Azure vs. AWS: Which Cloud Platform Should You Choose?

After working within IT Infrastructure for the past few years and helping our clients recruit across different skillsets, a conversation that has been had many a time is the benefits of choosing Azure or AWS with both clients and candidates.

Both have their strengths & weaknesses of course but Azure and AWS are the leading cloud platforms across the world. As organizations embrace the cloud, choosing between Azure and AWS becomes crucial. But which would be right for your business?

  • Service Offering: Azure and AWS provide comprehensive services tailored to different needs.
  • Integration: Azure integrates seamlessly with Microsoft technologies, while AWS offers flexibility with third-party tools.
  • Global Footprint: Consider data centre availability in your area – do you want your data to be stored half way across the world?
  • Pricing and Cost Optimization: Evaluate pricing models and optimize costs based on your workloads. Both Azure & AWS have very complex ever changing pricing models, that vary so much depending on workload, usage etc. so it is vital that you work smart to find the best deal with the platform most suited to your business, or you could rack up a hefty bill!
  • Community and Support: Both platforms have strong communities and extensive support. Of course, you will have to consider recruiting for your teams & depending on location & strength of person you’re looking for, will really depend on the availability of candidates in the area (feel free to reach out for any support or advice in this area).

Choose based on your specific requirements, existing tech stack, and long-term goals. Azure offers Microsoft integration, while AWS provides vast services and scalability.

Both Azure and AWS are trusted and innovative cloud providers. Assess your needs, explore their offerings, and make an informed decision.


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