In our previous posts on cloud computing we’ve provided an extensive overview of IaaS, its potential benefits and pitfalls to companies, as well as the types of organizations and business models that are considered ideal for cloud IaaS. Today we are putting the spotlight on top 10 organizations providing cloud computing infrastructure as a service with a quick overview of their offerings.
The leader and one of the pioneers of cloud computing Amazon, offers cloud services such as Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon SimpleDB and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS). The service which granted them the leading position in the cloud industry is their EC2, or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, which allows customers to set up and access virtual servers through a simple Web interface. Amazon EC2 allows customers to quickly scale capacity as their computing requirements change, and pay only for the capacity they actually use.
Amazon EC2 is designed to work in conjunction with Amazon’s other cloud services, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Simple DB, Cloudfront, Simple Queue Service (SQS), and Elastic MapReduce.