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

Last updated Apr 11, 2018

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • "Their solution is very simple and easy, and it works really fast."

    • IT Manager, Services Enterprise
    Made for:

    Companies looking for self-service dashboard controls

    Not for:

    Companies looking for transparent pricing listing on website

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