An Investigation of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services from Users’ Perspectives
Rizik Al-Sayyed, University of Jordan Amman ; Wadi’ Hijawi, Anwar Bashiti, Ibrahim AlJarah, The University of Jordan, King Abdullah II School for Information Technology, Information Technology Department ; Nadim Obeid, The University of Jordan, King Abdullah II School for Information Technology, Computer Information Systems Department ; Omar Al-Adwan, The University of Jordan Department Computer Information Systems
iJET Volume 14, Number 10, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany
Cloud computing is one of the paradigms that have undertaken to deliver the utility computing concept. It views computing as a utility similar to water and electricity. We aim in this paper to make an investigation of two highly efficacious Cloud platforms: Microsoft Azure (Azure) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) from users’ perspectives the point of view of users. We highlight and compare in depth the features of Azure and AWS from users’ perspectives. The features which we shall focus on include (1) Pricing, (2) Availability, (3) Confidentiality, (4) Secrecy, (5) Tier Account and (6) Service Level Agreement (SLA). The study shows that Azure is more appropriate when considering Pricing and Availability (Error Rate) while AWS is more appropriate when considering Tier account. Our user survey study and its statistical analysis agreed with the arguments made for each of the six comparisons factors.
Al-Sayyed, R., Hijawi, W., Bashiti, A., AlJarah, I., Obeid, N. & Al-Adwan, O. (2019). An Investigation of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services from Users’ Perspectives. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 14(10), 217-241. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.