The is the Pros and Cons of going with AWS and Microsoft Azure?

The is the Pros and Cons of going with AWS and Microsoft Azure?
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Phil DavidsonCommented:
As opposed to each other or as opposed to having a private cloud?

Pros of AWS: lots of support for Linux.  You can use Windows or Linux.  Lots of interest from potential employees who want to get into AWS (more so than Azure).  Your systems are extremely scalable.  There is a great API for rapid server deployments.

Cons of AWS: Amazon is almost a monopoly.  Ecommerce companies don't like doing business with a competitor.  You don't have complete control of your data.

Pros of Azure:  Lots of support for Windows based technologies.  Your systems are extremely scalable.

Cons of Azure: Some OpenSource companies and Linux companies don't like doing large deals with Microsoft.  You don't have complete control of your data.

For another comparison, see this link: http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/azure-vs-aws-cloud-comparison,2-870.html
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Could you provide more details of what you would like to do?

Both solutions are really good, and the are evolving rapidly.  But they offer similar service.  We utilize Azure at our office, we also get discounts because of an EA agreement with them. But I could not really comment more without knowing your end goal.
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LateNaiteAuthor Commented:
Customer is already using Google so this question is irrevelant.
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LateNaiteAuthor Commented:
Customer is using Google already and don't need this.
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