Cloud Computing Hosting Providers mostly have dedicated own infrastructure, technologies.It is important for the customers which brands have own infrastructure. Not all Cloud Computing Hosting Providers have own infrastructure, they rents others’ server or infrastructure and distribute it like resellers. It does not matter whether you have a small to medium website or a big enterprise, your choice among the Cloud Computing Hosting Providers should among the primary group.
Why it is important to know the primary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers
Although it was not about Hosting, but we have published one article before what you should ask your Cloud Computing Provider. You might have heard about SLA, if not, you can read this article about Service Level Agreement. Your choice should be between the primary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers, as simply –
Primary and Secondary (that is reseller) Cloud Computing Hosting Providers’ service charge are often very closer.
If you are going to choose between the Secondary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers, the SLA changes both legally and technically.
Practical example is The Rackspace Cloud (Falls among the primary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers) and Laughing Squid (Falls among Secondary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers, uses the space of The Rackspace Cloud). If you are a consumer of Laughing Squid, logically you will have more chance of facing the events of failures than The Rackspace Cloud itself – The Rackspace Cloud itself can fail due to some reason and Laughing Squid can separately fail. It is not that Laughing Squid falls among the bad secondary Cloud Computing Hosting Providers. But it is a practical logic.
List of Cloud Computing Hosting Providers
Here, Cloud Computing Hosting Providers means the brands who have own infrastructure.
The Rackspace Cloud – Right now, The Rackspace Cloud is the biggest among the Cloud Computing Hosting Providers who serves both Enterprise level and Individual level.
Google Cloud – Google itself has no hosting service to host our usual CMS softwares like WordPress or a Forum software. But they have own proprietary branded service like Google Sites to host event or organizational content or AppEngine to host your SaaS.
Amazon EC2 – Nothing new to say about Amazon Hosting services.
Microsoft Azure – Offers own software and hardware based infrastructure, CMS hosting is not (probably) possible.
Dell Cloud Computing Services – SaaS, PaaS, IaaS.
JoyentCloud – Joyent?s hosting offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) but not for hosting CMS.
Linode – Linode falls among web application hosting and cloud computing providers.
ElasticHosts – Have own data center and infrastructure.