1To understand the demand for cloud computing and the various cloud computing options, we need to consider some practical cases;
- Consider a situation where you are enjoying vacations, but your manager asked you to send him a revenue report for last year.
- Consider a case where your company recently faced some disaster incident, and CEO asked you to recover all the files, data and storage as soon as possible.
- Consider a case where you are operating a multi-national company and planning to open another branch in a different location. Now being a CEO of the company, how will you shift all the important data to that location?
The above cases are only the simplest examples of using cloud storage. However, cloud computing has no end; It brings the concept of accessing your file, documents, storage at a remote location and helps you to be on the same page.
Whether you’re a student and want to access notes from Google drive, you want to share revenue report to your manager from remote access, or you want to recover all the files after a disaster incident, cloud computing is an all-in-one solution. To dig deeper into cloud computing, let’s discuss some cloud computing options;
Cloud Computing Options
Microsoft Corporation released cloud computing services in the year 2010, known as Azure, for all types of niches and industries. The congruity nature of Azure makes it more suitable and utmost option as compared to its competitors. It unifies cloud services according to business’s needs to drive technological innovation. It has a hybrid cloud computing nature that includes distinct regions to
- meet industry needs,
- deliver programmer productivity options,
- offer extensive coverage,
- deploy security and privacy platform,
- use flexible and ready-made cloud services.
As Microsoft is more committed to security, therefore, it allows partners to experience upgrade level of trust, conformity and transparency. Thus, with Azure, you have multiple choices, and cost-effective purchasing options as 95% of the fortune companies are already using Azure to conduct their business.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS was initiated in the year 2006. It has a market share of 40% whereas Azure has only 30%. Like Azure, AWS is also an open-source, but it offers more flexibility, reliability and wide-range coverage, especially when a company is planning for long-term business. Plus, it becomes an intellectual interface and environment for different analytical scenarios; big data, IoT, mobile computing and machine learning languages, for example, Hadoop and Docker support. It is a preferable option for Linux users as it has a pool of integrated services and tools, enabling to achieve high performance and compatibility tools.
Google Cloud Platform
GCP suite was started in the year 2008 to offer cloud computing services while cutting out the complexities and enabling data storage activities in a most effective and versatile way. One of the best advantages of using GCP is to have swift elasticity and pool of resources. It is a beginner for most of the cloud cases, yet it can revolutionize computing challenges such as big data analytics in a better way.
Heroku was founded in the year 2007 for small, medium enterprises and start-ups. It is a ready-made solution, which has flexible, reliable, elegant and interactive features. All these characteristics help the developers to bring their applications in the industry without worrying about coding lines. Thus, the core focus of Heroku is to boost the developer’s productivity.
Who’s the Winner?
From the above description, we can conclude that each of the platforms has distinct requirements and specifications. We can’t say which one is leading the cloud computing war because it all depends on the business size, type, landscape.