The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Microsoft Azure's Leading Edge in Cloud Computing Services

Article Details
Pub. Date : Aprill, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJCS040422
Author Name : Mehedi Hassan, Darren Obazu, Klaudia Zmij, Kubanychbek Azhygulov and Sonika Sitaula
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Subject/Domain : Management
Download Format : PDF Format
No. of Pages : 09



Although Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made its way as one of the preferred Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in the industry, a few factors have shown that it might not be the top choice for most cloud clients. Microsoft Azure, a competing cloud platform provides a range of services which includes computing, analysis, storage and network capabilities. Azure offers tools that support a wide range of technological compatabilities amongst various industries. This paper briefly discusses Azure's cloud capabilities in comparison to other cloud service providers. A review of all relevant sources was carried out. The results shows that Azure offers a set of capabilities and features that surpasses other cloud platforms.


Microsoft Azure offers a catalog of services including services for web and mobile applications, backup copies, file storage, databases and complete virtual machines. Microsoft publicized its plans to fashion it in 2008 and 2009, and the platform started functioning in beta testing. It has constantly been developing since then, adding application and infrastructure abilities. In 2008, Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Ray Ozzie publicized the forthcoming issue of Windows. Azure was initially intended to assist as a SaaS platform for numerous services of Microsoft products but rapidly transformed into a service provider of cloud modeled after Amazon (Saviant, 2021). It allows the deployment, quick build and easy application support and scaling to any tool for application development, framework or chosen language. It manages applications across the Microsoft data centers' global network (Di Martino et al., 2014).


Microsoft Azure, Cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google cloud