Alternatives to AWS

Sean Carroll
Sean Carroll used Ask the Experts™
I am looking for alternatives to AWS for cloud hosting.

We have a smaller client that is looking to move 3 Windows virtual machines to a cloud hosted solution, so AWS may be overkill.

We are also looking at Rackspace and US Signal as alternatives.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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The obvious... Azure.
Sean CarrollIT Engineer


Yes, Azure was another we looked at.  Forgot to mention this in the original post.
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May I ask what you mean by "overkill"? Amazon's services seem to be pretty cheap.
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Distinguished Expert 2018

Depends on monthly budget.

For example, If you slice up a physical machine into other physical machines using LXD + VirtualBox + Windows, then your monthly cost is only monthly machine lease, as LXD + VirtualBox are free.

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