Amazon Web Services was first introduced to the world with the release of Simple Queue Service in 2004. Relaunched in 2006 with the addition of S3 and EC2, AWS quickly grew into the dominant cloud platform. Microsoft was slower off the blocks than Amazon. Azure was announced in 2008, released in 2010 as Windows Azure, and was renamed Microsoft Azure in 2014.
But, in spite of starting later, Azure has grown into a robust platform that is as capable as AWS. Because of Microsoft’s expertise with enterprise software and services, it is superior as a business cloud platform for many use cases.
In this article, we’ll look at just some of the reasons that Microsoft Azure is an excellent choice for the future of your business’s cloud migration and infrastructure hosting strategy.
Azure Is Less Expensive Compared to AWS
AWS is known for its complex and arcane pricing structure. Many businesses have been surprised by their AWS bill because they didn’t understand the pricing structure. As an enterprise-focused business that has decades of experience providing services to businesses, Microsoft offers a cleaner pricing structure that is presented with greater transparency. There’s less likelihood of being surprised when you get your infrastructure bill from Azure.(more…)