Google Amazon and IBM tops for Cloud services
Google and Amazon offer the best public Cloud computing services, with IBM rating highest on private cloud services favoured by corporate customers, according to a global survey of software developers.
Google and Amazon offer the best public Cloud computing services, with IBM rating highest on private cloud services favoured by corporate customers, according to a survey of software developers.
‘Perceptions of Cloud Service Providers’, conducted by Evans Research, found that Google and Amazon were rated highest on cost to value ratio, low latency and scalability, with IBM pipping Amazon on security but coming second to Google on uptime/availability.
IBM this week [6 October 2009] introduced a new software infrastructure for private Cloud platforms, and an online information archive service.
The company’s project Blue Cloud initiative is designed to deliver application, storage, and compute resources via an on demand, subscription-based model similar to that used by Google Applications and Amazon Web Services.
However, IBM is more focussed on signing-up enterprise customers that are nervous about hosting mission-critical data and applications on the public Web by building cloud infrastructure behind the corporate firewall to satisfy rules and regulations on data retention and corporate governance.
The ranks of specialist Grid and Cloud computing providers is also swelling, with GigaSpaces and GoGrid, this week announcing plans to bring enterprise class security and reliability to their public cloud services.