The best cloud platforms for SMEs.
The cloud computing industry is highly competitive. We have compiled a list of the best cloud computing platforms that SMEs can experiment with. You can then adopt the ones that perfectly fit your needs.
Cloud computing offers mid-sized businesses cost-effective solutions that would otherwise be too expensive to support. With the right cloud solutions, you can run your business smoothly and avoid downtime. Here are 18 examples of cloud computing platforms that will inspire you to choose the right fit for your business.
Note: The products listed here are mentioned based on their popularity and frequency of adoption by companies around the world. If you are looking to implement a solution for any area of your business, we encourage you to conduct alternative research.
The best weapons of cloud computing.
Cloud computing platforms are divided into three categories: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). In the "Top Cloud Computing Weapons" section, we look at three solutions that work in both IaaS and PaaS environments and that have come to dominate the cloud industry.
1. Amazon Web Services.
According to Synergy Research, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a 35 percent market share in the IaaS and PaaS sectors in 2017. Amazon's AWS product is known to be extremely flexible and scalable. You can sign up for a free AWS account to get hands-on experience with its products and solutions, free for one year.
AWS also offers AWS for SMB, a solution aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.
3. IBM Cloud.
IBM Cloud offers services in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments. IBM Cloud has included more than 170 services including compute, storage, networking, analytics, data management, IoT and security. You can view IBM Cloud offerings for midsize businesses here.
Google Cloud Platform.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a set of cloud computing services that address IaaS, PaaS and serverless computing environments. The platform provides services such as computing, storage, machine learning and data analytics.
Alongside its free offering, GCP also offers cloud storage solutions for startups and SMEs.
This is the first part of our list. Don't miss our next post this week where we'll look at the best cloud services for Marketing Automation and CRM.
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