Best Cloud Service Platforms (That aren't AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure)

Cloud computing is new normal and the rise of big data is contributing to the rise of cloud computing. You might've read on the internet or heard in conferences that everyone is moving cloud. Well, that's because Cloud Computing has emerged as the decades' best answer to the question, "how can we reduce the cost of quality in our enterprise applications?

If you are thinking about making your project grow and succeed using scalable, inexpensive and alternate cloud services, then you are in the right place. In this post, I will give you a quick rundown for some of the best cloud service providers that aren't AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure and most importantly offer the best service in the market with highest service level agreement.

 

Best Cloud Service Platforms [2018 Updated]


1. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is an American cloud infrastructure provider with data centers worldwide. DigitalOcean provides 99% Uptime (Service Level Agreement) around Network, Power and Virtual Server Availability.

 

DigitalOcean Logo
Source: DigitalOcean.com

DigitalOcean makes it seamless and simple for anyone to create multiple droplets within their Control panel or by API in your Terminal. You can also deploy pre-built applications in one click to spin up servers and also control your resource spend with centralized billing. DigitalOcean has dedicated Solutions engineering support for their customers with 24/7 priority phone & email support.

In addition to DigitalOcean Community that is a very helpful resource, you find tutorials and articles on wide-range of topics and issues to help you find solutions quickly.

 

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G2 Crowd Validated Review:

Ability to deploy, upgrade or downgrade server specs as needed at any point + flexible pricing. For example, at some point a certain project would not compile due to low end server specs. I was able to easily upgrade the server, compile the project and downgrade the server back. If I need to test some software I can deploy a new server with one-click configuration in a few minutes, test the software and discard the server.

Another great thing is community guides. Plenty of useful information to help deploy and configure various software and environments. DigitalOcean dashboard is nice and easy to use. - Maxim A

 

2. Vultr

Vultr is an American based cloud computing platform with 15 data centers strategically placed around the globe. Vultr claims 100% Node Host and Network Uptime (Service Level Agreement) offering Outage Credits in the event of downtime and DDoS Protection.

 

Vultr Cloud Service Provider
Source: Vultr.com

 

Vultr is a one of the best and fastest cloud infrastructure in the market, providing high compute instances for Computation, Web application or development environment for a fraction of the cost. The company aims to create the most reliable and efficient hosting service for developers around the globe. They achieve this by offering a standardized platform for all customers. Vultr is a Simple and reliable platform to boost performance with 100% SSD and latest generation Intel CPUs. Vultr Technical Support team is knowledgeable and highly praised.

 

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G2 Crowd Validated Review:

Vultr probably would be the fastest server provider in the market, I used them for hosting and ordered a 4 GB server with WordPress installed in it. since moving the websites into it the speed of the websites increased drastically and my on page SEO got a great improvement. my website ranking also improved since moving my website to the vultr cloud servers. the user interface is clean and beautiful you won't have much trouble navigating through the website. also, the setup is really easy, you can deploy the servers with few mouse clicks and manage them. another great thing when coming to vultr is their documentation, almost everything on the servers is well documented in their website. their support is also really awesome, once i had a trouble with emails delivery and they responded quickly to my query and fixed the issue in no time at all. - Andrew A

 

Upload is a European based, developer-driven Cloud computing platform claiming best IO performance in the cloud hosting space and offering 100% (Service Level Agreement) with 50x compensation for all disruptions longer than 5 minutes. 

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Source: Upcloud.com
Upcloud offers best IO performance in the cloud hosting space with their proprietary MaxIOPS storage technology which is twice as fast as standard SSD VPS hosting, and high performance of up to 100,000 IOPS.  Upcloud Provides Preconfigured Cloud Servers for better cost efficiency and Freely Scalable Cloud Servers for larger and custom configurationsUpcloud has competitive pricing, one of the cheapest in Europe.
In addition to a control panel that is easy to use, it has very helpful documentation and cross-platform mobile apps that give administrators the ability to monitor their servers on the go.

 

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G2 Crowd Validated Review:

Well the first thing we love is just how passionate these guys are for performance. Their MaxIOPS technology really rocks (both disk and network). Compared to everything else we've tried the UpCloud instances are super snappy. We switched out from AWS/DigitalOcean after we had run a number of tests to verify the claims. They are a very friendly bunch as well and we love that they aren't a large mega-corp.  - Christian B.

 

Cheers!

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