Azure Price Cuts

Kevin Feasel

2017-02-07

Cloud

Brad Sams reports that Azure VM and Azure Blob Storage prices are going down:

Microsoft, Amazon and now Google are in a heated cloud race to grab as much market share as they can as they know that once a company starts using their service, the likelihood of switching platforms is low. With more services being offered via cloud vendors and more companies diving into these platforms, Microsoft and Amazon are frequently cutting prices to create a competitive advantage.

On this edition of ‘cloud cuts’, Microsoft is slashing prices on some of its Azure Virtual Machines and its Blob storage. The company is dropping the prices on compute-optimized instances – F Series and general purpose instances – A1; the company says pricing cuts on its D-series general purpose instances will happen in the near future.

Blob storage is down to 2 cents per GB per month for hot storage.  That’s slightly below S3’s 2.3 cents per GB per month.

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