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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 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.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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    What are the cons of using Microsoft Azure?
    No Cons submitted yet for Microsoft Azure
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    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 Microsoft Azure cost?
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    How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
    Rackspace Cloud Servers Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3176 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use Microsoft Azure?
    398 companies on StackShare use Microsoft Azure
    What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    108 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    78 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with Microsoft Azure?
    51 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft Azure
    What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

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

    • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
    • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
    • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
    • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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