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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Azure App Service

    87%

    Google Compute Engine

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure App Service ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Azure App Service

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Google Compute Engine

    76%
    Google Compute Engine ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    26 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    24 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    20 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    26 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    27 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    27 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    27 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    27 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure App Service is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Google Compute Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Azure App Service

    78%
    6 Ratings
    8.6

    Google Compute Engine

    86%
    27 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Compute Engine

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Google Compute Engine

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Azure App Service

    100%
    4 Ratings
    8.6

    Google Compute Engine

    86%
    19 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
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    Google

    We use Google Compute Engine in a hybrid and multi-cloud solution. We find that using it for direct ad-hoc use cases meets all of our demands. We have attempted some more complex networking and multi-regional use cases but were not able to achieve satisfactory results. Google Compute Engine is extremely appropriate for anyone requiring quick, scalable, reliable infrastructure.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
    • It has great integration with Azure Devops
    • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
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    Google

    • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
    • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
    • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
    • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
    • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
    • monitoring can be hard to understand
    • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
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    Google

    • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
    • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
    • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure App Service

    Starting Price

    $9.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure App Service editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Shared Environment for dev/test$9.491
    Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test$54.752
    Standard Run production workloads$733
    Premium Enhanced performance and scale$1464

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Free and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.

    Google Compute Engine

    Starting Price

    $0.004,237 GB

    Editions & Modules

    Google Compute Engine editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS$0.031611 / vCPU1
    Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs0.006655 / vCPU2
    One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.019915 / vCPU3
    Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.014225 / CPU4
    On-demand price - Predefined Memory$0.004237 / GB5
    Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory0.000892 / GB6
    One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.002669 / GB7
    Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.001907 / GB8

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Prices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
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    Google

    • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
    • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
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    Google

    I've used the AWS stack, the Azure stack, OCI, and IBM cloud. I have found GCP and AWS the easiest to deploy, configure, manage, and so on. Google has offered me at least 5 free in person classes to train me in new features on the platform. Likewise AWS has offered me probably 10 to 15 guided online tutorials, with a person to field any questions. All of this free training will no doubt affect my experience in a serious way, so keep that in mind as a reader. Outside of ease of use and configuration, I haven't experienced performance problems across any of the cloud services that I have used.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
    • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
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    Google

    • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
    • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
    • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
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