Google Cloud v/s AWS v/s Microsoft Azure: Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Google Cloud v/s AWS v/s Microsoft Azure: Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Google Cloud v/s AWS v/s Microsoft Azure: Making the Right Choice for Your Business

More and more enterprises are adopting the cloud for reliability, scalability, and speed of computing. For those enterprises looking to capitalize on the cloud, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Service, and Microsoft Azure offer an excellent choice. These are leading cloud service providers. But which is the best for your business is a question that leaves most entrepreneurs confused. In this blog post, we review all three to enable you to make a smart choice.

  • Amazon Web Services

AWS is probably the largest cloud service provider in the world and is also the more mature of the three being reviewed in this blog post. AWS has come to occupy this position as it offers nearly every feature in cloud computing. It also offers developer and mobile service management tools. AWS application services are powered by a computing database infrastructure. This is a requirement for all enterprise application development teams. AWS Mobile Hub helps to develop, test, and maintain mobile applications. The AWS Mobile Hub enables users to develop their apps faster and incorporate ready features like content delivery and push notifications. Amazon API, Amazon Gateway, and AWS Serverless Cloud Functions enable developers to focus exclusively on app development. The databases are given and managed by Amazon too. AWS offers a host of storage options. Users can pick and choose the kind of storage that best suits their needs. The cloud service provider also offers robust security to data on the platform. But, like everything, AWS also has its cons. If your enterprise requires a hybrid cloud strategy, Azure may be better than AWS. Small enterprises may also find AWS complex and require advanced expertise.

  • Microsoft Azure

MS Azure offers its users a reliable cloud computing platform and infrastructure through a vast network of data centers managed by Microsoft. Azure offers a host of services for app development and enables users to work and compute at the capacity required. Azure offers its users virtual machines to host apps and services, and these work with speed as if they reside on the users’ premises. Developers using Azure can access SQL relational databases as a Service. This reduces the users’ investment in in-house expertise. The Azure Active Directory Domain Services allow users to manage group policies and validation and makes migration to the cloud, easy. Data storage is safe, and developers can easily track their work, perform load tests, and collaborate from around the world. If your organization uses Microsoft services and products, Azure should fit you like a glove. Azure also supports Linux and other open-source application stacks. A drawback, however, is the high level of technical expertise required to configure and maintain Azure applications. It is also less dependable than AWS.

  • Google Cloud

Google offers an exceptionally scalable framework for developers. Over four million apps rely on and utilize Google’s platform. Google IaaS can be leveraged to run enormous workloads on virtual machines. Users can easily download and use in-built administrations to develop their applications. Users can also manage and store data on Cloud SQL. Googles’ Cloud storage facility is exceptionally reliable. Users can additionally access tools such as Android Studio, Google plugin for Eclipse, Cloud SDK, and Cloud Playground. Google also offers robust IaaS and PaaS services. It is trusted by the open-source community and is investing in analytics, ML, and AI. Google Cloud is ideal for big data and cloud-native apps. The drawback with Google Cloud is that it is rigid in contract negotiations and has a smaller partner ecosystem.

If you need help to choose the right cloud company, need to discuss your decision with experts, or to deploy a solution on the cloud, reach us at Navabrind IT Solutions. We have worked extensively with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. We have deployed, customized, and migrated applications to all these platforms and have an in-depth understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. We will gladly consult for you or partner you on your cloud journey.

While the cloud offers small and medium-size businesses tremendous benefits, choosing the right cloud platform can be a complex process. The market is flooded with options, and only those working in the area are well acquainted with the fine print.

Are you looking to migrate to the cloud? Reach out to us at Navabrind IT Solutions. We have significant expertise in cloud services, from deployment, migration, customization, and maintenance. We have implemented several cloud solutions for clients in the retail industry and have deployed solutions on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.

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5 Points to Consider before Choosing the Best Cloud Service Provider for Your Enterprise

5 Points to Consider before Choosing the Best Cloud Service Provider for Your Enterprise

5 Points to Consider before Choosing the Best Cloud Service Provider for Your Enterprise

The cloud is reinventing almost every industry. It is enabling enterprises to be agile, available, scalable, and innovative.

If your enterprise is planning to be competitive and has ambitious growth plans, the cloud is just the thing for you. The cloud is a highly developed space, and you can choose from an array of options to begin your cloud journey, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and other service providers.

But which is the best cloud service provider for your business?

Here are five criteria that can help you decide.
1. Determine what is important for your enterprise and see which cloud service provider offers what you need. For instance, if security is key to you, identify a cloud service provider with an ISO 27001 certification.
2. Check if the platform provider’s cloud architecture, standards, and services suit your application environment and workload preferences. Check if you will have to engage in some re-coding or customization. Note how much support you will receive from the platform provider for migrating your application.
3. Data governance and security are increasing in importance. Check where your data is stored and the local laws it is subject to. Also, review the platform providers’ data loss and breach notification processes and ensure they are aligned with your organization’s regulatory obligations.
4. Review the cloud service providers’ contracts, SLAs, and commercials. These need to be clear and transparent. Some cloud service providers use a lot of jargon in their documents. Spend the necessary time to review these documents as they could have long-term impacts on your business. Also, review the pricing and packages on offer and choose the best one for you. Providers offer SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS pricing models, which are based on your consumption of their resources.
5. Support for migration, vendor lock-in, and exit planning is another set of aspects you need to review before you finalize your cloud service provider. Good providers make it easy for you to transition out of their platform. You are locked in when you are using proprietary software that is not available with a competitor. The cloud provider may also have lock-in clauses in the contract. Avoid a lock-in by ensuring you use minimum proprietary applications. Instead, select value-added services that have comparable alternatives.

While the cloud offers small and medium-size businesses tremendous benefits, choosing the right cloud platform can be a complex process. The market is flooded with options, and only those working in the area are well acquainted with the fine print.

Are you looking to migrate to the cloud? Reach out to us at Navabrind IT Solutions. We have significant expertise in cloud services, from deployment, migration, customization, and maintenance. We have implemented several cloud solutions for clients in the retail industry and have deployed solutions on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud.

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