International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Cloud computing has emerged to be the potential area of research. The cloud computing concept provides users with access to a shared pool of resources on-demand. It avoids the up-front infrastructure costs incurred and lets the organizations pay only for the resources they have utilized. Many IT companies are involved in the cloud research and they do provide different cloud computing services to users. This paper presents a comparison of the architecture, characteristics and benefits of different cloud platforms.