Microsoft Azure vs. Google Compute Engine vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers



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Description

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 Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is a service that provides virtual machines that run on Google infrastructure. Google Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google's infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run up to thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed from the ground up to be fast, and to offer strong consistency of performance.

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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Pros

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Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Microsoft Azure?
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Pricing

How much does Microsoft Azure cost?
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How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
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Companies

What companies use Microsoft Azure?
600 companies on StackShare use Microsoft Azure
What companies use Google Compute Engine?
663 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
131 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers

Integrations

What tools integrate with Microsoft Azure?
55 tools on StackShare integrate with Microsoft Azure
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
43 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

What are some alternatives to Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?

  • Amazon EC2 - Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud.
  • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
  • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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