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Consideration of using cloud services AWS or Microsoft Azure

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When you decide to move your business to cloud solutions, the preliminary step is to research and find the best cloud platform that meets your enterprise requirements. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are regarded as the giants of Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud.

Choosing one cloud over the other boils down to a

business’s unique needs. In fact, some enterprises use both AWS and Azure but within different parts of the enterprise to meet specific requirements. Reason being, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have common core features including: Compute, Storage, Databases and Networking that work well as stand alone public cloud solutions or in conjunction with each other. Below we look at how businesses benefit using the Azure and AWS.

Implementation

Azure and AWS are fast to implement and deploy. This greatly reduces the overall infrastructure overhead.

Services

Azure and AWS have continually invested in more mature analytics aimed at meeting the demand for new cloud services. AWS also offers enterprises scalable web services and database technologies that adapt to changing demands, whereas Azure offers data backup and recovery options.

Availability

AWS and Azure offer excellent networking capabilities allowing applications to be deployed across multiple locations globally. This makes the two services accessible to businesses across the globe, regardless of their geographical location.

Pricing

Competition between AWS and Azure has fueled service improvement and a tremendous drop in price. This is definitely good news for businesses looking to migrate to cloud.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Vs Microsoft Azure

Although AWS and Azure provide excellent cloud services, there are some real differences that set the two giants apart. Azure leverages public cloud whilst retaining some of the data on premise with a set of management tools for a hybrid approach. Azure perfectly integrates with microsoft products already in use by a business. AWS on the other hand is committed to public cloud but it doesn’t offer its cloud management software on premise.

Bottomline

Cloud platforms are the key to unlocking productivity and financial advantages of cloud computing. It is therefore advisable to work with a cloud vendor who will meet the requirements of your business. In this context, Microsoft Azure is ideal for enterprises already relying on other microsoft products as you get to enjoy enterprise discount agreements and a solid hybrid offering. AWS as a reputable public cloud offers extensive features that mainly excel in security, reliability and compliance for large and small enterprises.

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