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Microsoft Azure - launched in 2010 and is the second largest cloud provider. Microsoft Azure provides 67 services and has servers in 30 different regions. Azure strengths are as follows: -Integration with Microsoft tools and software -Supports private, public and hybrid cloud computing and Open Source servers - Microsoft Azure uses Page Blobs and temporary storage for VM based columns. Files and Block Blobs server for Object Storage. - When it comes to database, Azure supports NoSQL databases. Azure’s drawbacks are as follows: -Not very large enterprise friendly -Lack of Hyper-V Snapshot support -No Access to Windows Client Images -Lack of integrated Backups -Unable to upload custom images GCP - launched in 2011. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the youngest cloud platform of the three. Originally designed to satisfy IT solutions for Google Search and YouTube, GCP currently services 15 data centers worldwide servicing 46 zones. With plenty of revenue via Google search and YouTube; Google Platforms shows promise in future innovations. GCPs strengths are as follows: -Commitment to open source and businesses -Offers a lot of discounts and flexible pricing -DevOps expertise, which ensures strict reliability and disaster recovery. -Owns all of its own Black Fiber Infrastructure (Network Medium). -The most reasonably priced out of the three. -No upfront costs, Pay as you go, there is no termination fee – Google actually leads Amazon regarding speed with 10Tbs per second. -Google rounds its monthly usage, per second billing rounded to the nearest minute. -Google has its own private “Dark Global Fiber” + Tiered Network -Offers Live migration of Virtual Machines GCPs drawbacks are as follows: -Fewer features -Designed for cloud-native organizations In conclusion, AWS offers exclusive functionalities, and is considered the most mature cloud platform of the three by comparison. Tools and services provided by AWS are eventually costly, but AWS’s enterprise friendly features are a practical solution to a growing organization. Since our enterprise requires Windows integration and a strong PaaS (platform-as-a-service) provider; AWS would be the most viable option. AWS also provides “cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable rapid recovery of our IT infrastructure and data” (AWS, 2018). It requires very little cost upfront and allows seamless data transfer by utilizing Storage Gateway. AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid storage service that allows on-premises servers and applications to
Week 2 Assignment Timothy Cope seamlessly use AWS cloud storage. GCP on the other hand is generally designed for cloud-native organizations. My overall recommendation would be AWS. However, I would be remiss not to mention both Azure’s Virtual Network (VNET) and Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPCs) permits users to group Virtual Machines into isolated networks in the cloud. Users of both platforms can identify private IP address range, network topology, network gateways and create subnets, and both

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