The cloud is an important revolution for enterprises. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) provide the cloud platform and infrastructure to host business data and applications. Consequently, businesses can choose CSPs to gain the cloud advantage without worrying on the cloud infrastructure and regulatory compliances. In fact, the ability to scale as per business use and the reliability of multiple data centers attract organizations to choose CSPs as per their requirements. Here is an article on the top 3 cloud service providers and their different features.
According to the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), AWS leads all the way as a leader among the cloud service providers in its ability to execute, but Microsoft’s Azure leads as a visionary. Google is third followed by Oracle, Alibaba, and IBM.
#1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is one of the most popular cloud service providers in the world, with stiff competition from Microsoft Azure.
The CSP over 165 cloud services. Some of these include Virtual Private Cloud, EC2, AWS Data Transfer, Simple Storage Service, DynamoDB, Elastic Compute Cloud, AWS Key Management Service, Amazon CloudWatch, Simple Notification Service, Relational Database Service, Route 53, Simple Queue Service, CloudTrail, and Simple Email Service.
The following graphic is a list of the various categories of services available in AWS. Likewise, the right side of the list includes AWS’s featured services.
Security is a top priority for AWS in the first place. Accordingly, the network architecture is built to meet the requirements of security-sensitive enterprises. Some of the cloud security services include infrastructure security, DDoS mitigation, data encryption, inventory, and configuration, monitoring and logging, identity and access control, and penetration testing.
AWS provides 40+ compliance certifications for the global, US, and other countries. Here is the list of various supported compliance certifications:
AWS global availability
AWS offers 76 Availability Zones (AZs) within 24 geographic regions around the world. Furthermore, AWS has announced plans for 9 more AZs and three more regions in Indonesia, Japan, and Spain.
#2. Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-growing clouds. Azure was launched years after the release of AWS and Google Cloud but is still knocking on the door to become the top cloud services provider.
Microsoft’s Azure revenue is expected to grow between $33 billion to $35 billion. This makes Azure one of the most profitable cloud services in the world.
Azure offers hundreds of services within various categories including AI + Machine Learning, Analytics, Blockchain, Compute, Containers, Databases, Developer Tools, DevOps, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Management, Media, Microsoft Azure Stack, Migration, Mixed Reality, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, Web, and Windows Virtual Desktop.
An Intelligent Cloud
What makes Azure the most attractive and intelligent is its exclusive offering of Microsoft’s existing products and services in the cloud. Besides, Microsoft’s Windows Server, SQL Server, HoloLens are available on Azure Cloud. Microsoft’s popular Office suite, enterprise products such as SharePoint, are now available in the cloud as Office 365. Also, Microsoft is a leader in AI + Machine Learning and Microsoft Cognitive Services is one of the company’s most advanced offerings.
Azure offers advanced security features and services. The following table lists Azure security options:
Azure offers 90 compliance certifications for global, US government, region-specific, and industry specific. The following is a list of Azure compliance certifications.
This is a service of Azure that allows enterprises to run apps in an on-premises environment and perform Azure services in your datacenter. It synchronizes with global Azure and updates whenever new services and updates are available on the Azure Cloud.
Azure provides high amount of data centers on a global scale, compared to any other cloud provider.
#3. Google Cloud
Like AWS and Azure, Google Cloud also offers similar services in various categories, including compute, storage, identity, security, database, AI and machine learning, virtualization, DevOps and more.
Below a list of products and services under Google Cloud Platform:
AI and Machine Learning, API Management, Compute, Containers, Data Analytics, Databases, Developer Tools, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Hybrid and Multi-cloud, Internet of Things, Management Tools, Media and Gaming, Migration, Networking, Security and Identity, Serverless Computing, and Storage.
Google’s products are also offered in the cloud, including G Suite, Google Maps Platform, Google Hardware, Google Identity, Chrome Enterprise, Android Enterprise, Apigee, Firebase, and Orbitera.
Google Cloud offers 51 compliance certifications for global, region-specific, and industry specific. The following is a glimpse of Google Cloud compliance certifications.
Google Cloud global availability
Google Cloud Services are available in 20 regions, 61 zones, and 200+ countries.
Summary of Top Cloud Service Providers
The following table summarizes the top 3 key players and their offerings in the cloud computing world:
|Availability Zones||78||140 (Countries)||61|
|Distinct Features||Database, analytics, networking, AI/ML, mobile, developer tools, enterprise applications, blockchain||Mobile, data management, messaging, media services, CDN, AI/ML, developer tools, blockchain, functions, IoT||Databases, networking, big data, cloud AI, management tools, Identity & security, IoT, API platform|
|Annual Revenue||$33 billion||$35 billion||$8 billion|
Microsoft Azure and AWS are neck-to-neck in the race of cloud supremacy. Both offer similar products, services, and costs. However, Google, IBM, and other clouds are getting better each day. Most large enterprises use multiple clouds. While some may prefer AWS for file storage and messaging, Azure for DevOps, database and developer tools, and Google’s Cloud for documents and emails.
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