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Look for these IaaS features to compare cloud providers

Submitted by on October 28, 2017 – 1:24 amNo Comment

To select an infrastructure-as-a-service environment, you first need to know what IaaS features you want from a public cloud provider. While there are many IaaS offerings, the “Big Three” public clouds — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform — together with IBM account for about 63% of market revenue, per a Synergy study published in February 2017.

A sizable number of other players, however, have emerged. These range from companies like Rackspace to smaller or more niche cloud vendors, such as DigitalOcean. It can be complex to choose the right IaaS offering for your needs. This is partially because neither performance nor cost is standardized across the provider spectrum. Solid benchmarking work is still hard to find in the public cloud space, though companies like Cloud Spectator have ranking reports for the major U.S. and European providers, which compares them based on VM and storage performance.

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