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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

7.1

Amazon Fargate

71%
8.3

Microsoft Azure

83%
Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 6/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
14 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
14 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
14 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

2.0
20%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
14 Ratings

Monitoring tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
14 Ratings

Operating system support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Security controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
13 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Fargate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Microsoft Azure is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Amazon Fargate

90%
1 Rating
8.1

Microsoft Azure

81%
87 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Fargate

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Azure

100%
15 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating
8.6

Microsoft Azure

86%
28 Ratings

Availability

Amazon Fargate

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Microsoft Azure

68%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating
8.8

Microsoft Azure

88%
47 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon Fargate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Azure

80%
4 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

Microsoft Azure

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

If you need to deploy Docker containers, Amazon Fargate is a very good fit. It integrates very well with other AWS services like RDS, EFS, and Secrets manager. You can have a very robust application using those services. In case you have many containers to deploy, it is however more expensive
that if you use other services like ECS or EKS, since they allow you to
share the same infrastructure to deploy multiple containers.
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Microsoft

In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

  • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
  • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
  • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
  • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

  • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
  • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
  • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Fargate

Starting Price

$0.00,138,679 *per hour

Editions & Modules

Amazon Fargate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
per vCPU$0.040481
per GB$0.0044452
Fargate Spot per vCPU$0.012629323
Fargate Spot per GB$0.001386794

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

*based on US East rates. Price varies region to region.

Microsoft Azure

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Azure editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
BasicFree1
Developer$292
Standard$1003
Professional Direct$10004

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
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Usability

Amazon AWS

It's a very practical service to use. If you need to deploy any application with a Database, disk storage, you're pretty much set.
Everything around that can be taken care of using other AWS services. Like secrets manager, certificate manager, RDS ...
And the CI/CD part is also very easy to setup, you only need on AWS CLI command to trigger a deployment, and done !
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Microsoft

Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

AWS provides different support tiers. They are usually very reactive and are able to help solve the issues very quickly.
As for everything, the higher the support tier you get, the better and faster support you get.
If you're also a part of big company, you probably have solution architects at your disposal to help you with any inqueries.
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Microsoft

Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
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Implementation Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Amazon AWS

Pricing and billing of AWS Fargate is loosely tied to your exisiting AWS billing. You're unlikely to only use Fargate in your AWS subscription, so you get billed for everything alltoghter.
Fargate is naturally a bit more expensive that usuel docker services, but with careful planning and architecturing, you can have a very manageable cost.
You can also rely on Saving plans to reduce your bill.
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Microsoft

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

  • Brings down Capex to customers.
  • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
  • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
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