The Basics

Alibaba Cloud
Website www.alibabacloud.com
Headquarters Singapore 🇸🇬
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 30
Example Customers Taobao, Henkel, Hang Seng Bank, Tiger Brokers
Microsoft Azure
Website azure.microsoft.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 66
Example Customers General Motors, NHS, Fujitsu, NBA

Cost Comparison

How do Alibaba Cloud's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration Alibaba Cloud Microsoft Azure
VM Small $15.21 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (ecs.xn4.small) $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium $89.79 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.xlarge) $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large $170.49 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.2xlarge) $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage $11.20 / mo 100 GB (Enhanced SSD PL0) $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage $43.84 / mo 1 TB, 250 GB reads, 100 GB writes $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $16.56 / mo Small I (slb.s1.small) $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL $114.92 / mo 2 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (general-purpose) $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* $43.09 / mo 1 GB Performance-enhanced (HA) $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions -- $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 10 GB / mo 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $74.00 $0.074 / GB $78.30

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Alibaba Cloud and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service Alibaba Cloud Microsoft Azure
Block Storage
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Container Registry
GPU-powered Servers
Load Balancer
Managed Containers
Managed Kubernetes
Managed MySQL
Managed PostgreSQL
Managed Redis®*
Object Storage
Serverless Cron Jobs
Serverless Functions
Static Sites
Virtual Private Server (VPS) --

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Our data for Alibaba Cloud was last updated on Feb. 14, 2024, and for Microsoft Azure on Feb. 10, 2024.