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Consider comprehensive offerings before choosing a Cloud Platform and their services

Consider comprehensive offerings before choosing a Cloud Platform and their services
Naveen Kumar Jain - Technical Manager, ERS-HNC-ISV-System Software & Edge Analy | May 9, 2019

Today’s cloud technology market trend

If we currently look around, in the era of cloud platforms, we can imagine a big bucket around us and that bucket contains lots of cloud platforms into it, such as public cloud providers like Google, AWS, and Azure

Selecting a cloud platform provider is a difficult task for most enterprise leaders and end users. Most of them keep wondering about the basis on which they will choose a specific cloud platform to serve their business needs. An answer to this question requires a thorough market study/research.

Our paper will give an overview to end users and enterprises so that they can easily decide which cloud platform will be most effective in fulfilling their business needs.

Major market players and their offerings

In the technology space, three major cloud providers like AWS, Google, and Azure have been widely spreading and expanding their businesses to support their IT infrastructure and software needs.

In the technology space, three major cloud providers like AWS, Google and Azure support IT infrastructure and software needs.

The following comparison of IT infrastructure (source: giving the flavor of IT infrastructure giants based on the ratio we could claim our preference to choose a cloud platform.

Google Cloud

The service offerings of these providers are mentioned below. Based on the details, we can choose which cloud provider and their offered services will strongly serve the business needs.

Feature comparison

FeaturesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
Process in VM (Maximum)12812896
Memory in VM GiB (Maximum)390438001433
Availability of SLAEC2: 99.95%
S3: 99.9%
Supported OSWindows, CentOS, CoreOS, OpenSUSE, SLES, CloudLinux, RHEL, Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, and Oracle Linux.Windows, CentOS, CoreOS, OpenSUSE, SLES, RHEL, Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, and Oracle Linux.Windows, CentOS, CoreOS, OpenSUSE, SLES, RHEL, Debian, FreeBSD, and Ubuntu.
Market PlaceAWS MarketplaceAzure MarketplaceG Suite Marketplace

Compute Service Comparison

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
Virtual Server ServiceElastic Compute Cloud (EC2)Virtual Machines
Virtual Machine
Scale Sets
Compute Engine
PaaSElastic BeanstalkCloud ServicesGoogle App Engine
Kubernetes ContainerECS
EC2 Container Service
Container Service
Container Service (AKS)
Kubernetes Engine
Docker Container RegistryEC2 Container Registry (ECR)Container RegistryContainer Registry
Docker Container Deployment-Container ServiceContainer Engine
Virtual Private SectorLightsailVirtual Machine Image-
Integrate Systems and Run Backend logic processLambdaFunctions
Event Grid
Web Jobs/td>
Cloud Functions
Auto Scale InstanceAuto ScalingAzure App Service Scale Capability
Auto Scaling
Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Instance Group
Instance Families744
Instance Types383318

Storage Service Comparison

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
Object Storage ServiceSimple Storage Service (S3)Storage (Block Blob Store)Cloud Storage
Archive StorageS3 Infrequent Access
Data Archive
Storage (Cool)
Storage (Archive)
Hybrid StorageStorage GatewayStorSimpleEgnyte Sync
Auto Protection and Disaster RecoveryDisaster RecoverySite Recovery-
Transfer Solutions for Bulk DataImport/Export Disk
Snowball Edge
Azure Data Box
Storage Transfer Service
BackupObject Storage
Cold Archive Storage
Storage Gateway

Database Service Comparison

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
CachingElastiCacheRedisCacheCloud CDN
Block StorageEBSPage BlobsPersistent Disks
Object StorageS3Blob and FilesGoogle Cloud
Storage Block
NoSQL (Indexed)Dynamo DBCosmos DBCloud Datastore
Cloud Bitable
NoSQL (Key-Value)Dynamo DB
Simple DB
Table StorageCloud Datastore
Database MigrationDatabase Migration ServiceDatabase Migration Service-
Data WarehouseRedShiftSQL Data Warehouse-
Relational Database as a serviceRDSSQL Database
Database for MySQL
Database for PostgreSQL
Google Cloud SQL
Cloud Spanner

Networking and Content Delivery Service Comparison

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
Load BalancingElastic Load BalancingLoad Balancer Application GatewayCloud Load Balancing
Global CDNCloudFrontContent Delivery NetworkCloud Interconnect
Manage DNS Name and recordsRoute 53Traffic Manager Azure DNSGoogle Cloud DNS
Cross-premises connectivityAPI GatewayVPN GatewayCloud VPN
Virtual NetworkingVirtual Private CloudVirtual NetworkSubnet
Dedicated, Private Network connectionsDirect ConnectExpress Route-

Management and Monitoring Service Comparison:

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
AdministrationApplication Discovery Service
System Manager
Personal Health Dashboard
Log Analytics
Operations Management Suites
Resource Health
Storage Explorer
Cloud Console
BillingBilling APIBilling APICloud Billing API
Cloud Advisor CapabilitiesCloud Watch
Management Console
Application Insights
Stackdriver Monitoring
Error Reporting
DevOps DeploymentOpsWorks
Cloud Formation
Resource Manager
VM Extensions
Cloud Deployment Manager
Cloud Resources Management and MonitoringTrusted AdvisorAdvisorCloud Platform Security

Security Service Comparison:

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
Authentication and AuthorizationIAMActive Directory
Active Directory Premium
Cloud IAM
Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy
Protection with Data EncryptionKey Management ServiceStorage Service Encryption-
FirewallWeb Application FirewallApplication Gateway-
Identity ManagementCognitoActive Directory B2C-
Cloud Services with ProtectionShieldDDoS Protection Service-

Pricing Structure Comparison

ServicesAWSAzureGoogle Cloud
PricingPer Hour - Rounded UpPer Minute - Rounded UpPer Minute - Rounded Up (Minimum 10 minutes)
ModelsOn demand, Spot and ReservedOn Demand, Short TermOn Demand, Sustained use


The paper explores the offerings and services of major cloud providers in depth to help identify the best-suited platform and its services that optimally fulfills business needs.



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