Cloud computing is not a buzz word anymore. Every organization, Small and medium businesses started adopting cloud-based technologies due to the flexibility offered.
In India, there are lots of providers that offer hosting capabilities. In this blog, I will cover a list of top cloud providers in India which has been used by many startups and organizations for their cloud hosting needs.
For StartUps, Enterprises & Small Businesses
If you are an enterprise, small to medium business or a startup based out of India with India customer base, you can go the top cloud players in the market who has Data Center regions in India. The best part is, they offer startup credits & discounts on their cloud platform apart from the free tier programs they offer. You can connect with the respective sales team to know if you are eligible for the startup cloud credits.
Following are the top public cloud providers with data centers in India
Amazon Web Services
When it comes to the public cloud, AWS tops in market share. It offers a plethora of services ranging from basic storage to ML, AI, and IoT solutions. You can get started with AWS using their free tier program.
Average AWS server costs start from $10/month
Google cloud was little to market as compared to AWS & Azure. However, Google cloud adoption has grown in recent years and several enterprises use google cloud to host their workloads.
Average Google Cloud server costs start from $10/month
Azure started with the focus of supporting its enterprise customers with cloud capabilities. It started off with more support towards windows based systems but later more Linux/opensource based offerings made it attractive for a wide range of enterprise customers.
Average Azure Cloud server costs start from $10/month
Digital ocean is a great cloud service for startups that require limited managed services. You can get started quickly with Digital ocean with their vast documentation covering many open-source implementations. Ther are many prebaked server images you can use to host your applications. For example, WordPress, MySQL, Drupal, PHP, Python, etc..
Keys Offering from Digital Ocean are
- Cloud VMs [Only Linux]
- Managed Databases
- Managed Kubernetes Clusters
- Server Storage, Load Balancers, Floating IPs, Object Storage
Digital Ocean Server costs start from $5
Which Cloud Provider Should I use?
Choosing a cloud provider totally depends on your needs.
- If you have a big application set up and you are looking for an end to end managed solutions with less administrative overhead, you can choose AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.
- If you very few servers to host or looking for all minimal setup, you can opt for Digital Ocean.
Other Private Cloud Enterprise Offerings
Following are the other enterprise-level cloud providers available in India who offer data centers in India
IBM Bengaluru, India:
IBM services provide a handful of services based on IaaS ,PaaS and SaaS. IBM’s smart cloud helps developers and software vendors in India to excel in cloud computing. The smart cloud provides a secure and reliable platform as a service and infrastructure services.
- IBM smart cloud entry
- IBM smart cloud enterprise
- IBM smart business desktop
- Smart cloud-managed backups
- Lotus live portfolio
- Cloud service provider framework
Major open-source based offerings:
- Smart cloud enterprise supports SUSE and RHEL flavors of Linux.
- Open source hypervisor KVM.
Cisco has become one of the leading cloud providers in India. It has a comprehensive portfolio of technologies that can be applied by enterprises and service providers to build a cloud. It offers storage access, virtualization, orchestration, and self-service capabilities.
- Collaboration cloud video Delivery
- Security as a service and more.
Open Source Offerings:
VMware offers everything an IT needs to build, operate, staff, and manage the cloud.
- Business Critical Application Services
- Data Center Virtualization Services
- Desktop Virtualization Services
- Virtualization Management Services
Open Source Offerings:
It offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS through its online portal. Open Source Offerings:
- Sify Mail, Sify forum (open source)
It offers both public and private cloud services. 6. ESDS Software Solution: eNLight cloud platform offers,
- Disaster recovery
- ERP hosting.