What are AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform?

Traditionally, both software and hardware are available within a client's PC, the client’s information and projects are stored within his or her PC. When the term ‘the cloud’ is appended with Computing It gives multi-dimensional meaning to computing. In contrast to placing away all the information and programming, one is from a computer or server, and it is placed ‘in the cloud’. According to Paul and Ghose (2012), Cloud Computing is a mechanism or model for enabling easy, convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of devices like server, networks, storage devices, application, services and other advanced computing devices.

In this blog, I will be discussing the top three cloud platforms being used in today’s modern era.

Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Publicly launched over 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services is the cloud Infrastructure service arm of Amazon.com. Today, it is a highly successful company, worth a remarkable $400 billion (USD). An individual or organisations (public, private, and government) can acquire AWS in the form of on-demand computing resources based on the pay-as-you-go style of billing. Amazon Web Service allows individuals and businesses to run web and application servers in the cloud to host dynamic websites and securely store all files on the cloud so anything uploaded can be accessed from anywhere. In using AWS, files are quickly and dynamically delivered around the world using a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Additionally, users would have the ability to send bulk emails to customers. AWS uses managed databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL Server to store information. The mainline of products include AS3 (Simple Storage Service, a storage service of AWS in which individuals/businesses can store objects like files, folders, images, documents, songs, etc. and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), virtual machines in the cloud on which individuals/businesses have the OS level control. Amazon markets AWS to endorsers as a method for getting expansive scale figuring limits more rapidly and economically than the structure of a physical server farm (Galloway, S., 2017). AWS has cornered the market as the most used Cloud platform whilst Microsoft Azure Cloud and Google are after AWS.

Microsoft Azure Cloud

In October 2008, Microsoft Azure was started as a project by the name “Project Red Dog”. Microsoft Azure Cloud is for the administration of a cloud computing prepared by Microsoft for planning, analysis, deploying, and managing applications by Microsoft-managed data centre (Aljamal, R., El-Mousa, A. and Jubair, F., 2018). It offers SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS and supports a wide range of program design languages, machines, and structures, together with Microsoft explicit and outcast program design and frameworks. Microsoft Azure allows application owners to use their product on a network along with a virtually unlimited resource pool through almost no upfront investment as well as by limited operating expenditures.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

GCP is provided by Google, and it is a set of cloud computing administrations. It works on the same platform, which is being utilised by Google itself to run its end-client services like YouTube and Google Search (Aruna Irani, A.R., Manjula, D. and Sugumaran, V., 2019). Through the platform, the client can perform various cloud administrative tasks easily, such as information stockpiling, figuring of information, examining data, and machine learning. GCP gives the foundation of a management stage and serverless registering conditions. In 2008, Google introduced App Engine, which served as a stage to create and facilitate web applications in Google-oversaw server farms. Due to its rising popularity, in 2011, Google started to introduce various cloud administrations. Google Cloud Platform is a unit of Google that combines the GCP open cloud framework, just employing G Suite, industry adaptations of Android and Chrome OS, plus application programming interfaces (APIs) aimed at Artificial intelligence (AI) and undertaking mapping administrations (Laghari, A.A., He, H., Shafiq, M. and Khan, A., 2017).

What is your preferred Cloud Computing platform? 

By Jade De Silva, Recruitment Consultant

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