[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 Atlantic.Net AWS (Amazon Web Services) Microsoft Azure Dimension Data Leading Edge Cloud Solutions Google Cloud Platform ZettaGrid GigeNET StratoGen Rackspace eApps CloudSigma e24cloud Bit Refinery ElasticHosts Cloudware Exoscale VPS.NET JoyentCloud Storm on Demand Hyve
Cloud Features & Management
Hourly Pay-As-You-Go
yes
per second
yes
yes
per minute
yes
yes
up to millisecond
yes
per minute
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
with burst pricing
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
Cloud Management Software
CloudStack
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
OpenStack
OnApp
proprietary
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
proprietary
OnApp
CloudStack
OnApp
proprietary
proprietary
One Account For All Locations
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
One location currently
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Coming soon
no
one location only
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Web Interface
yes
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
yes
no
no
Dedicated app for iOS and Android
yes
no
no
no
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, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
English
English
English
English
English
English, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
English, Polish, German
English
English
English, Bulgarian
English
English
English
English
Terminal access
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
VNC
yes
yes
yes
VNC
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
API
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
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
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
OpenStack-compatible API
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Command line
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
With AWS command line tools
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
Auto-scaling
yes
no
horizontal
yes
horizontal
yes
no
no
horizontal
yes
no
no
no
Horizontal
yes
no
no
Vertical
yes
no
Vertical with Elastic Containers
yes
no
no
Vertical
yes
Both vertical and horizontal
yes
no
Vertical scaling without reboot
no
no
no
no
no
You can add disk and networks while running.
partial
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
with Elastic Containers
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Image from cloud server
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Custom Image Catalogue via vCloud Diretor
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
in development
no
clone from snapshot
yes
yes
yes
Upload cloud server image
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
yes
VM Ware OVF
yes
no
yes
Can be as service request AUD 110
no
no
OVF
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
in development
no
no
no
no
Download cloud server image
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
in development
no
no
no
no
Mount CD/DVD ISO
yes
no
no
no
You can create a blank disk, dump an ISO on to it, then turn the disk into 'CD Mode'. This is then treated as optical media when attached to an instance.
yes
no
yes
no
yes
Can make your installation with predefined set of Linux distributions (boot.rackspace.com)
partial
Only by request to [email protected]
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Cloud Servers
Hypervisor
Xen
QEMU
Xen
Hyper-V
VMware
Xen
KVM
VMware
Xen
WMware
Xen
Xen
KVM
KVM
VMware
KVM
KVM
KVM
KVM
SmartOS, KVM
Xen
VMware
RAM
2 GB - 120 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
630 MB - 1952 GB
448 GB available only in G family instances, which are available only in few regions.
768 MB - 448 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
512 MB - 64 GB
0.6 GB - 416 GB
256 MB - 256 GB
256 MB - 16 GB
4 MB - 96 GB
1 GB - 240 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
Possible to go up to 512 GB on request. Limit depends also on region.
512 MB - 128 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
4 MB - 60 GB
0.25 GB - 64 GB
512 MB - 16 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
512 MB - 22 GB
640 MB - 256 GB
1 GB - 256 GB
1 GB - 64 GB
CPU cores
1 - 24
1 - 20
1 - 128
32 cores available only in G family instances, which are available only in West US region.
1 - 16
(32 in West US)
1 - 16
0.125 - 32
1 - 64
1 - 20
1 - 8
1 - 16
1 - 32
1 - 16
Max 80 GHz
1 - 60
1 - 16
1 - 8
1 - 16
1 - 16
1 - 8
1 - 11
1 - 32
1 - 64
1 - 8
Storage
5 GB - 16 TB
40 GB - 4 TB
Instance: 160 GB - 48 TB
EBS: 1 GB - 20 TB
Maximum storage size depends on server type, in most cases 2 TB per CPU core.
1 GB - 32 TB
10 GB - 2.5 TB
10 GB - 20 TB
1 GB - 64 TB
500GB - 80TB
10 GB - 100 GB
1 GB - 10 TB
20 GB - 1.2 TB
8 GB - 750 GB
1 GB - 84 TB
40 GB - 5 TB
1 GB - 5 TB
1 GB - 14.5 TB
10 GB - 500 GB
10 GB - 400 GB
1 GB - 500 GB
20 GB - 30 TB
35 GB - 15 TB
10 GB - 10 TB
Persistent instance storage
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Unless using SSD local storage.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Custom RAM & CPU ratio
no
no
no
no
yes
3 instance type families with different CPU / RAM ratio.
no
no
yes
But there are 3 types: balanced, memory and CPU and almost any cloud server size in this proportions
no
yes
no
But CPU - RAM ratio needs to be in certain range.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
RAM can be extended from base size.
no
no
no
yes
Independent storage size
yes
no
Can be extended or replaced by EBS.
no
Each instance type has preallocated storage, which can be then extended. Maximum storage reaches 2 TB per CPU core.
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Can extended with block store service.
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
UI provides typical disk sizes by default, but it can be customized in advanced settings or via API.
yes
Can be extended from base size.
no
no
Storage can be extended.
no
yes
Burstable CPU
yes
yes
With exception of t1 and t2 instance types
partial
no
no
no
only f1-micro
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
CPU can burst up to 4x if capacity is available.
yes
no
yes
Including adding CPU cores for SmartOS instances.
yes
no
no
GPU instances
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
SSD Storage Available
Hybrid
yes
no
yes
D instance family only.
yes
no
3 disk storage tiers:
  • High performance - 25 IOPS per GB
  • Standard - 4 IOPS per GB
  • Archive - up to 100 IOPS
yes
yes
IO based storage tiering
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
With Fusion IO nodes.
yes
High I/O instances
yes
yes
yes
Resource usage monitoring (CPU, RAM, disc, network, ...)
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Only network traffic
no
Including application metrics for typical open source software.
yes
Via VMware vSphere
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Turned off Cost
storage and IP
full
EBS storage if used, Elastic IP if used
full
full
storage and IP
storage only
full
full
storage
full
full
storage only
storage only
storage
storage only
full
storage
full
full
Images & Licenses
Preinstalled cloud server images
14
15
12000+
102
32
11
Including "Click to Deploy software packages"
28
112
15
37
35
250
24
28
20
10
100+
33
10
Windows license
Windows 2008 R2 Standard, Windows 2012 Standard
yes
2003 2008 2008 R2
yes
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 Standard, Enterprise 2008 Standard, Enterprise 2003 Standard, Enterprise
yes
Server 2008 R2
Server 2012 R2
yes
2008 R2
yes
2008 R2 Web, 2012 Standard, 2012 Enterprise, 2012 Web, 2003
yes
2003 R2 Enterprise 2008 R2 Enterprise
yes
2008 Standard, Data Center 2012 Essentials, Standard, Data Center 2003 Terminal Server
yes
yes
2008 Enterprise, 2008 R2 Enterprise, 2012 Standard
yes
2012 Datacenter, R2 Datacenter, Standard
2008 Enterprise, Standard 2003 Standard
yes
2008 R2 Standard, 2012
yes
2008 Standard 2012 Standard
yes
2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
Remote Desktop Services SALs
yes
2012 STD R2
yes
2008 R2
2012
2012 R2
yes
2003 Standard 2003 R2 Standard 2008 Standard 2008 R2 Standard
yes
2008 R2 Standard, Entrprise
yes
2008 R2
yes
yes
SQL Server license
SQL Server Standard, Web, Enterprise
yes
no
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
2008 R2 STD, ENT 2012 R2 STD, ENT
yes
On request
yes
no
Standard, Enterprise, Web
yes
no
Web Standard, Enterprise
yes
yes
2008 R2 Standard 64bit, 2008 R2 Web 64bit, 2012 R2 Standard 64bit, 2012 R2 Web 64bit
yes
2012 Enterprise, Standard, Web
2008 R2 Web, Standard
yes
no
2012 Standard 2012 Business Intelligence, Enterprise
yes
2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
yes
on request
yes
no
no
no
RedHat Linux license
no
no
yes
yes
Free
yes
no
yes
6,7
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Other licenses
cPanel
yes
no
Oracle, ...
MS Sharepoint, MS BizTalk Server, MS Team Foundation Server, MS Dynamics, Oracle, SUSE
yes
SharePoint 2010
yes
On request Microsoft products, eg: Exchange, Office, SQL
SUSE
yes
Citrix, Riverbed, Trend, F5, Turnkey
yes
cPanel, Interworx, DirectAdmin, Litespeed LSWS, Litespeed LSLB
Exchange, BizTalk, Sharepoint, Office, Project, Visio
yes
Vyatta vRouter
yes
ISPmanager is offered free of charge to customers
cPanel, Plesk, ISPmanager
no
no
no
no
no
no
R1Soft, Litespeed, Server Density, WHMCS, Cpanel, Plesk, Direct Admin
yes
Riverbed Stingray, Riak Enterprise
yes
no
Transfer MS License
no
no
no
yes
Microsoft License mobility supported.
yes
no
yes
no
yes
When Windows is installed from ISO CD.
yes
no
no
no
Transfer
Transfer or bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
Free transfer in
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
2 TB
yes
yes
yes
no
10 Mbps
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
Free transfer included
no
1 TB
yes
no
5 GB
no
no
no
no
up to 10 TB per month depending on cloud server size and only for monthly+ subscriptions
1 Gbps
no
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
no
50 GB per account
3000 GB
1 TB (Dallas and Miami)
10 Mbps
100 GB per cloud server
10 Gbps
1 GB
no
500 GB per server
yes
Pay-as-you-go
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
Need to prepay, but any size and no time limits
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Transfer packages
no
no
no
no
Resource bundles including transfer.
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
Lower price if you commit in advance.
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
No Transfer Limit
yes
10 - 70 Mbps per cloud server depending on its size
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
1 Gbps
yes
200 MBps - 10 Gbps Network speed depends on server size
yes
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
100 Mbps
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Transfer per server or account
account
account
account
account
account
account
account
cloud server or virtual data centre
cloud server
Is 1 Gbps per VM or ACCOUNT?
account
cloud server
account
account
account
account
cloud server
cloud server
VM
account
account
cloud server
Free private transfer
yes
yes
Only within a zone.
yes
yes
yes
yes
Within an availability zone.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Free transfer to dedicated/collocation
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
Hosted in beyond.pl
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Networking
Free IP
no
1 per cloud server
yes
1 per cloud server, either dynamic or fixed but paid if cloud server is off.
yes
5 per account
2 - 8 per cloud network
yes
no
1 IP per server while it is running
yes
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
yes
no
1 dynamic per server
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
1 dynamic per cloud server
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
2 per account
yes
Mappable IP
yes
yes
Elastic IP
yes
yes
yes
You can also set up shared IP assigned to multiple servers for failover or load balancing.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
With purchased IP
yes
no
yes
First server attached, additional can be mapped
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
Multiple IP per cloud server
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Only private and public
no
Service request with justification
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
via support
partial
Max 8 per server
yes
IP cost
$0.005 per hour
$0.003 per hour
One free per cloud server if running.
$0.005 / hour
$0.004 per hour
Maximum 3x number of cloud servers
$0.0027 per hour
AUD 0.0038 per hour
$0.01 per hour
5.50
$0.0013 per hour
free
$0.00274 / h
$1 per month
$2.5
€0.005 per hour
$3 per month
2.5 BGN / month
0.0128 EUR / hour
$2
$5
1 GBP
IPv6
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Private IP
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Manage VLANs
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
no
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
via support
partial
yes
Load balancing service
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Load balancing can be achieved with HA group with shared IP. Citrix NetScaler image available.
partial
yes
Licenses with load balancing software available (NSX, F5, Citrix Netscaler)
no
no
yes
yes
Not a service, but there is pre-configured image with HAProxy & Pacemaker with hot standby sharing the same IP for failover.
partial
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Load balancing type
software
no
software
DNS
software
software
software
no
software
software
HAProxy
software
no
software
no
no
no
no
software and enterprise appliance
Security
Encrypted storage
no
no
no
no
yes
no
All data written to disks is encrypted by default.
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
VLAN per customer
If in "Virtual Private Cloud" or "Isolated"
yes
If in Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Can be purchased
no
Via support request
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Dedicated & cloud servers in single VLAN
May require setup cost
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
no
no
Via support request
yes
no
no
VPN
via support
yes
no
yes
Only to created virtual networks.
yes
yes
VPN is available via VyOS or NetScaler instance templates
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Brocade Vyatta® vRouter appliance available
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Via support request
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Firewall
Virtual Private Cloud and Isolated networks only
yes
no
$0.05 / hour
yes
yes
hardware, statefull, IDS
yes
Firewall is available via VyOS or NetScaler instance templates
no
yes
Via vCloud Director
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
ISO/IEC 27001
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
London Maidenhead, UK and Hong Kong
partial
yes
yes
yes
SSAE 16 (former SAS 70 Type II)
yes
yes
yes
SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3
yes
SOC 1 USA data centers
yes
no
SOC2 and SOC3
yes
no
Only in Los Angeles, CA, USA
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Only USA locations
partial
no
yes
yes
HIPAA Compilant
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
FISMA Compilant
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
US location only
yes
no
no
yes
PCI DSS
yes
yes
yes
USA data centers
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
Safe Harbor / EU Directive 95/46/EC
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Locations
North America
San Diego, CA, USA
yes
Orlando, FL, USA
Dallas, TX, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
New York, NY, USA
Toronto, Canada
yes
Northern Virginia, USA (East) Northern California, USA (West) Oregon, USA (West)
yes
Central US, Iowa
East US, Virginia
North Central US, Illinois
South Central US, Texas
West US, California
Toronto, Canada
Quebec City, Canada
yes
USA East & West
yes
no
Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA (East)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA (Central)
The Dalles, Oregon, USA (West)
Ashburn, Nort Virginia, USA (East)
yes
no
Chicago, IL, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA
yes
New Jersey, USA
Denver, USA
yes
Chicago, Dallas, Northern Virginia
yes
Atlanta, GA, USA Richmond, VA, USA
yes
San Jose, California, USA
Washington D.C., USA
Miami, Florida, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
yes
no
Denver, US Seattle, US
yes
Dallas, TX, USA
Miami, FL, USA
San Jose, CA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Antonio, TX, USA
Toronto, Canada
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
Bay Area, USA
Las Vegas, USA
Northern Virginia, USA
yes
Lansing, MI, USA Phoenix, AZ, USA
yes
Somerset, NJ, USA San Jose, CA, USA
yes
South America
no
no
São Paulo, Brazil
yes
Brazil, Sao Paulo State
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Sao Paulo, Brazil
yes
no
no
no
Europe
no
London, UK
yes
Ireland
yes
Ireland
Netherlands
yes
yes
no
St. Ghislain, Belgium, EU (West)
London, UK, EU (West)
yes
no
no
London, UK
yes
England
yes
no
Zurich, Switzerland (2 data centers)
Warsaw, Poland
Frankfurt, Germany
yes
Poznań & Warsaw Poland
yes
no
London Maidenhead, UK
London Portsmouth, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands
yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
yes
Switzerland
yes
London, England
Manchester, England
Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands
Paris, France Frankfurt, Germany
yes
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
yes
no
London, UK
yes
Asia
no
no
Singapore Tokyo, Japan
yes
East Asia, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia, Singapore
Japan East, Saitama Prefecture
Japan West, Osaka Prefecture
yes
yes
no
Changhua County, Taiwan (Asia East)
Tokyo, Japan (Asia North East)
Jurong West, Singapore (Asia South East)
yes
no
no
Kuala Lumpur, Malesia
yes
Hong Kong, China
yes
no
Manila, Philippines
yes
no
no
Hong Kong, China
yes
no
no
Tokyo, Japan
Singapore, Singapore
New Dehli, India
yes
no
no
Hong Kong, China Shanghai, China
yes
Australia
no
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
Australia East, New South Wales
Australia Southeast, Victoria
yes
yes
yes
Sydney, Australia
yes
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
yes
no
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
no
Perth, Melbourne
yes
no
no
Sydney
yes
no
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
no
no
no
Africa
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Reliability & Failover
SLA level
99.95%
100%
99.995%
For 2+ VMs running in the same "Availability Set".
99.95%
Includes network latency < 1 ms
100%
Africa: 99.95%
99.95%
99.95%
99.99%
Network only
100%
100%
Unmanaged: 99.9% Managed: 100%
100%
100%
99.98%
100%
100%
99.9%
99.95%
Unmanaged: 99.9%
Managed: 100%
100%
Network & power
100%
100%
SLA credit
5% monthly bill per each hour, up to 100% monthly bill
10% of annual bill
<99.9% - 10%
<99% - 25%
5% monthly for up to 1h, 100% monthly for 11h+
10% of monthly fee
10% - 50%
20-100% of monthly bill
Progressive 5% monthly for 99.999% to 100% for 89.9%
1 day per hour
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
9,600%
5,000% up to last monthly bill
200% of hourly service fee for each hour
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%
10,000% up to one month bill
99.95% - 98.3%: 50% monthly fee
< 98.3%: 100% monthly fee
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
5% for each 30 min, up to 100%
1,000% of unavailable time
SLA exceptions
scheduled maintenance
less than 1 hour
5 min.
out of Microsoft control
scheduled or emergency maintenance
scheduled maitenance
maitenance, periods < 5 min.
Scheduled Maintenance, Force Majure
Network only
maitenance
15+ min., max equiv. of 30 days
maitenance
planned maintenance
maitenance, out of BitRefinery control
<15 min., maintenance
planned maintenance
Maintenance
maitenance
scheduled maintenance, attracts
scheduled maintenance
Multiple zones in region
yes
no
2 - 5 per region
yes
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
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
In Zurich (Switzerland, Europe)
partial
yes
no
Only US west and UK
partial
no
Geneva and Zurich
yes
yes
no
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
yes
Tier 3+ DC
yes
USA data centers
yes
Equinix data center.
yes
NextDC M1 Melbourne, Vocus DC1 Sydney, NextDC B1 Brisbane, Amcom DC3 Perth
yes
yes
US location tier 4
yes
yes
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
Equinix / Switch
yes
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
partial
yes
Automatic failover to other server
yes
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
Live migration allows moving running instances to another server without downtime - host maintenance doesn't affect cloud server availability.
yes
yes
You can create 2 or 3 servers in one HA group, which will then run on different hosts. You can then set shared IP (both public or private) to those servers.
yes
Live migration allows moving running instances to another server without downtime - host maintenance doesn't affect cloud server availability.
yes
With warm copy in different AZ
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
VMware HA and DRS
yes
Storage attachment
network
server
Instance storage: server EBS: network
network
server & replicated via network
network & local
network
network
network
server
no
network
server
server
local
network
server
server
fiber channel
RAID level
ZFS pool of mirrors with ZIL and L2ARC
RAID 6E
Raid DP
RAID 10
RAID 6
RAID 6
RAID 1
no
10
RAID 10
RAID Z-
Bare Metal: none, RAID 1, 10
RAID 5
Backup - snapshot
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
t
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Including replication with Zerto or Veeam
yes
with Elastic Containers
partial
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Backup - storage
yes
yes
S3 or Glacier
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Veam
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Services
Cloud Files service
Compatible with AWS S3.
yes
no
S3 (Simple Storage Service)
yes
yes
Only in USA region.
yes
no
yes
VAST Object Storage
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
Manta Storage
yes
no
no
CDN service
no
yes
Cloud Front
yes
yes
no
no
In beta.
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
DNS service
no
no
Route 53
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
NoSQL service
no
no
DynamoDB, Redshift, SimpleDB
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
MySQL
yes
Manta Storage
yes
no
no
SQL service
no
no
RDS (Simple Storage Service) - MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle
yes
yes
as managed service
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
MySQL
yes
no
no
no
no
Memcache service
no
no
ElastiCache
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
in development
no
no
yes
no
no
Dedicated servers
yes
Both "traditional" dedicated servers and private cloud servers without shared tenancy on the same physical machine..
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
In beyond.pl
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
As LiquidWeb
yes
yes
Collocation
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
In beyond.pl
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
As LiquidWeb
yes
no
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.
SLA:
Developer: 8h
Standard: 2h
Professional: 1h
Premier: 15 min
15 min. Platinum Plan
1 hour Gold Plan
4 hours Silver Plan
none for Bronze Plan
SLA:
- 60 minutes for severity 1 incidents
- 8 hours standard requests
Named technical contact
15 seconds (not in SLA)
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
Average (not in SLA):
1 min chat support
1 h ticket support
Extended 24/7: 30 min.
Standard 24/7: 1 hour
Extended 9/5: 1 hour
Standard 9/5: 2 hours
15 min. incidents 1 hour standard requests
Basic: 24h
Developer: 24h
Production: 12h
Business Critical: 1h Mission Critical: 0.5h
24x7
yes
yes
yes
all paid plans
yes
yes
Depends on reseller.
8x5 - 24x7
Platinum Plan - high priority issues
Gold Plan - Outages only
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
With minimum Standard 24/7 support package.
yes
yes
yes
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
yes
yes
Free
yes
yes
Basic level does not include any contact possibilities
no
included level covers only billing issues
no
yes
Bronze plan - billing issues only, otherwise community and knowledge center
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Paid level provides preferential service over support requests of equal severity, priority phone number which auto-escalates to management.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Don't include managed cloud hosting.
yes
Basic plan
yes
infrastructure level
yes
yes
Phone
After ticket opened on-line
yes
yes
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
Standard (3 per month), Professional and Premier levels
yes
yes
Gold and Platinum plans
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Also Skype
yes
Platinum support level
yes
no
Skype, free
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
yes
yes
Chat
yes
yes
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
Ticket system or email
yes
yes
Developer, Business, Enterprise levels
yes
yes
Only ticket system
no
Paid plans only
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
free
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Forum
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Knowledge base
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
FAQ
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
FAQ and tutorials
yes
FAQ
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Managed services
yes
no
Enterprise level
yes
no
yes
Depends on reseller.
partial
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Billing
Cloud server biling period
hourly
second
hour
minute
hour
millisecond
1 minute (10 minutes minimum)
month
hour
hour
hour
month
5 minutes
yes
month
15 min
month
minute
month
hour
hour
month
No monthly precharge
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
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
yes
no
yes
no
Billing per cloud server or account
account
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
server
cloud server
see sustained usage discounts
account
yes
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
account
cloud server
account
account
cloud server
account
VM
cloud server
cloud server
server
License billing period
hour
second
hour
minute
hour
millisecond
1 minute (10 minutes minimum)
month
hour
month
hour
month
5 minutes
hour
month
month
month
hour
month
hour
hour
month
Prepaid
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
post-paid
no
no
yes
credit limit upon request
yes
yes
yes
yes
also post-paid
yes
yes
no
no
Currency
USD
USD
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
AUD
USD
AUD
USD
Depends on location
USD, GBP
USD
USD
USD, EUR, GBP, CHF
USD, EUR, PLN
USD
Depending on the location
USD, GBP, EUR
BGN
USD, EUR, CHF
USD
USD
USD
GBP
Credit card
yes
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
no
no
depends on reseller
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
Wire transfer
Large payments only
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
Resource plans
With Contract
yes
no
no
no
yes
depends on reseller
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Longer subscription
With Contract
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
1 and 3 months
yes
yes
yes
4% for Quarter, 7% for Bi-annual, 9% for Year
yes
up to 3 years
yes
no
no
month and year
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
Reservation
With Contract
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Volume Discounts
With Contract or Reseller Agreement
yes
no
In reserved instances and transfer
yes
Enterprise Agreement
yes
Only transfer and cloud files storage
yes
depends on reseller
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Bonuses for larger prepaid charges - up to 100%
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Trial & Specials
Free trial
no
$15 credit
yes
no
$200
yes
14 days or $200
yes
Demo account available.
yes
$300 for 2 months
yes
30 days for Australian customers only
yes
no
7 days
yes
no
no
7 days
yes
20 PLN (~ $5) for Cloudorado users
yes
no
5 days
yes
7 days
yes
5 CHF, 4 EUR, 5 USD
yes
no
dev servers
yes
no
no
Money back guarantee
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
7 Days
yes
no
30 days
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
Free entry level service
no
no
Free Tier for one year
yes
MSDN subscribers get $50-$150 credits per month
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Third-Party Tools Support
Rightscale
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Scalr
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Provider Information
Name
M5 Hosting, Inc.
Atlantic.Net
Amazon
Microsoft
Dimension Data
Google Inc.
Zettagrid Pty Ltd
Gigenet
Access Alto
Rackspace
eApps Hosting
CloudSigma
Beyond.pl Sp z o. o.
Bit Refinery LCC
ElasticHosts Ltd
Cloudware.bg
Exoscale
VPS.NET (Hosting Services, Inc)
Joyent, Inc
Liquid Web
Hyve Managed Hosting
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10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. #G-135, San Diego, CA 92124
440 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 3, Orlando, FL 32810, USA
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
5201 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054
Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA
Level 36 1 Farrer Place Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
545 E. Algonquin Road, Suite D, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA
5th Floor, 315 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA
7742 Spalding Drive # 363, Norcross, GA 30092, USA
Badenerstrasse 549 8048 Zurich Switzerland
ul. Palacza 113, 60-273 Poznań, Poland
Denver, Colorado
Studio 2.01 Power Road Studios 114 Power Road Chiswick London W4 5PY United Kingdom
1784 Sofia, Mladost 1
20A Andrey Saharov Blvd.
Avenue de Provence 4 CH - 1007 Lausanne Switzerland
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Richmond House, 105 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1DD, United Kingdom
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