Alternatives to

1. AWS – Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, growing cloud platform that provides a wide array of cloud computing solutions and services. Pros: cost-effective, scalable, highly available and secure cloud services. Cons: complex pricing structure, no direct customer support.

2. Microsoft Azure – Microsoft Azure is a set of cloud-based services that enable businesses to develop, deploy, and manage applications and services. Pros: strong security, vast scalability, and reliable services. Cons: expensive, availability issues, lack of custom support, and complex user interface.

3. Google Cloud Platform – Google Cloud Platform is a suite of public cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure as Google services (e.g. Google Search). Pros: cost-effective, easy to use, and provides access to a wide range of Google services. Cons: no dedicated customer support, lack of customization options, and availability issues.

4. Rackspace – Rackspace is a managed cloud provider that helps organizations manage their virtual and physical infrastructure. Pros: excellent customer service, high availability, and reliable services. Cons: expensive, limited customization options.