Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Windows Azure – Ein direkter Vergleich

[ 7 ] Februar 14, 2012 |

Viele Unternehmen befinden sich derzeit in der Evaluation von Public Cloud Services wie IaaS. Die ersten Gedanken streifen dann die beiden großen und vermeintlich bekanntesten Anbieter in der Szene – die Amazon Web Services und Microsoft Windows Azure.

Beide verfügen mittlerweile über ein sehr umfangreiches und stetig wachsendes Angebot an Cloud Services. Möchte man beide Portfolios jedoch miteinander vergleichen steigen die Herausforderungen mit der Anzahl der Services.

Amazon Cloud vs. Windows Azure

Die folgende Tabelle stellt das Cloud Service Portfolio 1:1 gegenüber und schafft Klarheit, wer in welchem Bereich was anbietet, wie der Name des jeweiligen Service lautet und unter welcher URL weitere Informationen zu diesem zu finden sind.

Funktion

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Windows Azure

Rechenleistung

Virtuelle Maschinen Elastic Compute Cloud Role Instances
High Performance Computing Cluster Compute Instances HPC Scheduler
MapReduce Elastic Map Reduce Hadoop on Azure
Dynamische Skalierung Auto Scaling Auto Scaling Application Block

Speicher

Unstrukturierter Speicher Simple Storage Service Azure Blob
Flexible Entities SimpleDB Azure Tables
Block Level Storage Elastic Block Store Azure Drive
Archivierung Amazon Glacier
Stroage Gateway AWS Storage Gateway

Datenbanken

RDBMS Relational Database Service SQL Azure
NoSQL DynamoDB Azure Tables

Caching

CDN CloudFront CDN
In-Memory ElastiCache Cache

Netzwerk

Load Balancer Elastic Load Balancer Fabric Controller / Traffic Manager
Hybrid Cloud Virtual Private Cloud Azure Connect
Peering Direct Connect
DNS Route 53

Messaging & Anwendungen

Async Messaging Simple Queue Service Azure Queues
Push Notifications Simple Notification Service Service Bus
Bulk Email Simple Email Service
Workflows Amazon Simple Workflow Service
Suche Amazon CloudSearch

Monitoring

Ressourcen Monitoring CloudWatch System Center

Sicherheit

Identitätsmanagement Identity Access Management Azure Active Directory

Deployment

Ressourcenerstellung CloudFormation
Web Application Container Elastic Beanstalk Web Role

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René Büst

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Rene Buest is Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure, open source and Internet of Things. Prior to that he was Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the worldwide top 50 bloggers in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.

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