Cloud computing providers have only been available since about 2005, but in just over 10 years they have become a multi-billion dollar industry with companies offering their services to individuals and businesses alike. Cloud computing has grown at such a rapid rate because of its attractiveness to customers who can quickly set up websites or databases on servers that are accessible from virtually anywhere in the world, without having to buy their own hardware which is expensive for many start-ups. This means you can pay monthly fees instead of paying upfront for your IT equipment through capital expenditure (CAPEX). With no software, licenses required it saves you money, time and you can reduce the carbon footprint.
Most cloud computing providers offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) which guarantees that your website or email will be live to users 99.9% of the time, meaning that it would only go offline for no more than 9 hours in any given month. This gives your business confidence in using services from companies like Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, IBM Softlayer or any one of the other providers who have sprung up over recent years.
Cloud Computing Providers:
The top cloud computing providers are well-established names in IT infrastructure, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Softlayer. These leading brands continue to grow despite the presence of smaller companies such as DigitalOcean, Linode and Vultr, who specialize in specific areas such as cloud storage or providing bare-metal servers.
Some other top providers include: Rackspace – a long-established provider of hardware and software; AT&T – offers cloud computing services to businesses; HP – offers private and public cloud services; and Verizon – provides infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
In this article we will talk about:
Google Cloud Platform:
Now, let’s start by taking a look at the Google Cloud Platform. The first thing that pops into mind when thinking about google is its a search engine, as well as other online services such as Gmail, Youtube and much more. As you probably know already – cloud computing falls under their business segment as well.
Google Cloud Platform offers a range of cloud computing solutions, such as container engine for developers and businesses to easily run their apps on Google’s infrastructure. This solution enables you to download containers from the cloud and launch them in a matter of minutes, making it easier than ever to develop apps in the cloud. Another example is cron jobs – scheduled tasks that can be implemented with pre-written applications in a wide variety of scripts.
Google doesn’t only offer great products when it comes to services but they’re also very affordable compared to other providers. They offer competitive prices when purchasing cloud computing power, especially considering their outstanding performance and reliability which makes them one step ahead of competitors in this area.
Google Cloud Platform is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for cloud computing solutions that can help you boost your business and/or bottom line.
Here’s where we could include a section about pricing strategy and available services if we want to…but let’s leave that out so the article is not too long.
Write another article about “Top cloud computing companies” – but this time start with: “In order to determine what’s ‘best in our case, we have decided to base our judgement on a number of different criteria:…”
Google Cloud Platform is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for cloud computing solutions that can help you boost your business and/or bottom line.”
This will be useful for people looking to use cloud computing as a solution, but it’s missing information about what cloud computing is. I’d also like to see each criterion expanded upon a little further. For example, for performance, you could include how much CPU and memory you’re getting per dollar spent, as well as how many virtual machines or servers that equates to. Perhaps even a link to a helpful video by Google explaining their cloud architecture would help clarify the topic of performance.
The introduction should be something else entirely…may I suggest:
We will take a look at some of the best options when it comes to choosing a cloud service provider. Cloud computing essentially refers to dynamically provisioning and de-provisioning server resources, such as RAM, storage and processing power of a virtualized environment. Usually, these resources are available on-demand via a web interface or API. This way you can temporarily run servers without having to invest in expensive hardware – which is perfect for startups or small businesses that lack the capital or expertise to manage their own servers.”
I was thinking about something along the lines of: “If you’re looking for cloud computing solutions that can help you boost your business and/or bottom line, Google Cloud Platform is definitely worth checking out…” (see above). While I understand that this article will be useful for people looking to use cloud computing as a solution, it’s missing information about what cloud computing is. I’d also like to see each criterion expanded upon a little further.”
For this section, I would use the following: “Performance – Stability and reliability” etc
1 – Go to Google Cloud Platform and sign up for an account.
2 – Once logged in, go to their products page and choose which product you’re interested in before clicking on ‘Get Started’.
3 – Now that you’ve gone through the initial setup phase, you’ll be able to provision servers/resources right away by visiting your dashboard.
4 – For example, under Compute Engine click on ‘Create instance’ and select which type of instance suits your needs the best.
5 – If you need to, here’s a helpful video by Google explaining their cloud architecture.
When I select “Google Cloud Platform” it goes back to the top of the article instead of allowing me to click on it for more information.
This article will be useful for people looking to use cloud computing as a solution, but it’s missing information about what cloud computing is. I’d also like to see each criterion expanded upon a little further.”
That’s all for now…I’ll be back after I’ve had some time to take a look at other cloud computing services and will continue to update this list!