Best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model that provides users with hosted computing infrastructure. With IaaS, third-party vendors provide users with virtual resources, such as server space, network connections, and IP addresses, to host, build, test, and scale websites and applications. Companies often use IaaS clouds as scalable platforms for new applications or expanding existing applications to larger audiences. This avoids long-term investments in hardware and provides location independence. The service tends to function through a pay-as-you-go pricing model, allowing for growth and flexibility. It is used by development teams and systems administrators as an alternative to in-house servers prior to scaling. Instead, hardware is housed across multiple data centers and managed by the provider.

To qualify for inclusion in the Infrastructure as a Service category, a product must:

  • Provide virtual computing hardware through cloud hosting
  • Provide server space
  • Provide network connections
  • Create virtual desktops
  • Host applications
  • Automate system maintenance and backup

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers Grid® Overview

The best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders.
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution.
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: OpenStack
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    Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.


    Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters. Integrated tools, DevOps, and a marketplace support you in efficiently building anything from simple mobile apps to internet-scale solutions.


    OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.


    Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines on scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.


    Rackspace Public Cloud Computing. All the tools you need to build scalable websites, and applications. A complete cloud platform. The Rackspace public cloud platform includes everything you need to build websites and applications that scale: servers, storage, networking, APIs, and more. We offer much more than infrastructure alone, because it takes much more than high-performance, reliable infrastructure to succeed in the cloud. It takes full-featured, optimized platforms, and a team of experts to run workloads. Your business requires (and deserves) a team of experts with a rich knowledge of your business goals to help you achieve success. Unlike other providers, we only offer managed cloud—let us help architect, build, and operate your cloud workloads for you. We offer three service levels based on your business needs, and we're available 24x7x365—basic setup and ongoing guidance, or, like most of our customers, for the heavy lifting.


    Scalable, High-Performance Virtual Machines


    Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service with a global network of enterprise-class data centers.


    DigitalOcean provides the best tools to control your virtual server in the cloud. Learn how we deliver the most intuitive interface and features so you can start building your web infrastructure today.


    Skytap Agile Development allows you to be responsive to your customer needs as well as collaborative in order to deliver software features to market quality.


    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a web service thta provision a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud where it launch AWS resources in a virtual network that define with complete control over virtual networking environment, including selection of own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.


    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define.


    Netrepid is a provider of colocation, infrastructure and application hosting services designed to accelerate your technology while keeping your costs scalable and relative to your needs. No matter the size of your operations, you can still function with the ease and efficiency of a business twice your size with our infrastructure hosting. You pay for only the resources you use, which makes this an affordable and scalable solution for businesses of any size. Our infrastructure hosting also ensures your most valuable business resources are protected by a system far more secure than the lock on your office door. Our solutions can help you meet security standards, redundancy needs and regulatory requirements all for a fraction of the cost of trying to replicate the same infrastructure in-house.


    Vultr offers a standardized highly reliable high performance cloud compute environment with 14 datacenters around the globe.


    Quickly and easily tap computing, storage, software, development and network resources on demand with cloud services. With available pay as you go service models for some services, overall IT spend and service-commitment terms can be reduced.


    AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include everything from virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures.


    Centrify’s Infrastructure Services are designed to stop breaches that abuse privilege. IT teams are able to minimize their attack surface and control privileged access to the hybrid enterprise, along with other features that simplify compliance. Components of Centrify Infrastructure Services: Identity Broker – Access & authentication to geo dispersed infrastructure (on-premises & private or public cloud), leveraging identities in AD, LDAP or cloud directories such as Google’s. Adaptive MFA for Privileged Access – Risk-based MFA for admins who access Windows & Linux servers, elevate privilege or leverage privileged creds. Privilege Elevation – Self-service request system facilitates requests for specified roles & time periods - if approved, will automatically revoke that access upon expiration. Shared Account Password Management– Gives internal users, outsourced IT & 3rd party vendors secure, always-on access to critical shared account passwords (maintaining control over who has access, which passwords they use & how those passwords are managed). Privileged Access Request – Temporary, time-bound privileged access to on-premises & cloud-based infrastructure. Secure Remote Access – Secure Privileged Access for On-Site & Remote Administration. Auditing & Reporting – Monitor user activity, conduct forensic investigations & prove compliance. More about Centrify: Centrify delivers Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access.  Centrify verifies every user, validates their devices, and limits access and privilege.   Centrify’s Next-Gen Access is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges Identity-as-a Service (IDaaS), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and privileged access management (PAM). 
 Founded in 2004 by Tom Kemp, Adam Au and Paul Moore, Centrify is customer funded by over 5,000 customers and backed by top tier investors including Accel Partners, Mayfield, Sigma West, Index Ventures, Samsung Ventures, NTT Docomo and Fortinet.


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    Dedicated private cloud services bring you the best performance and security available in the cloud today. Peak 10's fully dedicated infrastructure-as-a-service offering meets your most stringent requirements, to minimize capital outlay and takes the infrastructure burden off your hands. Work with Peak 10's solution designers to create the exact private or hybrid cloud solution for your unique environment.


    Platform9 provides a faster and easier way to manage cloud infrastructure across multiple platforms. Unlike do-it-yourself or legacy solutions, Platform9 delivers best-of-breed, pure-play cloud infrastructure such as OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS, reducing cost and time to value, all while avoiding vendor lock-in. DevOps and IT teams benefit from automating much of the set-up and management process of these frameworks, enabling them to focus on solving core business problems. For example, customers like Splunk, Box, Blue Cross Blue Shield and PlayStation have all realized a greater than 99 percent success rate with OpenStack projects. Key Platform9 Benefits: -- Scale Across Clouds and Data Centers: Get a single pane of glass to manage on-premises private cloud, hybrid cloud, or across multiple public clouds. -- Manage VMs and Containers: Seamlessly manage virtualized workloads (KVM or VMware vSphere) just as well as containerized micro-services using Kubernetes and Docker. -- Reduce IT Costs, Increase Flexibility: Remove silos, increase use of open-source VM and container technologies, and choice of on-premises vs cloud resources, all with a SaaS-managed solution.


    Resource Orchestrator is a private cloud framework that provides customers with their own “infrastructure as a service” (IaaS) capability.


    VMware Integrated OpenStack is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution that makes it easy for IT to run an enterprise-grade OpenStack cloud on top of VMware virtualization technologies. Boost developer productivity by providing developers with simple, standard and vendor-neutral OpenStack API access to VMware infrastructure.


    Alibaba Cloud develops highly scalable cloud computing and data management services.


    Azure Disk storage gives you the durability, availability, and security you need for your virtual machines whether you need the highest availability for mission-critical workloads, or cost-effective options for test scenarios.


    Azure IoT Edge is a fully managed service that delivers cloud intelligence locally and makes hybrid cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions a reality.


    Bit Refinery is the next generation cloud hosting company powered by VMware which enables your company to benefit from a fully secure and scalable virtual infrastructure.



    CloudSigma, a pure-cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions enabling the digital industrial economy, offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions in Europe, U.S. and APAC.


    ConsolePark delivers best-fit enterprise-level IT infrastructure solutions including Cloud Hosting, Enterprise VPS solutions, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Database Management, Dedicated E-mail server, etc.


    The DeferPanic Unikernel Platform is the only fully managed production ready unikernel platform in existence today. Built by the maverick hackers that live and breathe 2020 cloud it's explicitly designed to prevent hackers from running shell code exploits on your most important systems.


    Looking for a flexible and reliable platform for your mission-critical hosted applications? Dimension Data Cloud may be the solution you're after.


    DreamCompute is an open source cloud compatible with thousands of tools and applications, with millions of ready-made instructions and recipes to achieve your goals.


    Elastifile provides hybrid cloud data infrastructure, enabling unprecedented consolidation and self-service workflows across private and public clouds.


    ENKI has created PrimaCloud as a premium managed cloud computing service offering scalable Virtual Private Data Centers delivered in a virtual colocation paradigm, with industry-leading guaranteed levels of performance and reliability.


    Start with a solid core of compute, storage, and state-of-the-art network resources, then build it out with the exact components you need to make our cloud your own. There's no such thing as small, medium and large here. Forget about compromising and join a revolutionary new approach to IaaS.


    As a major component of our Infrastructure Services offering, we offer a variety of Data Center Hosting services that can be customized to suit the individual needs of your enterprise.


    With Green Cloud Technologies you get immediate solutions so you can ramp up quickly - in days, not months. You have full control of your product pricing and margins with no capital expenditures. It's your product, marketed under your brand and offers you the freedom to choose the technology partners you want to work with.


    Nimble Storage is a flash-optimized storage solution that provides backup storage and data protection for business data.


    The HyperCloud™ Portal is a complete multi-cloud management platform which simplifies and supports workloads deployed on containers, VMs, or bare-metal, on any infrastructure or cloud and across clouds. Security, governance, and control, is delivered consistently, across 18 public and private clouds. It includes self-service resource provisioning, application automation and orchestration, and DevOps management with pay-as-you-use pricing. Finally, if resources are needed, HyperGrid offers computer, storage and networking, delivered as a service, on-premises.


    Managing hybrid infrastructure on your own while keeping up with today’s IT demands can be complex, costly and time consuming. IBM® Integrated Managed Infrastructure Services can simplify hybrid infrastructure management with modular services. You only pay for what you need. IBM can globally deliver dynamic remote management services for a broad range of traditional and cloud infrastructures. We use advanced automation and analytics to manage critical infrastructure components worldwide. With strong ties to IBM research, we can continue to improve and help deliver managed services more efficiently.


    INVOKE Cloud is a cloud computing optimization platform offered as an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and designed to significantly bring down hosting-related expenses, saving users as much as 50-80% while making sure that applications are available when needed.


    Joyent provides public and private Cloud Computing infrastructure and services.


    Lanamark is a VDI tool that helps IT departments identify physical and virtual assets.


    Layer is a communications layer toolkit for the Interne, it provides the building blocks for developers to add secure and reliable messaging, voice and video features to any app, sync, message states, push notifications and more - so that developers can focus on innovation and delighting their users.


    Logicworks provides cloud computing and managed hosting to some of the world's most respected brands. Logicworks specializes in Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud hosting.


    Lunacloud is a pure-play, reliable, elastic and low-cost cloud infrastructure and platform services provider (IaaS and PaaS) to run your operating system, applications or store your data.


    SIM-Networks by Netversor is an international provider of Cloud & infrastructure services with its HQ located in Karlsruhe, Germany. Our product line includes fully managed Cloud IaaS based on OpenStack, Private Cloud based on VMware or Hyper-V, services of enterprise-level physical infrastructure based on bare metal servers, networking equipment, etc.


    Modern IT infrastructure has to be agile, in order to achieve business outcomes faster than ever before. Infrastructure Insights gives you peer research, critical analysis, and practical strategies to meet the demands of the New Style of IT.


    Eucalyptus can dynamically scale up or down depending on application workloads and is uniquely suited for enterprise clouds, delivering production-ready software that supports the industry-standard AWS APIs, including EC2, S3, EBS, IAM, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, CloudWatch and CloudFormation. The benefits of this open source software for private clouds are highly efficient scalability and increased trust and control for IT.


    Minio is an object storage server built for cloud application developers and devops.


    Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) is a comprehensive multi-cloud software stack built with an operations-centric approach. It continuously delivers automated infrastructure updates and intelligent application delivery through a CI/CD pipeline toolchain while also providing proactive monitoring and analytics to ensure maximum availability. MCP can include OpenStack and/or Kubernetes to offer bare metal, VMs and containers, along with Ceph, OpenContrail and Calico for software-defined storage and networking.


    MyCloudIT is a turnkey automation and management solution to deliver desktops and applications in Microsoft Azure. Move to the cloud quickly and simply with remote desktop services (RDS) technology on Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Optimize IT costs and performance with intelligent automation and monitoring tools from a single pane of glass.


    The NaviSite's Managed Cloud services are a robust, virtualized infrastructure deployed as multiple, secure infrastructure clouds in NaviSite's data centers.


    NBS System is an expert in managed hosting, specialized in two line of work: * Ecommerce Hosting (Magento & Hybris) * Very high security environments The company now is leader in France regarding Magento EE & Hybris hosting and owns meaningful references in Europe. Being a pentest company at the origin, we also developed high security environment, where we host sensitive sites/data that our customer want to keep out of reach from menaces like DDoS, SQL Injection, XSS, overflows, etc.


    With NephoScale, all public cloud services are on-demand, and you're given the option of choosing dedicated single-tenant SSD based bare metal servers (no hypervisor) for scaling your databases and for tasks requiring intensive data processing, or multi-tenant virtualized SSD cloud servers for your front-end web and application servers.


    Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) is the datacenter and cloud networking framework of Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).


    Open Cloud Management Platform, Developed for the Enterprise


    ProfitBricks is the Price/Performance Leader in Cloud Computing


    Qstack™ is a cloud infrastructure solution, a turnkey and easy-to-use package to help customers capitalize on an enterprise-ready, brandable and fully customizable cloud. Qstack includes a unified, customizable self-service web portal for users and administrators, that allows for the management of multiple infrastructure locations and hypervisors from a single pane of glass. Customers can extract additional value from their VMware vSphere® licenses and training, and take advantage of a flexible solution that can augment or expand operations, and consolidate resource management. Qstack is also well suited to address major concerns for colocation providers: differentiation, customer retention and market positioning. Qstack caters to specific needs and market priorities of datacenters, while helping to meet your customers’ cloud requirements. Customers can fully customize Qstack, while keeping the ease-of-use, self-service capabilities that allows management of multiple geozones from a single pane of glass. Virtual private clouds affords enhanced security and control in their cloud. The burstability allows creating on-demand hybrid configurations with unrestricted scalability, and further diversification through branding Qstack as a public cloud product. Qstack can run any virtualizable operating system and supports bare metal provisioning for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. It’s hypervisor-agnostic and able to run on any commodity hardware, therefore can leverage existing infrastructure and licensing investments or help phase out ineffective solutions. To learn more, visit www.qstack.com


    Accelerite Rovius is a complete cloud offering that allows to deploy full-featured cloud with existing servers and storage in as little as an hour.


    SendBird provides the chat API and messaging SDK for in-app messaging on your mobile apps and websites. For iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.


    SingleHop is a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing. The company's powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full life-cycle, white-glove support, flexible managed service offerings, instantly-scalable solutions, and comprehensive, integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe. Product Offering Dedicated Servers SingleHop dedicated servers are fully customizable using enterprise-class technologies and hardware from leading global provider. Upgrade the hardware, change the software or even stipulate the level of managed services. Your servers are guaranteed to be online, secured and ready for use in three hours, with an average time of 60 minutes. Private Cloud Hosted private clouds are scalable, isolated computing environments custom-designed and rightsized for any workload or application migrated for free. Singlehop private clouds are built with your specific needs in mind, allowing you to reduce time spent managing infrastructure, while still maintaining control. They are ideal for organizations that need to be HIPAA or PCI compliant. Managed AWS There’s no need to learn the sprawling, complex AWS ecosystem. Service First Support for AWS by SingleHop’s, can help you with everything from choosing the right instances and tools for your applications and designing redundant and secure environments, to managing migrations and optimizing deployments. Managed Azure SingleHop’s Microsoft Certified Engineers design and manage the optimal Azure environment, helping you build faster and minimize risk. Our powerful cloud automation platform and dedicated team help to not only keep your team focused on major business objectives, but also let you retain control — as if it were managed in house. Cloud Backup Off-site cloud backups provide the highest level of data protection and redundancy. As a Veeam Cloud and Service Platinum Provider, SingleHop delivers off-site backups with full control, visibility and compliance. Try it with our free 30-day trial. Disaster Recovery as a Service SingleHop offers DRaaS plans for every organization with ‘Standby’ and ‘Active’ options. Don’t let your business’ critical data remain vulnerable to natural disaster or cyber attack, put a DRaaS plan in place today.


    StrataCloud SDI is a management tool for virtual desktops.


    SUSE is an open-source software provider that delivers Linux and cloud products, which gives enterprises the control and flexibility.


    Tegile Systems specilizes in providing enterprise flash storage solutions.


    Turbot provides enterprise guardrails for cloud infrastructure. Turbot is designed to allow enterprises to achieve agility, ensure control, and accelerate best practices through continuous adherence of centrally defined policies across a multi-account AWS model.


    Unikernel databases prevent attackers from running shell code exploits on important databases.


    Try a real firewall - one that doesn't run hacker code. Introducing the future cloud.


    Verizon Cloud brings you flexible, high-performance computing the way you need it.


    Virtustream is a leading provider of software and services enabling enterprise class cloud computing.


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