Amazon EC2 vs HP Cloud Compute vs Microsoft Azure

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Amazon EC2

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HP Cloud Compute

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Microsoft Azure

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Pros of Amazon EC2
Pros of HP Cloud Compute
Pros of Microsoft Azure
  • 647
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 515
    Scalability
  • 393
    Easy management
  • 277
    Low cost
  • 271
    Auto-scaling
  • 89
    Market leader
  • 80
    Backed by amazon
  • 79
    Reliable
  • 67
    Free tier
  • 58
    Easy management, scalability
  • 13
    Flexible
  • 10
    Easy to Start
  • 9
    Elastic
  • 9
    Web-scale
  • 9
    Widely used
  • 7
    Node.js API
  • 5
    Industry Standard
  • 4
    Lots of configuration options
  • 2
    GPU instances
  • 1
    Simpler to understand and learn
  • 1
    Extremely simple to use
  • 1
    Amazing for individuals
  • 1
    All the Open Source CLI tools you could want.
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    • 114
      Scales well and quite easy
    • 96
      Can use .Net or open source tools
    • 81
      Startup friendly
    • 73
      Startup plans via BizSpark
    • 62
      High performance
    • 38
      Wide choice of services
    • 32
      Low cost
    • 32
      Lots of integrations
    • 31
      Reliability
    • 19
      Twillio & Github are directly accessible
    • 13
      RESTful API
    • 10
      PaaS
    • 10
      Enterprise Grade
    • 10
      Startup support
    • 8
      DocumentDB
    • 7
      In person support
    • 6
      Free for students
    • 6
      Service Bus
    • 6
      Virtual Machines
    • 5
      Redis Cache
    • 5
      It rocks
    • 4
      Storage, Backup, and Recovery
    • 4
      Infrastructure Services
    • 4
      SQL Databases
    • 4
      CDN
    • 3
      Integration
    • 3
      Scheduler
    • 3
      Preview Portal
    • 3
      HDInsight
    • 3
      Built on Node.js
    • 3
      Big Data
    • 3
      BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
    • 3
      IaaS
    • 2
      Backup
    • 2
      Open cloud
    • 2
      Web
    • 2
      SaaS
    • 2
      Big Compute
    • 2
      Mobile
    • 2
      Media
    • 2
      Dev-Test
    • 2
      Storage
    • 2
      StorSimple
    • 2
      Machine Learning
    • 2
      Stream Analytics
    • 2
      Data Factory
    • 2
      Event Hubs
    • 2
      Virtual Network
    • 2
      ExpressRoute
    • 2
      Traffic Manager
    • 2
      Media Services
    • 2
      BizTalk Services
    • 2
      Site Recovery
    • 2
      Active Directory
    • 2
      Multi-Factor Authentication
    • 2
      Visual Studio Online
    • 2
      Application Insights
    • 2
      Automation
    • 2
      Operational Insights
    • 2
      Key Vault
    • 2
      Infrastructure near your customers
    • 2
      Easy Deployment
    • 1
      Enterprise customer preferences
    • 1
      Documentation
    • 1
      Security
    • 1
      Best cloud platfrom
    • 1
      Easy and fast to start with
    • 1
      Remote Debugging

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    Cons of Amazon EC2
    Cons of HP Cloud Compute
    Cons of Microsoft Azure
    • 13
      Ui could use a lot of work
    • 6
      High learning curve when compared to PaaS
    • 3
      Extremely poor CPU performance
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      • 7
        Confusing UI
      • 2
        Expensive plesk on Azure

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      What is Amazon EC2?

      It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

      What is HP Cloud Compute?

      Now backed by an industry-leading Service Level Agreement, HP Cloud Compute delivers reliable computing resources to handle your production workloads. Configure and scale your capacity in an open cloud environment. With HP Cloud Compute, you gain control over your workloads while only paying for the resources you actually use.

      What is Microsoft Azure?

      Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, HP Cloud Compute, and Microsoft Azure?
      Amazon LightSail
      Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks.
      Amazon S3
      Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
      Amazon EC2 Container Service
      Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
      Beanstalk
      A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers.
      JavaScript
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