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 or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Top 4 Ways Start-ups Can Leverage Cloud Computing

2017 saw the addition of over 1000 new start-ups, strengthening India’s position as the 3rd largest start-up ecosystem across the world. This takes the total number of technology start-ups in India to 5,200 (Nasscom start-up report 2017).

With this rapid increase of enterprises in the technology sector, competition also has become greater. Every other company is striving to distinguish themselves from others by increasing productivity or cutting down cost or an unconventional combination of both.

One way for tech companies to get a leg on the rest of the industry is by migrating to cloud. While cloud computing is immensely useful for all the companies, they are remarkably useful for start-ups, which need all the help they can get to hit the ground running.


Let’s look at 4 ways in which start-ups can leverage cloud computing:


  1. Save Money

4 out of 7 companies are now moving their company to cloud and it is no secret, cloud has become a vital component of company’s tech budget. You can do more with less funding on the cloud. The cloud offers an easy way to store your company’s data without the need to pay for expensive licenses or difficult software training courses. You can take the money you would spend on software and allocate it elsewhere.


  1. Going Mobile

The amount of work put into getting a start-up off the ground requires serious effort and working a lot of hours, which means day in and day out you will be checking work emails and accessing business documents, even at nights and on the weekends too. For an easy and convenient way to access your work using a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone, the cloud will surely be a boon to your business.


  1. Pay As You Go model

Start-ups can’t afford wastage. One of the major advantages of pay-as-you-go model is that there are no wasted resources. Rather than allotting for a certain amount of resource that may or may not be used, you pay only for the service procured.

  1. Growth promotion

Starting a new business is always a challenge, but hiring people in the early stages of a new company is a bigger challenge. The phase where you need to widen your focus to add more responsibilities, and also find the funding to pay new employees. This is where start-ups can leverage cloud adoption because the cloud requires less money and manpower than traditional software solutions, you’ll free up additional resources that you can put toward hiring.


With cloud computing, you will not only save resources but will also be able to invest your valuable time in the growth of your business. Sysfore, 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 or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Cloud computing market projected to reach $411 billion by 2020

The worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5 percent in 2017 to total $260.2 billion, up from $219.6 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.


Gartner Report

Saas revenue in 2016 was far greater than what was expected, reaching $48.2 billion,” said the research director at Gartner. We have already crossed the 2017 forecast of Saas revenue with 2 months to spare. If this trend keeps on, by 2020 we are hoping to see a 100 billion revenue Saas(Cloud Application Services) market.


Of all the services, Cloud System Infrastructure Services(Iaas) is predicted to grow exponentially, 300% growth is expected by 2020. Iaas is expected to reach 45.8 billion by 2018, and 72.4 by 2020.

On the other hand, Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS) is expected to grow the minimum forecasting only a 50%.

Taking into account the entire forecast period of 2016 – 2020, SaaS is on pace to attain 15.65% compound annual growth throughout the forecast period, also outpacing the total cloud market. The following graphic compares revenue growth by cloud services category for the years 2016 through 2020.


[Worldwide Public Cloud Services Revenue Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars)]

cloud computing 2020


(Source: Gartner report[October 2017] )

Also Read: Top 5 Cloud Computing trends for 2018 

In terms of vendor share, Gartner expects 70 percent of public cloud services revenue to be dominated by the top 10 public cloud providers through 2021. “In the IaaS segment, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alibaba have already taken strong positions in the market,” said the research director at Gartner.

Sysfore, 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 or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.