Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) is a web service offered by Amazon that allows customers/business to run applications in the Amazon computing environment. “Ec2” is a commercial web service which lets customers to rent computing resources from Amazon computing cloud.
Instead of managing their own servers, companies can increase capacity or add new web features by purchasing more gigabytes through EC2. Server outsourcing through Amazon EC2 will poteltially save companies hardware costs and time.
Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform addresses the issue of moving computing “into the cloud.” With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storage moves from individual corporate servers and websites(processing, storage, and network bandwidth) to large Microsoft data centers.
Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together.