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Microsoft Azure ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Cloud computing platform by Microsoft

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service with a wide range of managed services. Since its launch in 2008, Azure has grown into a compelling choice for individuals, companies, and governments.

It stands out with its hybrid-cloud capabilities, extensive security & compliance standards, and rich set of tools for developers and users of other Microsoft products.

Example customers include General Motors, NHS, Fujitsu, NBA. Read their case studies.

What's good about Microsoft Azure

  • Integrations with the rest of Microsoft's products
  • Extensive range of managed services, from serverless to databases to queues to AI
  • Generous free tier, and compute savings plans available
  • 60+ datacenter locations around the world

What does Microsoft Azure do?

Here are some of the managed services that Microsoft Azure offers:

Microsoft Azure's Pricing

Azure has a wide range of products and services, and its pricing structure highly depends on the service.

Below are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
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 $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 Redisยฎ* $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 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $78.30

You can find Microsoft Azure's latest pricing here.

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.

Where are Microsoft Azure's data centers located?

Based on our records, Microsoft Azure has at least 66 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
australia-east Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia East (New South Wales)
australia-central Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia Central (Canberra)
australia-central-2 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia Central 2 (Canberra)
australia-southeast Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia Southeast (Victoria)
austria-east Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria East (Vienna)
belgium-central Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium Central (Brussels)
brazil-south Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil South (Sรฃo Paulo State)
brazil-southeast Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil Southeast (Rio de Janeiro State)
canada-central Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada Central (Toronto)
canada-east Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada East (Quebec)
chile-central Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile Central (Santiago)
china-east China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China East (Shanghai)
china-east-2 China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China East 2 (Shanghai)
china-north China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China North (Beijing)
china-north-2 China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China North 2 (Beijing)
china-north-3 China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China North 3 (Hebei)
denmark-east Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark East (Copenhagen)
finland-central Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland Central (Helsinki)
france-central France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France Central (Paris)
fra-south France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France South (Marseille)
germany-west-central ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany Germany West Central (Frankfurt)
germany-north ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany Germany North (Berlin)
greek-central ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece Greek Central (Athens)
asia-pacific-east ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong East Asia (Hong Kong)
central-india ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Central India (Pune)
south-india ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India South India (Chennai)
west-india ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India West India (Mumbai)
india-south-central ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India India South Central (Hyderabad)
indonesia-central ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia Indonesia Central (Jakarta)
europe-north ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland North Europe (Ireland)
israel-central ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel Middle East Israel Central
italy-north ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy Italy North (Milan)
japan-east ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan Japan East (Tokyo)
japan-west ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan Japan West (Osaka)
malaysia-west ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia Malaysia West (Kuala Lumpur)
mexico-central ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico Mexico Central (Querรฉtaro State)
europe-west ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands West Europe (Netherlands)
new-zealand-north ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand New Zealand North (Auckland)
norway-east ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway Norway East
norway-west ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway Norway West
poland-central ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland Poland Central (Warsaw)
qatar-central ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar Qatar Central (Doha)
saudi-arabia-central ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Central
asia-pacific-southeast ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Southeast Asia (Singapore)
south-africa-north ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa South Africa North (Johannesburg)
south-africa-west ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa South Africa West (Cape Town)
korea-central ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea Korea Central (Seoul)
korea-south ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea Korea South (Busan)
spain-central ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain Spain Central (Madrid)
sweden-central ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden Sweden Central (Gรคvle)
switzerland-north ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland Switzerland North (Zurich)
switzerland-west ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland Switzerland West (Geneva)
taiwan-north ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan Taiwan North (Taipei)
uae-north ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates UAE North (Dubai)
uae-central ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates UAE Central (Abu Dhabi)
united-kingdom-south ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom UK South (London)
united-kingdom-west ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom UK West (Cardiff)
us-east ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America East US (Virginia)
us-east-2 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America East US 2 (Virginia)
us-south-central ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America South Central US (Texas)
us-west-2 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America West US 2 (Washington)
us-west-3 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America West US 3 (Arizona)
us-central ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America Central US (Iowa)
us-north-central ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America North Central US (Illinois)
us-west ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America West US (California)
us-west-central ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America West Central US (Wyoming)

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Our data for Microsoft Azure was last updated on Feb. 10, 2024.