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Amazon EC2 Alternatives & Competitors

(397)4.4 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Amazon EC2? Tons of people want Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers to help with application deployment, development tools, and development environment. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the provider you choose is right for you. We have compiled a list of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers that reviewers voted best overall compared to Amazon EC2. Based on reviewer data you can see how Amazon EC2 stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users, and find the best fit for your business. Google Compute Engine, DigitalOcean Droplets, Azure Virtual Machines, and IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Amazon EC2.

Top Alternatives to Amazon EC2

  • Google Compute Engine
  • DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • Rackspace Technology

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Amazon EC2

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  1. Google Compute Engine

    (251)4.4 out of 5

    Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. Choose a VM that fits your needs and gain the performance of Google's worldwide fiber network.

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  2. Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. Choose a VM that fits your needs and gain the performance of Google's worldwide fiber network.

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    MB
    Ease of use in migrating physical systems to virtual machines, especially via the CloudEndure agent. Especially when compared with Amazon Web Services, migration was a breeze with Google Compute...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #2
    #2
  3. DigitalOcean Droplets

    (222)4.5 out of 5

    DigitalOcean provides the best tools to control your virtual server in the cloud. Learn how we deliver the most intuitive interface and features so you can start building your web infrastructure today.

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  4. DigitalOcean provides the best tools to control your virtual server in the cloud. Learn how we deliver the most intuitive interface and features so you can start building your web infrastructure today.

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    Jonathan G.
    JG
    How easy it is to spin up a server with a specific application platform

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean Droplets is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
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    #3
    #3
  5. Azure Virtual Machines

    (98)4.2 out of 5

    Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions: development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP.

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  6. Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions: development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP.

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    Krzysztof L.
    KL
    Support is amazing, each time we had a question was answered fully in satisfactory time. The reliability and scalability is much better then previously worked with Amazon or VMWare's...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Azure Virtual Machines is:

    More expensive
    #4
    #4
  7. IBM Cloud Virtual Servers

    (43)3.8 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    IBM's platform-as-a-service (IBM SmartCloud Application Services) delivers a secure, collaborative cloud-based environment that supports a full lifecycle of accelerated application development, deployment and delivery.

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  8. IBM's platform-as-a-service (IBM SmartCloud Application Services) delivers a secure, collaborative cloud-based environment that supports a full lifecycle of accelerated application development, deployment and delivery.

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    Craig N.
    CN
    Bluemix uses a PaaS (Platform as a Service) model rather than the typical IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) model like Amazon Web Services. The big difference here is that with other IaaS...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    #5
    #5
  9. Rackspace Technology

    (37)4.1 out of 5

    Rackspace Managed Cloud Computing. All the tools you need to build scalable websites, and applications.

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  10. Rackspace Managed Cloud Computing. All the tools you need to build scalable websites, and applications.

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    UC
    Rackspace allows a user to go live within days (if not sooner). Their solution makes them an excellent contendor in the Public Cloud Solution Ring.

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Rackspace Technology is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #6
    #6
  11. Vultr

    (49)4.0 out of 5

    Vultr offers a standardized highly reliable high performance cloud compute environment with 14 datacenters around the globe.

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  12. Vultr offers a standardized highly reliable high performance cloud compute environment with 14 datacenters around the globe.

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    Christopher F.
    CF
    Vultr's cloud hosting service is similar to many other services (purchase prepackaged computing instances with different RAM and CPU configurations), but they also provide a simple-to-enable block...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Vultr is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #7
    #7
  13. Linode

    (96)4.6 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    The Developer Cloud Simplified

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  14. The Developer Cloud Simplified

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    Carlos A.
    CA
    Good performance of VPS and broadband speed, also, good stability and great customer support. I don't had problems with frequency, but the times I needed help, they provide me good and fast...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Linode is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Better at support
    #8
    #8
  15. Hostwinds

    (255)4.8 out of 5

    Hostwinds offers website hosting for individuals and businesses of all sizes, with 24/7/365 support and nightly backups.

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  16. Hostwinds offers website hosting for individuals and businesses of all sizes, with 24/7/365 support and nightly backups.

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    AS
    This is a very easy company to work with. They are affordable and mostly reliable. If you don't need anything super advanced, this is the perfect hosting company in the whole IT industry. I have...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Hostwinds is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    More usable
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    #9
  17. OpenStack

    (48)4.1 out of 5

    OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

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  18. OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

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    Chih-Hsin C.
    CC
    Its vision to integrate many kinds of services is great. And being a open source project against Amazon AWS, is the main reason that I love it. Also, I'm a Python enthusiast!
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  19. IBM Cloud Private

    (53)3.9 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks.

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  20. IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks.

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    UC
    I felt like getting started was easy and selecting / locating was quick to start out

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, IBM Cloud Private is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable
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    #11
  21. CloudStack

    (25)4.4 out of 5

    Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines on scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

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  22. Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines on scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

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    AH
    This product have excellent feature set. Compared to other concurrent products, have the best stability, support and costs by our tests. Concurrent products have difficulties to implement, is cost...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, CloudStack is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #12
    #12
  23. Netrepid

    (68)4.5 out of 5

    Netrepid is a provider of hosting services and technology solutions to help growing companies accelerate their evolution from the ground to the cloud.

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  24. Netrepid is a provider of hosting services and technology solutions to help growing companies accelerate their evolution from the ground to the cloud.

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    UH
    I like that Netrepid is able to overtake control of the computer while troubleshooting so that my human error does not get in the way of a solution. (For example, if someone was walking me through...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Netrepid is:

    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    More usable
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  25. Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

    (14)4.4 out of 5

    Azure virtual machine scale set automatically increases or decreases the number of VM instances that run your application. This automated and elastic behavior reduces the management overhead to monitor and optimize the performance of your application.

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  26. Azure virtual machine scale set automatically increases or decreases the number of VM instances that run your application. This automated and elastic behavior reduces the management overhead to monitor and optimize the performance of your application.

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    AC
    HI, I have been using Amazon virtual machines since 2013 . Its a very novel product very usefull to IT techies to test products and add more servers when we need more for handling traffic. I had...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #14
    #14
  27. OVHcloud

    (30)4.2 out of 5

    OVHcloud offers a wide range of solutions from VPS (Virtual Private Servers), dedicated servers (including storage servers, game servers, enterprise servers and others), public cloud instances, web hosting plans & domain names and many more. Our solutions are scalable to your business needs whether it is a small project, medium-scale project or big/large project that requires customized servers or cloud computing infrastructures.

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  28. OVHcloud offers a wide range of solutions from VPS (Virtual Private Servers), dedicated servers (including storage servers, game servers, enterprise servers and others), public cloud instances, web hosting plans & domain names and many more. Our solutions are scalable to your business needs whether it is a small project, medium-scale project or big/large project that requires customized servers or cloud computing infrastructures.

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    Samuel D.
    SD
    Their price range is very interesting. They don't cap your bandwidth which is a big plus. Their console is simple but has the right amount of controls to let you manage your servers.

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, OVHcloud is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    More usable
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    #15
  29. Joyent Triton

    (6)4.3 out of 5

    Joyent provides public and private Cloud Computing infrastructure and services.

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  30. Joyent provides public and private Cloud Computing infrastructure and services.

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    Marius P.
    MP
    The key features are dtrace, zfs and zones. The addition of lx_brand/docker are amazing.

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Joyent Triton is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
    More usable
    #16
    #16
  31. CloudSigma

    (5)4.0 out of 5

    Cloud Infrastructure Provider. Cloud Computing and Cloud Hosting. European virtual cloud servers from CloudSigma.

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  32. Cloud Infrastructure Provider. Cloud Computing and Cloud Hosting. European virtual cloud servers from CloudSigma.

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    LJ
    I started using cloudisgma a few months ago after coming to know about them from internet forums. at the time they offered a free trial to try their server for 7 days and gave me a great...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, CloudSigma is:

    Better at support
    #17
    #17
  33. Azure Linux Virtual Machines

    (14)4.0 out of 5

    Deploy your favorite open-source, community-driven software in seconds

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  34. Deploy your favorite open-source, community-driven software in seconds

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    Yash S.
    YS
    Customizing Virtual Machine sizes which lead to faster boot process and less resource utilization. scalability is required when dealing with virtual environments and it is best provided.

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Azure Linux Virtual Machines is:

    More expensive
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    #18
  35. Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    (16)4.1 out of 5

    Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows users to manage networking functionality for their Cloud Platform resources.

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  36. Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows users to manage networking functionality for their Cloud Platform resources.

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    JS
    The ease of region setup. The ease of creating networks an separating the regions is easy

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is:

    More usable
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    #19
  37. Alibaba Elastic Compute Service

    (37)4.1 out of 5

    Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you to power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.

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  38. Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you to power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.

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    umaprasad b.
    UB
    custom images, snapshot service for instance creation

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Alibaba Elastic Compute Service is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #20
    #20
  39. Virtual Machine Manager

    (26)4.5 out of 5

    Virtual Machine Manager allows you to run multiple VMs on your NAS, restore a VM using snapshot technology, and allocate IT resources among several VMs.

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  40. Virtual Machine Manager allows you to run multiple VMs on your NAS, restore a VM using snapshot technology, and allocate IT resources among several VMs.

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    AO
    Virtual Machines Intelligent Placement – SCVMM allows automatically profiling Hyper-V hosts in the environment and placing VMs on the host that has the best fit for hosting those resources....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Amazon EC2, Virtual Machine Manager is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    More usable