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AWS vs. Google: For the love of cloud providers

You're in the market for a new cloud provider, and you have an idea of your 'perfect match,' but do your wants and needs match up to what's available?

Do you think you have a "type" for the perfect cloud service provider? Your preferences may not match your company's needs or what a cloud provider can give you. And while the two top public cloud providers -- AWS and Google -- may seem like the most attractive options, neither of them may be the best choice. This six-question quiz will help you look beyond the surface, cut through all the smooth talk, and figure out which cloud provider really has what you want.  

If you didn't get the results you were expecting, or hoping for, don't feel like you have to settle for a cloud provider that isn't a good match. The cloud market is brimming with capable IaaS providers, including Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and IBM/SoftLayer. And vendors are constantly updating their pricing structures and adding to their feature sets. The key to choosing the perfect public cloud is to research what you need now and what you'll need in the future. Then you can find a cloud provider you'll grow to love long-term.

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