8 Leaders In Cloud Computing
Author: Robert Win
Cloud computing today is popularly accepted worldwide. Tech venture capitalists are building cloud computing businesses one after another. Tech companies that could possibly lead the market in 2011 are shown below.
Google greatly improved the way we search and analyze information. The search leader once again changed how we use our office software with their Google Apps that provide cloud-based email, calendar and documents for small and medium sized firms to large enterprises. Are you looking for a web-based music storage service that allows immediate access and streaming to your home desktops and mobile devices? Then you should check the freshly announced Google Music Beta. As cloud storage internet businesses become popularly accepted, a new rumor appeared all over blogosphere is that Google may rejuvenate their G-Drive project.
Amazon is the earth's most well known online retailer. We thought it can also be the most impressive cloud computing providers on Earth. Cloud computing, cloud storage, cloud data bank, content delivery, payment, monitoring are some examples of their services. Should you wants a decent cloud service provider with competitive price, you can’t afford not to have a look at Amazon.com’s AWS.
The enthusiastically awaited iCloud is Apple's answer to cloud computing. By using iCloud, users can sync a variety of contents for example pictures, songs, movies, documents etc. to cloud, and open or play it from any Mac, PC, iPhone & iPad. I will not be surprised if iCloud becomes very popular service. Apple without a doubt has millions of fans for iServices and iDevices.
Can cloud computing make Microsoft obsolete? Absolutely not. The tech -giant has already claimed its prime status in the industry with Windows Azure. Microsoft's Windows Azure is now very popular among their loyal customers.
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) is one of the leading cloud computing companies, and it offers organization products on a subscription basis.
Dropbox is probably one of the most successful cloud storage providers. One can find a number of user clients such as PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android etc to easily access Dropbox. By using Dropbox, users can quickly save and distribute files to others through the net. A big plus is from the mobile clients, users can enjoy their audio files and watch movie clips saved in their account. Free accounts can enjoy 2GB of storage. These people can get up to 8 Gigabytes of free online storage by recommending other people to join Dropbox. If you purchase $9.99 per month subscription, you could get 50 Gigabytes of storage space.Dropbox also offers 100 Gigabytes subscription and large storage subscription.
Another well acknowledged enterprise that provides web storage for documents, pictures and other media is SugarSync. Instant retrieval and synchronization via Windows PC, Mac and mobile tablets are easy and conveniently. Free users are provided with full 5 GB of web storage space.
Box.net is known as a cloud storage box and content management business. While the competitor Dropbox gives you only 2 GB, Box.net now provides 5 Gigabytes to free user. However Dropbox's users can get as much as 8 GB absolutely free should they recommend others to sign up Dropbox. Box.net charges $15/month to get 500 Gigabytes online storage space when Dropbox will cost you $9.99 to get 50 GB. That's a huge difference. On the other hand, you can access Dropbox via different clients - Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone etc.
Robert Steel is addicted to technological innovations, and he usually spends most of his time on the internet. You can take a look at his latest article What is cloud computing? and his list of cloud computing companies at YesCloudComputing.com
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