From time to time a user will ask us, “Who’s your competition?” Occasionally, a supposed competitor will spend their efforts comparing our product to theirs, and they’ll even throw money at Google to promote how they’re better. Every now and then, we too will be asked to state why we are better over another solution. These are all normal business activities, but in the case of ProPlus, these requests are wrong!
CloudShare ProPlus does not have competition. You heard me, we compete with no other Cloud offering. Here is why I am so confident in that statement: No one is doing what ProPlus is doing, and that’s changing the way developers think about infrastructure. Nobody else out there makes virtual machines behave like documents, the way ProPlus does. Yes, we have an infrastructure element to our product, and yes, this is sometimes compared to Azure or AWS, but it’s just not the same. With our web access feature it may seem as though we have a hosting element that might compete with companies such as Rackspace and FPWeb, but we don’t.
As a matter of fact, we compliment all of these solutions. We are the proper development and testing solution that allows you to build correctly, before you deploy into production clouds. Maybe you have heard of some training cloud providers or testing cloud providers. They might smell like competition, but they are not.
Who is our competition really?
CloudShare ProPlus competition consists mainly of BAD HABITS! It’s the company who insists on not following the best practice of having development and testing environments separate from production. Or, the developer who must have the beefy laptop, or physical hardware. And finally, the IT manager who actually likes being bothered by developers to provide development hardware and virtual machines.
The classification of pure IaaS providers, or pure PaaS does not apply to CloudShare. We are Infrastructure + what I like to call a “magic layer.” Those combined make ProPlus a truly unique offering.
It’s not other products we compete with, it’s challenging the status quo. The worst words anyone can say in any industry, but especially in tech, are, “Because we’ve always done it that way.” Does that make it right? No, it does not.
So, are you going to break your bad habits and start doing dev/test and collaboration with your team in the cloud, all the while never touching anything but a web browser? Or are you going to keep doing what you’re doing because, “you’ve always done it that way?”