Every Company needs a cloud provider to host their application and use its services. Good for us that there isnt just one major cloud provider, but 5! Ranging from amazons AWS , to microsoft azures, each cloud provider a range of services for your application to make sure that your product is running smoothly and efficiently.
Some of the major cloud providers are :
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is one of the most popular cloud providers. It offers a wide range of services, including compute, storage, database and networking. AWS also provides other products and services such as IoT (Internet of Things), artificial intelligence and machine learning.
AWS has a large number of users and customers worldwide who use its services to run their businesses seamlessly across different geographical locations or data centers.
AWS is the most used cloud provider. It's been around for nearly 20 years and has a reputation as the most mature platform. AWS has a long list of features, including:
Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances: These are virtual machines that you can run on their infrastructure. You can use them to host your own applications or rent them out to others through their cloud service marketplace.
Elastic Block Store (EBS): This provides persistent storage for EC2 instances, so they don't lose data when power is turned off or servers are restarted. It also lets you attach EBS volumes to your EC2 instance at any time, even after it was launched; this makes it easy to scale up/down resources in response to demand changes over time without worrying about whether they'll have enough local storage space available when needed (e.g., during peak traffic periods).
Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft. It provides hosted services that include a suite of cloud-based applications, storage and services. Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on February 1, 2010 as Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Azure provides both infrastructure services (IaaS) and platform services (PaaS). IaaS offers virtual machines through virtual networks, load balancing, auto-scaling groups, DNS management, IP address configuration for VMs etc. PaaS offers web apps on ASP .NET framework or NodeJS frameworks such as SignalR serverless functions based on Serverless Framework
Microsoft Azure is the second largest cloud provider, with about a third of the market share. This can make it intimidating to try out if you're not sure where to start. With so many services and regions, prices and features, it can be hard to know where to begin.
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Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the second largest public cloud provider, with Microsoft Azure leading the pack by a wide margin. It's not as well known as AWS, but it has a large number of tools and services that can be used to build applications.
GCP also has a focus on machine learning and AI. This includes TensorFlow, its open source artificial intelligence framework that supports machine learning across platforms like Android and iOS devices among others).
Finally, GCP is focused on the enterprise: it offers certification programs for Google Cloud Professional Solutions Engineer certifications so that you can become qualified in building apps using their platform.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud computing service offered by Oracle Corporation as part of its Oracle Cloud. It was announced in July 2014 and has been available since November 2014.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides compute, storage and database services. The service is based on products such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Hadoop and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB which are hosted on virtual machines (VMs). In addition to the core infrastructure services, Oracle also offers development tools including Docker containers through its Open Container Initiative Registry.
AWS is a lot bigger than the other platforms
If you’re considering using AWS, you can be confident that you will not be alone. Amazon Web Services is by far the most popular cloud provider for startups. Even though it is more expensive than other platforms and has fewer features, AWS’s popularity makes it a serious contender for any startup looking for a first-choice solution.