[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 Dimension Data StratoGen Leading Edge Cloud Solutions VPS.NET Microsoft Azure ZippyCloud JoyentCloud CloudSigma ElasticHosts Exoscale Bit Refinery eApps Google Cloud Platform ZettaGrid Storm on Demand Rackspace Cloudware AWS (Amazon Web Services) GigeNET Hyve e24cloud
Cloud Features & Management
Hourly Pay-As-You-Go
yes
per second
yes
yes
yes
up to millisecond
yes
no
per minute
yes
no
yes
yes
with burst pricing
yes
yes
no
no
per minute
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Cloud Management Software
CloudStack
proprietary
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
proprietary
OnApp
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
CloudStack
VMware vCloud Director
OnApp
proprietary
VMware vCloud Director
proprietary
OpenStack
OnApp
proprietary
proprietary
proprietary
One Account For All Locations
yes
yes
yes
no
One location currently
yes
yes
yes
one location only
yes
yes
no
Coming soon
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
one location only
yes
yes
no
yes
Web Interface
yes
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
no
no
no
Mobile-friendly web UI and third-party iOS application.
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
Dedicated app for iOS and Android
yes
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, Spanish, Portuguese
English
English, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
English
English
English
English
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
English
English
English
English, Bulgarian
English
English
English, Polish, German
Terminal access
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
VNC
yes
VNC
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
API
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
AWS-compatible API
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
OpenStack-compatible API
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
Command line
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
With AWS command line tools
yes
Auto-scaling
yes
no
no
no
no
Vertical
yes
horizontal
yes
no
Both vertical and horizontal
yes
no
Vertical with Elastic Containers
yes
no
no
no
horizontal
yes
no
no
Horizontal
yes
no
horizontal
yes
no
Vertical
yes
Vertical scaling without reboot
no
no
no
yes
You can add disk and networks while running.
partial
yes
no
no
yes
no
with Elastic Containers
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
Image from cloud server
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
clone from snapshot
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
in development
no
yes
no
yes
Custom Image Catalogue via vCloud Diretor
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
Upload cloud server image
yes
no
VM Ware OVF
yes
OVF
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
in development
no
yes
no
yes
Can be as service request AUD 110
no
no
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
no
no
Download cloud server image
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
in development
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
VM Import/Export Tools
yes
no
no
Mount CD/DVD ISO
yes
no
yes
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
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Only by request to [email protected]
partial
no
yes
no
Can make your installation with predefined set of Linux distributions (boot.rackspace.com)
partial
no
no
no
yes
Cloud Servers
Hypervisor
Xen
QEMU
VMware
WMware
Xen
KVM
Hyper-V
Microsoft Hyper-V
SmartOS, KVM
KVM
KVM
KVM
VMware
Xen
KVM
VMware
Xen
Xen
KVM
Xen
Xen
VMware
KVM
RAM
2 GB - 120 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
4 MB - 96 GB
512 MB - 64 GB
512 MB - 22 GB
448 GB available only in G family instances, which are available only in few regions.
768 MB - 448 GB
1 GB - 128 GB
640 MB - 256 GB
Possible to go up to 512 GB on request. Limit depends also on region.
512 MB - 128 GB
0.25 GB - 64 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
4 MB - 60 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
0.6 GB - 416 GB
256 MB - 256 GB
1 GB - 256 GB
1 GB - 240 GB
512 MB - 16 GB
630 MB - 1952 GB
256 MB - 16 GB
1 GB - 64 GB
512 MB - 32 GB
CPU cores
1 - 16
1 - 20
1 - 16
1 - 16
0.125 - 32
1 - 11
32 cores available only in G family instances, which are available only in West US region.
1 - 16
(32 in West US)
1 - 32
1 - 32
Max 80 GHz
1 - 60
1 - 16
1 - 8
1 - 8
1 - 16
1 - 64
1 - 20
1 - 64
1 - 32
1 - 16
1 - 128
1 - 8
1 - 8
1 - 16
Storage
5 GB - 16 TB
40 GB - 4 TB
10 GB - 2.5 TB
1 GB - 10 TB
10 GB - 20 TB
1 GB - 500 GB
Maximum storage size depends on server type, in most cases 2 TB per CPU core.
1 GB - 32 TB
more available upon request
1 GB - 1500 GB
20 GB - 30 TB
1 GB - 84 TB
1 GB - 14.5 TB
10 GB - 400 GB
1 GB - 5 TB
8 GB - 750 GB
1 GB - 64 TB
500GB - 80TB
35 GB - 15 TB
20 GB - 1.2 TB
10 GB - 500 GB
Instance: 160 GB - 48 TB
EBS: 1 GB - 20 TB
10 GB - 100 GB
10 GB - 10 TB
40 GB - 5 TB
Persistent instance storage
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Unless using SSD local storage.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Custom RAM & CPU ratio
no
no
yes
yes
3 instance type families with different CPU / RAM ratio.
no
RAM can be extended from base size.
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
But CPU - RAM ratio needs to be in certain range.
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
But there are 3 types: balanced, memory and CPU and almost any cloud server size in this proportions
no
yes
yes
Independent storage size
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Can be extended from base size.
no
Each instance type has preallocated storage, which can be then extended. Maximum storage reaches 2 TB per CPU core.
partial
yes
no
yes
yes
UI provides typical disk sizes by default, but it can be customized in advanced settings or via API.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Storage can be extended.
no
Can extended with block store service.
partial
yes
Can be extended or replaced by EBS.
no
yes
yes
yes
Burstable CPU
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
Including adding CPU cores for SmartOS instances.
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
only f1-micro
no
no
no
no
CPU can burst up to 4x if capacity is available.
yes
With exception of t1 and t2 instance types
partial
no
no
GPU instances
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
SSD Storage Available
Hybrid
yes
no
no
yes
3 disk storage tiers:
  • High performance - 25 IOPS per GB
  • Standard - 4 IOPS per GB
  • Archive - up to 100 IOPS
yes
With Fusion IO nodes.
yes
D instance family only.
yes
yes
High I/O instances
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
IO based storage tiering
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
Resource usage monitoring (CPU, RAM, disc, network, ...)
yes
yes
no
Only network traffic
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
Including application metrics for typical open source software.
yes
Via VMware vSphere
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Turned off Cost
storage only
full
full
storage
storage and IP
full
full
full
storage only
storage only
storage
storage
full
storage only
full
full
full
full
EBS storage if used, Elastic IP if used
full
storage only
Images & Licenses
Preinstalled cloud server images
14
15
32
11
100+
102
5
33
250
28
10
35
Including "Click to Deploy software packages"
28
112
10
37
20
12000+
15
24
Windows license
Windws 2008 R2 Standard, Windows 2012 Standard
yes
2003 2008 2008 R2
yes
2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise 2008 Standard, Enterprise 2003 Standard, Enterprise
yes
2008 Standard, Data Center 2012 Essentials, Standard, Data Center 2003 Terminal Server
yes
Server 2008 R2
Server 2012 R2
yes
2003 Standard 2003 R2 Standard 2008 Standard 2008 R2 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
2012 R2
2008 R2
yes
2008 R2 Standard, Entrprise
yes
2012 Datacenter, R2 Datacenter, Standard
2008 Enterprise, Standard 2003 Standard
yes
2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
Remote Desktop Services SALs
yes
2008 R2
2012
2012 R2
yes
2008 Standard 2012 Standard
yes
2008 Enterprise, 2008 R2 Enterprise, 2012 Standard
yes
2008 R2
yes
2008 R2 Web, 2012 Standard, 2012 Enterprise, 2012 Web, 2003
yes
2008 R2
yes
yes
2012 STD R2
yes
yes
2003 R2 Enterprise 2008 R2 Enterprise
yes
yes
2008 R2 Standard, 2012
yes
SQL Server license
SQL Server Standard
yes
no
2008 R2 STD, ENT 2012 R2 STD, ENT
yes
Web Standard, Enterprise
yes
On request
yes
no
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
2012 R2 Web, Standard, and Enterprise
2008 R2 Web, Standard, and Enterprise
yes
no
2012 Enterprise, Standard, Web
2008 R2 Web, Standard
yes
2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise
2012 Standard
yes
yes
2012 Standard 2012 Business Intelligence, Enterprise
yes
2008 R2 Standard 64bit, 2008 R2 Web 64bit, 2012 R2 Standard 64bit, 2012 R2 Web 64bit
yes
no
Standard, Enterprise, Web
yes
no
yes
on request
yes
no
no
RedHat Linux license
no
no
Free
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
6,7
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
Other licenses
no
no
SharePoint 2010
yes
Exchange, BizTalk, Sharepoint, Office, Project, Visio
yes
On request Microsoft products, eg: Exchange, Office, SQL
R1Soft, Litespeed, Server Density, WHMCS, Cpanel, Plesk, Direct Admin
yes
MS Sharepoint, MS BizTalk Server, MS Team Foundation Server, MS Dynamics, Oracle, SUSE
yes
no
Riverbed Stingray, Riak Enterprise
yes
no
no
no
no
ISPmanager is offered free of charge to customers
cPanel, Plesk, ISPmanager
SUSE
yes
Citrix, Riverbed, Trend, F5, Turnkey
yes
no
Vyatta vRouter
yes
no
Oracle, ...
cPanel, Interworx, DirectAdmin, Litespeed LSWS, Litespeed LSLB
no
Transfer MS License
no
yes
no
justification required
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Microsoft License mobility supported.
yes
no
no
no
no
When Windows is installed from ISO CD.
yes
Transfer
Transfer or bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
100 Mbps
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
bandwidth
transfer
transfer
transfer
transfer
Free transfer in
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
2 TB
yes
no
yes
yes
10 Mbps
yes
yes
no
no
yes
Free transfer included
no
1 TB
yes
no
1 Gbps
no
10 Gbps
5 GB
100 Mbps
1 GB
no
1 TB (Dallas and Miami)
100 GB per cloud server
3000 GB
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
no
no
no
no
10 Mbps
no
up to 10 TB per month depending on cloud server size and only for monthly+ subscriptions
500 GB per server
yes
50 GB per account
Pay-as-you-go
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Need to prepay, but any size and no time limits
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Transfer packages
no
no
Resource bundles including transfer.
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Lower price if you commit in advance.
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
No Transfer Limit
yes
10 - 70 Mbps per cloud server depending on its size
no
no
1 Gbps
yes
yes
yes
yes
100 Mbps
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
2 TB IN and 2 TB OUT
no
yes
no
yes
200 MBps - 10 Gbps Network speed depends on server size
yes
100 Mbps
yes
yes
yes
yes
Transfer per server or account
account
account
account
Is 1 Gbps per VM or ACCOUNT?
account
VM
account
cloud server
account
account
account
cloud server
account
cloud server
account
cloud server or virtual data centre
account
account
cloud server
account
cloud server
cloud server
account
Free private transfer
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Within an availability zone.
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Only within a zone.
yes
yes
yes
Free transfer to dedicated/collocation
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
Hosted in beyond.pl
yes
Networking
Free IP
no
1 per cloud server
yes
2 - 8 per cloud network
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
no
yes
5 per account
1 per server
yes
1 dynamic per server
yes
1 dynamic per cloud server
yes
yes
no
1 IP per server while it is running
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1 per cloud server, either dynamic or fixed but paid if cloud server is off.
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
2 per account
yes
1 per cloud server
yes
Mappable IP
yes
yes
yes
yes
You can also set up shared IP assigned to multiple servers for failover or load balancing.
yes
no
yes
no
no
With purchased IP
yes
First server attached, additional can be mapped
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
Elastic IP
yes
yes
no
Multiple IP per cloud server
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
max 8 per cloud server; more available upon request with justification
yes
via support
partial
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Only private and public
no
Service request with justification
yes
Max 8 per server
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
IP cost
$0.005 per hour
$0.003 per hour
Maximum 3x number of cloud servers
$0.0027 per hour
free
AUD 0.0038 per hour
$2
$0.004 per hour
$1 per month
$2.5
$3 per month
0.0128 EUR / hour
$1 per month
$0.01 per hour
5.50
$5
$0.00274 / h
2.5 BGN / month
One free per cloud server if running.
$0.005 / hour
$0.0013 per hour
1 GBP
€0.005 per hour
IPv6
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
Private IP
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
Manage VLANs
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
upon request
no
via support
partial
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
yes
Load balancing service
yes
no
yes
yes
Load balancing can be achieved with HA group with shared IP. Citrix NetScaler image available.
partial
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
Not a service, but there is pre-configured image with HAProxy & Pacemaker with hot standby sharing the same IP for failover.
partial
yes
Licenses with load balancing software available (NSX, F5, Citrix Netscaler)
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Load balancing type
software
no
software
software
software
no
DNS
no
software and enterprise appliance
no
no
no
no
HAProxy
software
software
software
software
no
software
Security
Encrypted storage
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
The all-flash SAN storage is encrypted.
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
All data written to disks is encrypted by default.
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
VLAN per customer
If in "Virtual Private Cloud" or "Isolated"
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Can be purchased
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Via support request
yes
If in Virtual Private Cloud
yes
yes
yes
yes
Dedicated & cloud servers in single VLAN
May require setup cost
yes
yes
no
no
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
Via support request
yes
no
no
VPN
via support
yes
no
yes
yes
VPN is available via VyOS or NetScaler instance templates
no
no
Only to created virtual networks.
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Brocade Vyatta® vRouter appliance available
no
Via support request
yes
yes
no
yes
no
Firewall
Virtual Private Cloud and Isolated networks only
yes
no
hardware, statefull, IDS
yes
yes
Firewall is available via VyOS or NetScaler instance templates
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Via vCloud Director
yes
yes
yes
no
$0.05 / hour
yes
no
yes
no
ISO/IEC 27001
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
London Maidenhead, UK and Hong Kong
partial
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
SSAE 16 (former SAS 70 Type II)
yes
yes
SOC 1 USA data centers
yes
yes
no
SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3
yes
SOC 2 Type 2
yes
yes
yes
Only USA locations
partial
yes
yes
SOC2 and SOC3
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
Only in Los Angeles, CA, USA
partial
no
HIPAA Compilant
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
FISMA Compilant
yes
yes
no
yes
no
US location only
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
PCI DSS
yes
USA data centers
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
Safe Harbor / EU Directive 95/46/EC
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
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
USA East & West
yes
New Jersey, USA
Denver, USA
yes
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
Central US, Iowa
East US, Virginia
North Central US, Illinois
South Central US, Texas
West US, California
Toronto, Canada
Quebec City, Canada
yes
San Diego, CA, USA
yes
Bay Area, USA
Las Vegas, USA
Northern Virginia, USA
yes
San Jose, California, USA
Washington D.C., USA
Miami, Florida, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
yes
Dallas, TX, USA
Miami, FL, USA
San Jose, CA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Antonio, TX, USA
Toronto, Canada
yes
no
Denver, US Seattle, US
yes
Atlanta, GA, USA Richmond, VA, USA
yes
Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA (East)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA (Central)
The Dalles, Oregon, USA (West)
yes
no
Lansing, MI, USA Phoenix, AZ, USA
yes
Chicago, Dallas, Northern Virginia
yes
no
Northern Virginia, USA (East) Northern California, USA (West) Oregon, USA (West)
yes
Chicago, IL, USA Los Angeles, CA, USA
yes
Somerset, NJ, USA San Jose, CA, USA
yes
no
South America
no
no
no
no
no
Sao Paulo, Brazil
yes
Brazil, Sao Paulo State
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
São Paulo, Brazil
yes
no
no
no
Europe
no
London, UK
yes
yes
London, UK
yes
no
London, England
Manchester, England
Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands
Paris, France Frankfurt, Germany
yes
Ireland
Netherlands
yes
no
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
yes
Zurich, Switzerland (2 data centers)
yes
London Maidenhead, UK
London Portsmouth, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands
yes
Switzerland
yes
no
no
St. Ghislain, Belgium, EU (West)
yes
no
no
England
yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
yes
Ireland
yes
no
London, UK
yes
Poznań & Warsaw Poland
yes
Asia
no
no
yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malesia
yes
no
Tokyo, Japan
Singapore, Singapore
New Dehli, India
yes
East Asia, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia, Singapore
Japan East, Saitama Prefecture
Japan West, Osaka Prefecture
yes
no
no
Manila, Philippines
yes
Hong Kong, China
yes
no
no
no
Changhua County, Taiwan (Asia East)
Tokyo, Japan (Asia East)
yes
no
no
Hong Kong, China
yes
no
Singapore Tokyo, Japan
yes
no
Hong Kong, China Shanghai, China
yes
no
Australia
no
no
yes
no
yes
Sydney, Australia
yes
Australia East, New South Wales
Australia Southeast, Victoria
yes
no
no
Perth
yes
Sydney
yes
no
no
no
no
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
yes
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
no
Sydney, Australia
yes
no
no
no
Africa
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Reliability & Failover
SLA level
99.95%
100%
Includes network latency < 1 ms
100%
Africa: 99.95%
100%
99.95%
Unmanaged: 99.9%
Managed: 100%
For 2+ VMs running in the same "Availability Set".
99.95%
100%
100%
100%
100%
99.95%
100%
100%
99.95%
99.99%
Network & power
100%
Unmanaged: 99.9% Managed: 100%
99.9%
99.995%
Network only
100%
100%
99.98%
SLA credit
5% monthly bill per each hour, up to 100% monthly bill
5% monthly for up to 1h, 100% monthly for 11h+
1 day per hour
10% of monthly fee
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
<99.9% - 10%
<99% - 25%
5% for each hour, up to 100% of monthly bill
5% for each 30 min, up to 100%
5,000% up to last monthly bill
10,000% up to one month bill
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%
9,600%
10% - 50%
20-100% of monthly bill
1,000% of unavailable time
Unmanaged: 5% for each hour, up to 100% Managed: 10% for each hour, up to 100%
10% of annual bill
Progressive 5% monthly for 99.999% to 100% for 89.9%
200% of hourly service fee for each hour
SLA exceptions
scheduled maintenance
less than 1 hour
scheduled or emergency maintenance
scheduled maitenance
Maintenance
out of Microsoft control
Scheduled and emergency maitenance. Events out of provider control
maitenance
maitenance
<15 min., maintenance
planned maintenance
maitenance, out of BitRefinery control
15+ min., max equiv. of 30 days
maitenance, periods < 5 min.
Scheduled Maintenance, Force Majure
scheduled maintenance, attracts
maitenance
5 min.
Network only
scheduled maintenance
planned maintenance
Multiple zones in region
yes
no
yes
yes
no
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
no
no
In Zurich (Switzerland, Europe)
partial
Only US west and UK
partial
Geneva and Zurich
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
yes
yes
no
2 - 5 per region
yes
no
yes
Tier 3+ DC
yes
USA data centers
yes
yes
Equinix data center.
yes
yes
Equinix / Switch
yes
US location tier 4
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
NextDC M1 Melbourne, Vocus DC1 Sydney, NextDC B1 Brisbane, Amcom DC3 Perth
yes
Only US Central (Lansing, MI)
partial
yes
yes
yes
Automatic failover to other server
yes
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
yes
Live migration allows moving running instances to another server without downtime - host maintenance doesn't affect cloud server availability.
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
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
no
yes
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
yes
VMware HA and DRS
yes
yes
Storage attachment
network
server
network
server & replicated via network
network
network
network
server
server
server
local
network
network & local
network
server
network
server
Instance storage: server EBS: network
fiber channel
no
RAID level
ZFS pool of mirrors with ZIL and L2ARC
Raid DP
RAID 6E
RAID 10
RAID Z-
RAID 6
RAID 1
10
Bare Metal: none, RAID 1, 10
RAID 10
no
RAID 5
RAID 6
Backup - snapshot
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
with Elastic Containers
partial
yes
Including replication with Zerto or Veeam
yes
no
t
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Backup - storage
yes
yes
yes
Veam
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
S3 or Glacier
yes
yes
yes
Services
Cloud Files service
no
no
Only in USA region.
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
Manta Storage
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
VAST Object Storage
yes
no
yes
no
S3 (Simple Storage Service)
yes
no
no
yes
CDN service
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
In beta.
yes
no
no
yes
no
Cloud Front
yes
no
yes
no
DNS service
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
Route 53
yes
no
yes
yes
NoSQL service
no
no
no
no
no
MySQL
yes
yes
no
Manta Storage
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
DynamoDB, Redshift, SimpleDB
yes
no
no
no
SQL service
no
no
as managed service
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
MySQL
yes
no
yes
yes
no
no
yes
no
RDS (Simple Storage Service) - MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle
yes
no
no
no
Memcache service
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
in development
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
ElastiCache
yes
no
no
no
Dedicated servers
yes
Both "traditional" dedicated servers and private cloud servers without shared tenancy on the same physical machine..
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
At https://www.cari.net/
yes
no
Dedicated servers available via sales; offer not available on website.
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
As LiquidWeb
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
In beyond.pl
yes
Collocation
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
no
no
At https://www.cari.net/
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
yes
As LiquidWeb
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
In beyond.pl
yes
Support
Response Time
In urgent cases, not guaranteed.
15 min.
Named technical contact
SLA:
Developer: 8h
Standard: 2h
Professional: 1h
Premier: 15 min
Basic: 24h
Developer: 24h
Production: 12h
Business Critical: 1h Mission Critical: 0.5h
Average (not in SLA):
1 min chat support
1 h ticket support
15 min. incidents 1 hour standard requests
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. 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
15 seconds (not in SLA)
Extended 24/7: 30 min.
Standard 24/7: 1 hour
Extended 9/5: 1 hour
Standard 9/5: 2 hours
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.
24x7
yes
yes
yes
yes
Depends on reseller.
8x5 - 24x7
yes
all paid plans
yes
yes
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Platinum Plan - high priority issues
Gold Plan - Outages only
yes
yes
yes
yes
With minimum Standard 24/7 support package.
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Free
yes
yes
yes
yes
Don't include managed cloud hosting.
yes
included level covers only billing issues
no
yes
Basic plan
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
Bronze plan - billing issues only, otherwise community and knowledge center
yes
yes
infrastructure level
yes
yes
no
Basic level does not include any contact possibilities
no
yes
yes
yes
Phone
After ticket opened on-line
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Standard (3 per month), Professional and Premier levels
yes
no
Production, Business Critical, Mission Critical plans
yes
Platinum support level
yes
yes
no
Skype, free
yes
Also Skype
yes
Gold and Platinum plans
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
yes
yes
no
Chat
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
Business, Enterprise levels
yes
no
no
Ticket system or email
yes
yes
Only ticket system
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
free
yes
yes
Paid plans only
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Developer, Business, Enterprise levels
yes
yes
yes
yes
Forum
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
Knowledge base
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
FAQ and tutorials
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
FAQ
yes
yes
yes
FAQ
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
Managed services
no
no
yes
Depends on reseller.
partial
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
no
Enterprise level
yes
yes
yes
yes
Billing
Cloud server biling period
hourly
second
hour
hour
millisecond
month
minute
month
hour
5 minutes
15 min
minute
month
month
1 minute 10 minutes minimum
month
hour
hour
month
hour
hour
month
yes
No monthly precharge
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no
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
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes
Billing per cloud server or account
account
cloud server
server
cloud server
cloud server
VM
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
account
account
account
account
cloud server
see sustained usage discounts
account
yes
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
cloud server
server
cloud server
License billing period
hour
second
hour
month
millisecond
month
minute
month
hour
5 minutes
month
hour
month
month
1 minute 10 minutes minimum
month
hour
hour
month
hour
hour
month
hour
Prepaid
no
no
no
post-paid
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
credit limit upon request
yes
yes
also post-paid
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Currency
USD
USD
USD
Depends on location
USD, GBP
AUD
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
USD
USD, EUR, GBP, CHF
Depending on the location
USD, GBP, EUR
USD, EUR, CHF
USD
USD
USD
AUD
USD
USD
BGN
USD
USD
GBP
USD, EUR, PLN
Credit card
yes
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
yes
depends on reseller
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
yes
Wire transfer
Large payments only
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
Resource plans
With Contract
yes
no
yes
yes
depends on reseller
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Not exactly, but sustained usage discounts are similar, just without planning
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
Longer subscription
With Contract
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
up to 3 years
yes
month and year
yes
no
no
4% for Quarter, 7% for Bi-annual, 9% for Year
yes
no
yes
no
yes
yes
no
1 and 3 months
yes
no
Reservation
With Contract
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
Volume Discounts
With Contract or Reseller Agreement
yes
no
Only transfer and cloud files storage
yes
yes
depends on reseller
yes
no
Enterprise Agreement
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
no
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
In reserved instances and transfer
yes
no
Bonuses for larger prepaid charges - up to 100%
yes
Trial & Specials
Free trial
no
$15 credit
yes
14 days or $200
yes
7 days
yes
Demo account available.
yes
no
$200
yes
no
dev servers
yes
7 days
yes
5 days
yes
5 CHF, 4 EUR, 5 USD
yes
no
no
$300 for 2 months
yes
30 days for Australian customers only
yes
no
no
7 days
yes
no
no
no
20 PLN (~ $5) for Cloudorado users
yes
Money back guarantee
no
no
no
30 days
yes
no
yes
no
7 days
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
7 Days
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
Free entry level service
no
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
no
Free Tier for one year
yes
no
no
no
Third-Party Tools Support
Rightscale
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
Scalr
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
no
no
Provider Information
Name
M5 Hosting, Inc.
Atlantic.Net
Dimension Data
Access Alto
VPS.NET (Hosting Services, Inc)
Microsoft
CARI.net
Joyent, Inc
CloudSigma
ElasticHosts Ltd
Exoscale
Bit Refinery LCC
eApps Hosting
Google Inc.
Zettagrid Pty Ltd
Liquid Web
Rackspace
Cloudware.bg
Amazon
Gigenet
Hyve Managed Hosting
Beyond.pl Sp z o. o.
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440 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 3, Orlando, FL 32810, USA
5201 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054
5th Floor, 315 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
517 W. 100 N. Suite #225 Providence, UT 84332
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
8929 Complex Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
One Embarcadero Center, 9th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111
Badenerstrasse 549 8048 Zurich Switzerland
Studio 2.01 Power Road Studios 114 Power Road Chiswick London W4 5PY United Kingdom
Avenue de Provence 4 CH - 1007 Lausanne Switzerland
Denver, Colorado
7742 Spalding Drive # 363, Norcross, GA 30092, USA
Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA
Level 36 1 Farrer Place Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
4210 S. Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917-9526, US
1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA
1784 Sofia, Mladost 1
20A Andrey Saharov Blvd.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
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Richmond House, 105 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1DD, United Kingdom
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Year founded
2001
1994
1983
2009
1975
Azure: 2010
1997, ZippyCloud 2015
2004
2009
2008
2011
2010
1996
1998
2010
1997
1998
2013
1994
AWS: 2006
1999
2005
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