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Announcing the Top Rated Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions for 2019

Alan Cooke, Researcher at TrustRadius
Alan Cooke
August 28, 2019
Awards, IT & Development

Announcing the Top Rated Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions for 2019

We are excited to announce the Top Rated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solutions for 2019! Top Rated awards showcase today’s top-of-the-line products in IaaS Solutions based solely on positive user feedback and satisfaction scores. These awards make the voice of the market the primary decider into the industry’s best products.

Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are never influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.

Here are the winners:

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) TRScore |

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Users can launch instances with a variety of OSs, load them with custom application environments, manage network access permissions, and run images on multiple systems.These capabilities make web-scale computing easier for developers and deployment is relatively easy. Reviewers love the ease of use and provisioning and the auto-scaling capability. The product is used by companies of all sizes, but 43% of reviewers on TrustRadius are from small businesses.

“EC2 makes right-sizing your servers a breeze. You can quickly spin up a server in the cloud and if it turns out the vCPU, RAM, or storage space is wrong, within minutes you can change all of that.” 

Michael Kerzner | Systems Engineer | Higher Education

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) TRScore |

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform offering IaaS and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) services. AWS offers many individual services beyond IaaS, but its core IaaS offerings include virtual servers, cloud storage, elastic load balancing, and private servers. The platform supports a broad range of use cases, including machine learning, software deployment, and internet of things (IoT). Many of its services are tailored to specific needs, such as media delivery or data security. Close to one-third (30%) of AWS users on TrustRadius are from small businesses. Reviewers appreciate AWS for its extensive customization, solid reliability, and scalability. 

“…AWS services allow us to provide on-demand, infinitely expandable cloud services as needed…For IT departments, having basically the entirety of Amazon’s network infrastructure at your fingertips is invaluable.”

Patrick Plaisance | CTO | Information Technology and Services Company

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure TRScore |

Microsoft Azure provides a cloud-based platform and infrastructure for applications and services. It offers IaaS and PaaS services for a wide variety of needs, including analytics, devops, and large-scale computing. The platform supports open-source OSes, languages, and tools. Automatic load balancing and traffic management helps optimize virtual resources. Azure also offers dedicated private servers for customers with strict compliance requirements. Azure reviewers on TrustRadius come from companies of all sizes. The platform’s easy scalability, integration with other Microsoft products, and extensive security options make it popular with reviewers.

“Security management on Microsoft Azure is better compared to other cloud platforms I’ve seen, and it’s really easy to configure…Great for startups that are looking to move tasks requiring greater processing-power off of on-premise machines.”

Fedor Paretsky | Co-Founder/CEO | Computer Software Company

Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated IaaS Solutions Award!

What are IaaS Solutions?

IaaS is designed for IT professionals. These services provide the most fundamental layer of cloud services including compute, storage, and networking services. IaaS scales infrastructure components up and down with demand and avoids the complexity and expense of having to manage physical servers and other datacenter infrastructure. IaaS platforms allow users to install and configure operating systems, middleware and applications.

A virtualization management layer helps administrators automate, monitor, and deploy the virtual hardware. Automatic load-balancing systems help distribute resources evenly within the virtual environment. Some  providers also offer PaaS features, but these offerings may not have the same depth of functionality as standalone PaaS platforms

Buyers considering an IaaS solution should consider their IT resources and customization needs. IaaS offers more direct control over virtual resources. It also allows customers to choose their own security and database systems. However, this level of control requires IT employees and expertise. Businesses more focused on rapid application development than on IT infrastructure services may benefit more from a PaaS solution, at least initially.

Top Rated Criteria

Products included in the 2019 Top Rated IaaS Solutions list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of August 1st, 2019. To qualify for the IaaS Solutions Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category.  Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.

About the Author

Alan Cooke, Researcher at TrustRadius
Alan Cooke
Alan attended the University College Dublin where he received his BA and MA in English Literature and Philosophy and he received his MBA from HEC Paris. He has held many roles at various companies including Director of Product Management at HP, Dazel, Inquisite, and Convio. His research interests both at work and outside of work include complex, technical topics (ironically).

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