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Microsoft Azure: Price cuts for virtual machines and capacity administrations


Microsoft Azure: Price cuts for virtual machines and storage services

Sky blue is Microsoft's accumulation of distributed computing and information administrations, which incorporates investigation, processing, databases, portable, media, systems administration and capacity. 

For Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft said it has decreased costs of its register advanced F Series occurrences and its universally useful A1 Basic occasions, by up to 24 percent and 61 percent individually. 

Microsoft's Azure executive of item showcasing Venkat Gattemneni said the organization was making "huge value decreases" on a few Azure virtual machine reaches and capacity sorts. "We trust this will additionally bring down the obstruction to passage for our clients and quicken cloud change," he said. 

The table underneath demonstrates a case of the VM value decreases in the UK South district, cuts in different locales fluctuate. Gattemneni said Microsoft would likewise be cutting the cost of its D-arrangement broadly useful occurrences sooner rather than later.




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VM price reductions in UK South
Image: Microsoft



The company has also reduced prices on Azure Storage offerings, cutting Hot Block Blob Storage and Cool Block Blob Storage prices by up to 31 percent and 38 percent respectively. These new prices are only available to customers using Azure Blob Storage Accounts. The scale of the reductions vary by region, and the example Microsoft provides is of UK South, where there'll be cuts of 26 percent and 38 percent for these services
Customers who are on the General Purpose Blob Storage can get these prices by moving data from a General Purpose Blob to an Azure Blob Storage account, using tools such as AZ copy.
The big cloud infrastructure providers have been promoting price cuts for some time now as a way of attracting customers to their cloud services, especially for largely commodity services. However, cloud computing pricing is a complicated business for users to understand: it's often hard to get a like-for-like comparison and costs of services can vary by locationAmazon's AWS still dominates the cloud infrastructure market however, with the same market share as it's three biggest rivals combined, according to research by Canalys.


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Cloud infrastructure services by provider.
Source: Canalys
And prices don't always go down: last year Microsoft said it would increase Azure prices for UK customers by 22 percent as a result of the weak pound, following the country's vote to leave the European Union.

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