Amazon Web Services got the cloud infrastructure ball rolling four years ago, offering an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and killing the need for servers and, in-turn, data to be on-site. With that, dubbed Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon set the table and in just a few years, dozens, if not hundreds, of companies clamored for a seat. While everyone does the infrastructure component a bit differently, the mission is clear: Cut costs, reduce space constraints, lower management overhead and offer scalable compute capacity on-demand at a figurative, and sometimes literal, flick of a switch.
Here are 20 cloud infrastructure vendors that are making the infrastructure game their own and altering the way IT is consumed.
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