Virtual cloud servers in today's world need to be multi-talented. They born out of a design philosophy to offer complete security, handling ease, and economy. We take a quick tour at few players that pepper the virtual cloud horizon.
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is world's largest cloud computing firm, and gaining ground in vast user base as it brings China into its cloud. Working hard to bring down the cost of its expensive datacenters and well, suited for big organizations.
GCE (Google Compute Engine), close on the heels of AWS, is designed to support Google's self-business components; however, does not support Windows OS (Operating System). It is ahead as SDN (software defined Networking) is concerned, and larger corporations benefit from its infrastructure by reducing cost on various services.
CloudBees being new in cloud space is well suited for small to medium sized companies and supports Java, JRails, and Grails along with open source technologies like GitHub, Jenkins.
Rackspace with its OpenStack, open source software is making good inroads in the cloud space; evolving its PaaS to woo the DevOps market segment.
virtual-server.net platform of servers, for cloud cater towards personally owned, small to medium sized companies. Modelled on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), virtual-server.net attract users bent on online shopping, file, web or backup servers, test environments and VPN tunnels. Users can choose any of the three server sizes available; strap Windows 7, 8.1, 2008 or 2012 or Linux CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.
Deploys multiple firewalls, with optional AES encryption, making it fully compliant at Swiss datacenters. Using the very latest, SSD technology, with connections to all networks globally, the platform offers phenomenal network speeds with increased availability and all these come at an incredible, € 11.00 / month.