Week 2- Cloud Computing
second largest cloud provider. It can be integrated with Microsoft tools and software and
supports private, public, and hybrid cloud computing. They, like AWS, support NoSQL.
Microsoft Azure does not provide Hyper-V snapshot support, does not allow for the uploading of
custom images, and does not allow for integrated backups (Microsoft Azure, n.d.).
Google Cloud Platform is the most recently created cloud computing platform which was created
in 2011. It currently services 15 data centers around the world and was created to provide
solutions for Google Search and YouTube. GCP is an open source platform, offering a plethora
of discounts with flexible pricing (Google Cloud, n.d.). When signing up for the Google Cloud
Platform, there is no initial cost and users can choose to pay as you go without any termination
fees. GCP also provides top security features and live migration of Virtual Machines.
Unfortunately, Google Cloud Platform is fairly young and can have a few troubles because
they’re immature. The server coverage outside the United States is not great and they have a
strictly limited cloud messaging to 4069 bytes (Google Cloud, n.d.).
Even though Amazon Web Services can get a bit pricey as things add up, it would be the one
that I would choose. The features that they offer are extensive, reliable, and scalable to
organizations’ needs. They provide step-by-step guides to present users with options to get them
through any feature that they offer. One of the best features offered within AWS is the security