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Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing

Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing

Every now and then one often hears of a new terminology in the cloud platforms. As the industry grows by leaps and bounds, it is hardly necessary to expect nothing short of dramatic and innovative changes. In this wave of developments, the established companies bask in all the glory while the new fish in the pond try to surface to the ground. Still, the latter are providing an alternative platform that might be revolutionizing the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) scene by their open-ended technologies.

Before introducing the new giants in the field of IaaS that one may not be familiar with, it is important to give the perfect example of such a platform.

EC2

This is the quintessential platform in the IaaS circles, owned and partitioned by Amazon. It has many brainchildren in the industry that are specializing in any of its virtualization arms, such as, that of taking software as hardware to help feature two operating systems in one machine. However, its essence lies in making servers a cheap provision that companies need not count as part of their capital expenses. They only have to use the remote servers from the provider while keying in only the operational cost, not at a fixed fee but for as long as they use it. Talk about the wage system in the cloud infrastructure!

The other important but still obscure industry examples include the following three:

ENKI

It is a bet that many stakeholders in the industry may not be familiar with this provider of IaaS facilitation. It is a good ground for closeted organizations that want to begin their own independent datacenters that are both reliable and high-end. Just like many private cloud offerings, it has backup infrastructural provisions, which it does on a regular basis. It also comes with a definitive firewall that can safeguard a site’s activities against the outside world. Needless to say, it is as scalable as any other provision worthy of being a cloud offering.

Cloudscaling

This is not an unknown platform per se, but the fact is that it is more specialized in nature, attracting government bodies, organizations and other independent entities because it helps to make the cloud more open source. Its main goal is to offer a starting point for anybody who does not have resources for initiating their own personal cloud. Unlike before when IT departments had to search far and wide to look for a public provider, now they can effortlessly manage complicated software, hosting and safety models that their organizations demand using this infrastructure. This service is open-ended, and a good example of how to scale up an entity by remote means.

Savvis

Though the company of the above name has been in existence for long, offering a plethora of compute assistance, its cloud imprint called Savvis is a 2011 brainchild. Its main objective is to get e-commerce companies up and running and help them get way from enslavement to high capital Information Technology demands. With little money to run the show, users can help run their businesses, enhance utility and even come up with new applications within their cloud infrastructure.

There are a dozen more infrastructural platforms in the cloud computing sector but only a few of them provide IaaS whole-heartedly. The perfect example is GoGrid, whose dedication never wavers from the infrastructural part of things. The others usually combine their software, data and platform motifs with that of infrastructure. However, it is notable that now the computing world is all the better for it since there is a range of choices once the cloud bug hits an ambitious entity.

By John Omwamba

About John

John posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general media. Driven by passion and 'glowing' enthusiasm, he has covered topics cutting across diverse industries with key target audiences including corporates, marketing executives, researchers and global business leaders. John currently freelances for CloudTweaks as a frequent writer.

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