There are many services introduce by both of cloud computing giants. In this article you will get to know about; some popular and most usable similar cloud services in AWS and Azure.
So for the beginner’s cloud computing aspirants, it would be a great help. Because in the IT industry up gradation and knowing more technology can make you more robust player and make more difference. So if you have already known either of one cloud provider services, it will be interesting for you to know another cloud provider similar cloud services.
Amazon AWS launched in 2006 and Microsoft launched their cloud service Azure in the year 2010. Therefore we can say that Microsoft Azure offers similar services like Amazon AWS. And it’s true that Microsoft Azure products are pretty much similar in feature, except the name.
Do you know? Microsoft makes its user base faster than AWS. And It may be possible Azure will get ahead of AWS…..or not? But they are currently big players in cloud services and compete for head to head with each other.
Both Cloud Computing provider has lots of domain in their sleeves; but here we will discuss only those features and services, which is mostly used by a cloud engineer. And most popular domain and products, where the all popular services roll down.
We will get to know the similar cloud services in AWS and Azure in the following domain…
- Compute Domain
- Storage Domain
- Database Domain
- Security Domain
- Networking Domain
- Management and Monitoring Domain
Compute domain to provide the virtual machines with multiple instances in the cloud to develop and execute the applications and software. There we can select the memory and CPU as per the need to run the apps efficiently.
As the name implies storage, we need something to store our valuable data. Therefore to fulfil the customer need Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure both launched different types of storage services to store the data in the cloud.
AWS storage services are S3 (Simple Storage Service), Glacier, Storage Gateway, Import/Export Snowball. Similar to these services Microsoft Azure provides services like Blob Storage, Backup, StorSimple, Azure Data Box.
The cloud database services support both relational and no-relational database.
Security and Identity Services
For the Every growing company security is a major threat. To secure the cloud data, cloud provider introduces authentication and identity mechanism; to deny or allow the undefined users from the access of cloud web services.
Similar cloud services in AWS and Azure Security + Identity Domain: IAM, KMS || Azure Active Directory, Key Vault
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure multiple networking features, which is easy to configure. Using cloud networking services you can connect the cloud resources according to your organisation infrastructure.
Similar cloud services in AWS and Azure Networking Domain: VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), Direct Connect, Route 53, Cloud Front, ELB || Virtual Network, ExpressRoute, Azure DNS, CDN, Load Balancer
Management and Monitoring Tools
Every cloud Engineer needs a monitoring tool to watch the logs of their cloud machines. By using management and monitoring tools you can troubleshoot the issues and fix the error.
AWS management and monitoring services are CloudWatch, CloudFormation, OpsWorks, Trusted Advisor. Similar to these services Microsoft Azure provides services like Microsoft Azure portal, Resource Manager, Automation, Azure Advisor.
Check out All the similar cloud services in AWS and Azure at Microsoft Azure website.