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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

If you are developing an application in .NET with Azure DevOps included with CI/CD deploying on Azure App Service is the best solution. It is very easy to integrate with Azure DevOps (compared to ESB of Amazon Web Services). It will scale up your web servers based on load and requests.In some case when you are just creating a web page it is not necessary to use it. You might use Azure storage instead that is cheaper.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

I have recommended the platform to students, friends and family members alike. The help and documentation is very easy to follow for a beginner. Plus, GCP has built in tools which make some common tasks that non-production level cloud users need to accomplish very easy in an automated way. Now, to address the question of recommending GCE to a colleague, ultimately the organization will have to make a decision regarding the entire cloud platform. It wouldn't make much sense, outside of a special case, to use GCE for some parts of your cloud infrastructure and a competitor on other parts. That practical caveat aside, I believe that the GCP brings a strong suite of tools to the table overall and is good value for money at this time as well. Developer familiarity to certain competing platforms can be a sticking point, but a colleague who is already asking for a recommendation is likely already open minded about moving to GCP.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Azure App Service
7.1
Google Compute Engine
Ease of building user interfaces
Azure App Service
7.0
Google Compute Engine
Scalability
Azure App Service
8.0
Google Compute Engine
Platform management overhead
Azure App Service
7.0
Google Compute Engine
Platform access control
Azure App Service
4.0
Google Compute Engine
Services-enabled integration
Azure App Service
9.0
Google Compute Engine
Development environment creation
Azure App Service
9.0
Google Compute Engine
Development environment replication
Azure App Service
9.0
Google Compute Engine
Issue monitoring and notification
Azure App Service
6.0
Google Compute Engine
Issue recovery
Azure App Service
5.0
Google Compute Engine
Upgrades and platform fixes
Azure App Service
7.0
Google Compute Engine

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.2
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.9
Dynamic scaling
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.3
Elastic load balancing
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.6
Pre-configured templates
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.2
Monitoring tools
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
7.6
Pre-defined machine images
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.0
Operating system support
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.2
Security controls
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
8.6
Automation
Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
7.0

Pros

Azure App Service

  • 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.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • 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.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure App Service

  • Jumps between resource sizes can get expensive
  • You may wind up putting a lot of eggs in one basket--not necessarily a con but something to keep in mind (most of your data will likely be managed and processed through Microsoft products/services if you fully commit to Azure App Service).
  • Learning new technology. If you're moving from on-premises to Azure App Service (or any cloud solutions), you'll likely have to rethink how things are done to achieve the same end results (and/or resources may become expensive quickly).
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • 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.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure App Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure App Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 9 answers
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.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.4
Based on 7 answers
I give the Azure App Service support an 8 instead of a 10 because there are time when it is easier to google a problem and find an answer than it is to use the learning library to find an answer. I would say the universe of user group members willing to offer suggestions is amazing.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.8
Based on 21 answers
  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

App Engine is somewhat similar, but we use it together with Compute Engine. App Engine is good for serving end requests to users -- it can scale automatically to any number of requests, but has it's own limitations. Compute Engine does not have any limitations. but you have to manage it by yourself and scale it manually as needed. I tried using Amazon's EC2 before the Compute Engine was released, but at that time their UI wasn't friendly, in the end Compute Engine provider much better integration with App Engine since their VMs can be really close to each other to reduce network delay. Google Cloud's UI is really good, you don't always want to manage your stuff using API.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure App Service

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • 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
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure App Service

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Compute Engine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service
8.4
Google Compute Engine
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
9.0

Usability

Azure App Service
Google Compute Engine
9.1

Support Rating

Azure App Service
9.4
Google Compute Engine
8.8

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