AWS (Amazon Web Services) vs Azure?
Unlike AWS, Microsoft Azure lets you easily build hybrid applications that leverage resources in your datacenter, at service providers, and within Azure itself—all without the need for complex workarounds and tradeoffs. You can also use a wider set of hybrid connections including virtual private networks (VPNs), content delivery networks (CDNs), caching, ExpressRoute connections to ensure performance and ease of use. Azure’s integrated tools, unified services, and proven solutions help you build enterprise, mobile, web, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, for virtually any platform or device. Also unlike with AWS, any developer can be productive on Azure, not just those with DevOps skills or Windows expertise, because Azure supports the broadest selection of devices, operating systems, databases, languages, frameworks, and tools. A major advantage is that there isn’t a steep learning curve with Azure: You’ll be productive your first day. Azure gives you access to Windows, Linux, virtual machines and containers, and Active Directory. Finally, Azure runs on a growing global network of Microsoft-managed datacentersacross 19 regions.