great news for price and new features!
we are cutting prices on compute by up to 35% and storage by up to 65% and reducing our Block Blob storage pricing by up to 65% for LRS and up to 44% for GRS, effective May 1.
On April 3, we have introduced General Purpose Instances called “Basic” that offers similar machine configurations as the “Standard” tier of instances offered today (Extra Small [A0] to Extra Large [A4]) without load balancing or auto-scaling features. These instances are well-suited for production applications that do not require the Azure load-balancer like development workloads, test servers and batch processing applications. These new instances cost up to 27% less than the corresponding instances in use today. See here for more information (starting April 3) Virtual Machines Pricing Details.
Sometimes I heard that Microsoft Azure is more expensive than Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is not true. Here a comparative table:
and storage (Blob Storage)
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Yesterday we unveiled several exciting updates to Microsoft Azure at the Build developer conference:
you can read more info here.