Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)—what exactly are the differences? In a world that is constantly battling for your attention, is there actually a better product? Everyone battles for the title of the “world’s best”, but which cloud service is best for your company’s functionality?
Wondering which cloud-based service is right for you?
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try and decide which product is the best. Don’t worry! I’ve done all the work and compared Microsoft Azure and AWS for you. You can sit back and relax.
Microsoft Azure simplifies processes by unifying all services and tools. Azure proves to be a one-stop-shop for all of your needs and works seamlessly with your other Microsoft products to produce the easiest interface. Azure also offers the largest selection of databases, operating systems, and device-compatibility. Microsoft Azure lets you build hybrid applications that connect all of your needs in one area.
Microsoft also recently cut costs by about 17% for their Dv2 Virtual Machines—which are advertised as having load balancing and auto-scaling options built in. Azure’s interoperability with Hyper-V also offers added benefits to those using other Microsoft products.
AWS was one of the first contenders on the cloud-services market, and it is expansive. AWS offers its EC2 instances which can be tailored with a large number of options. These are billed by the hour compared with Azure’s by the minute. AWS offers storage services in its Simple Storage, Elastic Block Storage, Elastic Files System, Import/Export, Glacier Archive backup, and Storage Gateway.
Both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services have been heatedly locked in a battle for the public’s attention since the beginning of this year. Both have undergone price cuts and a bolstering of their support services—capitalism at its finest.
What does this mean for consumers, however? Consumers now have access to an amazing product for a fraction of the original cost. Although AWS was originally the most extended cloud-based service, it no longer is. Microsoft Azure has quickly shortened the gap and brought amazing new capabilities to the table.
These built in networking capabilities and Azure’s support of relational databases truly set it apart from every other service out there—AWS included.
The answer is clear and the choice easy. Choose Microsoft Azure and be assured that you have the best product.