The Basics

DigitalOcean
Website digitalocean.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2011
Data Center Locations 14
Example Customers Crisp, ScraperAPI, GHost, and CTO.ai
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 DigitalOcean's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration DigitalOcean Microsoft Azure
VM Small $6.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic) $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (Basic) $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large $168.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (CPU-Optimized) $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage $10.00 / mo 100 GB $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage $20.00 / mo 1 TiB $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $12.00 / mo $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL $60.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB storage $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* $15.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions $34.69 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 100 GB - 10 TB / mo per instance 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $10.00 $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 DigitalOcean and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service DigitalOcean 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 DigitalOcean was last updated on June 12, 2024, and for Microsoft Azure on Feb. 10, 2024.