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Public Cloud Providers – Whose Best?

When seeking public cloud providers, where do you start? They all scale very well but there are major differences when it comes to pricing and portability between the clouds. We can help you understand the differences and what’s best for you based on your application.

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How ColoAdvisor Helps You Find Public Cloud Providers

It’s critical to understand how your application scales and how to works to suggest the best public cloud provider to you. There are synergies, direct connections, and advantages one must take into account before choosing a cloud provider.

We’ll Learn What You Need

Only once! We have a painless way to gather this data. Rather than giving your requirements to every potential vendor, just give them to us.

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We Research

We will find the best fit for your public cloud needs every time. Even with unusual requirements or legacy systems, we can always help.


We Deliver Proposals

With no strings attached, we hand over our quotes and proposals with recommendations and strategy. There is no obligation to make a decision.

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Popular Public Cloud Providers

Amazon AWS

Is the current leader with the most robust pool of talent and training. They also have a strong partner network and numerous integrations with important DevOps tools. With their customization of popular open source tools, we find that leaving AWS maybe trickier than other public cloud.

Microsoft Azure

Azure is another robust cloud infrastructure provider with a healthy talent pool and partner ecosystem. Helpful for firms that have a foundations built with Microsoft products and expertise.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

A robust public cloud offering with competitive rates and a healthy ecosystem of integrations. GCP is built with a foundation of massive scale “know how” from Google’s search and video streaming platforms.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

A newer public cloud with modern architecture that adheres more closely to open source principals than some other clouds. With their open source adherence, the learning curve for using OCI isn’t as difficult as other clouds. OCI has shown to be cost competitive and offer a strong lift and shift service for those moving in.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

When moving into the cloud, it’s important to understand that even solid DevOps practices may not replace a fully managed service provider for keeping systems up and running. MSP’s can allow firms to have on demand infrastructure with security and operational support who are integrated and vetted by the public cloud provider.

Everyone Else

There are other, very well engineered platforms in the marketplace. These include Digital Ocean, Linode, Heroku, Rackspace, Softlayer, and others. Each have impressive strengths and offer integrations with popular orchestration tools such as Puppet and Terraform.

Public Cloud Providers – Is this the Right Way to Go?

Public cloud is a great option for many firms. It offers excellent integration, a healthy partner ecosystem, and millions of trained engineers who are certified. Here are some issues we’ve seen in when using public cloud which we outlined in video called the disadvantages of cloud computing.

Lack of Fully Implemented DevOps Strategy

Lack of Fully Implemented DevOps Strategy

Some firms have made the move into public cloud after a fully managed environment from a hosting company. While DevOps is the way of the future, moving into public cloud with no full operational model, trouble ticketing system, or lacking key expertise such as backup engineers have caused numerous issues. These issues tend to be dealt with by hiring consultants to fill in the gaps which cause public cloud cost savings to diminish.

Unlimited Scaling + Unlimited Bills

Unlimited Scaling + Unlimited Bills

While nearly infinite scaling is a dream, left uncheck has caused firms to have wildly high cloud computing bills. Entire practices and software categories have been created around cloud cost management in an effort to reduce OpEx spending that exceeds in some cases the past OpEx and CapEx spending that firms faced. It’s important to develop systems that can scale back and return resources to the cloud provider when not needed.

Vendor Lock In

Vendor Lock In

Many public clouds implement open source software which allow cloud instances to be portable. Modifying open source packages means that those instances cannot be easily shifted internally or to other clouds making it to leave a vendor in the future. Some of these issues can be mitigated through the use of cloud orchestration software which can be costly if purchased commercially.

Check Out Our Video Library about Public Cloud Providers We Work With

Not ready for our help just yet? That’s ok! You can learn more about your options by watching our VLOG series where we cover cloud computing and the business impacts that it will have. Our videos focus on the business implications of cloud computing.

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