Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS) are the biggest global cloud service providers. Organizations will commit to one hoping to improve operations and application development while lowering costs. So why choose Azure cloud over AWS for your organization? Microsoft Azure services offers more flexibility, stronger PaaS capabilities, better prices, hybrid solutions, and disaster recovery.
Azure vs AWS Pricing
Microsoft Azure and AWS have pay-as-you-go billing. However, the advantage of going with Microsoft Azure software is the Enterprise Agreement (EA). Organizations with 500+ users or devices will be eligible for significant discounts towards cloud services and/or software licensing. Additionally, EA offers valuable and manageable volume licensing program all under one agreement for three years and automatic access to the latest software and technologies. This is especially cost-effective for businesses already using Microsoft servers and applications.
Still wonder why use Azure as your cloud service provider? Microsoft Azure’s massive scalable infrastructure and expertise helps to greatly reduce annual IT costs over competitors.
Why Microsoft Azure? Capabilities
One of the biggest advantages of choosing Microsoft Azure software over AWS is the strong PaaS (Platform as a Service) capabilities. Azure PaaS services provide tools and building blocks for developers to quickly build, test, and deploy applications. This means there is no commitment to purchasing extra hardware or operating system (OS) as the Azure PaaS services integrates all applications, data, devices, and partners into one environment. After deployment, developers and IT teams then can monitor, update and manage applications with Azure Devops.
Other capabilities and benefits of Azure Cloud
Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service): Avoid buying and managing expensive servers and datacenter infrastructures with Azure IaaS. IaaS, an instant computer infrastructure, is easily managed online and cost-effective as it scales up and down with demand.
Hybrid Solutions: Access hybrid solutions that seamlessly connect to data centers. Organizations with Azure products can develop hybrid apps and improve performance by connecting to virtual private networks (VPNs), content delivery networks (CDNs), and ExpressRoute. (Keep in mind, AWS has no hybrid solutions.)
Data Storage: Easy access to data storage and ability to add more when needed.
Security: Ensure safety for all data and application while using Azure Cloud. Azure services are based on Security Development Lifecycle (SDL).
Disaster Recovery: Azure Site Recovery guarantees organizations will continue to operate and save critical data even during a downtime.
Azure Products: Add Azure products such as Visual Studio Application Insights to analyze performance and diagnose application issues.
Overall, why Azure Cloud? Because of the ability to rapidly move new applications from testing to production that generates innovation and outperforms competitors.
Flexibility with the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Organizations of all sizes can benefit from Microsoft Azure Cloud flexibility of the datacenters, open-source tools, and frameworks.
Datacenters: Azure Stack, a hybrid cloud platform, permits organizations the flexibility to deliver cloud services from on-premise datacenters. The platform is designed to support organizations changing business requirements and cloud demands. Azure hybrid cloud provides more personalized solutions to businesses such as where applications are deployed and enabling employees access to data information and applications from anywhere.
Open Source Tools: Azure services give developers the freedom to use open source tools of their choice including Java, Python, Node j.s, PHP, Docker-integrated containers, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Cloud Foundry.
Frameworks: Azure IaaS and PaaS services allow businesses to easily incorporate frameworks of their choosing including SQL Server, SharePoint, and Exchange without losing any oversight.
Migrating to Azure
Currently, more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies operate through Azure services. (CloudTweaks) Ready to migrate to Azure Cloud? Get in touch with us to discover the many ways in which we can help you migrate your workloads to Azure Cloud. Our engineers will manage your Azure migration and optimize costs. And we help determine the right implementation strategy and customize Azure software to meet your business needs along with providing after-implementation support.