Keeping in mind that flexibility has been cited as the most important aspect of the public cloud by 57 percent of industry experts, CloudSigma, an Infrastructure as a service cloud hosting provider, has released a white paper, “CloudSigma and its Flexible, Elastic and Transparent Public Cloud IaaS,” comparing several of today’s top public cloud IaaS providers with regards to their flexibility, customizability and transparency to help companies make the right public cloud choice for their business.
Written by David Strom, a leading expert on networking and Internet communications, this white paper will benefit organizations looking to obtain a thorough understanding of various IaaS solutions, including the customer-centric mindset behind one of the most innovative providers on the market.
While this white paper references a variety of popular public cloud offerings, including those from Amazon, Rackspace, Cloudshare, Terremark Savvis, GoGrid, Verizon and IBM, the introductory passage of the paper itself establishes it as a pretty explicit piece of promotional material for CloudSigma with slanted comparison. Consider this, for instance:
“If you are looking for a capable cloud provider that lets you have a lot of flexibility, is transparent when it comes to cost calculations, and comes with ability to support many different virtual machine configurations, then you should consider CloudSigma’s solution,” writes the report’s author David Strom in its introduction.
However, it provides interesting insight into what one popular cloud hosting provider considers the major selling points of its service – differentiation being a challenge all service providers face in attempting to deliver a unique take on the IaaS cloud. It’s also a look at the kind of marketing customers are likely to see from other providers which might help a service provider appreciate the pros about its own service that ought to be flaunted.
The paper emphasizes on a plethora of considerations while evaluating IaaS providers – number of virtual machine choices cloud providers give,bundled and prepackaged servers, ability to burst CPU, web-based dashboard, ease of obtaining IP address, extra charges for OS and API access to VM. One other area of emphasis is the availability of SSD storage as a component of virtual machines, which CloudSigma added to its cloud hosting environment just an year ago , and is now offered as an option in set-up menu by them.
They wrapped-up the paper by providing a Iaas summary comparison table between various companies and a claim that CloudSigma offers the right mix of VM flexibility, price transparency, granularity of pricing and the ability to customize cloud the way it makes the most sense for one’s particular needs. Also promised is an unrivalled price/performance and predictable costs that take the uncertainly and monthly “bill shock” out of cloud computing.
For those interested, the whitepaper is now available for download on CloudSigma’s website.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. CloudSigma is increasingly being recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and was chosen as one of Europe’s top 25 cloud companies in 2010. For more information, please visit www.cloudsigma.com/.