Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are the popular choices of cloud service providers for many organizations. However, at some point after an initial AWS migration or Azure migration, enterprises may want to make a switch. This can be due to compliance requirement, contract renewal, cloud lock-in, or any other case.
Why Move from Amazon Web Services to Azure?
Ability to scale on demand
Business requires their resources to scale up or down when they require the extra resource for short-term bursts or need to decrease their transactions. Microsoft Azure is built to scale alongside your business so that you can tune it to your requirements. It can be even be managed to auto-scale based on your business transactions or load.
With a huge customer base, Microsoft has been able to pass this benefit to their customers. Also, Azure offers a pay-as-you-go model, that helps to decrease the upfront costs to small businesses considerably. Also, small businesses can receive additional enterprise discount.
Ease of transition
Most organizations use Microsoft to run their on-premise system, thus, enterprises find it easier to transit to the Azure cloud system. Also, AWS migration is easier since most organizations will have the infrastructure readily available.
Azure is open to the hybrid system
Microsoft Azure offers substantial support for hybrid cloud applications and also in terms of privacy of client’s sensitive business information. AWS, on the other hand, provides less support to the private cloud system and does not allow businesses to take advantage of their own cloud system. This is particularly a roadblock for sensitive industries such as banking as they need to rely on their own cloud systems.
Amazon Web Services has data centers in 16 regions around the world, while Microsoft has a data presence in over 42 regions, including China, making it easy and affordable for even mid-sized and small companies to get the benefit of their services.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer many similar capabilities, and either path can work well. The choice depends on the resources available for migration, the existing software environment, and the relative costs.