Azure vs. AWS

Trust the cloud that helps protect your work

When you compare AWS vs. Azure, you’ll find that Azure has more comprehensive compliance coverage with 50 compliance offerings. To protect your organization, we embed security, privacy, and compliance into our development methodology. Azure has been recognized as the most trusted cloud for U.S. government institutions, earning a FedRAMP High authorization that covers 18 Azure services. Plus, Azure IP Advantage provides best-in-industry intellectual property protection, so you can focus on innovation, instead of worrying about baseless lawsuits.

Innovate with unmatched intelligence

Azure is the only public cloud that provides Cognitive APIs, Bots, Machine Learning, and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) capabilities for developers and data scientists. Build intelligent solutions at scale by pairing these capabilities with powerful GPU-based compute to accelerate deep learning, enable HPC simulations, and conduct real-time data analytics using Azure N-Series Virtual Machines.

Expand globally with more regions than any other cloud provider

Achieve global scale with 38 announced Azure regions. Our priority on geographic expansion means you can choose the datacenter and region that’s right for you and your customers, with the performance and support you need, where you need it.

Get IT flexibility with a truly consistent hybrid cloud

A hybrid approach offers the best path to the cloud, and a way to optimize your existing assets. Consistency helps reduce the risk and cost of a hybrid cloud environment, by enabling a common set of skills and offering portability of applications and workloads. Azure offers hybrid consistency everywhere: in application development, management and security, identity management, and across the data platform. And you can even save up to 40 percent when migrating Windows Server virtual machines to Azure using the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

Build on the leading cloud platform

We are the only cloud provider recognized in the industry as having leading solutions in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. And Azure PaaS platform services can help you be more productive and increase your ROI according to this Forrester Total Economic Impact study.

Develop and deploy your choice of open source technology in the cloud

Develop and build the way you want in Azure, with your choice of tools, applications, and frameworks. Microsoft actively supports the open source community as a leading open source contributor on GitHub.

Dig into big data with a complete business analytics solution

Turn your data into a competitive advantage using business analytics solutions such as demand forecasting and inventory optimization. Rapidly build, customize, and deploy best practices with solution templates and Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Easily implement ready-to-use IoT

Use preconfigured solutions in Azure IoT Suite for the most common Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios such as remote monitoring and predictive maintenance. Azure IoT Suite is open and customizable by design, and 46 percent of Azure Certified for IoT devices run on Linux, Android, or other open source technologies.

Take your Azure investments further with the Microsoft Cloud

Get even more value out of your investment in Azure by using one of our industry-leading SaaS services including Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Azure shares many foundational capabilities with these services such as identity management through Azure Active Directory and mobile device management through Intune.

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