Top 10 Cloud Computing Service Provider

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

cloud-computingIt’s recession hit period where companies are sorting out ways to overcome the downturn. Companies are looking for economical computing styles that could cut down the infrastructural cost and maximize entrepreneurial scalability. Cloud computing has emerged as one such concept that allows an entrepreneur to avoid capital expenditure (CapEx) on hardware, software and services, and pay the provider only for what they use. Cloud computing offers a virtual computing environment that enables use of web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, loading them with the required custom application environment, managing the network, and using the entire  setup using as many or few systems as viable.

Among the other benefits, cloud computing avails shared infrastructure and costs, low management overhead,  time sharing approach enabling low barrier to entry and most importantly, immediate access to a broad range of applications. Service is the key features of cloud computing. For an end user it’s relieving to know that the service provider is handling the worries. To put it simply, Cloud Computing can be anticipated to be a single point of access for all computing needs of consumers. With an aim help those in search of a cloud computing services, I extracted the top 10 cloud computing service providers.

1. Amazon web services

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud offers completely flexible computing environment in the cloud. It is a simple and easy to handle cloud computing service that allows development of application.

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2. 3Tera

This cloud computing platform offers AppLogic grid OS that enables infrastructure solutions according to the changing needs of business. AppLogic ensures full control of the cloud environment and online deployment of applications.

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3. Force.com

This cloud computing framework by salesforce.com provides one of the fastest platforms for building and deploying enterprise application. Force.com allows  building of core business applications on demand such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource management (HRM) and supply chain management (SCM).

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4. Appistry-Cloud computing middleware

It provides one of the simplest cloud computing platform for enterprises. Appistry allows easily scalable cloud computing. Appistry provides and manages a wide variety of applications and services for both public and private clouds.

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5. Microsoft Live Mesh

This cloud setup synchronize files with all of your devices like laptop, Mac, mobile phone or others.  Not only does it allow the users to access the files from any device, it also enables sharing of files sharing of files and notifying them whenever needed.

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6. AppNexus

This cloud computing set up takes just 30 minutes to reserve  With AppNexus the user can launch a several operating system, run a variety of applications, load balance these applications and store huge amount of secure data.

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7. Flexiscale

This is pay-as-you-go utility with multi OS support. It offers automatic scaling to meet the demand in real time. Flexiscale   self service through Control Panel or API. Flexiscale features full self-service - start/stop/delete, change memory/CPU/storage/IPs of Virtual Dedicated Servers.

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8.  GoogleApp Engine

This is a free setup that allows the users to run their web application on Google infrastructure. Google App Engine makes it easy to scale the traffic and data storage, as the need grows. Currently the App engine is restricted to Python but has plans to support more languages in future. This app engine requires no servers to maintain and the applications are instantly ready for user just after uploading

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9. GoGrid

This is a division of a dedicated hosting company. GoGrid offers unique multi-server control panel that enables the user to deploy and manage load-balanced cloud servers within minutes. Moreover, it offers full control in the cloud by combining several familiar features of dedicated server or managed hosting with the flexibility and scalability of cloud server hosting.

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10. Terremark Enterprise Cloud 

The Enterprise is a revolutionary new managed platform that gives you the power to computing resources for your mission-critical applications in minutes, not days.Instead of buying costly, cumbersome servers, Enterprise Cloud services lets you control a resource pool of processing, storage and networking and allows you to deploy server capacity on demand.

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Conclusion

Although cloud platform have not yet fully penetrated the enterprise, given the benefits of scalability and reduced cost the cloud computing seems to be the future of enterprise computing. Share your opinions on cloud computing with us.

Discussion

Technoholic
April 20, 2010: 4:42 am

Nice article I must say…Cloud computing is definitely the future of the computing environment…even here in India, we have a SaaS and PaaS provider “Novatium” who are doing a wonderful job…

March 1, 2010: 1:48 pm

Wow. Very interesting article. I’m sure most large companies in one way or another use Cloud Computing. Amazon was one of the first to utilize this sort of application during the Dot-Com Bubble.

February 11, 2010: 4:37 am

Great information shared here about the Cloud Computing and its service. I am very much interested in the Cloud Computing and its services. I found a good job in the Cloud Computing and its services through cloudjobs.net. They helped me to find a perfect career.


vidhyasankar
November 8, 2009: 11:24 pm

i need linux OS environment to do long last scientific calculation


cloudjobs001
September 22, 2009: 8:04 am

Nice post. Good information ahs been given. The postseems to be very infromative one. Computing jobs are becoming very familiar now a days.

September 8, 2009: 8:02 am

Intuit’s QuickBase and IPP should be on the list.

August 27, 2009: 1:14 am

Cloud computing, the dynamic datacenter.

Cloud computing helps to increase the speed at which applications are deployed, helping to increase the pace of innovated networked computing. Service deployed applications; Cloud computing can be provided using an enterprise datacenter’s own servers, or it can be provided by a cloud provider that takes all of the capital risk of owning the infrastructure.

Cloud computing incorporates virtualization, data and application on-demand deployment, internet delivery of services, and open source software. Virtualization enables a dynamic datacenter where servers provide resources that are utilized as needed with resources changing dynamically in order to meet the needed workload.

The combination of virtual machines and virtual appliances used for server deployment objects is one of the key features of cloud computing. Additionally, company’s can merge a storage cloud that provides a virtualized storage platform and is managed through an API, or Web-based interfaces for file management, and application data deployments.

Layered Service providers offering pay-by-use cloud computing solutions can be adjacent to company’s equipment leases. Public clouds are run by third party service providers and applications from different customers are likely to be mixed together on the cloud’s servers, storage systems, and networks. Private clouds are built for the exclusive use of one client, providing the utmost control over data, security, and quality of service. Private clouds can also be built and managed by a company’s own IT administrator. Hybrid clouds combine both public and private cloud models which may be used to handle planned workload spikes, or storage clouds configuration.

The benefits of deploying applications using cloud computing include reducing run time and response time, minimizing the purchasing and deployment of physical infrastructure. Considerations for Energy efficiency, flexibility, simplified systems administration, pricing based on consumption, and most of all limiting the footprint of the datacenter.

May 2, 2009: 12:57 am

Is there any reason you didn’t mentioned GigaSpaces: http://www.gigaspaces.com/mycloud?

April 29, 2009: 1:21 pm

I am excited to see how the number of cloud storage providers are growing. Very soon the companies like SUN will join the ranks. One of the things that should help in adoption of Cloud Computing is the right tools such as our CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3 http://cloudberrylab.com.


Cloud Fan
April 28, 2009: 4:46 pm

Thanks for the article. Check out these books on cloud computing to learn more: http://highscalability.com/books-web-2-0-architectures-and-cloud-application-architectures

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