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.
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