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Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Posted on May 25, 2019

Estimated reading time 4 minutes

Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are the two biggest cloud service providers in the world. Deciding which cloud provider to use for your business or organisation can be a difficult decision.

The answer will depend on a variety of different considerations including:

  • Cost
  • Security
  • Onboarding/Migration process

It also depends on whether your company engages in emerging technologies and what industry sector you compete in. It has been reported, that by 2020, cloud spending will account for nearly a quarter of all IT budgets. For such an expensive service that requires so much effort to implement, organisations naturally feel the pressure to make the right cloud provider choice for their teams.

Microsoft Azure vs AWS: what to choose?

Azure is more open to hybrid cloud environments AWS has a weak hybrid working environment
Microsoft allow you to repurpose your current Microsoft licenses in Azure for Server and SQL AWS works best when deployed into Linux environments
Microsoft charges by the minute allowing for more accurate usage costs AWS charges by the hour which can mean you pay for time you haven’t used
Total support for legacy Microsoft Apps AWS is simpler to use for Devops
Azure can be up to 5 times cheaper AWS transaction costs can become overwhelming
Microsoft have built dedicated tools to ensure a smooth migration from on premise Microsoft to Azure AWS have been offering cloud services longer and have a better Analytics and Big Data solution
Leverage all the SaaS Office apps like SharePoint and OneDrive in Azure AWS has more service offerings and apps than Azure allowing the user to truly customize the environment

Azure vs AWS – choose the right migration service provider

To ensure you receive the most informative and bespoke solution to meet your requirements, making sure the Cloud Managed Service Provider is the right fit to enable the success throughout the life cycle of your cloud journey. Read our tips how to select a Cloud Service Provider.

Microsoft Azure all the way with Atech

Make sure your cloud managed service provider is the right fit, and considers all your needs, to enable business success. This is where Atech some in. We recommend Microsoft Azure to many businesses because it’s suitable for hybrid cloud environments, has excellent tools in place to facilitate a seamless cloud migration and is often the most cost-effective cloud computing choice. Regardless, our skilled and experienced team will assess your IT infrastructure and business requirements to find the best route to digital transformation. Find out more about our Microsoft Azure cloud services and managed cloud services today. Or get in touch for a consultation.

Atech Team Rob Metcalf
Rob Metcalf Head of Cloud

Rob Metcalf oversees the complete projects lifecycle. He manages a team of consultants who research, design, and implement leading edge Microsoft cloud solutions. Rob and his team have delivered 10,000+ cloud migrations and cloud refactoring projects to increase efficiency.

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