, identify and authentication services and code signing. Verisign also provides a fully managed DNS platform.

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.

Zerigo

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  • Servers
  • Windows Servers
  • DNS

Zerigo offers VPS (monthly) and cloud servers (hourly) out of it's Denver, CO data center. They offer servers from 256MB-4GB. They also offer DNS and "Watchdog" monitoring services.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Dyn

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  • DNS

Dyn Inc. is an IaaS provider offering managed DNS services. Their managed DNS offers various service add-ons such as GSLB, CDN balancing, and monitor-based load balancing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UltraDNS

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  • DNS

UltraDNS provides enterprise DNS services for many large Internet websites. In addition to standard DNS, they also provide add-on services such as GSLB, load balancing, website monitoring, DNS failover, and more.

dns.com

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  • DNS

DNS.com provides Anycast managed DNS with 14 anycast nodes globally.

DNS Made Easy

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  • DNS

DNS Made Easy offers low cost IP Anycast DNS and add-on services such as site failover and global traffic director.

Easy DNS

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  • DNS

Easy DNS offers both IP Anycast DNS hosting and domain registration. Large websites such as php.net and ycombinator use Easy DNS.

DNS Park

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  • DNS

DNS Park provides primary and secondary managed DNS hosting and various email continuity and filtering services.

No-IP

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  • DNS

No-IP provides IP Anycast managed DNS hosting and email services.

EdgeDirector

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  • DNS

EdgeDirector provides managed DNS services include geo-aware resolution and automated failover.

Nettica

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  • DNS

Nettica provides a comprehensive list of DNS services for home and business including primary or secondary DNS, dynamic DNS, monitoring and DNS failover.

3Crowd

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  • DNS

3Crowd provides a DNS and HTTP redirect platform for content delivery. 3Crowd provides a rules engine that allows users to configure content to be delivered from different sources based on the end user and other properties such as Geo location or ISP.

DNSPod

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  • DNS

DNSPod offers free and low cost DNS hosting. DNSPod was founded in 2006, and is based in Shandong, China.

GoDaddy

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  • DNS

GoDaddy provides a large suite of services including domain registration, DNS hosting, website hosting and more. They are the largest domain registrar.

PowerDNS

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  • DNS

PowerDNS offers DNS server software and hosted DNS services.

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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  • Servers
  • 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.

Rage4 Networks

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  • DNS

Rage4 Networks provides DNS hosting and advanced features including DNS monitoring, failover and geo-based routing. The Rage4 DNS network consists of dual stack Anycast with over two dozen POPs in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

Becloud

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  • Servers
  • 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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