Azure Vs AWS: The Cloud Battle: Part 2

In the second part of the series Azure Vs AWS: The Cloud Battle, we talk about the ease of use, the advantages you get being a Microsoft product consumer and the verdict.

Read: Azure Vs AWS: The Cloud Battle: Part 1

Gentle Learning Curve

AWS is widely perceived as being complicated. This is evident by the numerous tutorials, user guides, and troubleshooting documents that are out there.

Conversely, Azure allows the utilization of the same tried and trusted technologies that several businesses have used in the past and are still using today. These include Windows and Linux, Active Directory, and virtual machines.

Build and iterate faster

Azure’s integrated tools and services help ISVs build applications faster; by contrast, Amazon Web Services puts the burden of integrating different services on their users.

 

The ‘Enterprise Agreement’ Advantage

If an organization already uses Microsoft software, then it likely has the ‘Enterprise Agreement’ with Microsoft. It is entitled to obtain discounts on the Microsoft software being used as Microsoft usually tweaks these agreements to lower the pricing of Azure. Thus, with the enterprise agreement, enterprises can typically obtain significant incentives for using Azure.

Ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies use Azure.

Why Azure

The most intelligent Cloud

Azure is the only public cloud that provides  Cognitive  APIs,  Bots,  Machine  Learning,  and Blockchain as Service capabilities for developers and data scientists.

Innovations of the future

Microsoft offers the most complete set of technologies to enable breakthrough innovation in a mobile first, cloud first world, including IoT, Bots, and HoloLens.

Easily scale up or down

Azure delivers the flexibility to easily scale up or down to meet demand, including expandable  block  storage volume

Industry-leading security

Microsoft leads the industry in its commitment to data protection and privacy. Azure has the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud provider

 

How Sysfore can help

We are passionate about using the best technology and tools to achieve results for our customers. We call Bangalore, India as Home. We have worked with customers from across the globe, successfully delivering quality work products and making a positive contribution to their businesses.

At sysfore, we make this transformation easy by building bridges between business and information technology. Sysfore continues to focus on web technologies, but with Cloud, the complexity and scale have grown exponentially. We have successfully grown in the Indian and International markets, specifically catering to the people who understand the true value of web technologies.

Partner with Sysfore to build and launch your next cloud application

We can support you on your cloud journey by:

Sysfore, a Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Azure Vs AWS: The Cloud Battle: Part 1

If you have been following cloud updates and news for a while you’d be aware of the cloud war between Azure and AWS. Experts have been going back and forth on the features, capacity, strengths and weaknesses of each platform. Despite all the debate, there is no clear consensus.

Concerns over data sovereignty and privacy have been addressed by Azure as well as AWS. This has fueled the market (Iaas) to value at a total of 45 billion dollars by 2018 according to the most recent gartner report.

Azure and AWS offer similar basic capabilities around flexible storage and networking. They all share the basic characteristics of a public cloud: self service, identity management, autoscaling e.t.c

Albeit, from an end user’s perspective, there are numerous differentiating factors that separate the approaches of the 2 firms

Microsoft Azure serves over 140 countries with more than 100 data centers worldwide.

When you compare Azure and AWS, you will find that Azure has more comprehensive compliance coverage with more than 70 compliance offerings and was the first major cloud provider to contractually commit to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In addition, Azure IP Advantage provides best-in-industry intellectual property protection so you can focus on innovation, instead of worrying about baseless lawsuits.

 

Paas Capabilities

To build and deploy new cloud services, Microsoft Azure provides application developers with the environment tools and building blocks. It also provides the vital ‘dev-ops’ connections which are important for monitoring, managing, and continually fine-tuning those apps. Azure Paas solutions allow for a cent percent focus on innovation, with the infrastructure management taken care behind the scenes

On the other hand, AWS is probably not the first cloud service that comes to mind when you think of Platform-as-a-Service. AWS has blurred the line between Iaas and Paas. They have started to offer services that some might say feel — and act — more like a platform as a service.

If you’re confused, you’re not alone.

 

.Net Compatibility

Azure’s compatibility with  .Net programming language is one of the most useful benefits of Azure, which gives Microsoft a clear upper hand over AWS and the rest of the competitors.It is much easier and straightforward for enterprises to move their Windows apps to Azure Cloud as opposed to AWS or others. Thus for the several organizations that use .Net based enterprise apps, Azure is the obvious choice.

AWS supports Windows, SQL Server and other technologies that are used by .NET developers. Amazon AWS has a great SDK for .NET.

 

Hybrid solutions for Seamless Cloud Connectivity

While Amazon is still testing the hybrid waters, Azure already has its hybrid capabilities in place. It seamlessly connects datacenters to the Cloud. Azure provides a consistent platform which facilities easy mobility between on-premises and the public Cloud.

 

Integrated Environment

Azure provides the user with an integrated environment for developing. Testing and deploying cloud apps. Client has the power to choose the framework and further flexibility is added by open development languages for azure migration.Moreover, to kickstart Azure application development, readymade services (web, mobile, media, APIs and templates) can be leveraged.

AWS also allows development and test on workloads, it also allows you to to remove hardware-based resource constraints to quickly create developer environments and expand your testing machine fleet.

Azure’s flexible toolset is ideal for solving integration needs ranging from connecting mobile apps with on-premises LOB systems, to coordinating B2B payments with partners.

 

Read Azure Vs AWS: The Cloud Battle: Part 2 to know more about

  • Learning curve of Azure and AWS cloud
  • Enterprise agreement advantages
  • Why Azure?
  • Sysfore offerings

 

Also Read: The Best Cloud Platform: Azure and AWS Pricing

For enterprises choosing the right cloud vendor is a major decision. For any cloud strategy today, hybrid solutions and Paas capabilities are quintessential. Countless business have experienced accelerated business growth by migrating to Azure.

 

Sysfore, a Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Digital Transformation Enabled by Cloud

Ever wondered what happens when creative, intelligent, and progressive people leverage the power of the cloud to gather and analyze information at a scale and depth that has never before been possible? What problem will be solved and what unfulfilled needs will be met as innovators and dreamers connect fresh insights with new digital capabilities?

The world is going through a digital transformation— customers and equipment alike.

Digital transformation has become a priority for all business, a crucial factor on which the future of the enterprise is dependent. They must succeed in creating transformation through technology, or they’ll face being marginalized (best case) or extinction (worst case) at the hands of their competitors.

Cloud is THE key technology enabler for Digital Transformation

Cloud isn’t as much of a technical shift as it is an ideological, philosophical and economic shift that has reimagined how we consume technology resources. It is already an essential part of the modern ecosystem.

For the digital evolution of an organization, the flexibility provided by a cloud-enabled infrastructure is indispensable. Used effectively, the cloud can bring a wide range of IT related and business benefits in terms of security, performance, greater efficiency, lower costs, new working practices and so on.

The cloud facilitates new ways of working, by providing the flexibility, ability to scale up or down, cost optimisation and elasticity, acting as a catalyst for innovation. Rapid agile development is also possible with a cost-effective, lower risk and faster platform.

 

digital transformation cloud

 

Cloud adopters are much more likely to have achieved their digital business and infrastructure objectives compared with non-adopters. For non-adopters their ability to keep up with rapid digital change will be constrained by unstable and inflexible infrastructures, legacy systems and IT management approaches stuck in a pre-Cloud time warp.

How Sysfore can help

We are passionate about using the best technology and tools to achieve results for our customers. We call Bangalore, India as Home. We have worked with customers from across the globe, successfully delivering quality work products and making a positive contribution to their businesses.

At sysfore, we make this transformation easy by building bridges between business and information technology. Sysfore continues to focus on web technologies, but with Cloud the complexity and scale has grown exponentially. We have successfully grown in the Indian and International markets, specifically catering to the people who understand the true value of web technologies.

We can support you on your cloud journey by:

Sysfore, a Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.