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About The Redmond Cloud

Mike Johnson

Onuora AmobiHi my name is Onuora Amobi and I am the founder and editor of the Redmond Cloud.

I am a former Microsoft MVP for Windows and covered Microsoft Windows for the better part of a decade (Windows Vista through Windows 10) before deciding to take a Windows break.

Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud are topics that have become more and more fascinating to me so my partners and I decided to start The Redmond Cloud.

About The Redmond Cloud

This site is dedicated to helping our visitors and customers understand Microsoft’s role in the cloud wars, how Azure fits into the current competitive landscape and providing comprehensive resources and information for people interested in learning about Microsoft Azure.

We also are endlessly fascinated by the cloud war that is in progress between Amazon and Microsoft for supremacy.

AWS versus Azure

Amazon has the lead as it has been in the cloud computing services space for more than ten years. Azure has only been a market player since 2010. Microsoft however is never to be underestimated because it is a juggernaut that has the resources to create an outstanding product or service when it decides to.

By all indications, Azure is one of the products that the software giant is relying on for its revenues so it’s full speed ahead for Azure

Microsoft Azure is powerful and has all kinds of features for professionals, open source developers, architects, gamers and companies in almost every vertical. The Microsoft Cloud powers a lot of stuff in the Microsoft universe and has quickly become the epicenter of the Microsoft Universe.

On a per feature basis, you will find that most of all features offered on Azure have a corresponding or similar feature on AWS. And while it will be quite difficult to come up with an exhaustive features list, you might find it interesting that some Azure services have no AWS equivalent.

These include the Azure Visual Studio Online, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure Scheduler. However, it seems that AWS is trying to close the gap. For instance, AWS now offers AWS Lambda on preview to counter Azure’s Logic Apps.

In the end, choosing between Azure and AWS would depend on what you need and what they offer. Which one is better? There is simply no blanket and definitive answer to that question. Both AWS and Azure have free offerings and trials, so give each one a test run to help you decide.

We however are extremely impressed with Microsoft Azure and we will use this site to help you understand why.

We have NO official affiliation with Microsoft and our opinions are ours only.

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