BATTLE OF THE CLOUDS: GOOGLE CLOUD Vs AMAZON WEB SERVICES Vs MICROSOFT AZURE :-
Cloud computing , the IT paradigm, allows the users to upload the data to the cloud and pay only as per the usage. Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure are among the top cloud hosting providers. Let us discuss and find out, the flavour of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) public cloud provided by these three giant vendors, which the user needs.
Amazon Web Services is the niche leader of the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) public cloud computing market according to the industry experts. However, Microsoft walks away recognition and glory for closing the gap with Azure. It is also said that Google with its Cloud Platform has made considerable strides as well.
Three years ago, according to a survey conducted in Feb 2017, AWS( Amazon Web Services) was a clear leader, meeting 92% of the required criteria for enterprise-grade IaaS public cloud providers, whereas Microsoft was back at 75%. AWS scaled vertically to stay at 92% last year, with Microsoft leaping to 88% and Google 70%.
COMPARISION OF BLOCK, OBJECT AND FILE STORAGE ACROSS THE THREE PROVIDERS :-
As a matter of fact, each provider has their own strengths and weaknesses which basically depend on the specific use of a case. The three commonly used popular cloud storage use cases that the vendors stack up are as follows:
BLOCK STORAGE :-
The disk storage used by combining the cloud-based virtual devices is known as block storage. Each provider differentiates the block storage offerings into two categories; 1.Traditional magnetic spinning hard-drive disks 2. The newly launched solid state disks (SSD), little expensive but offers better performance. At a marginal premium customers can acquire a certain amount of guaranteed input/output per second (IOPs). In other words, it is just an indication of how fast the storage will save new information or for that matter could read the stored information.
Amazon’s product is named Elastic Block Store (EBS). While cold HDD or Throughput Optimized are traditional magnetic, spinning-disk offerings, General Purpose SSD are next-generation drives and Provisioned IOPS SSD, which according to Amazon are designed for latency-sensitive transactional workloads. Managed Disks, Azure’s block storage offering comes in standard or premium with the latter based on SSDs while Persistent Disks (PDs) is offered by as Google’s version that come in a standard or SSD option.
When buying block storage, one of the most important factors worth considering is how fast you need access to the data stored on the SSD disk. As a result, the vendors guarantee to offer different rates of IOPs. Google lead with an offer of 40,000 IOPs for reads and 30,000 for writes to its disks.