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Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach by Robert Elsenpeter, Anthony Velte, Toby Velte

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CHAPTER 3Cloud Computing with the Titans

There are scores of cloud vendors out there, but it should come as no surprise that some of the biggest names in cloud computing are some of the biggest names in the computer world.

In this chapter we’ll take a closer look at some of the cloud computing heavyweights, like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Salesforce.com, IBM, and others. We’ll take some time to talk about what they offer, and how they might benefit your own cloud efforts.

Google

There doesn’t seem to be a pie that Google doesn’t have their fingers in. The cloud is certainly one of Google’s biggest business ventures, and they offer a couple of tools to help draw customers to their cloud. In this section, we’ll talk about what Google offers. ...

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