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Multiuser
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Cloud connector
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Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
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Content Creator
Marius Sandbu
WhatMatrix
Marius Sandbu
Overview
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service delivered through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.
Bluemix delivers virtual machines running in IBM Cloud data centers backed by a global private fiber network.
Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Googles data centers and worldwide fiber network. Compute Engines tooling and workflow support enable scaling from single instances to global, load-balanced cloud computing.
Assessm...
Maturity
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Microsoft launched Windows Azure (later renamed Microsoft Azure) in 2010. Seen by most analysts as a leader in cloud computing 
IBM aquired SoftLayer (IAAS) 2013. Bluemix (PAAS) launched 2014. SoftLayer merged into the Bluemix 2016. Seen by most analysts as a challenger in cloud computing 
Google Cloud Platform launched 2011. Seen by most analysts as a challenger in cloud computing 
Pricing
Tenancy model
Multi-tenancy
Multitennent & private cloud
Multi-tenancy
Billing
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Pay-as-you-go, CSP, EA
Hourly / Monthly / Subscription
Pay-as-you-go, reserved instances for one or three years
Regions
North America
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Yes, multiple
US Central, East, West, GovCloud / Canada : See Details
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Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina, Canada, Virginia
South America
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Yes, multiple
Brazil, Mexico (IAAS only)
Sao Paulo
Europe
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Ireland, Germany, Holland, UK
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Norway : See details 
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Belgium, Germany, Finland, UK, Netherlands
Asia / ANZ
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Yes, multiple
Australia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, India, South Korea : See details
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Australia, India, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan
Legal
Certifications
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FedRAMP, CSA, DOD, ISO 27018, ISO 27017, PCI DSS, SOC1-3
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ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 1,2,3, FedRamp, FISMA, HIPPA, PCI, CSA Star
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SSAE16 / ISAE 3402 Type II:, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, FedRamp, PCI DCC v3.1, CSA Star
SLAs
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Azure will use commercially reasonable efforts to make Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Storage and Managed Disks each available with a Monthly Uptime Percentage of at least 99.95%
100% SLA on Portal Console / Network / DC HVAC & power
0.9995000000000001
 
  • Management
Interfaces
UI / API / CL / SDK
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Webbased UI, Powershell, API Available, CLI Available for Windows/Mac/Linux, SDK Available for different platforms
Single UI : Various APIs / CLIs native to services. Differences between IAAS & PaaS environment
Webbased UI, API Available, CLI Available for Windows/Mac/Linux, SDK Available for different platforms, Cloud Shell
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Common API service keys
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Azure Users can create their own API Access keys; these keys can be shared
Multiple API service keys
GCP Users can create their own API Access keys; these keys can be shared
Monitoring
Service Availability
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All Azure services by region can be viewed in the Azure Health Dashboard, virtual machines can be grouped together in availability sets or using VM scale sets
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Region view (not all DCs)
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Google has service availability by distributing virtual machines in different Zones and Instance Group
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Service dashboard
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A Dashboard with an overview of the health of all services is available.
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Region Status (not all DCs)
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A Dashboard with an overview of the health of all services is available.
General Service monitoring
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Every Azure Compute Instances can have basic service monitoring such as CPU, Memory and Disk utilization
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Available, but inconsistent IAAS & PAAS service monitoring
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Stackdriver can do in-guest and Service monitoring
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VM Service monitoring
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Every Azure instance sends basic metrics to Azure Monitor. More metrics and information can be gathered using OMS
Guest OS agent based (Nimsoft)
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Every GCP instance sends basic metrics to Stackdriver. More metrics and one-minute monitoring are available at cost.
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Actions / Event logging
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Log Analytics with OMS or using Azure Monitor
Limited capability (agent based)
Logging for GCP instances is possible with the service Stackdriver Logs
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Admin
Identity & Access Management
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Azure Active Directory
Centralised IAM
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Google IAM access
Multi factor authentication support
MFA support for Admins
Only for IAAS
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Google 2 step authentication
Granular Access Control
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Resource Groups and RBAC
Configurable access control to IAAS
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Google IAM access
Control
Architecture deployment templates
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It is possible to create templates with the service Azure Resource manager
Schematics Service (Terraform based)
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Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager
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Availability Zones
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Yes, Availability Zones
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Not available as native service.
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A zone is an isolated location within a region
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DR /Business continuity
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OMS Backup and Recovery
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No native service (options such as VMware/Zerto available)
No native capabilities
VM Billing per min / hr
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Pay-as-you-go, CSP, EA, Per minute billing
Hourly / Monthly / Subscription
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Pay-as-you-go, reserved instances for one or three years, Per second biling
 
  • Compute VM
VM
VM micro (below 1 vCPU)
A-series
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1vCPU minimum
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g
VM Small (up to 8 vCPU)
D-series
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Available : Configurable mem up to 64GB
n-standard-8
VM Medium (up to 16 vCPU)
L-series
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Available : Configurable mem up to 128GB
n1-standard-16
VM Large (up to 32 vCPU)
L-series
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Available : Configurable mem up to 242GB
n1-standard-32
VM XLarge (up to 64 vCPU 128GB RAM)
EV3-series
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Max 56 core with mem up to 242GB
n1-standard-64
VM XXLarge (up to 128 vCPU 2TB RAM)
M-series
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Not available as VM (Baremetal option : per Month)
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No
GPU VM Large (up to 32 vCPU)
N-series
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Not available as VM (Baremetal option : per Hr / Month)
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n1-standard-32
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GPU VM XLarge (up to 64 vCPU 128GB RAM)
No
Not available as VM (Baremetal option : per Hr / Month)
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n1-standard-64
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GPU VM XXLarge (up to 128 vCPU 2TB RAM)
No
No generally available Baremetal option
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No
GPU types
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NVIDIA K80, M60, P100
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Nvidia Tesla P100, M60, K80, Grid K2 (monthly & hourly options)
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NVIDIA K80, AMD FirePro, Tesla P100
Custom VM size
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No
Standard config types for public VMs. Private host VMs can be configured
Yes
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Defined disk IOPS
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Yes to a certain degree
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Not available as local disc (available with SAN)
IOPS are linked with GB size of disks
SR-IOV support
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Yes, Accelerated Network
Not supported
Yes, Intel DPDK
Network speeds
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Low, Moderate, High, RDMA
1 x public / 1 x private : Can add 1 private but no ability to add additional
Each core is subject to a 2 Gbits/second (Gbps) cap for peak performance. Each additional core increases the network cap, up to a theoretical maximum of 16 Gbps for each virtual machine
Add virtual NIC
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Yes
No ability to add vNIC
Yes
Attached / detach block storage
Yes
Limited ability with portable storage
Yes, can add or deattach data disks
Virtual dedicated cloud
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Yes Virtual Network
Virtual network created at L2 VLAN level.
A GCP tenant has its dedicated virtual network scope
IP reassignment
Yes
Can assign portable public / private IPs
Yes
Image
Manual snapshots image
Yes
Supported
Yes, you can create a persistent disk snapshot
Scheduled snapshot image
Not available as native service
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Not available as native service (could script through API)
No, only manually using CLI
API / CLI Snapshot image
Yes
Supported
Yes using REST API or using gcloud CLI
Make image public / marketplace
Yes Azure Marketplace
Supported
Yes images can be using privately or published in the Google Cloud Launcher
VM import
Yes CLI or UI
ISO & VHD imports supported
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Using CloudEndure
VM export
Yes
VHD image export
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No
O/S
Windows
Microsoft Azure currently supports a variety of operating systems including: Ubuntu, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and FreeBSD. 
Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, 2016 Standard edition
GCP currently supports a variety of operating systems including:  Ubuntu, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and FreeBSD. 
Linux
Microsoft Azure currently supports a variety of operating systems including: Ubuntu, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and FreeBSD. 
Redhat, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Cloudlinux, CoreOS
GCP currently supports a variety of operating systems including:  Ubuntu, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Fedora, Debian, CentOS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and FreeBSD. 
Bring your own OS
Yes, you can bring your own Microsoft license using HUB
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Supported (at own risk)
Yes
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Control
Resize existing VM
Yes
Resize vCPU, memory, network speed
Yes
VM Live Migration
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On host failure the vm will be auto migrated to a new host (guest monitor/restart also available)
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Recovery processes not clearly defined. SLA for recovery defined (in hrs)
Yes, Live migration
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metadata
Yes
Supported
Yes
Parking
Yes
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Powering off VM does not stop billing
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No, only manually using CLI
Provision in less than 5 mins
Yes
Variable - often more than 5 mins
Yes
Provision consistent spec
Yes
Although host performance is up to date, there is limited view of host specification
Consistent VM configs available 
Reserved instances
Yes
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Not available
Yes
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Spot instances
Yes, Azure Low Priority VMs
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