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While both AWS and Azure are powerful cloud platforms, their distinctions in these five areas make them suitable for different use cases and considerations.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to Microsoft Azure what McDonald's is to Burger King: They both provide the same core types of products and target the same audiences and use cases. But they do so in different ways, and understanding the differences between AWS and Azure is critical for choosing the right solution for your team or organization.

Keep reading for a breakdown of the main differences between AWS and Azure. As you'll learn, either public cloud will probably work for virtually any mainstream workload you'd want to run in the cloud today, but nuanced differences in areas such as hybrid cloud solutions and networking services may make AWS or Azure a better fit for you, depending on your needs.

Security For Multicloud And Hybrid Cloud Environments
DARKReading, Thursday, September 7,2023
In multicloud environments, security challenges are most common at the connecting points between different clouds. Internal cloud security skill sets and cloud-native security tools are also key.

No matter the industry, multicloud and hybrid cloud environments are an increasingly common way of doing business. Cloud users may opt to work with more than one cloud service provider (CSP) to increase their flexibility, or the organization may be thrown into the multicloud world by means of a merger or acquisition.

Just as on-premise environments have their own particular security concerns, these complex multicloud and hybrid cloud environments require special considerations. The truth is that several secure clouds will not automatically form a secure multicloud if used together by the same organization.

The 13 Best Cloud Cost Management Tools & Platforms For 2023
Solutions Review, Tuesday, September 5,2023
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best augmented analytics software to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process - one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities.

To make your search a little easier, we've profiled the best augmented analytics software providers all in one place. We've also included platform and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.

Note: The best cloud cost management tools are listed in alphabetical order.

Why Cloud Computing Trends Suggest A Bright Future For OpenStack
Data Center Knowledge, Tuesday, September 5,2023
There are several reasons why OpenStack could enjoy a resurgence of interest and, possibly, increased adoption.

By some measures, OpenStack is akin to the iPod: a technology that was once massively popular but whose heyday has seemed to pass.

Unlike the iPod, however, OpenStack hasn't been discontinued. On the contrary, OpenStack remains alive and well as an open source project - and arguably, it has a particularly bright future at the moment, given trends in cloud computing that may encourage more organizations to consider building private clouds using OpenStack.

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