Is AWS Better Than Azure?The Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in Amazon Web Services is the central computing service. EC2 has become a prime synonym for scalable on-demand computing. In AWS, you can use Virtual Private Cloud to create a VPN with private IP ranges, routing table, subnet, and network gateways. Also, there is a Route 53 service for implementing a web-based DNS service. The base of Microsoft Azure computing is high-performance Virtual Machine Scale Sets and classic virtual machines. Azure provides extensive networking tools. Virtual networking will help you to set up a public IP, VPN, connect to a hybrid cloud, enable firewall and DNS. AWS and Microsoft Azure are now the most demanded cloud platforms. Computing capacities offered by the companies are practically at equal levels, and the list of offered services is also constantly growing. However, the advantage of Azure is the implementation of data backup and recovery functions inside the cloud storage. Also, one of the most important solutions was the StorSimple sub-service. It is hybrid cloud storage for corporate clients that allows you to reduce costs.
Is Azure Easier Than AWS?So is Azure easier than AWS? Well, at some points, yes. The key difference between them is that Azure is a platform as a service and you do not need to maintain VMs yourself (security, service packs, etc.), but only your application code.
Aws to Azure Migration ChecklistA checklist to help you move data from AWS to Azure includes:
Start with business strategy and planning
- Assess your readiness for migration
- Create your plan
- Estimate costs and return on investment
Get ready to Azure migration
- Develop your team’s skills
- Discovery and Evaluation of Local Applications
Migrate database from AWS to AzureThe first thing you need to migrate your data to Azure is creating an account. Next, you need to set up billing and build infrastructure components. The required component that you need to configure is Azure Site Recovery. Set a protection target in the Azure portal, define the target, source, replication options, and enable replication from your AWS instances. Next, you will need to set up a custom Azure section on Amazon EC2 that will migrate your data automatically. Deploy an EC2 instance and start the Azure Process Server on it:
- A process server is used to receive, send, and optimize replication data to Azure during the migration;
- Pay attention to Microsoft’s recommendations for the size and system requirements for the technology server;
- Make sure the EC2 instances you want to transfer are in the same Amazon Web Services security group as the Processing Server and are configured to allow incoming connections on UDP ports 1024-65535, 135-139, 445 and TCP;
- Register the technology server with the ASR configuration server.
ConclusionMicrosoft Azure comes first in terms of usability. The service offers to estimate costs not only using a calculator on the site, but also when creating new projects, directly in the management portal. However, keep in mind that migration to cloud is a series of activities that require experience and skills to avoid downtime of services for the organization’s work. Therefore, often the right decision is to transfer such functions to an IT integrator. We can help you with the installation, AWS to Azure migration challenges, and advise you about AWS migrations if necessary. Our specialists also have extensive experience in DevOps, so feel free to contact us with any related questions.
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