Azure vs. AWS


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Check out the differences between Amazon Web Service and Microsoft Azure. A comparison of two different cloud services.


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AZURE vs. AWS Cloud Comparison

Global Regions:

Global Regions Si n g a p ore T o k y o DC Area SF Area Dub l i n Ore g on São Paulo S y d n ey Frankfurt A m s terdam M el b o urne Io w a Illinois T exas Virginia Microsoft Azure (17) Amazon Web Services (10) Osaka Beijing Hong Kong


Compute Instance Families Instances types Regions Zones AWS 7 38 Yes Yes Azure 4 33 Yes

storage and Databases:

storage and Databases Ephemeral (Temporary) Block Storage Object Storage Relational DB Archiving NoSQL and Big Data AWS Yes EBS S3 RDS Glacier DynamoDB,EMR, Kinesis, Redshift Azure Temporary Storage – D Drive Page Blobs Block Blobs and Files Relational DBs Windows Azure Table, HDInsight


networking Virtual Network Public IP Hybrid Cloud DNS Firewall/ACL AWS VPC Yes Yes Route 53 Yes Azure VNet Yes Yes Yes


pricing Pricing Models AWS Per hour – rounded up On demand, reserved, spot Azure Per minute – rounded up commitments (pre-paid or monthly) On demand – short term commitments (pre-paid or monthly)


Customers AWS Azure

AWS - Pros and cons:

AWS - Pros and cons PROS: AWS currently has the highest number of services and options available, lending itself to the most opportunities and satisfying most needs. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)  allows you to increase or decrease storage as needed; between this and the pay-as-you-go plans you  only  pay for what you use with AWS. AWS allows you to choose the operating system, programming language, web application platform, database and other services. CONS: AWS elastic  load balancer  (ELB) is not equipped to handle as many requests as it receives. However, you can purchase another service, ELB with  AutoScaling , to counteract. AWS lacks customer support, gearing toward a more technically savvy group of consumers and/or those with access to tech support. The number of choices can be confusing to those who may not speak the language of technology.

Azure - pros and cons:

Azure - pros and cons PROS: Has the capability for developers and users to easily create, maintain and deploy applications Fully scalable, offers open access across multiple frameworks, languages and tools Comprised of many different infrastructures and service modules: big data, backup and recover, web, mobile, development and testing, media, storage, identity and access management CONS: Customer service is confusing and data is hosted globally. If you have data restrictions where it must be housed in a certain country, you must verify/specify with Microsoft. Comparatively expensive You are charged extra for paying as you go (versus paying in blocks of $100.00 )

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References What is Azure? https :// / Azure cloud platform explained / Azure vs. AWS https :// / Azure Introduction - PPT http:// What is AWS / AWS cloud platform explained / AWS case studies https :// /

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