What is cloud computing?
Cloud Computing services have replaced such hard drive technology. Cloud Computing service is nothing but providing the services like Storage, Databases, Servers, networking, software’s etc through the Internet. Few Companies offer such computing services, hence named as “Cloud Computing Providers/ Companies”. They charge its users for utilizing such services and the charges are based on their usage of services. Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services-servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more-over the Internet (“the cloud”). Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you’re billed for water or electricity at home.
Uses of cloud computing:-
You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes. The first cloud computing services are barely a decade old, but already a variety of organizations-from tiny startups to global corporations, government agencies to non-profits-are embracing the technology for all sorts of reasons. Here are a few of the things you can do with the cloud:
- Create new apps and services.
- Store, back up, and recover data.
- Host websites and blogs.
- Stream audio and video.
- Deliver software on demand.
- Analyze data for patterns and make predictions.
How cloud computing works?
Cloud computing services all work a little differently, depending on the provider. But many provide a friendly, browser-based dashboard that makes it easier for IT professionals and developers to order resources and manage their accounts. Some cloud computing services are also designed to work with REST APIs and a command-line interface (CLI), giving developers multiple options.
As the cloud market is growing immensely, let’s have a look at the top 25 cloud providers for this year. This list has cloud providers that have set aggressive goals for 2018.
AWS is the safest and protected platform of cloud service which offers a wide set of infrastructure services like database storage, computing power, networking etc. Using this AWS one can host the static websites. By using such services, users are able to build complicated applications that are trustworthy, scalable and flexible. One can have the hands-on experience of AWS for free. This one is obvious. All eyes in the cloud market have been on Seattle-based AWS for the past decade, but the cloud computing heavyweight has made tremendous headway into the enterprise space in recent years.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service and infrastructure as a service. This Cloud computing service supports various operating systems, databases, tools, programming languages and frameworks etc. Previously Microsoft Azure was known as Windows Azure. Free trial version of Microsoft Azure is available for 30 days.
Alibaba, these days commonly called as the China’s Amazon Web Services equivalent. It may have more of a presence outside the U.S, but the cloud computing giant is worth keeping on solution providers’ radar. China’s largest public cloud provider said in October that it will invest $15 billion into global tech research facilities across China, Russia, Singapore, Israel and the U.S., which could challenge U.S.-based tech companies that have led in terms of technology research investments in the past, including rival AWS.
Google is also stepping up its focus on the business customer segment. In December, Google added more managed services providers to its partner program, boosting the number of MSP partners that can offer cloud support services to enterprise customers for the Google Cloud platform to 12. It uses the resources such as computers, virtual machines, hard disks etc located at Google data centers. It is an integrated storage used by developers and enterprises for live data. Apart from the free trial, this service is available at various flexible payment plans based on Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG).
Cloudify was an open-source software cloud and NFV orchestration tool originally created by GigaSpaces Technologies until it spun off into its own company in July. Today, the provider is touting its Cloudify 4.2 offering, which allows service providers and business user’s transition to virtualized and cloud-native infrastructure without compromising security and regulatory demands. Its products offer support for container technology through the Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos orchestration platforms.
IBM Cloud offers Iaas, PaaS, and SaaS through all the available cloud delivery models. Using IBM Cloud one can have the freedom to select and unite your desired tools, data models and delivery models in designing/creating your next-generation services or applications. IBM Cloud is used to build pioneering way outs that can gain value for your businesses and industry. With IBM Bluemix Cloud platform one can incorporate highly performing cloud communications and services into your IT environment.
Oracle Cloud is available as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Oracle Cloud helps the companies in transforming their business quickness and reducing the IT Complexity. Oracle Cloud SaaS provides a complete data-driven and secure cloud environment. Oracle Cloud PaaS helps IT Enterprises and Independent developers to develop, connect, secure and share data across the applications. Oracle Cloud IaaS is a broad set of subscription based and integrated services that help to run any kind of workload of an Enterprise.
Green Cloud Technologies, based in Greenville, S.C., got in on the consolidation trend when it acquired channel-focused cloud service provider Cirrity in February. The cloud provider, which works exclusively through the channel, plans on continuing to make its mark in the crowded cloud industry in 2018.
Verizon Cloud is built to maintain enterprise workloads with strong security and trustworthy performance. With Verizon Cloud, we can choose the flexible services required for our enterprise and secure our data in a personalized environment. Using Verizon Cloud, one can trim down the risk and retain the data integrity across the apps. It helps to familiarize you to the varying business circumstances by gaining speed and reliability.
Dropbox is a refined cloud storage service used by small businesses and customers to store files or documents virtually on remote cloud servers. Generally, Dropbox serves as an online or cloud personal hard drive. It allows its users to access any saved data or content from any device through an internet connection. Dropbox is available as a desktop app, where users can download it and save the files directly in Dropbox folder located on your desktop.
Terremark brings the power of the cloud to the enterprise with solutions built to integrate seamlessly into your existing I.T. infrastructure, compatible with your existing applications, and conforming to your policies and compliance needs, helping you move faster, respond quicker, and accelerate innovation. Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud gives you precise, dynamic allocation of computing resources with the scale, performance and security to handle enterprise-wide applications. Large organizations, IT executives and multi-site teams will appreciate the robust solution for its multi-user capacity, dedicated resource pool architecture and role-based security model as well as private network connectivity and physical device integration.
Cambridge University started the Xenoservers project, aiming to develop public infrastructure for wide- area distributed computing, in the late 1990s. In 1999, The Cambridge team published a Hot Topics in Operating Systems paper that described Xenoservers as “A new distributed computing paradigm, termed global public computing, which allows any user to run any code anywhere. Such platforms price computing resources, and ultimately charge users for resources consumed.”
Eucalyptus is the world’s most widely deployed cloud computing software platform for on-premise (private) Infrastructure as a Service clouds. It uses existing infrastructure to create scalable and secure AWS-compatible cloud resources for compute, network and storage.
DuraCloud makes it easy to store and do more in the cloud. Our service makes the preservation of your content simple and cost effective. DuraCloud is the only service that makes it easy to move copies of your content into the cloud and store them with several different providers, all with just one click. We eliminate the risk of storing content with a single cloud provider by making it easy to move and copy files of any shape or size.
Clouder has adopted the latest innovations in cloud virtualization and storage to give early access to industry-leading technologies. Not exactly a 1:1 for Amazon EC2, they work to eliminate the “middle layers” of the virtualization of cloud computing. They propose that by eliminating the need of a “hypervisor” and by sharing a common layer of OS, that their container technology gives Fast Provisioning, Better Elasticity ( container resources can be easily scaled up without reboot ), and Higher Performance due to the efficiency of each container. They are currently offering 3 months of free hosting as they are currently in beta.
Channel-focused cloud service provider Evolve IP is focusing on growing organically and inorganically as it expands its business and services for end customers. Evolve IP in 2017 completed four acquisitions, which included cloud, contact centre and security technology.
Hybrid cloud hosting provider OnRamp has been giving solution providers and business customer’s access to highly compliant colocation and private cloud services that can hold up against even the most stringent security concerns.
Egnyte provides a hybrid cloud way out that combines the cloud storage along with local storage of the accessible infrastructure. Using Egnyte one can upload the file of any size and any type. One can customize their unique Egnyte domain to replicate their brand by implementing their personal logo on the interface and note headers of Egnyte. Egnyte’s Cloud service provides an automatic syncing feature which guarantees that one can access the inaccessible data from any internet connection.
Cloud service provider TierPoint has been on a channel tear in recent years. The St. Louis-based cloud service provider has always been partner-focused and worked to aggressively increase its footprint during 2017. With a footprint of 40 data centres across 20 U.S. markets, TierPoint is set to plow ahead as one of the largest channel-friendly cloud providers in the country heading into next year.
Adobe offers many products that provide cloud services. Few among them are Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud etc. Adobe Creative Cloud service is a SaaS, that offers its users to access the tools offered by Adobe like editing the videos, photography, graphic designing etc. Adobe Experience Cloud offers its users to access a broad set of solutions for advertising, building campaigns and gaining intelligence on business. Adobe Document Cloud is a complete solution for digital documentation.
VMware is a universal leader in virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure. VMware’s cloud computing is exclusive and helps in reducing the IT intricacy, lower the expenses, provides flexible agile services etc. VMware vCloud Air is a safe and protected public cloud platform that offers networking, storage, disaster recovery and computing etc. VMware’s Cloud solutions facilitate to maximize your organization’s profits of cloud computing by combining the services, technologies, guidance needed to operate and manage the staff etc.
Rackspace Cloud offers a set of cloud computing services like hosting web applications, Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Backup, Databases and Cloud Servers etc. Rackspace Cloud Block Storage uses a combination of solid-state drives and hard drives to deliver high performance. Rackspace Cloud Backup uses compression and encryption techniques and provides file-level backups with low cost. Customers using Rackspace Cloud services are charged based on their usage.
Red Hat is an Open Cloud technology used by IT organizations to deliver agile and flexible solutions. Using Red Hat Cloud we can modernize the apps, update and manage them from a single place and integrate all the desired parts into a single solution. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure helps us to build and manage an open cum private cloud at low cost. Red Hat Open Shift is an open and hybrid service used by developers to develop, deploy, host and delivers the applications quickly.
SAP Cloud Platform is an enterprise service with wide-ranging services required for application development. SAP is considered as the best cloud provider as it has the powerful business networks, cloud collaboration, and advanced IT security. SAP has a universal foundation named SAP HANA for all its cloud-services. SAP Cloud Platform is modernizing the working style of enterprises on iPhone and iPad.
Salesforce Cloud Computing offers all the applications required by the businesses like CRM, ERP, customer service, sales, mobile applications, and marketing etc. Salesforce cloud computing comprises multiple cloud services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud etc. Salesforce Sales Cloud helps in managing the customer’s contact information, automating the business processes etc. Salesforce Service Cloud helps to support the customers anywhere at any time.