Starting off with Amazon Web Services, the level of pricing associated with different cloud offerings is easily presented from SMB to Enterprise.
This is one of the best assets of the cloud, that as an organisation you don’t have to buy a quickly outdated private cloud solution. You merely note your activities, and the cloud will adjust accordingly.
As can be seen below, their three-tier model, according to storage is very helpful if you just need to put some data in the cloud. Unfortunately, when it comes to storing 50TB - 500TB, the percentage price difference isn’t that large.
Moreso for feature differences, but you will see that the lack of monopoly in this space is because of the ‘horses for courses’ argument.
Example: Amazon may be great for large databases, but when it comes to putting apps in the cloud, Microsoft is more equipped.
Azure also has a breakdown of the various pricing situations, there pricing is more aggressive in certain section than Amazon and Google, owing to their desire to lead segments of the cloud. This includes elements such as moving apps into the cloud.
Beyond comparing the pricing of these three cloud heavyweights, their features are also a very interesting factor in comparing.
In general, this activity is very useful when you consider which cloud partner is best suited to your desired outcome. For example, while all may cover data analytics & visualisation, you may think that Azure is the most progressive in this area, and the best horse to follow.
All three of AWS, Azure and Google have their own way of categorising the different elements, so our suggestion is to start from requested projects, and then work with partners to establish the best solutions.
Unfortunately, we often see organisations that are so committed to AWS for example, that they fail to recognise possibly more economic, and efficient alternatives.
Kicking off this section we have the AWS products.
Like the other two cloud providers, Amazon uses different codes and names to breakdown their cloud products. With that said, they fall into the following categories:
Lastly, you have the Google Cloud platform, which while not necessarily the most historical cloud provider, is throwing its self into Enterprise Computing.
Google has three key points behind their solutions, highlighting:
Seriously Powerful Data & Analytics
Serverless, Just Code
While we’ve listed their various features below, like the two above, however this video is very helpful in presenting the tone of their solutions:
With all of these features, you might be finding yourself wondering which is the overall best cloud solution provider. In general, you are lucky enough to not worry about this. You can focus on assessing which prioritises you think will provide the most value to your organisation.
AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Implementation
Now that you have looked at the features and pricing, the next question is how you progress from the AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud battle.
Here are the relevant sources and guides to get you started.
AWS provide a nice and easy page to start using their services.
You can see that they break it down by platform you wish to work on, so whether you are making an iOS app, or writing in PHP, they provide some sample code to begin the integration.
We understand that the topic of Azure vs AWS in sometimes for contentious than the three-way battle, so this infographic from InApp may shed a light:
Lastly, we have the process of starting with Google - named 'Cloud Launcher'.
They equally provide some starting documentation and list some useful benefits, see below.
So there you go, pricing, features and implementation, a fairly lengthy article for a seriously important consideration.
While you may not easily come to a conclusion, at least you will hopefully have the knowledge to make a balanced decision.
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