Presently, cloud computing has become a common phenomenon in this agile market. Now, you don’t have the choice of whether you need to be on the cloud or not; you only have to choose the right cloud platform. There are innumerable cloud service providers available in the market, but AWS, Azure, and Google cloud are dominating the market tremendously. Have you made the decision on which platform will best suit your needs? We understand that confusions are apparent because all these three platforms are highly reputable and secure.

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AWS Vs. Azure Vs. Google Cloud- Consider The 6 Key Factors and Make A Better Decision

That’s the reason to make things easier for you; we’ve outlined a detailed comparison between these platforms to help you make a better decision:

1. Establishments

AWS: Amazon Web Services is a contributory cloud computing platform for enterprises, government bodies, and individuals by amazon.com. AWS was launched publically in the year 2006, which is why it is the most experienced player that has gained customer trust. It offers paid-subscriptions whosoever wants to use their platform.

Microsoft Azure: Microsoft Azure, earlier known as Azure, was launched in the year 2010 to provide proficient cloud computing services for businesses. It was renamed as “Microsoft Azure,” still Azure remains the same, and since its inception, the platform has grown immensely over the years.

Google Cloud: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provides cloud computing services that run on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-products, which includes YouTube, Google search engine, etc. It was launched in 2011, and in a small time span, the company has managed to create a better presence in the cloud market.

Winner: AWS

2. Availability Zones

  • AWS: AWS is the early service provider, so it offers its services in multiple locations multiple. It has the availability in 66 zones along with 12 that are on the way.
  • Azure: As it is quite lately launched than AWS, it has captured 54 regions worldwide and is available in 140 countries across the globe.
  • Google Cloud: This platform had been launched a decade ago, and GCP has been made available in 20 regions worldwide with three more that are on the way.

Winner: AWS 

3. Market Shares and Growth Rates

In the cloud market, AWS is holding the top-most position undeniably for a long time now. The below graphs will clarify things for you in an efficient manner.

  • AWS is a frontrunner in the dynamic market with approx.30% public cloud share
  • Microsoft is in the second position with approx. 16% market share globally
  • GCP is in the third position, with a 10% market share worldwide.

Although Microsoft Azure and Google cloud boast less market share as compared to AWS, they’ve hit the top position in terms of growth rate. As per the 2019 graph mentioned-below, it is clear that GCP has shown a growth rate of 83%, whereas Microsoft Azure is in second place with a 75% growth rate. AWS is surprisingly in the third position, with a 41% growth rate.

Winner: It’s a tie. 

4. Okay, but who uses these platforms?

Amazon Web Services: AWS is the oldest brand in the market; that is why it boasts more significant community support and user base. AWS has more prestigious and renowned customers like Airbnb, Netflix, Samsung, BMW, Zynga, Unilever, etc.

Microsoft Azure: With the passage of time, even Azure is capturing well-recognized customers. As of now, Azure has 80% of Fortune 500 companies, some of which are Johnsons Controls, Polycom, HP, Honeywell, Apple, etc.

Google Cloud: This internet giant, as we know, shares the same infrastructure, which has provided Google tremendous results. Many companies have put their faith in Google Cloud, and some of the major clients include PayPal, HSBC, 20th Century Fox, Dominos, Bloomberg, and a lot more.

Winner: It’s a tie

5. What About The Services?

AWS: AWS had many years to expand its network and business as well, enabling it to be functionally rich. That’s the reason AWS offers around 200+ services that have been further divided into four categories, which are computed services, database services, networking services, and storage services.

Microsoft Azure: As Azure had a late entrance in the market; it offers up to 100+ services to businesses worldwide. It has similar further categories:

GCP: It also has the same service offering, but Google cloud, only provide you with 60+ services worldwide.

Winner: AWS

6. Price Factor

AWS: In the basic package that involves only two virtual CPUs and 8GB of RAM, AWS costs approx. US $69/per month.

Microsoft Azure: For the same package and the same two virtual CPUs along with 8GB RAM, Azure will charge you around US $70/per month

GCP: Compared to both the platforms, GCP offers 25% cheaper rates so that it will cost you around the US $52/per month.

Winner: Google Cloud

Bottom line

In a nutshell, AWS is the clear winner as compared to the other two cloud platforms. So now, you can prepare your own checklist and choose the right platform for your business efficiently!

Auther Bio: Jainish Vora

Bio: I am marketing manager at Phoneier. We at Phoneier curate everything around mobile phones and mobile application, it is one place where you will where you can find solutions for every phone problem.