[cloud providers]Cloud Providers Comparison

The cloud computing providers comparison delivers detailed information about each cloud computing company. It breaks down each cloud computing provider offer into 130+ distinct features that might be relevant to your cloud computing provider selection process (such as SLA, security, and certifications - SSAE 16, HIPPA, FISMA, and PCI). The cloud computing providers comparison gathers everything into a single resource.
Providers
M5 Cloud Hosting Kamatera AWS (Amazon Web Services) ElasticHosts StratoGen eApps Exoscale Bit Refinery Microsoft Azure Storm on Demand Hyve ZettaGrid Rackspace Dimension Data GigeNET JoyentCloud e24cloud Cloudware VPS.NET Google Cloud Platform CloudSigma
Cloud Features & Management
Hourly Pay-As-You-Go
yes
yes
yes
with burst pricing
yes
yes
no
yes
no
per minute
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Cloud Management Software
CloudStack
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
OnApp
CloudStack
VMware vCloud Director
proprietary
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
OpenStack
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
OnApp
OnApp
proprietary
proprietary
One Account For All Locations
yes
yes
yes
Coming soon
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
one location only
yes
yes
yes
no
Web Interface
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Mobile App
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
Dedicated app for iOS and Android
yes
no
Mobile-friendly web UI and third-party iOS application.
yes
no
no
Languages
English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Russian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Korean, Spanish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Arabic; support in English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English, Polish, German
English, Bulgarian
English
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
English, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Terminal access
yes
no
no
VNC
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
VNC
yes
API
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
AWS-compatible API
Object storage compatible with AWS S3.
partial
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
OpenStack-compatible API
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Command line
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
With AWS command line tools
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Auto-scaling
yes
no
horizontal
yes
Vertical with Elastic Containers
yes
no
no
no
no
horizontal
yes
no
no
Horizontal
yes
no
no
Both vertical and horizontal
yes
Vertical
yes
no
Vertical
yes
horizontal
yes
no
Vertical scaling without reboot
no
no
no
with Elastic Containers
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
Image from cloud server
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
in development
no
yes
yes
yes
Custom Image Catalogue via vCloud Diretor
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
clone from snapshot
yes
yes
yes
Upload cloud server image
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
yes
OVF
yes
no
in development
no
yes
yes
no
Can be as service request AUD 110
no
yes
VM Ware OVF
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Download cloud server image
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
yes
yes
no
in development
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Mount CD/DVD ISO
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Only by request to [email protected]
partial
no
yes
no
no
yes
Can make your installation with predefined set of Linux distributions (boot.rackspace.com)
partial
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
Cloud Servers
Hypervisor
Xen
Xen
KVM
WMware
Xen
KVM
VMware
Hyper-V
Xen
VMware
VMware
Xen
VMware
Xen
SmartOS, KVM
KVM
KVM
KVM
KVM
KVM
RAM
2 GB - 120 GB
1 GB - 256 GB
630 MB - 3904 GB
0.25 GB - 64 GB
4 MB - 96 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
512 MB - 225 GB
4 MB - 60 GB
448 GB available only in G family instances, which are available only in few regions.
768 MB - 448 GB
1 GB - 256 GB
1 GB - 64 GB
256 MB - 256 GB
1 GB - 240 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
256 MB - 16 GB
640 MB - 256 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
512 MB - 16 GB
512 MB - 22 GB
0.6 GB - 3.75 TB
Possible to go up to 512 GB on request. Limit depends also on region.
512 MB - 128 GB
CPU cores
1 - 24
1 - 64
1 - 128
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 48
1 - 8
32 cores available only in G family instances, which are available only in West US region.
1 - 16
(32 in West US)
1 - 64
1 - 8
1 - 20
1 - 32
1 - 16
1 - 8
1 - 32
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 11
1 - 160
Max 80 GHz
1 - 60
Storage
5 GB - 16 TB
20 GB - 20 TB
Instance: 160 GB - 48 TB
EBS: 1 GB - 20 TB
1 GB - 14.5 TB
1 GB - 10 TB
8 GB - 750 GB
10 GB - 8000 GB
1 GB - 5 TB
Maximum storage size depends on server type, in most cases 2 TB per CPU core.
1 GB - 32 TB
35 GB - 15 TB
10 GB - 10 TB
500GB - 80TB
20 GB - 1.2 TB
10 GB - 2.5 TB
10 GB - 100 GB
20 GB - 30 TB
40 GB - 5 TB
10 GB - 500 GB
1 GB - 500 GB
1 GB - 64 TB
1 GB - 84 TB
Persistent instance storage
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Unless using SSD local storage.
yes
yes
Custom RAM & CPU ratio
no
yes
no
yes
yes
But CPU - RAM ratio needs to be in certain range.
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
But there are 3 types: balanced, memory and CPU and almost any cloud server size in this proportions
no
no
yes
yes
RAM can be extended from base size.
no
no
yes
Independent storage size
yes
yes
Can be extended or replaced by EBS.
no
yes
yes
yes
UI provides typical disk sizes by default, but it can be customized in advanced settings or via API.
yes
yes
Each instance type has preallocated storage, which can be then extended. Maximum storage reaches 2 TB per CPU core.
partial
Storage can be extended.
no
yes
yes
Can extended with block store service.
partial
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Can be extended from base size.
no
yes
yes
Burstable CPU
yes
yes
With exception of t1 and t2 instance types
partial
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
Including adding CPU cores for SmartOS instances.
yes
no
CPU can burst up to 4x if capacity is available.
yes
yes
only f1-micro
no
yes
GPU instances
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
SSD Storage Available
Hybrid
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
D instance family only.
yes
yes
yes
IO based storage tiering
yes
yes
no
no
High I/O instances
yes
no
yes
With Fusion IO nodes.
yes
yes
yes
Resource usage monitoring (CPU, RAM, disc, network, ...)
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Via VMware vSphere
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Including application metrics for typical open source software.
yes
yes
Turned off Cost
storage and IP
storage and IP
EBS storage if used, Elastic IP if used
storage only
storage
full
storage
storage
full
full
full
full
full
full
full
storage only
full
storage only
storage only
Images & Licenses
Preinstalled cloud server images
14
44
12000+
28
35
10
102
10
112
37
32
15
33
24
20
100+
Including "Click to Deploy software packages"
28
250
Windows license
Windows 2008 R2 Standard, Windows 2012 Standard
yes
7
8.1
10
Server 2008 R2 Web,Standard,Enterprise,Datacenter
2012 R2 Standard,Datacenter
2016 Standard,Datacenter
yes
yes
2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
Remote Desktop Services SALs
yes
2008 Standard, Data Center 2012 Essentials, Standard, Data Center 2003 Terminal Server
yes
2008 Enterprise, 2008 R2 Enterprise, 2012 Standard
yes
2008 R2
2012
2012 R2
yes
2008 Standard 2012 Standard
yes
Server 2008 R2 SP1
Server 2012 Datacenter
Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Server Essentials Experience
HPC Pack 2012 R2
Server Technical Preview/br/>
yes
2008 R2
yes
yes
2016, 2008, 2012
yes
yes
2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise 2008 Standard, Enterprise 2003 Standard, Enterprise
yes
2003 R2 Enterprise 2008 R2 Enterprise
yes
2008 R2 Standard, Entrprise
yes
2008 R2 Standard, 2012
yes
2012 STD R2
yes
2003 Standard 2003 R2 Standard 2008 Standard 2008 R2 Standard
yes
2008 R2
yes
2016 Datacenter, Standard
2012 Datacenter, R2 Datacenter, Standard
2008 Enterprise, Standard 2003 Standard
yes
SQL Server license
SQL Server Standard, Web, Enterprise
yes
no
yes
2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
yes
Web Standard, Enterprise
yes
2008 R2 Standard 64bit, 2008 R2 Web 64bit, 2012 R2 Standard 64bit, 2012 R2 Web 64bit
yes
yes
2012 Standard 2012 Business Intelligence, Enterprise
yes
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Std, Web, Enterprise
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Std, Web, Enterprise
SQL Server 2012 SP1 Std, Web, Enterprise
SQL Server 2014 Std, Web, Enterprise
yes
no
Standard, Enterprise, Web
yes
yes
2008 R2 STD, ENT 2012 R2 STD, ENT
yes
no
no
no
on request
no
no
2016 Enterprise, Standard, Web
2012 Enterprise, Standard, Web
2008 R2 Web, Standard
yes
RedHat Linux license
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
6,7
yes
yes
Free
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Other licenses
cPanel
yes
no
Oracle, ...
no
Exchange, BizTalk, Sharepoint, Office, Project, Visio
yes
ISPmanager is offered free of charge to customers
cPanel, Plesk, ISPmanager
no
no
MS Sharepoint, MS BizTalk Server, MS Team Foundation Server, MS Dynamics, Oracle, SUSE
yes
no
Citrix, Veeam, Zerto, Trend, Turnkey
yes
Vyatta vRouter
yes
SharePoint 2010
yes
cPanel, Interworx, DirectAdmin, Litespeed LSWS, Litespeed LSLB
Riverbed Stingray, Riak Enterprise
yes
no
no
R1Soft, Litespeed, Server Density, WHMCS, Cpanel, Plesk, Direct Admin
yes
SUSE
yes
no
Transfer MS License
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
Microsoft License mobility supported.
yes
no
When Windows is installed from ISO CD.
yes
no
yes
yes
Transfer
Transfer or bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
Free transfer in
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
2 TB
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
10 Mbps
yes
no
yes
yes
Free transfer included
no
Only for monthly billing
5 TB per cloud server
no
1 TB (Dallas and Miami)
1 Gbps
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
1 TB per cloud server
3000 GB
5 GB
no
500 GB per server
yes
no
no
no
up to 10 TB per month depending on cloud server size and only for monthly+ subscriptions
1 GB
50 GB per account
10 Mbps
10 Gbps
no
If $10 per month is spent.
5 TB per account
Pay-as-you-go
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Need to prepay, but any size and no time limits
yes
Transfer packages
no
no
no
Lower price if you commit in advance.
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
Resource bundles including transfer.
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
No Transfer Limit
yes
yes
yes
yes
1 Gbps
yes
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
200 MBps - 10 Gbps Network speed depends on server size
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
100 Mbps
yes
yes
yes
yes
Transfer per server or account
account
account
account
account
Is 1 Gbps per VM or ACCOUNT?
cloud server
per account
account
account
account
cloud server
cloud server or virtual data centre
account
account
cloud server
account
account
cloud server
VM
account
account
Free private transfer
yes
yes
Only within a zone.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Within an availability zone.
yes
yes
Free transfer to dedicated/collocation
yes
N/A
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
Hosted in beyond.pl
yes
no
no
yes
Networking
Free IP
no
no
1 per cloud server, either dynamic or fixed but paid if cloud server is off.
yes
1 dynamic per cloud server
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
no
yes
5 per account
yes
2 per account
yes
yes
yes
2 - 8 per cloud network
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
yes
yes
1 IP per server while it is running
yes
1 dynamic per server
yes
Mappable IP
yes
no
Elastic IP
yes
First server attached, additional can be mapped
yes
yes
no
additional EIP addresses can be mapped to one or more servers
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
With purchased IP
yes
Multiple IP per cloud server
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Max 8 per server
yes
Service request with justification
yes
yes
yes
yes
via support
partial
yes
yes
yes
Only private and public
no
yes
IP cost
$0.005 per hour
$1 per month
One free per cloud server if running.
$0.005 / hour
$3 per month
free
$1 per month
0.0128 EUR / hour
$0.004 per hour
$5
1 GBP
5.50
$0.00274 / h
Maximum 3x number of cloud servers
$0.0027 per hour
$0.0013 per hour
€0.005 per hour
2.5 BGN / month
$2
$0.01 per hour
$2.5
IPv6
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
Private IP
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Manage VLANs
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
via support
partial
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Load balancing service
yes
no
yes
no
yes
Not a service, but there is pre-configured image with HAProxy & Pacemaker with hot standby sharing the same IP for failover.
partial
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Included with Basic and Advanced NSX firewalls
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
Load balancing type
software
software
no
software
HAProxy
software
no
no
DNS
software
yes
software
software
no
software and enterprise appliance
software
no
software
no
Security
Encrypted storage
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
All data written to disks is encrypted by default.
yes
yes
VLAN per customer
If in "Virtual Private Cloud" or "Isolated"
yes
yes
If in Virtual Private Cloud
yes
Can be purchased
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Via support request
yes
yes
yes
yes
Dedicated & cloud servers in single VLAN
May require setup cost
yes
N/A
no
no
yes
no
Private networks available
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
Via support request
yes
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
VPN
via support
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Only to created virtual networks.
yes
yes
yes
yes
Brocade Vyatta® vRouter appliance available
no
yes
no
no
no
Via support request
yes
no
yes
yes
Firewall
Virtual Private Cloud and Isolated networks only
yes
no
$0.05 / hour
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Via vCloud Director
yes
yes
hardware, statefull, IDS
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
ISO/IEC 27001
yes
no
yes
London Maidenhead, UK and Hong Kong
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
SSAE 16 (former SAS 70 Type II)
yes
no
yes
Only USA locations
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3
yes
yes
no
yes
SOC 1 USA data centers
yes
Only in Los Angeles, CA, USA
partial
yes
no
no
SOC2 and SOC3
yes
yes
HIPAA Compilant
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
FISMA Compilant
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
US location only
yes
PCI DSS
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
USA data centers
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
Safe Harbor / EU Directive 95/46/EC
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Locations
North America
San Diego, CA, USA
yes
New York, USA
Santa Clara, USA
Texas, USA
yes
Northern Virginia, USA (East) Northern California, USA (West) Oregon, USA (West)
yes
Dallas, TX, USA
Miami, FL, USA
San Jose, CA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Antonio, TX, USA
Toronto, Canada
yes
New Jersey, USA
Denver, USA
yes
Atlanta, GA, USA Richmond, VA, USA
yes
no
Denver, US Seattle, US
yes
Central US, Iowa
East US, Virginia
North Central US, Illinois
South Central US, Texas
West US, California
Toronto, Canada
Quebec City, Canada
yes
Lansing, MI, USA Phoenix, AZ, USA
yes
Somerset, NJ, USA San Jose, CA, USA
yes
no
Chicago, Dallas, Northern Virginia
yes
USA East & West
yes
Chicago, IL, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA
yes
Bay Area, USA
Las Vegas, USA
Northern Virginia, USA
yes
no
no
US: Atlanta (Georgia), Chicago (Illinois), Dallas (Texas), Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida), New York City, San Jose (California), Salt Lake City (Utah), Seattle (Washington), Washington DC
Canada: Montreal, Torronto
yes
Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA (East)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA (Central)
The Dalles, Oregon, USA (West)
Ashburn, Nort Virginia, USA (East)
Montreal, Canada
yes
San Jose, California, USA
Washington D.C., USA
Miami, Florida, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
yes
South America
no
no
São Paulo, Brazil
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Brazil, Sao Paulo State
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Sao Paulo, Brazil
yes
São Paulo, Brasil
yes
no
Europe
no
Amsterdam, Netherlands
London, UK
yes
Ireland
yes
London Maidenhead, UK
London Portsmouth, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands
yes
London, UK
yes
no
Switzerland, Austria, Germany
yes
no
Ireland
Netherlands
yes
no
London, UK
yes
no
England
yes
yes
no
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
yes
Poznań & Warsaw Poland
yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
yes
London, England
Manchester, England
Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands
Paris, France Frankfurt, Germany
yes
St. Ghislain, Belgium, EU (West)
London, UK, EU (West)
Frankfurt, Germany, EU (West)
Eemshaven, Netherlands, EU (West)
yes
Zurich, Switzerland (2 data centers)
Warsaw, Poland
Frankfurt, Germany
yes
Asia
no
Hong Kong, China
Petach Tikva, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
yes
Singapore Tokyo, Japan
yes
Hong Kong, China
yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malesia
yes
no
no
no
East Asia, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia, Singapore
Japan East, Saitama Prefecture
Japan West, Osaka Prefecture
yes
no
Hong Kong, China Shanghai, China
yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
yes
Hong Kong, China
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
Tokyo, Japan
Singapore, Singapore
New Dehli, India
yes
Mumbai, India (Asia South)
Changhua County, Taiwan (Asia East)
Tokyo, Japan (Asia North East)
Jurong West, Singapore (Asia South East)
yes
Manila, Philippines
yes
Australia
no
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
Sydney
yes
no
no
no
no
Australia East, New South Wales
Australia Southeast, Victoria
yes
no
no
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
yes
Sydney, Australia
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
Sydney, Australia
yes
Perth, Melbourne
yes
Africa
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Reliability & Failover
SLA level
99.95%
99.9%
3% TCP/IP loss rate
30 ms latency
99.995%
100%
100%
100%
99.95%
100%
For 2+ VMs running in the same "Availability Set".
99.95%
Network & power
100%
100%
99.99%
Unmanaged: 99.9% Managed: 100%
Includes network latency < 1 ms
100%
Africa: 99.95%
Network only
100%
100%
99.98%
99.9%
Unmanaged: 99.9%
Managed: 100%
99.95%
100%
SLA credit
5% for first 5 min. and every subsequent 30 min. Up to 100%.
10% of annual bill
10,000% up to one month bill
1 day per hour
9,600%
99.95% - 98.3%: 50% monthly fee
< 98.3%: 100% monthly fee
99.99 to 100% 0 to 43.2 mins 5% 98% to 99.8% 43.2 mins to 14 hrs 24 mins 10% 95% to 97.9% 14 hrs 24 mins to 36 hrs 25% 90% to 94.9% 36 to 72 hrs 50% 89.9% or below more than 72 hrs 100%
Up to 100%
<99.9% - 10%
<99% - 25%
1,000% of unavailable time
20-45% of monthly bill
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
5% monthly for up to 1h, 100% monthly for 11h+
Progressive 5% monthly for 99.999% to 100% for 89.9%
5% for each 30 min, up to 100%
200% of hourly service fee for each hour
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
10% - 50%
5,000% up to last monthly bill
SLA exceptions
scheduled maintenance
maitenance, customer generated failure, exploited server
5 min.
<15 min., maintenance
15+ min., max equiv. of 30 days
planned maintenance
maitenance, out of BitRefinery control
out of Microsoft control
scheduled maintenance, attracts
scheduled maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance, Force Majure
maitenance
scheduled or emergency maintenance
Network only
maitenance
planned maintenance
Maintenance
maitenance, periods < 5 min.
maitenance
Multiple zones in region
yes
no
2 - 5 per region
yes
Only US west and UK
partial
yes
yes
Geneva and Zurich
yes
no
Some geographic regions have multiple "regions" in Azure. There is also a concept of "fault domain", has separate power source and different network switch. Azure automatically allocates instances in the same role or "availability set" into different fault domains.
partial
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
In Zurich (Switzerland, Europe)
partial
Tier 3+ DC
yes
Tier 3:
Miami, FL, USA
Sydney, Australia
London Portsmouth, UK
Amsterdam, NL
Hong Kong

Tier 2:
London Maidenhead, UK
Dallas, TX, USA
Toronto, Canada
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Jose, CA, USA
partial
yes
yes
yes
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
partial
yes
NextDC M1 Melbourne, Vocus DC1 Sydney, NextDC B1 Brisbane, Amcom DC3 Perth, Equinix SY4 Sydney
yes
USA data centers
yes
Equinix / Switch
yes
yes
yes
US location tier 4
yes
Automatic failover to other server
yes
no
Auto Recovery service applies only to C3, C4, M3, R3, and T2 instance types running in the US East (Northern Virginia) region. The instances must be running within a VPC, must use EBS-backed storage, but cannot be Dedicated Instances.
partial
yes
yes
yes
Live migration allows moving running instances to another server without downtime - host maintenance doesn't affect cloud server availability.
yes
no
VMware HA and DRS
yes
With warm copy in different zone
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Live migration allows moving running instances to another server without downtime - host maintenance doesn't affect cloud server availability.
yes
no
Storage attachment
network
Instance storage: server EBS: network
server
network
local
network
network
server
fiber channel
network
network
server
no
server
network
network & local
server
RAID level
ZFS pool of mirrors with ZIL and L2ARC
RAID 1
Raid DP
10
Bare Metal: none, RAID 1, 10
RAID 5
RAID 10
RAID Z-
RAID 6
no
RAID 10
RAID 6
Backup - snapshot
yes
yes
yes
with Elastic Containers
partial
yes
no
yes
Including replication with Zerto or Veeam
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
t
yes
yes
Backup - storage
yes
no
S3 or Glacier
yes
no
Veam
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Services
Cloud Files service
Compatible with AWS S3.
yes
no
S3 (Simple Storage Service)
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
VAST Object Storage
yes
yes
Only in USA region.
yes
no
Manta Storage
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
CDN service
no
no
Cloud Front
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
In beta.
yes
no
DNS service
no
no
Route 53
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
NoSQL service
no
no
DynamoDB, Redshift, SimpleDB
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
Manta Storage
yes
no
no
MySQL
yes
yes
no
SQL service
no
no
RDS (Simple Storage Service) - MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle
yes
no
no
yes
MySQL
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
as managed service
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Memcache service
no
no
ElastiCache
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
Dedicated servers
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
As LiquidWeb
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
In beyond.pl
yes
yes
no
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
Collocation
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
As LiquidWeb
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
In beyond.pl
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Support
Response Time
In urgent cases, not guaranteed.
15 min.
Basic: free
Developer: $49/month
Business: tiered 10% - 3%, min. $100
Enterprise: tiered 10% - 3%, min. $15,00
Basic: -
Developer: 12 hours
Business: 1 hour
Enterprise: 15 min.
Named technical contact
SLA:
  • critical request: 4 hours to resolve, 1 hour assigned to a technican
  • non-critical: assigned & resolved in 8 hours
Average: 1 hour for urgent issues
15 min. incidents 1 hour standard requests
SLA:
Developer: 8h
Standard: 2h
Professional: 1h
Premier: 15 min
SLA:
- 60 minutes for severity 1 incidents
- 8 hours standard requests
15 seconds (not in SLA)
Basic: 24h
Developer: 24h
Production: 12h
Business Critical: 1h Mission Critical: 0.5h
Extended 24/7: 30 min.
Standard 24/7: 1 hour
Extended 9/5: 1 hour
Standard 9/5: 2 hours
15 min. Platinum Plan
1 hour Gold Plan
4 hours Silver Plan
none for Bronze Plan
Average (not in SLA):
1 min chat support
1 h ticket support
24x7
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
all paid plans
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
yes
With minimum Standard 24/7 support package.
yes
yes
Platinum Plan - high priority issues
Gold Plan - Outages only
yes
yes
Free
yes
yes
Basic level does not include any contact possibilities
no
yes
yes
Paid level provides preferential service over support requests of equal severity, priority phone number which auto-escalates to management.
yes
yes
yes
included level covers only billing issues
no
infrastructure level
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Basic plan
yes
yes
no
Don't include managed cloud hosting.
yes
Bronze plan - billing issues only, otherwise community and knowledge center
yes
yes
Phone
After ticket opened on-line
yes
yes
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
yes
yes
Also Skype
yes
no
Skype, free
yes
Standard (3 per month), Professional and Premier levels
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
no
yes
yes
Gold and Platinum plans
yes
Platinum support level
yes
Chat
yes
yes
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
Ticket system or email
yes
yes
Developer, Business, Enterprise levels
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
free
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Only ticket system
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Paid plans only
yes
yes
Forum
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Knowledge base
yes
no
yes
FAQ and tutorials
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
FAQ
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
FAQ
yes
yes
yes
Managed services
yes
yes
Enterprise level
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
Billing
Cloud server biling period
hourly
hour
second (1 minute minimum)
15 min
hour
month
minute
month
minute
hour
month
month
hour
hour
hour
hour
yes
month
month
second (1 minute minimum)
5 minutes
No monthly precharge
yes
yes
yes
For burst (hourly) use above $0.20 / hour you must have sufficient balance to cover 14 days of the excess use at the point that you add disk space or start a server.
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Billing per cloud server or account
account
cloud server
cloud server
account
cloud server
cloud server
account
account
cloud server
cloud server
server
yes
cloud server
server
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
VM
see sustained usage discounts
account
account
License billing period
hour
hour
Eventhough VMs are billed to a second, licenses are billed per hour.
hour
month
month
month
hour
month
minute
hour
month
month
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
month
month
second (1 minute minimum)
5 minutes
Prepaid
no
no
no
yes
post-paid
no
yes
also post-paid
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
credit limit upon request
yes
Currency
USD
USD
USD
Depending on the location
USD, GBP, EUR
Depends on location
USD, GBP
USD
USD, EUR, CHF
USD
USD, EUR, CAD, GBP, DKK, NOK, SEK, CHF, JPY, AUD, NZD, KWR, RUB, ZAR, TRY, SAR, ARS, BRL, HKD, INR, MXN, IDR, TWD, MYR
USD
GBP
AUD
USD
USD
USD
USD
USD, EUR, PLN
BGN
USD
USD
USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, PHP, AUD, PLN, BRL, INR, SAR, IRR
Credit card
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
PayPal
For dedicated servers only
partial
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Wire transfer
Large payments only
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Resource plans
With Contract
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Longer subscription
With Contract
yes
no
no
month and year
yes
yes
4% for Quarter, 7% for Bi-annual, 9% for Year
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
1 and 3 months
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
up to 3 years
yes
Reservation
With Contract
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Volume Discounts
With Contract or Reseller Agreement
yes
no
In reserved instances and transfer
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
Enterprise Agreement
yes
no
yes
yes
Only transfer and cloud files storage
yes
no
no
Bonuses for larger prepaid charges - up to 100%
yes
no
no
no
yes
Trial & Specials
Free trial
no
30 day
yes
no
5 days
yes
7 days
yes
no
5 CHF, 4 EUR, 5 USD
yes
no
$200
yes
no
no
30 days for Australian customers only
yes
no
14 days or $200
yes
no
dev servers
yes
20 PLN (~ $5) for Cloudorado users
yes
7 days
yes
no
$300 for 2 months
yes
7 days
yes
Money back guarantee
no
no
no
no
30 days
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
7 Days
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
Free entry level service
no
no
Free Tier for one year
yes
no
no
no
no
no
MSDN subscribers get $50-$150 credits per month
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Free tier of 1GB RAM, 50GB SSD & 5TB data transfer per month. Accounts spending over $10 per month automatically qualify.
yes
Third-Party Tools Support
Rightscale
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Scalr
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Provider Information
Name
M5 Hosting, Inc.
Kamatera Inc.
Amazon
ElasticHosts Ltd
Access Alto
eApps Hosting
Exoscale
Bit Refinery LCC
Microsoft
Liquid Web
Hyve Managed Hosting
Zettagrid Pty Ltd
Rackspace
Dimension Data
Gigenet
Joyent, Inc
Beyond.pl Sp z o. o.
Cloudware.bg
VPS.NET (Hosting Services, Inc)
Google Inc.
CloudSigma
Address
10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. #G-135, San Diego, CA 92124
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Studio 2.01 Power Road Studios 114 Power Road Chiswick London W4 5PY United Kingdom
5th Floor, 315 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
7742 Spalding Drive # 363, Norcross, GA 30092, USA
Route de Marcolet 39 CH - 1023 Crissier Switzerland
Denver, Colorado
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
4210 S. Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917-9526, US
Richmond House, 105 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1DD, United Kingdom
Level 36 1 Farrer Place Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA
5201 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054
545 E. Algonquin Road, Suite D, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA
One Embarcadero Center, 9th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111
ul. Palacza 113, 60-273 Poznań, Poland
1784 Sofia, Mladost 1
20A Andrey Saharov Blvd.
517 W. 100 N. Suite #225 Providence, UT 84332
Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA
Badenerstrasse 549 8048 Zurich Switzerland
Year founded
2001
1995
1994
AWS: 2006
2008
1996
2011
2010
1975
Azure: 2010
1997
1999
2010
1998
1983
2004
2005
2013
2009
1998
2009
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