AWS vs. Azure: What's best  for your organization?

AWS vs. Azure: What's best for your organization?

When it comes to the public cloud, your business has a big decision to make. Which service provider should you choose? Most companies debate between AWS or Azure. Here are five factors your org should consider when comparing AWS versus …

Author: Don Jones


When it comes to the public cloud, your business has a big decision to make. Which service provider should you choose? Most companies debate between AWS or Azure. Here are five factors your org should consider when comparing AWS versus Azure. Take a look at the comparison in the post below, which was orginially published on insideBIGDATA here.

Let’s talk cloud. And let’s look at the numbers: Amazon Web Services, or AWS, remains the leader in public cloud services in terms of revenue, with Microsoft trailing a fairly far – but closing – second. Google, the third major player in the field, is such a distant third that right now, few businesses give them serious consideration except for specialized workloads.

So, if your business is deciding where to host a particular cloud workload, which service does your org opt for? It’s a decision made more interesting by the fact that your company can really make this decision on a per-workload basis – there’s little need, and indeed little incentive, to commit arbitrarily to one provider or the other. Let’s take Google out of the picture for now, and look at AWS vs. Azure and explore six things your company should consider:


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Don Jones' broad IT experience comes from 20 years in the business, with a strong focus on Microsoft server technologies. He’s the author of more than 45 technology books, including titles on administration and software development, and writes monthly columns for the industry’s leading periodicals. He’s an in-demand speaker at technical conferences and symposia worldwide, and is widely recognized as one of the top trainers in the Microsoft sector.

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