Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Azure

It wouldn't be a mischaracterization to equate the cloud computing industry to the wild, wild west.

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There is such a variety of vendors gunning at one another and the industry is young enough that true winners and losers have not yet been determined. Amazon has established itself as the early market leader, but big-name legacy IT companies are competing hard, especially on the enterprise side, and a budding crop of startups are looking to stake their claims, too.

 

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In its latest Magic Quadrant report, research firm Gartner lists 14 infrastructure as a service (IaaS) companies, but Network World looked at four of the biggest names to compare and contrast: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace (and OpenStack), Microsoft and Google.


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