whats known and unknown

6 IaaS providers you should know (but may not)

on November 10, 2013


When people think Infrastructure as a Service their first thought is Amazon(S amzn) Web Services. That’s fair given its early mover advantage and size. But AWS is not the only IaaS in town.  The thing is some much smaller cloud providers are not trying to compete with AWS on sheer size and breadth of services but more on specialized features and services or by focusing on a smaller market. The feeling among cloud analysts is that a smaller provider can out-innovate the big guy provided they focus that innovation and don’t try to be all things to all people.

“While AWS, Rackspace(s rax), and Microsoft(s msft) are on everyone’s short list, you have look at every IaaS player to determine fit.   The objective is to move from the business, to the requirements, to the technology.   If you do that, you need to be a bit more open-minded when…

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