As an IT professional, you will know very well that buying hardware/software and setting up your own data center is very costly. Cloud computing is a platform where businesses and startups can set up their infrastructure instead of wasting more time and money in setting up our own servers, networking, and data center.
One of the major benefits of using a cloud computing service is cost, although there are so many benefits such as time saves, speed, global scalability, high performance, security and more reliable. One of the best things about cloud computing services is management and on-demand resources. IT professionals and software developers can easily expand and manage resources from a user-friendly, web-based dashboard provided by the cloud computing provider.
These are the world’s best cloud computing service providers:
AWS is the best and a most popular cloud computing platform in the world, with over a million active customers. The cloud computing platform is best suited for all kinds of businesses and companies from small to large, startups, governmental, and educational institutions.
AWS pricing is on-demand, although a free tier plan is available for new customers with up to 12-months free cloud computing services. AWS provides global data centers and their services are operating in 16 geographical regions. The cloud computing platform provides over 70 cloud services.
Products Categories: Compute, Storage, Database, Migration, Networking, CDN, Deployment, Management Tools, Developer Tools, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Security, Mobile Services, Application Services, Messaging, etc.
Major Customers: Adobe Systems, AOL, Autodesk, Airbnb, Vodafone, Flipboard, Netflix, Hitachi, SAP, Expedia, etc.
Microsoft Azure is an another best cloud computing platform offered by the company you can trust. The data centers are available in 40 geographical regions which is more than other cloud computing platforms including AWS. Microsoft Azure provides SaaS, PaaS and IaaS with over 70 cloud computing products and 600 Azure services.
Azure pricing is on-demand, so only pay for what you use, and get per minute or per month billing. The platform also offered a free plan for new customers that allows apps hosting in a shared environment.
Products Categories: Compute, Networking, Storage, Web, Mobile, Containers, Databases, Data, Analytics, AI, Cognitive Services, Internet of Things, Enterprise Integration, Security, Developer Tools, Monitoring, Management, etc.
Major Customers: Samsung Electronics, HCL Infosystems, Hitachi, etc.
Google’s Cloud Computing Platform provide the same infrastructure to customers that the company uses to run their own products and services, such as Google Search and YouTube. GCP’s data centers are currently available in 9regions, but many more regions are coming soon according to the the Google Cloud locations page.
Google Cloud Pricing is based on as-needed basis (like other cloud computing services) without any upfront costs and termination fees. GCP also offered a free tier plan lets new customers can use the products and services free for a 12 months as a trial period.
Products Categories: Compute, Storage & Databases, Networking, Big Data, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Identity & Security, Management Tools, Developer Tools, etc.
Major Customers: Spotify, Evernote, Philips, Niantic, CocaCola, Motorola, HTC, Best Buy, Khan Academy, Rovio, Ubisoft, etc.
IBM’s Cloud Computing products delivered by public, private and hybrid models and include SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. IBM is one of the most trusted technology companies so you can easily trust on their cloud computing platform. IBM Cloud’s data centers are available in 40regions, including North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
With “pay as you go” pricing, IBM Cloud also offers a free trial plan so new customers can easily use their cloud computing platform free for 30 days.
Products Categories: Compute, Storage, Networking, High-speed Data Transfer, Data & Analytics, Application Platform, Mobile, Cloud Integration, Cloud Management, etc.
Major Customers: Verizon, Autodesk, Oxford Networks, Softbank, etc.
DigitalOcean cloud computing services are best suitable for startups, small businesses or for those who want a cheap cloud computing solution. The platform was started as a web hosting solution, later transform to the cloud infrastructure provider.