Reviews of Cloud IaaS Providers

I am researching IaaS providers and wondering if anyone has experience with and willing to provide feedback on some of the following companies cited by Gartner in their latest report: ATT, Verizon, CenturyLink and/or Rackspace?  Alternatively, have you worked with a different provider that you felt provided outstanding service and competitive pricing?  Thanks.

http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1XH78YH&ct=140715&st=sb
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Rackspace, excellent what you pay is what you get....pricey, but excellent service and support, uptime.

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Mike SmithEnterprise VoIP & ISP BrokerCommented:
Of the few you mentioned, I like Rackspace and CenturyLink but there are a lot of others (that are almost in the "magic" quadrant), that are also very good.  It really depends on your specific requirements.  Unfortunately, the devil is in the details.  

For instance, some are running active/active replication on all of their servers, giving you more redundancy than the ones doing active/passive.  Some can also install a private circuit and give you 100% guarantee of uptime and high-level QoS on real-time applications, etc.

 I can recommend a top 5 for you to explore.   Some possibilities are Matrix, Evolve IP, Navisite, GreeenCloud, SingleHop and Rapidscale.

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Mike SmithEnterprise VoIP & ISP BrokerCommented:
@Andrew, sorry, was not aware.  My fault.  Won't happen again.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@Mike Hey no problems.

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