Amazon Web Services has a big head start in public cloud services. As a result, it offers a wider array of services (and longer list of ISV and other partners) than its up-and-coming rivals. But you can bet your bottom dollar that Google and Microsoft are doing all they can to erase those leads, both by adding more of their own services and by recruiting partners that fill gaps in their respective rosters.
Look at Server Density, for example. The London-based server monitoring company works with AWS, [company]Rackspace[/company] and [company]IBM[/company] SoftLayer, but on Thursday is launching a monitoring service tailored for Google Cloud Platform, said CEO David Mytton. Customers who sign on can keep watch on five Google Cloud servers for free and get a $500 credit for additional Google cloud services. Server Density typically charges $10 per month to monitor Linux, Windows, FreeBSD or Mac servers.
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