The trend of using cloud service all over the globe is at its best. The future of cloud service is golden and many big companies are entering into the business of cloud services. Seeing the tremendous growth of cloud services, it can be said with surety that in the future all the work will depend on cloud services. As many companies are starting their cloud services and are offering great facilities to the users, so the competition is increasing day by day. In this post, I am going to list the 5 best cloud services offering companies so far. So let’s have a look at it.
World’s no.1 online shopping portal is claiming the no.1 place in this list as well. The best feature of Amazon is that it offers Pay as You Go access to their servers. They have launched Simple Queue Service, Content delivery service named Cloud Front to increase the loading speed of websites and database service SimpleDB. Amazon is known from its secure S3 bucket offering. Professionals use this buckets to host and share their content.
Search giant Google has maintained well reputation in the cloud services as well. The company got into the work with the launch of Google Apps. Google Apps is set of tools that are provided to make many common tasks done with ease. Google offers email, calendar, web development tools, web security services and word processing services. Most of the services offered by Google are related to internet as there is not any other company who knows more about internet, than the Google. Google has recently started cloud based documents service Google Drive, which offers cloud doc features to users at cheap prices. Google Drive is free to use but there is a data cap. In case if you want to use for business purpose, you need to upgrade to custom plan which is extremely affordable.
Google Drive offers lot many features and there are heaps of extensions available in the web store which gives it a dirty advantage over other competitors.
If there is any tough competitor to Amazon in cloud storage and compute marketing services, then it is GoGrid. GoGrid provides the services like Cloud Storage Service and Compute Market, both of which are provided by Amazon as well. Although GoGrid competes with Amazon, still it is different from Amazon in terms of features. GoGrid offers Windows Server 2008 with 100 percent uptime in both services while Amazon offers Windows Server 2003 with 99.9 percent uptime.
World’s leading software company, Microsoft has also started its innings in cloud computing services. Azure is the service offered by Microsoft that consists of Windows Operating and developer services. The purpose of this cloud service is to encourage the app developers and to build and enhance web hosted applications. There is also a service called SkyDrive which is similar to Google Drive or Dropbox service. Microsoft is offering 7GB of free space to SkyDrive users. It will be tightly integrated into Windows Phone ecosystem when Windows Phone 8 OS will be unveiled.
It is also known as Mosso. The company is doing very good in its cloud services. This company offers three type of cloud services. First one is cloud sites which is made for building new websites. Like Amazon it also has cloud storage service filed under the name Cloud Files. It does not only compete with Amazon in cloud storage services, but also in cloud server services as well. Like Amazon it also provides their users, cloud access to virtual servers on the Pay As You Go basis. Many top tech blogs endorse rackspace, this includes tech giant Mashable as well. Rackspace is known for its reliability and uptime.
Have you tried any other cloud services offered by other companies? Check out our detailed list of Google Drive alternatives which will give you more idea about similar service providers. We’ve also provided a guide to easily transfer files between multiple cloud services here. Feel free to drop a comment and let us know your suggestions.