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Microsoft Azure

Cloud computing platform by Microsoft

Headquarters: US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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 more on Microsoft Azure's 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.

Here 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

Note: These 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)

Microsoft Azure Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Microsoft Azure:

  • Amazon Web Services

    AWS is a good alternative to Azure. It too offers an extensive range of managed services, server configurations and global infrastructure.

  • Google Cloud

    Google Cloud is a good alternative to Azure if you're looking for a wide range of big data and machine learning services, an extensive list of data center locations, and highly customizable server configurations.

  • Scaleway

    Scaleway is a solid alternative to Azure if you're looking for a European provider with an extensive range of managed services.

  • Oracle Cloud

    Oracle Cloud offers a solid price-performance ratio and a wide range of managed services too.

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