Cloud Shell alternatives

What is cloud shell and what is it used for?

Cloud Shell is a browser-based shell, for running Linux commands, scripts, and command line tools, within a cloud environment, without having to install any tools on the local desktop.

It contains ephemeral storage for saving configuration and installing software required for performing tasks. But we need to remember that the storage has a capacity limitation and eventually will be erased after a certain amount of idle time.

Cloud Shell Alternatives

Additional references

· AWS CloudShell

https://aws.amazon.com/cloudshell/features/

· Limits and restrictions for AWS CloudShell

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cloudshell/latest/userguide/limits.html

· Azure Cloud Shell

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-shell/features

· Troubleshooting & Limitations of Azure Cloud Shell

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-shell/troubleshooting

· Google Cloud Shell

https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs

· Limitations and restrictions of Google Cloud Shell

https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/limitations

· Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Shell

https://docs.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/API/Concepts/cloudshellintro.htm

· OCI Cloud Shell Limitations

https://docs.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/API/Concepts/cloudshellintro.htm#Cloud_Shell_Limitations

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