Microsoft Azure vs Red Hat OpenShift

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Microsoft Azure vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

Microsoft Azure: Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios. Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment; OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

Microsoft Azure and OpenShift are primarily classified as "Cloud Hosting" and "Platform as a Service" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Azure are:

  • Use your OS, language, database, tool
  • Global datacenter footprint
  • Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA

On the other hand, OpenShift provides the following key features:

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play

"Scales well and quite easy" is the top reason why over 108 developers like Microsoft Azure, while over 95 developers mention "Good free plan" as the leading cause for choosing OpenShift.

OpenShift is an open source tool with 915 GitHub stars and 563 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub.

Microsoft, Starbucks, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft Azure, whereas OpenShift is used by Accenture, Vungle, and Hazeorid. Microsoft Azure has a broader approval, being mentioned in 497 company stacks & 472 developers stacks; compared to OpenShift, which is listed in 50 company stacks and 52 developer stacks.

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Pros of Microsoft Azure
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
  • 112
    Scales well and quite easy
  • 94
    Can use .Net or open source tools
  • 80
    Startup friendly
  • 72
    Startup plans via BizSpark
  • 61
    High performance
  • 37
    Wide choice of services
  • 32
    Low cost
  • 31
    Lots of integrations
  • 30
    Reliability
  • 18
    Twillio & Github are directly accessible
  • 12
    RESTful API
  • 9
    Startup support
  • 9
    Enterprise Grade
  • 9
    PaaS
  • 7
    In person support
  • 7
    DocumentDB
  • 6
    Service Bus
  • 6
    Free for students
  • 6
    Virtual Machines
  • 5
    It rocks
  • 5
    Redis Cache
  • 4
    CDN
  • 4
    Storage, Backup, and Recovery
  • 4
    SQL Databases
  • 4
    Infrastructure Services
  • 3
    BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
  • 3
    Built on Node.js
  • 3
    IaaS
  • 3
    HDInsight
  • 3
    Integration
  • 3
    Preview Portal
  • 3
    Big Data
  • 3
    Scheduler
  • 2
    Active Directory
  • 2
    Web
  • 2
    SaaS
  • 2
    Big Compute
  • 2
    Mobile
  • 2
    Media
  • 2
    Dev-Test
  • 2
    Storage
  • 2
    StorSimple
  • 2
    Machine Learning
  • 2
    Stream Analytics
  • 2
    Data Factory
  • 2
    Event Hubs
  • 2
    Virtual Network
  • 2
    ExpressRoute
  • 2
    Traffic Manager
  • 2
    Media Services
  • 2
    BizTalk Services
  • 2
    Backup
  • 2
    Site Recovery
  • 2
    Multi-Factor Authentication
  • 2
    Visual Studio Online
  • 2
    Application Insights
  • 2
    Automation
  • 2
    Operational Insights
  • 2
    Key Vault
  • 2
    Infrastructure near your customers
  • 2
    Easy Deployment
  • 1
    Best cloud platfrom
  • 1
    Easy and fast to start with
  • 1
    Documentation
  • 1
    Remote Debugging
  • 1
    Open cloud
  • 1
    Enterprise customer preferences
  • 1
    Security
  • 97
    Good free plan
  • 61
    Open Source
  • 45
    Easy setup
  • 41
    Nodejs support
  • 39
    Well documented
  • 31
    Custom domains
  • 27
    Mongodb support
  • 26
    Clean and simple architecture
  • 24
    PHP support
  • 20
    Customizable environments
  • 10
    Ability to run CRON jobs
  • 8
    Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
  • 6
    PostgreSQL support
  • 6
    Autoscaling
  • 6
    Easy deployment
  • 6
    Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
  • 5
    Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
  • 4
    Shell access to gears
  • 3
    Great Support
  • 2
    Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
  • 2
    Golang support
  • 2
    Its free and offer custom domain usage
  • 1
    Meteor support
  • 1
    Easy setup and great customer support
  • 1
    High Security
  • 1
    No credit card needed
  • 1
    because it is easy to manage
  • 1
    Logging & Metrics
  • 1
    Autoscaling at a good price point
  • 1
    Great free plan with excellent support
  • 1
    This is the only free one among the three as of today

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Cons of Microsoft Azure
Cons of Red Hat OpenShift
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    Confusing UI
  • 2
    Expensive plesk on Azure
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    Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
  • 2
    License cost
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    Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

What is Red Hat OpenShift?

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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