As the cloud computing market continues to grow, businesses such as Catalog360 and many others are presented with an ever-increasing number of choices in terms of cloud solutions. With two of the leading players being Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), it’s important for businesses to understand the differences between them in order to make an informed decision.
In this article, we’ll explore the nuances of Azure vs AWS, and offer insight into how Catalog360 have used these tools to always be on top of the game!
When it comes to cloud computing, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are two of the biggest players in the market. Both offer a range of services, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
At a high level, the main differences between Azure and AWS are the types of services offered, the scalability of the services, and the pricing models.
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and provides IaaS and PaaS services. Azure offers an extensive range of services with an expansive feature set. It is also highly scalable, making it a great option for businesses that anticipate growth.
AWS is Amazon’s cloud computing platform. It offers a wide range of services, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. AWS is also highly scalable and offers competitive pricing models, making it a great option for a wide range of businesses.
Ultimately, the decision between Azure vs AWS is not an easy one.
At Catalog360, we have years of experience in using AWS and Azure by utilising services with both cloud providers. Using technology over time becomes stale and like many others we are updating our systems to use the latest services to improve our capabilities and to see where we can improve customer experiences, as well as make cost savings in the process. During our research process for finding the right technology, we accessed the tools to use against our end goals by looking at the integration of our tech stack, experience of use of the provider, ease of learning and use of the tool.
Since then, we have opted to push fully down the Azure route as we find the platform easier to use and our experience allows us for quicker development. It also a great tool for our management in regard to costings as Azure has an excellent way of setting up the subscriptions and resources so you can get real time costs and spend for each individual service used.
As Microsoft Certified Developers, you would think we most likely would have a biased opinion on this topic, but we will say we cannot say one is better than the other as both have amazing capabilities. The capabilities have to adhere to your organisation requirements and not suitable for all so for us, it came down to experience, tech stack, ease of use and preference!