What’s the Difference between Azure and AWS

2 min readAug 10, 2022

Amazon and Microsoft are market leaders in cloud solutions that provide secure, flexible, and reliable cloud services. Their respective cloud platforms, AWS and Azure, provide users with access to computing resources, analytics tools, data storage, servers, software, and more.

Currently, AWS is ahead of its competitors in terms of functionality and availability. However, Azure is also not far behind to prove its dominance in the market.

Azure VS AWS: What’s the Difference

  • AWS EC2 customers may configure their own VMS or pre-configured images, but Azure users must select the virtual hard drive to build a VM that has been pre-configured by a third party and indicate the number of cores and RAM necessary.
  • AWS provides a temporary storage that is allotted when an instance is launched and deleted when it is terminated, as well as S3 for object storage. In contrast, Azure provides temporary storage via block storage via page Blobs for VMs and Block Blobs for object storage.
  • AWS provides a virtual private cloud that allows users to establish isolated networks within the cloud, whereas Azure provides a virtual network that allows us to create isolated networks, subnets, route tables, and private IP address ranges in the same way that AWS does.
  • AWS uses a pay-as-you-go approach and charges per hour, whereas Azure uses a pay-as-you-go model and charges per minute, providing a more precise pricing mechanism than AWS.
  • AWS provides more features and setups for flexibility, power, and customization, as well as support for various third-party tool integration. Azure, on the other hand, is more simple to use.

AWS is a good option if you need infrastructure as a service or a large range of services and tools. If you need Windows integration or a good platform as a service (PaaS) cloud provider, Azure is an excellent option.





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