I am a Senior Manager at a medium-sized tech services company.
My company is planning to migrate from AWS to Azure. We would like to know the benefits of Azure versus AWS. Which one do you prefer?
In addition, what should be on our checklist during this migration?
Thank you for your help.
This totally depends on your organization, what identity management and other products are being used, etc. It can actually depend on a lot of factors.
For me, it is hard to say that one is definitively "better" than the other as it largely depends on the specific needs and requirements of the organization. Both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are highly capable cloud computing platforms with a wide range of features and services.
For some organizations, AWS may be the better option due to its strong portfolio of infrastructure and platform services, extensive global network of data centers, and its mature and well-established ecosystem of third-party tools and services.
For others, Azure may be the better choice due to its strong focus on big data and artificial intelligence (AI) services, its integration with other Microsoft products, and its hybrid cloud capabilities.
Ultimately, the best solution will depend on the organization's specific use case and requirements. It is important to carefully evaluate both options and weigh the pros and cons of each before making a decision.
At one level both providers are about the same. The biggest difference is the billing and service models.
If you have a business relationship with Microsoft for other products and services then bundling in Azure could be a win. It may reduce some costs but at the very least you have 1 fewer service providers to deal with.
I tend to like AWS but that is just because I am familiar with their services. One thing to keep track of is the costs. I have one client who really wants to move to AWS but cannot find a way to get over the 8-10 times increase in monthly costs over operating out of a shared data center with purchased equipment.