Australian clouds compared

Australian clouds compared

Summary: Despite large-scale cloud computing datacentres being established offshore, there is a growing base of Australian cloud providers offering cloud via infrastructure as a service (IaaS), with services based in this country. We have a look at some of these providers in this ZDNet Australia's cloud comparison.

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TOPICS: Cloud, Telcos, Optus, Telstra
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The comparison

Here's the part where we let the offerings speak for themselves. Have you trialled these services? Tell us your experiences in the comments below.

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  Amazon Web Services Rackspace Brennan IT Cloud Central Ninefold Optus Telstra Ultra Serve (Rejila)
Offering
name
Amazon EC2 Cloud Hosting IaaS Cloud Servers Cloud Computing and Storage Optus Elevate Cloud Services Cloud Machines
Reference
architecture
compliant
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online
sign-up
Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
For existing customers
Yes
Datacentre
locations
Various US locations, Ireland, Singapore, Tokyo Hong Kong, China, two UK locations, multiple US locations Sydney, Brisbane Sydney, Canberra Sydney Sydney Sydney, Melbourne Sydney
Contract
Jurisdiction
US US Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia
Credit card
payment
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Coming soon
Yes
API Yes Yes No
Coming soon
No
Planned for December
Yes Yes No
Coming soon
Yes
Minimum
commitment
None None 3 months None None 12 months 1 hour 1 hour
Cost CPU
per hour
From US$0.08 From US$0.015 N/A From $0.025 From $0.002 From $0.175* From $0.05 From $0.10
Cost GB
storage
per hour
From US$0.11 Storage allowance included with compute From $0.25 Storage allowance included with compute From $0.092 From $0.3 From $0.21* Storage allowance included with compute
Cost data
transfer
per GB
From US$0 to US$1.20 out US$0.18 out $0.5 to $1 in and out $0.25 in, $0.5 out $0.9 out Variable $1 in and out $1.5 in and out
Load
balancing
Yes
US$0.025/hour, $0.008 per GB processed
Yes
US$0.015/hr, with each 100 concurrent connections US$0.015/hr. Bandwidth out at US$0.18GB
Yes
Yes
Free
Yes
$0.037 per hour, data processing $0.011 per GB
No Yes
Free
Yes
Free

*These figures have been calculated from per-hour and per-month values.

Topics: Cloud, Telcos, Optus, Telstra

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  • This will be lacking without OrionVM in there. I'd check in with them. Serious investment with Gordon Bell and Stephen Baxter just buying equity in them.
    Marc, CEO Saasu.com
    marclehmann
  • Some of the best and true cloud companies are missing! what about the only true Australian cloud supplier BlueCentral? www.bluecentral.com
    vikingolly
  • Hi Guys,

    We're planning a follow-up table for those not included in this one. If you want to send through the specs from the table to edit@zdnet.com.au.
    suzanne.tindal
  • Hi Suzanne

    Thank you for the opportunity for www.fluccselastic.com.au to send you some info after not being included. As one of the first Australian Cloud providers, with all the functionality and more than those who were surveyed, we will be sending you through info on our pricing, firewalls, VLANs, load balancing, auto scaling, clustering, burstability, around 200 templates, inlcuding www.jumpbox.com and other additional features

    regards

    Angus Thomson
    Managing Director
    Fluccs - Australia's Online Solution
    Fluccs_Angus
  • The "Min cost US$100 per month" for Rackspace Cloud Servers is not correct. That's for the 'fully managed' product .. the un-managed product has no minimum commitment.

    Also the Rackspace Cloud Files and CDN that come with the service are most awesome for Australian viewers of your site. I get a 13 msec ping time in Gold Coast for my default CDN distribution node; very fast.
    msherborne@...
  • Hi Matiu,

    You're right on the min per month. Will update.
    suzanne.tindal
  • is Australian Cloud a puplic traded co. and if so what are the stock symble
    thanks perry222
    perry222
  • www.cloudpeople.com.au

    Hi Suzanne,
    Are you planning to run this again at any stage in the future? Cloud People (www.cloudpeople.com.au) has a feature set that compares excellently in this field.

    Thanks,
    Jason Kinsella
    Director
    www.cloudpeople.com.au
    cloudpeople
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