The “Google Cloud vs AWS” argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). If you’re not yet familiar with these different cloud providers, then you’ll want to check out Cloud Academy’s Introduction to the TOP Public Cloud Platform. This Learning Path provides you with an overview of the three platforms and then takes a closer look at each.
In this article, we’ll tackle the Google Cloud vs AWS questions with a thorough, data-driven approach to the major differences between these two major platforms. We will see what the strengths and the weaknesses of both are, how to take advantage of them, and how to start learning both.
Google Cloud vs AWS: The standings
The standings in the great cloud race have been pretty consistent for a few years now: AWS keeps on winning the whole thing, coming in first place, with Microsoft Azure gaining but still far behind in second, and GCP bringing up the rear in third.
So when we try and think about a comparison between GCP and AWS the first thing that might pop into many a person’s head is, “Why?”
Why, indeed. AWS has seemingly won, and no one really knows how things are going to shake out moving forward. How do you get a clear view into what seems like a lopsided contest — is there a good way to compare the entire offerings between these two tech titans? Well, even if they’re not totally comparable anymore, the effort is still worthwhile and we can glean something from that attempt.
Google Cloud vs AWS: Features and Benefits
What features does AWS offer — or rather, what