We performed a comparison between Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The stability is good with Google Cloud."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"For us, the solution is very easy to use. We have the right skillsets for it."
"The availability of content on the solution is very valuable."
"I have found almost everything valuable. Most cloud products are moving in this direction, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and security."
"There is no downtime. It is very reliable."
"It is very easy to share documents."
"It's easy to work with."
"The product provides a host of security tools."
"The automated connectors to some of our critical enterprise systems are an important feature. These are very large, critical, global HCM systems."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is the Area feature. Additionally, the SQL Server DB as a serverless pool is useful, storage-wide external tables are helpful, and PolyBase is very good at reading external data. The capacity of Synapse to analyze in analytics is very good and it supports a range of data."
"There are a lot of things that we like about it. It is very easy to provision and configure. It is flexible and scalable."
"The best feature is it's easy to integrate with other Microsoft solutions."
"This is a very stable product."
"Reliable with ease of provisional services."
"The application services are the most valuable in Microsoft Azure. I'm not using them directly but I am using the function and the web applications. I don't need to pay a lot for the maintenance. I do not need to have a DevOps employee."
"The solution could be cheaper."
"Integration is always something that can be improved."
"I find it hard to download items, especially on their operating system."
"Google Cloud could improve interoperability with other cloud services."
"The cost of the solution has room for improvement."
"I would like to see an increase in storage with Google Cloud."
"Security features could be improved."
"Technical support needs help."
"The response time and stability of Microsoft Azure need to be improved."
"When we work with Microsoft Azure we deploy it in a hybrid system. We do many operations with the open stack and I used it for APIs connected to Microsoft Azure. The reduction is because those APIs and our tools that are required to connect are not for the Microsft Azure solution. It has a bit of complexity, nothing to do with Microsoft Azure as a CSP."
"The local support is fair but it is sometimes limited, the service could be better."
"Potential improvements to the price calculator tool"
"There are multiple DevOps solutions and tools available in Microsoft Azure, but most of the time they are either in the build mode, meaning you don't get complete support for them because they are either making changes, or changing the names of the particular services. Sometimes, services vanish from the portal. We are not able to see that. I think they actually change the names of the services."
"An issue I encountered was around the integration of Identity. I lost some important information and I would like to see improvements with this."
"There should be be better support for microservices and containers."
"I would say an improvement could be allowing for more external, third-party tools. However, I think that's their vision, how they develop the product."
Google Cloud is an Infrastructure as a Service Cloud (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution that provides infrastructure tools and services for building applications on top of a public cloud computing platform. As one of the leading global infrastructures, this product allows users to securely manage enterprise data, receive valuable insights, and store documents. Google Cloud provides its various services through tools and services for data warehousing, security key enforcement, application programming interface (API) management, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).
The use cases of Google Cloud can be divided into four main categories:
The solution is utilized by organizations of all sizes and industries, as it is suitable for the following purposes:
Google Cloud Features
Google Cloud offers multiple features for its clients. Some of these include:
Google Cloud Benefits
Google Cloud brings various benefits to its users. Some of these include the following:
Reviews from Real Users
Isuru P., an assistant vice president at a tech services company, likes Google Cloud because it is easy to deploy next-generation applications using it.
An IT solutions consultant at a tech services company rates Google Cloud highly because they find the solution stable with a good user experience and a straightforward setup.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
Microsoft Azure works as a:
Microsoft Azure is available:
Compared to its competitors, Microsoft Azure:
Microsoft Azure Features:
Benefits of Microsoft Azure:
Reviews from Real Users:
"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Google Cloud is ranked 5th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 47 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 56 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "Fair pricing and an easy setup with good online tutorials". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Google Cloud is most compared with Linode, Oracle Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and OpenShift, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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