Public cloud comparison
at the operational and system level

Want to move your business to the cloud, but don't know which one to choose? Check top public cloud providers comparison: Oktawave, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

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Public cloud comparison - how it's made?

The following is based on publicly available information and official documentation. We make reasonable effort to keep it up to date. It is, however, possible that some elements may become outdated due to technical or organizational reasons. To confirm any details, contact the relevant provider or reach out to our Customer Service Center.

Service Level Agreement*

Oktawave

    By default 99,96% for platform services with up to 99,99% in custom contracts and for services distributed across at least two subregions.

Amazon Web Services

    By default 99,5% for instances and 99,99% for services distributed across at least two Availability Zones.

Google Cloud Platform

    By default 99,5 for instances and 99,99% for services in Multiple Zones.

Microsoft Azure

    By default 99,9% for instances using premium storage and 99,95% for services distributed across Availability Zones.

Compensation

(in case of service degradation or interruption)*

Oktawave

    For instances

  • 100% service credit for availability below 99,96%.



  • For services under Premium Support Platinum package:

  • 10% service credit for availability below 99,8%,
  • 25% service credit for availability below 99,6%,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 99,2%.
  • In custom contracts and for services under Platinum support package 300% credit for availability below 99%.

Amazon Web Services

    For instances

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,5% availability,
  • 30% service credit at 90-99% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 95%.
  • For services

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,99% availability,
  • 30% service credit at 95-99% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 95%.

Google Cloud Platform

    For instances

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,5% availability,
  • 25% service credit at 90-95% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 90%.
  • For services

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,99% availability,
  • 25% service credit at 95-99% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 95%.

Microsoft Azure

    For instances

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,9% availability,
  • 25% service credit at 90-99% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 95%.
  • For services

  • 10% service credit at 99-99,95% availability,
  • 25% service credit at 95-99% availability,
  • 100% service credit for availability below 95%.

Data centers in Poland

Oktawave

    Yes, two regions in central (Warsaw) and southern (Cracow) Poland.

Amazon Web Services

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

Network latency from major Polish ISPs**

Oktawave

    Orange

  • to Warsaw region: ~3 ms
  • to Cracow region: ~10 ms
  • Netia

  • to Warsaw region: ~0.5 ms
  • to Cracow region: ~6 ms
  • ATM

  • to Warsaw region: ~0.9 ms
  • to Cracow region: ~6 ms
  • Measured to Cloud Storage endpoints in Warsaw (ocs-pl.oktawave.com) and Cracow (ocs-pl2.oktawave.com).

Amazon Web Services

    Orange

  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~27 ms
  • to availability zone in Ireland: ~40 ms
  • Netia

  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~18 ms
  • to availability zone in Ireland: ~33 ms
  • ATM

  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~17 ms
  • to availability zone in Ireland: ~36 ms
  • Measured to S3 endpoints in Frankfurt ( s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com ) and Ireland (s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com).

Google Cloud Platform

    Orange

  • to Warsaw availability zone: ~3 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~17 ms
  • Netia

  • to Warsaw availability zone: ~0.7 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~15 ms
  • ATM

  • to Warsaw availability zone: ~1 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~15 ms
  • Measured to Cloud Storage endpoints in Poland (first IP of storage.googleapis.com - served to Polish resolver) and Frankfurt (first IP of storage.googleapis.com served to Polish resolver).

Microsoft Azure

    Orange

  • to Amsterdam availability zone: ~21 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~19 ms
  • Netia

  • to Amsterdam availability zone: ~18 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~16 ms
  • ATM

  • to Amsterdam availability zone: ~19 ms
  • to Frankfurt availability zone: ~17 ms
  • Measured to last router responding to ICMP echo before Blob Storage endpoints in Frankfurt (blob.fra21prdstr03a.store.core.windows.net) and Amsterdam (blob.ams07prdstr06a.store.core.windows.net).

Network latency for end user devices in Poland

Oktawave

    To Warsaw DC: 10 ms on average

    To Cracow DC: 12 ms on average

    Measured from 20 end user devices across Poland to Cloud Storage endpoints in Warsaw (195.149.198.42) and Cracow (91.226.194.42) using Atlas RIPE.

Amazon Web Services

    To Frankfurt availability Zone: 39 ms on average

    To availability zone in Ireland: 55 ms on average

    Measured from 20 end user devices across Poland to S3 endpoints in Frankfurt (52.219.169.69) and Ireland (52.218.60.147) using Atlas Ripe.

Google Cloud Platform

    To Warsaw availability Zone: 19 ms on average

    To Frankfurt availability zone: 37 ms on average

    Measured from 20 end user devices across Poland to Cloud Storage endpoints in Warsaw (216.58.215.112) and Frankfurt (80.241.218.68) using Atlas Ripe.

Microsoft Azure

    To Frankfurt availability Zone: 31 ms on average

    To Amsterdam availability zone: 32 ms on average

    Measured from 20 end user devices across Poland to routers responding to ICMP echo before Blob Storage endpoints (104.44.23.106 and 104.44.21.202) using Atlas Ripe.

Polish documentation

Amazon Web Services

    No

Google Cloud Platform

    No

Microsoft Azure

    Partially available, machine translated.

Custom service configuration

Oktawave

    API specification and service configuration can be adjusted to project needs in custom contracts.

Amazon Web Services

    Only by combining available services.

Google Cloud Platform

    Only by combining available services.

Microsoft Azure

    Only by combining available services.

Pre-sales contact and support

Oktawave

    Direct contact with consultants: via phone and email, pre-sales livechat, webforms. All channels available in Polish.

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

    Community Support, Twitter, 0800 global call center helpline. 0800 (obsługiwana przez globalne call center), webforms.

Engineering support

Oktawave

    Three leves provided by Oktawave in Polish and English

  • Free first line support available by phone, email, and a ticket system for free to all platform users
  • Premium Support (24x7) - extended business support covering migration and maintenance of cloud systems, including a full-service option
  • Cloud Master (8x5) - architectural guidance and consulting including automation, DevOps services for all major cloud providers.
  • Oktawave Partners

  • Support for applications deployed on Oktawave platform, including development.

Amazon Web Services

    Two levels of support provided by Amazon

  • Basic Support (free) includes access to Customer Service (24x7) through tickets and community help.
  • Premium Support (24x7) in several tiers includes technical support and architectural guidance.
  • Unavailable in Polish.

    Certified partners and outside experts

  • AWS IQ enables contracting with freelancers and consultants.

Google Cloud Platform

    Four categories of support offered by Google

  • Basic Support includes community help and billing issues.
  • Standard Support (8x5)
  • Enhanced Support (24x7)
  • Premium Support (24x7) including dedicated Technical Account Manager and guaranteed response times.
  • Unavailable in Polish.

    Google Cloud Partner Advantage

  • enables contracting with consultant and purchase of third party solutions.

Microsoft Azure

    Four tiers provided by Microsoft

  • Basic includes access to documentation and subscription support.
  • Developer for trial and non-production environments.
  • Standard with guaranteed response time for production environments.
  • Professional Direct (24x7) for business-critical systems with proactive guidance from Microsoft delivery managers.
  • Unavailable in Polish.

    Partner marketplace

  • third-party solutions and consulting services for many of Microsoft services.

Contracts and billing*

Oktawave

    On Demand, fixed-term contracts, indefinite contracts. Standard agreements can be adjusted and terms modified for individual needs.

    Payments by credit card, wire transfer, and PayPal, including early payments.

    Fixed fee contracts (with a 20% burst margin) are available for fixed term projects.

Amazon Web Services

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

Cyber insurance

Oktawave

    Custom cyber insurance available through Oktawave.

Amazon Web Services

    No public offer on provider's site.

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

    No public offer on provider's site.

Compliance with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) cloud directive

Oktawave

Amazon Web Services

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

Partnership programs

Oktawave

    Yes, for three categories of cooperation:

  • affiliate program for service recommendations,
  • program for freelancers and software houses,
  • white label solution for integration and service providers.
  • More information about partnership programs.

Amazon Web Services

Google Cloud Platform

    Partner advantage program available in four categories providing:

  • discounted purchase of GCP services,
  • learning materials,
  • opportunity to co-finance marketing efforts.

Microsoft Azure

Migration financing and free trial

Oktawave


    Yes, for fixed term contracts over 12 months up to:

  • 12% of the contract value for expenditures under 25 kPLN a month,
  • 17% of the contract value for expenditures above 25 kPLN a months.
  • (Representative example: for a 3-year contract with expected spending level of 25 kPLN/month including both infrastructure and support expenses up to 153 kPLN can be used for engineering support and additional cloud services.)

Private and dedicated zones

Oktawave

    Yes, private subregions at selected data centers can be provided for customized deployments.

Amazon Web Services

    Logical isolation using VPC only.

Google Cloud Platform

    Logical isolation using VPC only.

Network equipment colocation

Oktawave

    Yes, housing is available for RACK devices.

Amazon Web Services

    No

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

    No

Private and dedicated network connections*

Oktawave

    Yes, VPN over public Internet and direct physical connection between client site and Oktawave subregions.

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Hybrid architecture

Oktawave

    Yes, as custom service connecting on-premises infrastructure with Oktawave cloud.

Amazon Web Services

    Yes, Outposts enables use of AWS services and equipment on-site.

Google Cloud Platform

    Yes, Anthos enables on-premise and multi-cloud Kubernetes deployments.

Microsoft Azure

    Yes, Stack enables deployment of Azure serices and equipment on-site, while remaining separate, fully, or partially integrated with Azure.

As of the date: 05.04.2022.

The document is provided for informational purposes only and covers selected aspects of cloud computing. The table is not intended to be exhaustive. Some services and providers may allow for custom and individual terms. Some aspects of cloud computing that are important to your organization may not have been covered. Contact the relevant provider or reach out to our Customer Service Center for full information before making a decision.

* Typical terms for most popular services. Detailed terms may vary between services and may be customizable for selected clients.

** Measurement methodology: average response time has been calculated for 5 ICMP packets sent using Looking Glass services made available by Netia, Orange oraz ATM.

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