Everything is making its way to the cloud, whether it’s software, infrastructure, applications, products, services, or even an operating system (OS). As a result, cloud migration is witnessing billions of dollars of investment in it. Here we will rank the top 10 best Cloud Service Providers.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is Web-based computing that allows businesses and individuals to consume computing resources such as databases, virtual machines, processing, services, memory, storage, events, messaging, and pay-as-you-go.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon-owned Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a company that was launched in the year 2002. It is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform and is the most popular cloud service provider in the world.
AWS offers over 165 fully-featured services from data centers globally including Virtual Private Cloud, EC2, AWS Data Transfer, Simple Storage Service, DynamoDB, Elastic Compute Cloud, AWS Key Management Service, among others. This service is used by millions of customers as it is also the most widely available cloud service.
AWS provides 40+ compliance certifications for the global, US, and other countries, and its security offers services such as infrastructure security, DDoS mitigation, data encryption, among others.
- Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is the fastest-growing cloud on our Top 10 list. Even though it launched after AWS and Google Cloud, Azure is on its way to becoming the best cloud service provider soon.
Services provided by Azure within various categories include AI + Machine Learning, Analytics, Blockchain, Compute, Containers, Databases, Developer Tools, among others.
Azure provides the most advanced and maximum number of intelligent products and services that make it the most attractive and intelligent. It exclusively offers Microsoft’s previous products and services in the cloud. Its intelligence is what brings about its cloud supremacy.
Azure offers 90 compliance certifications for global, US government, region-specific, and industry-specific and it was an exclusive cloud designed for US government agencies so naturally, its security services are one of the best.
- IBM Cloud
IBM Cloud developed by the information technology company IBM is a set of cloud computing services for businesses. Similar to services provided by other cloud service companies, the IBM cloud includes IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS services via public, private, and hybrid cloud models.
Storage, Network, Compute, Cloud Packs, Security, Management, Database, Analytics, AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), Mobile, Dev Tools, Blockchain, Integration, Migration, Private Cloud, and VMware.
- Google Cloud
Launched in April 2008, the Google cloud platform became generally available in November 2011. It is Google’s cloud and similar to AWS and Azure, Google Cloud also offers similar services in various categories. This includes storage, compute, identity, database, security, AI and machine learning, DevOps, virtualization, and more.
Google Cloud Services are available in over 200 countries, in 20 regions, and in 61 zones.
- Oracle Cloud
American tech company Oracle corporation’s cloud platform launched in October 2016. It offers IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and Data as a Service (DaaS).
Oracle offerings include the following:
Oracle IaaS offerings are Storage, Compute, Networking, Database, Governance, Load Balancing, Ravello, DNS Monitoring, and FastConnect.
Oracle PaaS offerings are Application Development, Data Management, Integration, Security, Business Analytics, Management, and Content and Enterprise.
Oracle DaaS is the Oracle Data Cloud.
- Alibaba Cloud
Registered and headquartered in Singapore, Alibaba Cloud was founded in 2009. It was initially built to serve Alibaba’s own e-commerce ecosystem and is now offered to the public. Alibaba Cloud is the largest cloud provider in China offering various products and services in various categories, including Storage and CDN, Networking, Elastic Computing, and Database Services, among others.
Alibaba Cloud is available around the globe in 19 regions and 56 availability zones.
Founded in 1999 Salesforce Inc. is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in California. It provides Cloud computing services and products such as sales cloud, marketing cloud, commerce cloud, and community cloud.
SAP Cloud Platform is a platform as a service developed by SAP SE, a German multinational software corporation based in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, for the creation of new apps or extending existing apps in a secure cloud computing environment managed by SAP itself.
It provides services such as SAP Business Services for YaaS, SAP Localization Hub, tax service, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services, SAP Cloud Platform SAP HANA service, SAP Cloud Platform ASE service, and SAP Cloud Platform Document service, among others.
- Rackspace Cloud
The Rackspace Cloud is developed by the US-based company Rackspace, it is a set of cloud computing products and services billed on a utility computing basis. Services provided by Rackspace include Cloud Storage, virtual private servers, load balancers, databases, monitoring, and backup.
VMWare cloud computing is developed by the American publicly traded software company from California, VMWare. According to their website, “you have the freedom to build and deploy modern applications, from the data center to multiple cloud and edge environments. Migrate seamlessly between environments and ensure that all data and applications remain secure and protected in any cloud.”