Meta: Cloud services have revolutionized computing that allowed the businesses to develop virtualized IT infrastructure which deliver software through the cloud, independent of a user’s operating system. It is easy to access and analyse data for the purposes of analytics and for business intelligence purposes because cloud services are run through software platforms and virtualized networks. Through cloud logging services it is easy to process the log files and through cloud orchestration it makes easy to simplify the all aspect of monitoring.
Sapo: As a result IT infrastructure allows for better maintenance and patching. Cloud computing services also offer the advantage of being scalable where you can where you can use additional resources and also will be charged for only for the services you use. Let us know about the leading cloud computing service providers, along with some additional recommendations to consider.
Amazon Web Services(AWS)
Amazon Web Services founded in 2006 is a cloud-based program which offers an extensive range of IaaS and PaaS services for building business solutions using integrated web services. These include Elastic Cloud Compute, Elastic Beanstalk, Simple Storage Service and Relational Database Service. Users can access a number of features from the AWS extensive admin controls via their secure Web client which includes encryption key creation and auditing. AWS also allows you to customize infrastructure requirements for low costs if you were set up in your own premises. You can run and acquire servers by accessing to EC2 we services. AWS offers free 12-month tier and it has three different pricing models such as ‘Pay as you Go’, ‘Save when you reserve’ and ‘Pay less using more’.
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Microsoft Azure was released in 2010. For all kind of industries Microsoft Azure provides wide array of suitable solutions. All your business needs will be taken into consideration. This results in a package better suited for needs. Users can run any service on the cloud or combine it with any existing applications, data centre or infrastructure. Azure means there is no need to have physical servers on site which reduces the costs like onsite server support team. Cloud transfers are faster and easier with its Azure Migration Centre which is also compatible with Linux. Microsoft Azure also offers 12-month free tier which includes all its services and over 25 always free services with $200. You can visit their site for price details and plans which includes a cost calculator and a ‘Pay as you go’ service.
Using Google provided modular web services Google cloud enables the users to create business solutions. It also includes the services like IaaS & PaaS solutions. Google cloud has multi layered secure infrastructure which protects anything you build, create, code or store and this is done through a commitment to transparency and a highly trained team of engineers. Google Cloud has a variety of tools including Compute Engine, App Engine, Container Engine, Cloud Storage and Big Query to ensure consistent performance and management. It also offers smooth migration to virtual machines with flexible pricing. Google Cloud offers a free 12-month trail and $300 for all services and products offered.
IBM is a set of cloud computing services which offers the platform as a service, software as a service and infrastructure as a service. IBM offers not only cloud based services but also a wide range of services which covers both virtual and hardware based servers, composed of private, public and management networks. You can have complete infrastructure control as virtual and hardware based servers are combined into one. IBM provides their clients with sole access to their entire servers which greatly improves the performance and reduces the noisy neighbor effect. IBM can be controlled by web portal, API (Application Programming Interface) or mobile apps which is managed and integrated by a single system. You don’t have to pay for the features that you never use because IBM Cloud offers full server customization. It also has a wide range of Cloud SaaS management tools with its Bluemix developing solution. IBM Cloud offers a ‘Lite tier’ with no limit and 256MB of cloud foundry memory without any credit cards details. Later you can pay for what you use with ‘Pay as you GO’ Tier. The website has a cost calculator where you can estimate the costs. You can also contact IBM for a a subscription package which suites your needs.
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From Oracle you can expect both powerful and feature packed platform. Oracle were strong at supporting different workloads, especially for IoT, OLTP, microservices and also along with the applications dependent on AI & machine learning. Cloud architecture & Storage data are the available two main service provisions. Cloud architecture includes data management, databases, and applications. Where as the Oracle data drives big data analytics for business intelligence insights and also provides a range of SaaS platforms such as HCM, EPM, SCM, and social media tools. In Oracle’s Cloud services, there are a vast range of potential involved which are especially designed to accommodate enterprise needs. Oracle offers 30 days free trial which includes unlimited access to two autonomous databases that comes with Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle SQL.