We are living in the Cloud age. Cloud providers can help you manage 3rd party software, platforms, and infrastructure for you. It gives enough time for companies to focus on their core objectives rather than managing upgrades of these. You can choose a cloud provider based on your organization’s business requirements, current business size, and future growth goals. There are many cloud providers in the market. In this article, we will understand the top three cloud providers –
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is the leader in cloud technology and infrastructure. It is the number one in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and public cloud market. It has become possible because of its worldwide presence through 80+ Availability Zones and 25+ geographic regions. It has built more than 200+ mature products and services like Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECB, etc. AWS has more focus on its Public Cloud in comparison to the Hybrid Cloud. Hybrid Cloud allows you to use your existing data centers with the Cloud. AWS has an excellent documentation and training program.
Microsoft Azure is the second most popular cloud provider. It is growing faster than the Cloud industry. It is present in 60+ regions and is a leader in SaaS (Software as a Service). Microsoft has leveraged its existing product offerings by exposing them as SaaS on the Azure Cloud. Examples of these products are Microsoft Outlook, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft office, Dynamic Active Directory, .Net, etc. Organizations that are already using Microsoft’s software always find it attractive to use Azure. You can say that it is the favorite Cloud for many big enterprises. Another important thing is that Azure is also compatible with Linux-based systems.
Microsoft Azure understands that many organizations are already using their datacenters, so their focus is on the Hybrid Cloud to provide interoperability between Azure Cloud and customer’s existing data centers.
Azure’s documentation is not up to the mark.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Google has less market share in comparison to AWS and Azure. GCP has a worldwide presence through 73+ zones and 24+ geographic regions. Google knows better ways to load balancing, scaling, faster response time, and managing data centers.
Google Cloud is the leader in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning. It is the reason why it is best in computer services like Big Data and analytics. Its design promotes to use of more open source technologies and considers portability. Historically GCP is not focused on the enterprise.
In Summary, Big Organizations are following multiple Cloud approaches having one strategic Cloud provider and another as a secondary cloud provider. No doubt AWS is the number one Cloud provider. All these three cloud platforms are in close competition with each other. All three are trying hard to acquire more market share with their increasing infrastructure and service offering. These Cloud providers will compete with various Cloud providers like IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud (Primary Cloud in China).