2017 Reviews

Top Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers - 2017 Reviews

Last updated Aug 25, 2017

Atlantic.net

Cloud VPS hosting and servers

"We use all of the features. It has performed exceptionally for us."

  • Senior Manager, IT
Made for:

IT and Dev-Ops Managers seeking fully redundant SSD with SLA guarantees

Not for:

Simple website tools with web hosting services

Amazon Web Services

Highly scalable, complete cloud platform

"[AWS] is effectively documented, has seamless integrations and has the most widespread tools and services available..."

  • Director of Growth, Intuz
Made for:

cost-effective cloud tools for business operations, high scalability and availability.

Not for:

users seeking open-source, operating without internal management.

Microsoft Azure

IaaS and PaaS computing for development, deployment, and management

"The whole of Microsoft has been re-tooled to cloud first. I can’t say that for any other organization."

  • Founder and CEO, Phidiax
Made for:

enterprise clients familiar with Microsoft products, robust development and deployment.

Not for:

managed cloud, or those unfamiliar with Microsoft products.

Google Cloud Platform

Developer products and cloud technologies hosted by Google

"Two words: “power” and “simplicity”, were the ultimate combination that has pushed our company towards Google’s Clou..."

  • Chief Technology Officer, QArea
Made for:

developers seeking a streamlined cloud ecosystem for development and deployment. 

Not for:

user seeking a managed cloud platform, simple cloud-based tasks.

IBM Cloud

Multifaceted cloud offerings for business operations

"IBM cloud provides more scalability and reliability with high-end security. It is used for data storage..."

  • Associate, IT
Made for:

business users seeking, bare metal servers, infrastructure, and analytics tools.

Not for:

minimal cloud functions, simple storage and computing needs. 

Rackspace

Dedicated servers and infrastructure services

"Rackspace handles so much that it's hard to imagine our business running smoothly without them..."

  • Vice President, Administration
Made for:

powerful managed hosting with various managed services.

Not for:

complete cloud ecosystems, interconnected PaaS and IaaS.

VMware

Virtualization public cloud with hybrid capabilities

"VMware has the best 3rd party applications and support, and is the gold standard in virtualization."

  • Senior Engineer and Virtualization Specialist, Stratosphere Networks
Made for:

ongoing testing and deployment of applications, users familiar with vSphere. 

Not for:

simple, private computing platform, or those without a need for virtualization. 

GoDaddy

Small business tools for website domains, hosting, and cloud tools

"GoDaddy has performed wonderfully..."

  • Executive, IT
Made for:

small businesses seeking website tools such as domains, hosting, and basic cloud services

Not for:

enterprise clients, those seeking extensive control of cloud services

Oracle Cloud

Integrated public cloud for business applications

"Oracle cloud has increased business agility, lowered costs and reduced complexity..."

  • Manager, IT
Made for:

enterprise-grade cloud computing capabilities, including SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS.

Not for:

single-user or small business user client, simple turnkey cloud solution.

Verizon Cloud

Managed enterprise solution through Verizon's global network

"We felt they understood our customers and the need to keep our data secure."

  • Vice President, IT
Made for:

enterprise infrastructure and computing integrated with telecommunication tools, those familiar with the Terremark platform.

Not for:

cost-conscious clients, streamlined cloud, or robust DaaS.

DigitalOcean

Simplified cloud servers for development

"It has been great so far, we expect they will grow even bigger."

  • Director, Sales
Made for:

users seeking a simple, robust cloud server platform with high scalability

Not for:

simple website hosting tools 

1&1

Website and hosting tools with cloud options

"Overall we are happy with 1and1.com, they have allowed us more control and flexibility than our previous host arrang..."

  • Manager, IT
Made for:

small business users seeking web tools with hosting options

Not for:

enterprise clients seeking servers with advanced configuration tools

Red Hat

Open cloud technology for enterprise clients

"Red hat was chosen for the cost and flexibility. It's used for security of data..."

  • Associate, IT
Made for:

users preferring open-source networks and Linux systems.

Not for:

turnkey service with a complete set of cloud services and tools.

CloudSigma

International IaaS provider with hosting and computing features

"I'm glad that CloudSigma exists because they protected my data for a long time, which also benefited my organization..."

  • Vice President, IT
Made for:

developers seeking a robust cloud environment with PaaS capabilities

Not for:

simple website services and hosting tools

Hyve

Enterprise-level cloud and infrastructure tools

"Hyve has performed much better than our previous product and the benefits are numerous..."

  • Senior Manager, Administration
Made for:

complex users seeking a managed service for mission-critical and secure functions

Not for:

small business clients needing a simple web or cloud hosting service

Ubiquity Hosting

Bare Metal and cloud servers, web hosting, collocation services

"It has performed great and really helped improve our organization."

  • Manager, IT
Made for:

businesses seeking infrastructure options including bare metal or cloud servers

Not for:

simple web hosting services and tools

Togglebox

VPS hosting and customized cloud servers

"We had many other choices but Togglebox had the most flexible and low-cost solutions for cloud servers. "

  • Manager
Made for:

those seeking Linux cloud servers or requiring web host migration tools

Not for:

application integration with CMS tools,or simple web hosting

Vultr

Cloud servers for compute instances and block storage

"It is quite convenient to use and easy to configure, also it has many options."

  • Director, IT
Made for:

users seeking cloud servers for compute instances and block storage, or those needing a dedicated cloud server

Not for:

VPS services or simple website tools

Navisite

Hosting, app management, and DaaS by Times Warner Cable

"The DaaS solution has been one of the primary differentiators of NaviSite."

  • Marketing Technology Manager, DoubleHorn
Made for:

managed cloud, strong Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) capabilities. 

Not for:

integrated IaaS and PaaS platform, comprehensive suite of computing tools. 

GigeNET

Advanced cloud hosting options for VMs

"We use cloud Hosting that helps with IT needs and the support function as well with monitoring..."

  • Owner
Made for:

users seeking managed cloud services and colocation

Not for:

simple web hosting or users seeking budget services