IaaS providers

Do you want to host your data and/or application(s) at an IaaS provider? Good choice! By using an IaaS provider you’re able to use a cost-effective infrastructure without having to invest in your own hardware, maintenance and server rooms. And best of all; you only pay for the resources you actually use.

The past several years, we’ve seen an increasing shift from traditional hosting towards IaaS providers. IaaS stands for Infrastructure as a Service and it allows you to use secure, always-working and highly scalable infrastructure when you need it.

IaaS is the ideal solution for organizations with fluctuating demand. Implementing or changing required resources is in fact done in a jiffy and its pricing model, which is based on the consumption of resources, makes it financially attractive to move to an IaaS provider.

Prevent an IaaS lock-in

Nobody wants to be dependent on one IaaS provider. In case you are dissatisfied with your current provider it’s a relief to be able to easily migrate to another provider. Migrating from one to another IaaS provider becomes easy when they’re using open source technology. IaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are built on their own technology. This makes it difficult for a user to switch from infrastructure A to infrastructure B in the future. Fortunately, more and more ‘open’ IaaS platforms are being launched making it easier for organizations to move to an IaaS provider.

Choose OpenStack

A common technology used by open source minded IaaS providers is OpenStack; an open source cloud operating system backed by hundreds of organizations and thousands of contributors. Fuga Cloud is one of these IaaS providers that embraces OpenStack and uses this technology as its basis. This gives our users a sense of freedom. If desired, users of our IaaS platform can easily migrate to another IaaS provider that uses OpenStack technology.

Comparing IaaS providers

Now that you know more about the importance of open source in making your choice for an IaaS provider, you’re probably wondering how Fuga Cloud compares between IaaS providers like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. With a simple case, we give you an overview of several IaaS providers you can choose from today. In this example, software developer We Make IT Work is looking for an IaaS solution for hosting their customers’ applications. For a start, a virtual server with 2 cores, 2048 MB RAM and 40 GB SSD disk space will suffice. In the example below, four virtual machines from 4 IaaS providers are compared. For the specs, we tried to stay as close to the desired configuration as possible.

  • AWS t2.medium
  • Open source No
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 4295 MB
  • Diskspace 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs € 40,60
  • IOPS activities pay per use
  • Azure D1 v2
  • Open source No
  • CPU 1 core
  • RAM memory 3758 MB
  • Diskspace 50 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs € 42,66
  • IOPS activities pay per use
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2
  • Open source No
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 1800 MB
  • Diskspace None
    configured separately
  • Monthly costs € 37,66
  • IOPS activities for free
  • Fuga c1.small
  • Open source Yes OpenStack
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 2048 MB
  • Diskspace 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs € 20,00
  • IOPS activities for free
  • Open source
  • AWS t2.medium No
  • Azure D1 v2 No
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 No
  • Fuga c1.small Yes OpenStack
  • CPU
  • AWS t2.medium 2 cores
  • Azure D1 v2 1 core
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 2 cores
  • Fuga c1.small 2 cores
  • Ram memory
  • AWS t2.medium 4295 MB
  • Azure D1 v2 3758 MB
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 1800 MB
  • Fuga c1.small 2048 MB
  • Diskspace
  • AWS t2.medium 40 GB SSD
  • Azure D1 v2 50 GB SSD
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 None
    configured separately
  • Fuga c1.small 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs
  • AWS t2.medium € 40,60
  • Azure D1 v2 € 42,66
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 € 37,66
  • Fuga c1.small € 20,00
  • IOPS activities
  • AWS t2.medium pay per use
  • Azure D1 v2 pay per use
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 for free
  • Fuga c1.small for free
Monthly costs are based on a period of 4 weeks / 720 hours. Latest update of this calculation is January 12, 2017. For this calculation, the AWS pricing calculator, Azure pricing calculator, Google Cloud pricing calculator and the Fuga pricing calculator have been used.

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“The thought behind the Fuga Cloud platform is very similar to what Amazon offers, but at much lower costs.”

Bart Matthaei, Owner of Ambrero

Companies who uses OpenStack

CERN
PayPall
Volkswagen
Wallmart

3 reasons for choosing Fuga

1. Hosted in The Netherlands


Unlike AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, Fuga Cloud is 100% Dutch. We use Dutch data centers and your data is protected by Dutch and European privacy laws. Fuga Cloud customers aren’t affected by the Safe Harbor agreement or the new EU-US Privacy Shield, which hasn’t been ratified yet.

With Fuga Cloud, you comply with Dutch and European legislation and privacy policies on the protection of your own and your customers’ data.

2. No vendor lock-in


AWS, Azure and Google Cloud are based on a self-built platform. Fuga Cloud is based on OpenStack, which is open source software. This allows you to easily migrate your data and applications to other OpenStack IaaS providers, should you want to do so.

Choosing an open source solution prevents you from getting locked-in by the IaaS platform you use, which is the case with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. By using Fuga Cloud, you choose flexibility and freedom.

3. No additional costs


With Fuga Cloud, you can select the most suitable configuration for your needs and immediately know what it will cost. With AWS and Azure you pay for every IOPS (read and write) transaction; Fuga Cloud doesn’t charge for these unpredictable variables.

The only thing you have to pay for, apart from your configuration, is traffic.

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Outsource management of your environment?

Using the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure for your data and/or applications is one thing, but to really get the most out of your infrastructure, management is equally important. If you want your Fuga Cloud environment managed by the specialists who built it, that’s no problem.

Fuga Cloud was developed by managed hosting provider Cyso. This specialist in infrastructure and managed services has been active in the hosting market since 1997 and is responsible for the availability and continuity of many mission critical applications and platforms. Some examples include clothing retailer The Sting, hosting provider Yourhosting and financial institution NIBC Direct.

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