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ComputeResource Manager works with Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, REST API, and client SDKs to manage resource groups.AWS CloudFormation Templates integrate with Amazon EC2 instances.Instance templates allow managed instance groups, or individual instances with override instance template fields and the ability to restrict template to resource zone specified.
User ManagementAzure Active Identity integrates across Office 365 and Azure and Enterprise Mobility + Security allowing administrators to centrally identify and access management across devices, data, applications, and infrastructure.IAM user management lets administrators create users, set individual security credentials, or request temporary user credentials.Optimizes user/manager tool assignments and manage user roles at the account and container level, and incorporates Google’s traditional UI.
NetworkThe Azure Virtual Network can specify custom private IP addresses using public and private addresses, segment virtual network into one or more subnets, and use Azure-provided name resolution or specify your own DNS server.AWS Direct Connect allows private connectivity between AWS and a data center, office, or colocation environment with a dedicated network connection that can be portioned into multiple virtual interfaces with private IP space to separate public and private environments.Offers an automode with one subnet from each region using predefined IP ranges and a custom mode that enables control over subnets and IP ranges.
Security and ComplianceMicrosoft Trust Center offers security options for operations, applications, storage, networking, compute, and identity and access. Additionally, it aligns to 81 international compliance standards and regulations.AWS security platform incorporates infrastructure security, DDoS mitigation, data encryption, inventory and configuration, monitoring and logging, identity and access control, and penetration testing. Additionally, it aligns to 34 international compliance standards and regulations.Applications use Google’s internal security model and incorporates security solutions including protection against phishing, ransomware, and Denial of Service attacks, as well as control over potential data exfiltration, remote access, and security monitoring. Additionally, it aligns to 36 international compliance standards and regulations.
ScalingApplies to Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Cloud Services, App Service – Web Apps, and API Management services.Enables scaling plans for Amazon EC2 instances, Spot Fleets, Amazon ECS tasks, Amazon DynamoDB tables and indexes, and Amazon Aurora Replicas.Works with managed instance groups and can be based on CPU or load balancing capacity, or on Stackdriver Monitoring Metrics.
Developer ServicesAzure solutions include a team communication tool, pipelines, Git repos, test plans, artifacts, and application extensions.Amazon Developer Services and Technologies enable Alexa integrations, Android and Fire application development, reordering services, and tools, documentation, and sample code.The Developer Portal acts as a content management system using open source Drupal to provide a set of modules for building content and creating API documentation, as well as blogging and threaded forums.
DevOps EnablementAzure DevOps solutions include continuous integrations that automatically build and test code, continuous delivery as part of a production-deployable infrastructure, infrastructure as code, monitoring tools, automation of provisioning and configuration with Azure Resource Manager, Terraform, or Ansible, logging and monitoring integrations with existing dashboards, and Chef Automate or Azure Policy for compliance and security.AWS DevOps services include microservices and continuous delivery, continuous integration delivery, monitoring and logging processes, infrastructure code, collaboration tools, and fine-grained controls and configuration management for security.DevOps Solutions manages application lifecycle by incorporating configuration management tools based on a pay-as-you-go scale. It also incorporates Stackdriver Monitoring, Stackdriver Debugger, Stackdriver Logging, and the App Engine security scanner service.
Management ToolsAzure offers Azure Monitor for platform component status monitoring, Log Analytics for collecting on-premises and cloud data, Application Insights for diagnosing performance issues, Network Watcher for monitoring network issues, Automation for resources, Azure Advisor for recommendations to manage environments, Azure Resource Manage for managing and deploying resources, Scheduler for scheduling work for apps, Traffic Manager for controlling performance and availability, Cloud Shell for using comment-lines, Azure Managed Applications for deploying solutions, Microsoft Azure portal for managing the environment, Azure Mobile App for connecting resources, Cost Management for reviewing expenditures, Azure Policy for comprehensive policy setting, Azure Blueprints for repeating governed environments, Azure Backup for protecting against data loss, Azure Site Recovery for enabling disaster recover, and Security Center for protecting against threats.AWS offers AWS CloudFormation for provisioning, AWS Systems Manager for monitoring resources and automating operational tasks, AWS CloudTrail for logging user activities, AWS Config for inventorying configurations, Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring cloud resources and applications, and AWS OpsWorks for managing configurations and scales.Google Cloud Platform offers integrated monitoring, logging, and diagnostics within Google Stackdriver, full stack monitoring, real time management analysis, real-time exception monitoring and alerting, Stackdriver Trace for distributed tracing, Stackdriver Debuggers to inspect code without using logging statements, Deployment Manager to review resources, AP management, Google Cloud Console for deployment, scale, and production diagnosis, Google Cloud Shell, Cloud Platform Mobile app, billing API documentation, and Google Cloud APIs for managing and automating workflows.
Enterprise IntegrationMicrosoft Azure offers Logic Apps for building workflows, Service Bus for connecting on-premises and cloud applications, API Management for publishing APIs, and Event Grid for connecting third-party services.AWS offers Amazon Storage Gateway for on-premises and cloud environments, Amazon RDS for database creation, Amazon S3 storage solution, AWS Snowball for data transport, Amazon VPC for segmentation, AWS Direct Connect for creating dedicated network connections, AWS IAM for identity and access management, AWS Directory Service for workloads, VMware Cloud on AWS for accessing VMware environments, AWS OpsWork for configuring and operating applications, AWS CodeDeploy for automating deployments, Amazon EC2 Run Command for automating administrative tasks, AWS Greengrass for securely connecting local devices, and AWS Snowball Edge for data transfer.Google Cloud offers App Engine for API cloud storage, BigQuery for data collection, Cloud Dataflow for data processing tasks, Stackdriver Logging, Cloud Pub/Sub for change tracking, Cloud SQL for importing/exporting data, Firebase SDKs for mobile and web app data access, Development Tools, Cloud Genomics for storing gene sequences, Hadoop, and Cloud Prediction API.
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