Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services Expand their Server Infrastructure
Four of the largest tech companies, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Amazon continue to expand their cloud computing services and products.
The competition is so intense, Google has a calculator on their cloud service website to compare prices with Amazon Web Services. It is smart business, as well as giving AWS an indirect plug.
I suggest a company develop a website, like Orbitz for cloud computing, that displays the different companies, services, products, and prices in an organizable fashion. The website RightScale, is currently doing something similar to this idea.
RightScale has a breakdown of their top four companies including: AWS, Google, Microsoft and IBM. They review locations where the servers are maintained, the size, memory, and additional services available for each company. IBM currently is taking major steps to develop international services.
Recently IBM announced new pricing options for their cloud services.
“IBM’s new cloud storage services and innovative pricing model provides clients an efficient and less expensive way to act on insights from unpredictable data patterns.” – John Morris, general manager, IBM Cloud Object Storage
Each application, website and project has a different set of requirements needed to deliver a proper user experience. Cloud computing helps companies and produces tailor the user experience to best fit their demand.
Along with the expansion into cloud computing, these companies will also be looking for programmers and developers to be able to manage and maintain these servers. This section of the tech industry will contain excellent job security moving forward into the next twenty years.
Watch over a collection of videos on YouTube showcasing different cloud-based services currently available.