Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS


Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform.

In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem and not the technology problem. That being said a lot of companies either have both platforms or are struggling with deciding on, or moving from, one or the other.

Last night at the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group I presented a technical comparison of Azure and AWS features.

Despite my admitted bias towards Azure I nevertheless believe that I was pretty fair and objective. Smile

  The topics I covered were:

– Cloud Service Models
– Deployment, Management and Automation
– Compute
– Storage
– Messaging
– Email
– Networking
– Security and Identity
– Operating System & Data Transfer
– Internet of Things (IoT)
– Development Languages and Runtime Support
– Marketplaces
– Media Services
– Mobile Services
– Visualization
– Machine Learning
– Non-Technical Considerations
– Pricing Models

The deck from that presentation is in the files section of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group.


About CloudyInNashville

I am a Cloud Architect and Consultant. Over several years I have been working with companies to help them design and build .NET based applications for public and private clouds. My focus is the Cloud, Public Clouds and Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud platform in particular.
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1 Response to Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS

  1. brendon says:

    Azure is leading in the cloud industry, they have been increasing their feature, but sometimes Amazon overtakes them. But Google is coming behind both of these leaders. However, we cannot guess when Google hits the industry with some unexpected features.


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