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  • Writer's pictureRafi Ahmad

Benefits of Azure over Amazon Web Services AWS

With over 200 services offered on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Platform there is no limit to the infrastructure you can manage for your own business; your clients and their clients - infinitely.

Recently, an increasing number of businesses have shifted deployments from physical hardware to the cloud environment. While making the decision, businesses owners are sometimes confused with which platform to choose between AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Azure by Microsoft. In this post, we will share the benefits you can acquire by choosing Azure over AWS.

While both Azure and AWS offer access to significant benefits, still under several specific conditions, Azure PaaS (platform as a service) turns out to be the ideal choice. Experts suggest that the Azure PaaS is deemed to be easy to use; easier to scale; and highly cost-effective. However, this is not all.

Some of the top reasons for using Azure over AWS are:

· PaaS Capabilities: Both AWS as well as Azure offer access to IaaS capabilities for networking, storage, and virtual machines. However, in comparison to AWS, Azure is known to offer access to advanced PaaS capabilities – a core aspect of cloud infrastructure.

With the help of the PaaS capabilities of Microsoft Azure, application developers get access to the necessary tools as well as the environment needed for rapidly building and deploying cutting-edge cloud services. It also helps in providing access to the crucial ‘dev-ops’ connections that are vital for managing, monitoring, and fine-tuning the apps continuously.

· Compatibility for .Net: The overall compatibility of Azure with .Net turns out to be a significant benefit of Azure. This offers Azure an upper hand in comparison to other platforms like AWS. Azure is known to be designed, as well as optimized, for working consistently with both old & new applications that are developed with the help of .Net programming concepts.

At the same time, it is also easier for businesses to shift the respective Windows apps to the high-end Azure cloud platform in comparison to AWS.

· Advanced Security: Azure has been designed on the basis of SDL or Security Development Lifecycle – a popular assurance process. Azure features security at its core while delivering the assurance that private services & data remain secure as well as protected while being on the Azure Cloud.

· Advanced Hybrid Solutions: While Amazon continues testing its hybrid capabilities, Azure has already managed to ensure the provision of high-end hybrid applications. With the help of Azure, users are seamlessly capable of connecting the respective datacenters to the cloud. Microsoft Azure helps in offering access to a highly consistent platform for facilitating the overall ease of mobility between the public cloud and private on-premise infrastructure.

· Integrated Environment: Azure is known to offer access to an integrated environment for ensuring the development, testing, and deployment of cloud apps. The ultimate choice of framework is with the client. Moreover, the presence of open development languages helps in further adding immense flexibility to the concept of Azure migration.

While selecting the right cloud vendor, it is crucial that enterprises should factor in all important considerations. Azure is capable of offering hybrid solutions along with PaaS capabilities as well as various other significant benefits.

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