Infographic – 5 Azure Myths Debunked
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But don’t stop there! Take a moment to watch this short video from Microsoft Virtual Academy, featuring the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure. You’ll learn why Microsoft Azure was created and what problems it solves for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike while exploring several key implementation topics and questions.
Now, let’s dive even deeper into those pesky Microsoft Azure myths and explore the truth about this flexible, friendly and powerful cloud platform.
Microsoft Azure doesn’t show the love for Open Source.
TRUTH: Microsoft Azure is an open and comprehensive cloud platform that fully supports Open Source. Microsoft Azure supports all operating systems, frameworks, programs and languages, including Linux, Java, Node.js, Python and Ruby. You can access and use Microsoft Azure from almost any browser on any machine, including Mac and Linux desktops.
Microsoft Azure is heavy on features – and heavy on your wallet.
TRUTH: Microsoft Azure has lowered prices on commodity services by as much 50% and has publicly committed to match Amazon Web Services (AWS) on all commodity service pricing like compute, storage and bandwidth. In addition, Microsoft Azure bills customers by the minute, instead of by the hour, which means Microsoft Azure customers truly pay for what they use – and nothing more.
Microsoft Azure forces cloud lock-in.
TRUTH: Unlike other cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure is a hybrid cloud platform that gives you the flexibility to run your workloads all on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid cloud scenario. Move easily between on-premises and the cloud, or anywhere in between.
Microsoft Azure is not the logical cloud provider for growing businesses.
TRUTH: Microsoft Azure runs on a growing global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 140 countries in 19 regions. It has more localized regional datacenters than either AWS or Google. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in Mainland China and continues to expand into new regions around the globe.
Microsoft Azure doesn’t get high marks for innovation.
TRUTH: Microsoft Azure is an industry leader in both IaaS and PaaS, according to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Microsoft Azure has been growing and innovating fast, rolling out over 300 platform enhancements in the past 12 months alone.
Thanks for joining us on this debunking journey! Here’s one more truth: Microsoft developed Azure to help you move faster, do more, and save money along the way. Build applications and services that work with every device, and scale up or down to match demand. Whatever you need, Microsoft Azure has a growing collection of integrated services to help you create something amazing.
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