Amazon vs Microsoft Cloud Services: Which Is Better?

With the increasing popularity of Amazon and Microsoft Cloud Services, there is a lot of debate about which one is better. Many people are making arguments for each service, but no one can seem to give definitive proof that Amazon or Microsoft’s Cloud Service is superior. It is easy to see why Amazon is gaining popularity as a cloud service provider. Amazon has been around much longer than Microsoft, and Amazon’s product is well established in the marketplace. However, Amazon also has a much higher price for its cloud service compared to Microsoft.

Amazon Web Services was launched by Amazon back in 2006. Since then, Amazon has expanded its cloud services to other areas, so Amazon now offers S3 for storage or EC2 for virtual servers. Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services was launched in 2010 as an answer to Amazon’s success. Microsoft also started with just Azure for cloud storage and computing power, but it too has expanded into other areas such as Office 365.

One of the main arguments for Amazon is that Amazon has more experience and therefore is a better choice for companies that want a reliable cloud service. Amazon also has more features than Microsoft, and Amazon’s customer service is considered to be much better. However, Microsoft is quickly catching up in terms of features and Amazon is also offering web services to individuals, so Amazon’s market share is still growing.

Both Amazon and Microsoft offer cloud services at varying price points, depending on the service desired. Amazon offers lower prices if more storage or computing power are needed for a cloud project, while Microsoft will offer higher prices for its cloud service for more premium features. Amazon also offers a free trial of S3 for one year, but Microsoft doesn’t offer a trial period.

In conclusion, Amazon vs Microsoft Cloud Services is a difficult question to answer. Amazon has been around longer and Amazon Web Services are well established in the market as Amazon has forayed into other areas as well. However, Amazon is also more expensive than Microsoft’s Cloud Services, and Amazon’s Customer Service isn’t as good either.

Amazon does offer a free trial for S3, but Microsoft doesn’t provide a free trial period for one of its cloud services. The real answer to Amazon vs Microsoft Cloud Services is that Amazon and Microsoft both have merits, Amazon just has a few more. They are both great choices for companies looking to use the cloud service.

Chris Turn

Chris Turn is the pseudonym of a journalist and writer who has published short stories, essays, and criticism in the Los Angeles Times, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and the New York Times. Her most recent book, a novel, is The Summoning (The HarperCollins Canada, 2014). She lives with her husband in Toronto.

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