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AWS vs Azure Cloud: What Is the Difference?

The cloud has changed since Amazon Web Services was first introduced. The most obvious change is that Azure Cloud is now available as an option for customers and includes the full range of functionality that AWS provides.

Azure Cloud:

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform built by Microsoft for building and deploying applications and services through a global network of data centers. It supports various programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

Computing provides virtual machines that can run your code locally or in the cloud. It includes servers with virtual machines running on them (i.e., VMs), as well as network connectivity between those VMs so you can connect them into clusters through networks such as Ethernet/IP or load balancers; this allows you to scale up or down your application depending on how many users are using it at any given time without having too much downtime due having too many transactions going through at once.

AWS Cloud:

AWS Cloud is a cloud computing platform that offers on-demand computing, storage and other services. AWS is part of Amazon’s cloud computing business unit (which also includes EC2, RDS and S3). AWS has more services than Azure but fewer features than you would find with Google Cloud Platform or IBM SoftLayer. The most significant difference between these offerings comes down to pricing.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an Amazon cloud service that delivers services in the form of building blocks that can be used to design and deploy any application in the cloud.

These services or building pieces are meant to interact with one another, resulting in sophisticated and highly scalable applications. AWS is designed to let suppliers, ISVs, and application providers quickly and securely host their programmes, whether SaaS-based or not. Use the AWS Management Console or well-documented web services APIs to gain access to AWS’s application hosting infrastructure.

Deployment of Applications:

Azure has a larger market share than AWS, although the latter is still growing rapidly. With this in mind, it’s more important to understand what you want to do with your company and its requirements than which technology you choose.

If you’re starting up a small business with limited resources, it might be better for your bottom line if AWS is used as part of that ecosystem (for example, by using tools such as Microsoft Office 365). However, if your company has been around for some time and is looking to expand into new markets—or even grow beyond its current size—then Azure would be more suitable.


Azure is an open-source cloud. AWS is a closed-source product that offers a software as a service (SaaS) platform through which developers can create applications and store them in the cloud. It uses its proprietary language, AWS Lambda, to run code without worrying about how it’s deployed or managed.

Both services offer low-cost and pay-as-you-use pricing models. Still, AWS has the edge over Azure because it allows users to build applications using the programming language of their choice. In contrast, Azure requires developers to write code in C++, Python, Java and Ruby.

Authored by:
Abhigna Arcot
Senior Content Writer

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