The Basics

Cloudflare
Website cloudflare.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 285
Example Customers Polestar, Carrefour, DHL, Hemnet, Shopify
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 Cloudflare's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration Cloudflare Microsoft Azure
VM Small -- $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium -- $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large -- $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage -- $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage $19.86 / mo 1 TB $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer -- $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL -- $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* -- $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions $82.50 / mo 25M invocations, 150 ms duration $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance -- 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance Free for most services $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 Cloudflare and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service Cloudflare 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 Cloudflare was last updated on Feb. 9, 2024, and for Microsoft Azure on Feb. 10, 2024.