As Microsoft, Amazon, Google compete for capturing the Cloud market, Microsoft is standing by its commitment to match the prices of AWS.  Microsoft is cutting prices on compute by up to 35% and storage by up to 65%.  This will mean:- 

  • General Purpose Instances called “Basic” (A0-A4) that offers similar machine configurations as available today but without Load balancing or auto scaling to cost 27% less effective April 3rd
  • Microsoft is reducing Memory-Intensive Instance (A5-A7) prices by up to 35% for Linux instances and up to 27% for Windows instances, effective May 1.
  • Microsoft is reducing Block Blob storage pricing by up to 65% for LRS and up to 44% for GRS, effective May 1.
  • Azure is moving to region-specific pricing.

Read more on: 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2014/03/31/microsoft-azure-innovation-quality-and-price.aspx

 

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Cloud 9 Infosystems is an Azure Circle Partner specializing in building, migrating and managing applications in Cloud. We were awarded the Most Valuable Partner Award by Microsoft for our Cloud services. We are also part of Azure insider club and P-seller program at Microsoft.
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