How Does Azure Compare to Other Clouds

Microsoft Azure is being used by more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies and that alone says enough.

Businesses everywhere, small ones and large, rely on Microsoft Azure to provide them with a fully trusted and managed secure cloud service.

With Azure, you get:

  • More regions than any of the other cloud services on offer
  • A consistent hybrid cloud, the only one in the world
  • Unsurpassed and unrivaled developer productivity
  • Comprehensive compliance coverage, including full compliance with the new GDPR rules.

Microsoft has been providing services to enterprise customers for more than 30 years and they have one of the largest and most experienced networks of partners in the world, with more than 68,000 partners waiting to support your every business requirement.

And if compliance is an issue for you, Microsoft Azure has more than 70 certifications, the most comprehensive set offered by any cloud service provider.

Azure is also open source, allowing you to use your own operating system (not just Windows), your own programming language and the tools of your choice. Azure is the only cloud solution that has integrated Red Hat support and the one with the most GitHub contributions in the whole of 2007.

Azure offers full integration with Active Directory and Office 365 to provide a fully consistent experience across your cloud and on-site technologies, as well as integrating your own knowledge.

Using your own Windows Server licenses, Software Assurance can save you a massive 80% compared to the PAYG plans on offer when you combine Azure Reserved VM Instances with Azure Hybrid Benefit and you can also easily move your Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and SQL Server workloads right over to Azure with no fuss, little effort and no changes to application code.

With all the other benefits on offer, no other cloud service offers anywhere near the functionality and features that you get with Microsoft Azure; no other offers an open source cloud experience, a consistent hybrid cloud and such competitive pricing, ensuring that Microsoft has the cloud service for business of all types and sizes.

Head back to our Introduction to Microsoft Azure page.