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List of Azure Service in comparison with Amazon AWS

Aug 27, 2019 Azure, Azure vs AWS, AWS, 5333 Views
In this article, we have to learn the overview of the list of services provided by Microsoft Azure in comparison with Amazon AWS.

Pre-requisite Knowledge

Before we start with the understanding of what is Azure backup, we should know–

Background –

This article is totally different than my other articles. I thought to write this article to help you to get the list of almost all the Azure services together in comparison with Amazon AWS cloud. Please note that Azure cloud is growing very fast, I am trying to capture all the services as much as possible since Microsoft is still releasing the new services.

Why Cloud

  • Rapidly set up environments
  • Scale to meet peak demands
  • Increase daily activities & efficiency
  • Elasticity on demand
  • Efficient scalability
  • High availability
  • Suitable pricing models
  • Automation, Monitoring, Deployment
  • Reduce cost
  • Focus on business functionality
  • Anytime
  • Anywhere

Why Cloud – Focus on Functionality

  • More geographic options data centers
  • OS - installation, licensing, updates, patches
  • High availability, scalability, load balancing
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Security
  • Network
  • Maintenance &
  • Fault tolerance
  • Efficient Storage
  • Intelligence Analytics
  • Serverless Computing
  • Language supports (.NET, JAVA, PHP, Python, C, C++, etc.)
  • Promotes Agility (continued integrations/deployments)
  • Environments (staging, production)
  • IoT, Analytics
  • Resource management

Pillars of Cloud –

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking and Content Delivery
  • Database
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Intelligence
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Management & Monitoring
  • Mobile Services
  • Security, Identity & Access
  • Developer Tools
  • Enterprise Integrations
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • User-friendliness
  • Data Centers
  • Pricing Options
  • Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Azure –

  • Cloud Service Provider Microsoft
  • Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure
  • Released on February 1, 2010
  • Is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges
  • Used by 80% of fortune 500 companies
  • Provides service to more regions than any other cloud providers

Amazon AWS –

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud service provider by Amazon
  • Released on March 2006
  • Began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses
  • Dominates the cloud computing domain with 40% of market share

List of Services –

  1. Compute – commonly refers to the collection of cloud computing resources that your application can run on.
  2. Storage – These services offer durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage for your application, whether it runs in the cloud or not.
  3. Networking & Content Delivery – Helps us in easily provision private networks, connect your cloud application to your on-premises datacenters, and more.
  1. Database – Database services refers to options for storing data, whether it’s a managed relational SQL database that’s globally distributed or a multi-model NoSQL database designed for any scale.
  1. Analytics & Big Data – Most informed decisions possible by analyzing all the data you need in real-time.
  1. Intelligence – Very important and buzz word on the market nowadays. It enables the natural and contextual interaction within your applications, using machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities that include text, speech, vision, and search.
  1. Internet of Things (IoT) – Has services connect your devices, assets, and sensors to collect and analyze untapped data.
  1. Management & Monitoring – it provides visibility into the health, performance, and utilization of your applications, workloads, and infrastructure.
  1. Mobile Services – Enables us to reach and engage your customers everywhere, on every device
  1. Security, Identity, & Access – Security services should be at the highest priority.
  1. Developer Tools – It empowers us to quickly build, debug, deploy, diagnose, and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services.
  1. Enterprise Integration – It makes it easier to build and manage B2B workflows that integrate with third-party software-as-a-service apps, on-premises apps, and custom apps.
  2. Data Centers – Cloud marketplace services bring together native and partner service offerings in a single place, making it easier for customers and partners to understand what they can do.
  1. Availability
  1. Pricing Options, Compliance & Misc. –

Who Wins?

Both AWS and Azure are very much toe-to-toe because both offer many similar capabilities and it all depends on what our business needs. Gartner ranks Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the top and Azure ranked to second however Azure growing extremely. Customers who already have Microsoft ecosystem and are interested in a cloud then Azure offers advantages. Customers want a cloud platform that interfaces with on-premise infrastructure then Azure got more weight.

Conclusion - In this article, we have learned the overview of the list of services provided by Microsoft Azure in comparison with Amazon AWS.

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