Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cloud Hosting: Amazon vs Rackspace vs Google Comparison

Amazon Rackspace Google
Type IaaS
Hardware and OS
Hardware and OS
Hardware and OS and Platform
Free Limits The following for 1 Year
750 CPU Hours/Month = 25/day
10 GB Storage
15 GB Bandwidth (15x2)
NO Free Resources 1.3 Million requests /day
6.5 CPU Hours/Day = 195/Month
1 GB bandwidth/Day (1 x 2)
Resource Prices Instance(small)
1.7 GB RAM = $0.085/h
160GB Disk
Bandwidth In: $0.10 per GB
Bandwidth Out: $0.15 per GB
(Out BW Up to 10 TB per Month , first 1GB free )
2 GB RAM = $0.12/hr.
80GB Disk ($87.95/mo.)
Bandwidth In: 8¢ / GB
Bandwidth Out: 18¢ / GB
1 CPU Hour = 0.10 $
Bandwidth In: 0.10/GB
Bandwidth Out: 0.12/GB
Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Amazon Linux AMI, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Debian, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server 2003/2008, OpenSolaris 64-bit Linux® Distributions—Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, CentOS, Fedora, Arch and Red Hat Enterprise Linux—or Windows® Images—Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003. Google OS/Platforms
Database Amazon SimpleDB
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS gives you access to the full capabilities of a familiar MySQL database.
SQL Server 2008 with Windows Images
Google Proprietary based on BIGTables
Other Services Backups
Load ballancing
Many more...
Online File Hosting (CloudFiles) Email
API Languages PHP, JAVA, Ruby, .NET,Python, Mobile HTTP API for Server management JAVA, Python
Security Network, Server security and FW Network, security and FW IP Blocking only
Data Centers US, Ireland, Singapore US Only Don't know


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  2. You compared certain good points here, outstanding publish. thanks.

  3. Rackspace has servers in the UK as well as the US and also offers lbaas and a host of other services including access to Akami's content delivery network (CDN) for free on all Cloud Files data.

    Google has datacenters all over the world which are touted as being some of the most secure anywhere.

    I came across this and found it to be a misleading comparison at best.