Introduction

For most organizations, selecting a cloud service is now an important strategy. It’s no surprise to see that cloud computing has taken the world by storm. Over the past decade, cloud computing has become more cost-efficient, secure, and reliable. Cloud-service providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Google, Dell EMC, Oracle, IBM, and others are making it easier all the time for customers to come and go.

  1. What is AWS?
  2. What is GCP?
  3. Comparison

1) What is AWS?

AWS abbreviation for “Amazon Web Services”. AWS is a cloud computing service provided by Amazon Web Services, Incorporation. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a platform that offers reliable, flexible, easy-to-use, scalable, and cost-effective cloud computing solutions.  Most of the enterprises use AWS to expand their business by moving their Information Technology management to the AWS.

2) What is GCP?

GCP abbreviation for “Google Cloud Platform”, which is a cloud service provided by Google that provides Cloud Datastore, Google Compute Engine, Big Query, etc. in a single combined package, with a focus on the App Engine, which is a Platform as a Service.  It also helps to take advantage of Google’s infrastructure services and also providing them with services that are secure, intelligent, and highly flexible.

3) Comparison

AWS vs Google Cloud:

  • AWS offers Amazon Simple Storage Services, while Google Cloud offers Google Cloud Storage.
  • AWS offers cloud-based disaster recovery services, while Google Cloud provides backup services.
  • AWS volume size is 500 GB to 16 TB, while Google Cloud volume size is 1 GB to 64 TB.
  • AWS is a suite (secured) cloud service developed and managed by Amazon, while Google Cloud is a suite (secured) of Google’s public cloud computing resources & services. 

a) AWS choose based on the number of regions

The number of regions in AWS is Twenty Two (22). A region (geographic area) is a separate area where a data center is located for use in a cloud service. The servers in each region (geographic area) provide the same service but do not interfere with each other, so if something goes wrong in one region (geographic area), the other area will continue to operate normally.

The advantage of having a large number of regions (geographic area) is that it’s easier to choose regions that are closer to the user. Need to think about which region the system is developing is intended to be used mainly by, and choose a closer region.

b) AWS for a wealth of documentation

AWS has a lot of official documents and cloud service utilization materials, and there is a lot of information in Japanese. It is a cloud service that is easy to understand and research and has a good reputation for the quality of its paid support.

c) AWS for a various range of commercial license support

AWS has been around for a longer duration, so it has wide areas of support for commercial licenses, and if using a service that requires formal commercial support, namely Oracle, It is safe to choose AWS.

d) GCP if you choose based on the virtual machine startup speed

GCP virtual machines can be started up very quickly, about Forty (40) seconds. This is overwhelmingly fast, as opposed to a typical cloud service that takes about 3 minutes to start up.

e) GCP if you want to use big data analytics

Google, a search engine organization, has great strength in data analysis. Normally, when using cloud services to perform data analysis, users need to add and tune computational resources by themselves, but with GCP, resources in Google’s data center are automatically allotted, so users don’t need to worry about computational resources.

f) Benefits of selecting AWS web services:

  • AWS web service is an ideal option when a project needs high computing power.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers an easy deployment process for an application.
  • AWS have DevOps teams who can configure and manage the infrastructure.
  • AWS has very little time to spend on the deployment of a new version of the web or mobile app.

           g) Benefits of selecting Google cloud services:

  • Cost-efficiency due to a longer duration of discounts.
  • Offers higher productivity gained through Quick Access to a new way of innovation.
  • Employees can work from anywhere, anytime in the world.
  • Future-Proof infrastructure facilities.

  h) Disadvantages of AWS

  • AWS is not an ideal option for start-ups that are not tech-savvy.
  • AWS deployment process is not much easy and it is also very long which can take up to 15 to 20 minutes for a simple website.
  • Unreliable deployment with no error description.
  • Launching multiple application instances is a very difficult process in AWS.

i) Disadvantages of Google Cloud 

  • Small (organization) components, difficult to start.
  • Out of Free Tier, everything costs.
  • Lack of features compared to AWS.

j) Features of AWS

  • Offers Centralized Billing and management systems.
  • The Total Cost of Ownership is very low compared to any private servers.
  • Offers Hybrid (Mixture) Capabilities.

k) Features of Google Cloud

  • Offers an on-demand self-service as and when required.
  • Constantly including more Language & Operating System.
  • A better and fast UI helps you to improve the user experience.

l) How to Pick Cloud Service

  • Google Cloud and AWS both are good platforms for cloud services. So, before deciding, understand what type of feature the organization needs and how much amount want to pay for them. 
  • The right cloud service provider helps to achieve the organization’s goal by enhancing the functioning of enterprises. Since AWS is the market leader in features and reliability of vote will tilt towards them.

m) Pricing Processes Are Different

  • One area where there is not a notable difference between these two market leaders in the pricing policy they offer.
  • AWS uses a pay-as-you-go model and charges customers per hour, and they pay for a full hour, even if they use only one minute of it. Google Cloud follows a to-the-minute pricing process.

Conclusion

In this article, we explained AWS and GCP, comparing the two cloud services. Every cloud service has its strengths and weakness, so choosing the one with the most important functions for service, especially the one with the best performance, which lead to stable, high quality and for better services.

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