Major Cloud Computing Vendors

There are quite a number of cloud computing vendors. Here are some of the major players in the marketplace and their products:

Vendor IaaS PaaS SaaS Storage
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) Amazon Web Services* Amazon Web Services* S3 (Simple Storage Service)
Google n/a Google App Engine (Python, Java, Go) Google Aps Google Cloud Storage
HP Enterprise Services Cloud – Compute Cloud Application Delivery HP Software as a Service Enterprise Services Cloud – Compute
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise SmartCloud Application Services SaaS products SmartCloud Enterprise – object storage
Microsoft Microsoft Private Cloud Windows Azure (includes .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP) MS Office 365 Microsoft Private Cloud
JoyentCloud SmartMachines Node.js n/a n/a
Rackspace Cloud Servers Cloud Sites Email & Apps Cloud Files
Salesforce.com n/a Force.com Salesforce.com n/a
VMware** VMware vSphere, vCloud VMware vFabric (Java Spring), vCloud API n/a n/a

*Amazon Web Services offers many types of cloud computing services. See the website for details.

**VMware is a provider of the technology underlying cloud computing and does not provide hosting services.

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