Amazon EC2 vs. Linode vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers

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Description

What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) 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 Linode?

Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

What is Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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    Why do developers choose Linode?
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    Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
    Downsides of Amazon EC2?

    What are the cons of using Linode?
    No Cons submitted yet for Linode
    Downsides of Linode?

    What are the cons of using Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    No Cons submitted yet for Rackspace Cloud Servers
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    Pricing

    How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
    Amazon EC2 Pricing
    How much does Linode cost?
    Linode Pricing
    How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
    Rackspace Cloud Servers Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3226 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use Linode?
    123 companies on StackShare use Linode
    What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    108 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    79 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with Linode?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Linode
    What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Linode, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?

    • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
    • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
    • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
    • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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