Google Cloud Competitors and Alternatives

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Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Aug 13, 2020
This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement

What is our primary use case?

I work with our enterprise architecture. In my network, there are almost 400 total applications. I have been working here for almost six months on a network migration and in those six months, I have been working with many of those applications that have been included with the involvement of Azure in the migration. We are migrating everything from the old network to a new architecture. There are multiple teams that I work with and people work with me throughout the organization. I review all the target architectures and the deployment and everything that comes along with the pieces of the… more »

Pros and Cons

  • It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.
  • Stability can suffer in the context of a large architecture.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.
  • It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend Azure as a solution because it is a popular product by a major brand and it is very easy to use. I think those people I would recommend it to should normally be those who understand the cloud and the advantages and disadvantages. I use it for a lot of things and I do not see any problems. I love it now as a solution so I would recommend it. But if I have a different experience with another very large migration project using a different product, I would have to compare Azure with that. I may get more comfortable with the other product for reasons I have not…
Abdul-Rasool
Senior Practice Manager - Head of SAP at a tech consulting company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Mar 17, 2020
A flexible platform with good support and minimal downtime

What is our primary use case?

SAP's Enterprise Cloud platform is basically used for deploying the SAP ERP systems on top of the cloud. Most of the customers we have want to move onto a cloud with pre-configured setups. Our specialization is the migration of entire SAP ERP on-premise solutions to the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • The solution does provide quite a lot of support, upgrades, automated batch updates, etc.
  • Our data centers are in Europe and come under GDPR regulations, and this doesn't apply to the Middle East yet. It causes a lot of confusion.

What other advice do I have?

If a customer is looking for the latest innovations or products from SAP this solution is perfect for them. It also offers seamless integrations with other players. There are companies that you can use to layer on top of it. You can take the AWS platform and then put SAP on top of that. Or you can take Google cloud, or Azure, etc. It's a bit expensive compared to lead other platforms because the support is directly from SAP. However, it's quite good support. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
AjuMathai
Senior Technical Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Nov 5, 2020
Highly scalable, highly stable, and fast support

What is our primary use case?

Most of our managed services are in Amazon Web Services. We also use Kubernetes clusters for some of the cases. We are basically on the cloud, and most of our clients prefer AWS as the cloud provider. Most of the solutions have been on-premises, which basically involves migration to AWS. We also started using a hybrid model because some of the clients prefer a hybrid cloud kind of approach, where they have an on-premises model and something on the cloud so that they can just connect their data centers to the public cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • We are mostly using EC2 compute and other resources. Most of our managed services are in AWS, which some of our clients prefer.
  • User personalization and robotic process automation services need to be mature enough. More APIs are required for robotic process automation services. Azure is more mature in terms of user personalization and robotic process automation services. The document processing can also be better. Whenever we want to do any kind of document management, I try to do OCR, ICR, etc. The functionality in AWS has to be more like that.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

I feel that you shouldn't basically stick with any particular cloud provider. If you really want to take the benefits of a multi-cloud environment, you should not build your applications focused on any particular cloud provider. You should build something that is generic, and whenever required, you should be able to switch to any kind of cloud provider. People tend to actually focus on one particular cloud provider, and they start building their applications to cater to that provider. You shouldn't do that. You should reap the benefits of all cloud providers. This is what we also say to our…
Trina Shih
Solution Manager at Supermicro Computer
Real User
Top 20
Aug 23, 2020
Stable with an easy set-up and pretty good GUI

Pros and Cons

  • The initial setup is easy.
  • Technical support could be a bit better.

What other advice do I have?

I'd warn companies that they need to be of a certain size in order to consider this as a viable solution. It's much more suited to larger organizations. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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