Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform developed by Microsoft that allows developers to develop, deploy and manage their applications. Azure utilizes virtualization technology to emulate functions of a real CPU in a virtual machine but on a massive scale. Azure provides a wide array of services that include computing, analytics, storage and networking solutions.
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Azure storage is a recent addition to Microsoft Azure Cloud. In similar fashion to Amazon S3 or DigitalOcean Speces, Azure Cloud Storage provides a durable, secure and highly scalable object storage for Azure virtual machines.
Heroku is one of the first cloud platofrms that allows developers to store and run their cloud on virtualized containers (called 'dynos' here). Heroku supports code written in Node, Ruby, Scala, PHP, Go, Java and Clojure. You can also run any other language using Heroku's custom buildpacks.
Rackspace Inc. is a US-based cloud computing platform that is designed for better management of public and private cloud deployments across multiple cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack. Rackspace has multiple data centers operating across the globe: USA, UK, Australia, Hong Kong just to name a few.
Developed in Canada, Shopify is one of the largest e-commerce platforms offering its users entire suite of solutions for easy online shop creation. In Shopify you can create your store and host it, but also manage your products, inventory and payment methods.
Upcloud is European-based cloud service provider that boasts offering one of the fastest servers with 100% uptime SLA. Thanks to their intuitive control panel and a solid API the configuration and management time is reduced to a minimum. Upcloud also offer s wide range of open source API-clients and tools.
Vultr, developed by David Aninowsky and owned by Vultr Holdings Corporation. Is a Cloud service offering a wide range of hosting and computing solutions for developers. Mostly used for their reliable, fast, and fairly cheap Virtual Private Servers (or VPS for short).