Cloud services are IT components (software, programming languages, networking, servers) that are delivered to organizations on-demand. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud model which allows organizations to outsource computing equipment and resources such as servers, storage, networking as well as services, such as load balancing and content delivery networks. IaaS can be utilized by enterprise customers in order to create cost effective and scalable IT solutions. These can help you to save time, money, stress, and helps things to go a lot more quickly while in the workplace.
Amazon Web Services or AWS provides a full range of compute and storage offerings, including specialized services such as Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) and Cluster GPU instances. The IaaS offers infrastructure services such as workflows, message passing, archival storage, in-memory caching services, search services, both relational and NoSQL databases and more. Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: enterprise applications, big data projects, social games and mobile apps. It is a simple web services interface used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.
Here are its alternative:
- Azure: Windows Azure is an IaaS provider. The IaaS offers ready access to virtual networks, service buses, message queues, non-relational storage platforms and more. It also allows the users to take advantage of decreasing their costs for building and expanding their on-premises resources. Windows Azure enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. You can build applications using any operating system, language or tool.
- Rackspace: Rackspace offers cloud IaaS that comes standard with built-in managed services to help their customers manage their infrastructure. IaaS is and remains a critical component in the Rackspace Managed Cloud. The IaaS comes standard with one of the two managed service levels: Managed Infrastructure and Managed Operations. These provide 24×7 access to cloud engineers, architecture advisors, launch assistance, code development assist, cloud services support, security guidance, scaling support, migration support and more. Rackspace Managed Cloud delivers a fast Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution at a good price.
- IBM SmartCloud Enterprise: IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is a fully managed, security-rich and production-ready cloud environment designed to ensure enterprise-class performance and availability. SCE+ offers complete governance, administration and management control along with service-level agreements (SLAs) to align the user’s specific business and usage requirements. IBM SmartCloud Application Services delivers a secure, collaborative cloud-based environment supporting a full cycle of accelerated application development, deployment and delivery. Multiple security and isolation options built into the virtual infrastructure and network keep this cloud separate from other cloud environments.
- Google Computing Engine: Google Compute Engine is an all-in-one service for big data, with data warehousing, high performance computing and other analytics-focused applications. Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google’s innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network.