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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Amazon Web Services(AWS)
3.
Microsoft Azure
4.
Google Cloud Platform
5.
Difference between AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
6.
FAQs
7.
Key Takeaways
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

AWS vs. Azure and Google Cloud

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Introduction

Before heading into detail related to cloud computing platforms let's see what cloud computing is?

Cloud Computing is popular for hoisting data; it lets you store and access your applications or data over remote computers instead of your own computer. In a way, it outsources software, storage, and processing power. 

 

Now which coding platform to choose is a daunting task for almost everyone. All three AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud are the top three cloud providers; each offers many services, but understanding how they enable you to get your specific needs is not easy. So how do I choose the right one?

Well, this blog will give you a comparison between these cloud platforms.

 

For the customers that move to the cloud, we have compared all three cloud providers' offerings concerning three typical migration scenarios:-

  • Lift and shift - The cloud service can provide/support running legacy systems with minimal change.
  • Re-architect for cloud - Here, cloud technology is widely used in solution architectures that have been optimized for the cloud.
  • Consume PaaS services - The cloud offers service that contains existing solutions with minimal architectural change can consume.

 

The right strategy to choose will depend on the nature of the migrated applications, the business landscape, and internal constraints.

 

First of all, let's see some brief things about them.

Amazon Web Services(AWS)

AWS was launched in 2006 from the internal infrastructure of Amazon. It is a subsidiary of Amazon, which provides an on-demand Cloud Computing platform to individuals, companies, and governments on a paid-subscription basis.  

It provides certain services like a mixture of infrastructures packaged software as offerings. AWS services can offer organization tools such as compute power, database storage, and content delivery services. 

 

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Microsoft Azure

Azure was launched in 2010 to provide a competent Cloud Computing platform for businesses. Azure was renamed 'Microsoft Azure' in 2014, though the name 'Azure' is still commonly used everywhere. Microsoft Azure has managed to show great progress among its competitors over these years.

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Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform(GCP) began its journey in 2011, and in less than a decade, it has managed to create a good presence in the cloud industry and other competitors. It is a suite of services(Cloud Computing) that runs on the same infrastructure that Google internally uses for its end-user products, such as YouTube, Google, etc.    

 

 

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Difference between AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform

We have made a comparison between these three high cloud services platforms on the services they offer.

Features AWS Azure GCP
       
Storage Services

1) Snowball Edge

2) Snowmobile

3) Snowball

4) Storage Gateway

5) Simple Storage Service

1) Blob Storage

2) File Storage

3) Data Lake Store

4) Disk Storage

 

1) Persistent Disk

2) Transfer Service

3) Cloud Storage

4) Transfer Appliance

DNS Services Amazon Route 53 Azure Traffic Manager Cloud DNS
Caching Elastic Redis Cloud  
Pricing An instance with 2 virtual CPUs and 8 GB RAM costs will be USD69/month. An instance with 2 virtual CPUs and 8 GB RAM costs will be USD70/month. An instance with 2 virtual CPUs and 8 GB RAM costs will be USD52/month.
Computer Services

1) AWS Lambda

2) AWS Batch

3) Amazon EC2

4) Amazon Lightsail

5) AWS outposts

6) AWS Beanstalk

7) VMware Cloud for AWS

1) Cloud Services

2) Azure Batch

3) Virtual Machines

4) Service Fabric

5) Container Instances Batch

1) Knative

2) Instant Groups

3) Functions

4) App Engine

5) Compute Engine

6) GPU

Backup Services Glacier

Archive Storage

Site Recovery

Coldline
Networking Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Azure Virtual Network (VNET) Cloud Virtual Network
Location 77 availability zones Presence in 60+ regions Presence in 24 regions and 73 zones. 
Automation AWS Opsworks Azure Automation Compute Engine Management
Documentation Best than others High-quality High-quality
Security AWS Security Hub Azure Security Center Cloud Security Command Centre
Compliance AWS CloudHSM Azure Trust Center Google Cloud Platform Security
DataBase Services

1) RedShift

2) RDS

3) DMS

4) DynamoDB

1) Database for MySQL

2) Cosmos DB

3) Redis Cache

4) Data Factory

1) Cloud Spanner

2) Cloud SQL

3) Cloud Bigtable

File Storage EFS Azure ZFS 
AI/ML

1) Polly

2) Lex

3) Translate

4) Transcribe

5) SageMaker

6) Machine Learning

7) Deep Lens

 

1) Cognitive Services

2) Azure Bot Service

3) Machine Learning

1) Cloud Video Intelligence

2) Cloud Machine

3) Cloud Natural Language

 

          

FAQs

  1. Which cloud platform to choose out of AWS, Azure, and GCP?
    While the majority of companies would still need any on-premise tech since their apps are developed directly in the cloud, AWS has a dominant advantage in terms of market share.
  2. Which cloud platform provides good pricing models?
    Google Cloud provides us with more customer-friendly pricing models and discount models than other platforms.
  3. What is the difference between Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud?
    Google Cloud is a collection of Google’s public cloud storage tools and facilities, while AWS is an Amazon-developed and operated secure cloud service

Key Takeaways

This blog on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform highlights and elaborates the major factors of comparison among AWS, Azure, and GCP.

This article will help you choose the best cloud computing platform per your needs. Each has its pros and cons that provide various options for customers.  

But when we take a close look at them, we can see AWS securing maximum footprint in this cloud battle of AWS vs. Azure vs. GCP. So it's a good idea to learn AWS for the growth in cloud computing.

For more details related to Amazon Web Services(AWS), look at the preparation guide for this platform. 

For the details related to Microsoft Azure Certification, click here.

For the details related to Google Cloud Platform, click here.

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