Comparing Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure Platforms for Undergraduate Laboratory Use

  • Valeriu Manuel IonescuEmail author
  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 527)


Knowing the advantages of public cloud services is important for undergraduate students that will work in the IT domain. The study of cloud technology should cover not only the theoretical aspects but should also give hands on access and experience with the management interface. Two important players on this market offer access to services as a free trial that allows testing and light cloud platform usage: Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. This paper compares these free services and their usability in an undergraduate laboratory at the Computer Science specialization and proposes a laboratory structure that should cover this process of investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeriu Manuel Ionescu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede
    • 2
  1. 1.FECCUniversity of PitestiPitesti, ArgesRomania
  2. 2.Systems and Automatic Control Department, University College of Engineering of VitoriaBasque Country University (UPV/EHU)VitoriaSpain

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