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Alternatives to Azure Virtual Machines

Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service, Amazon EC2, Laravel Homestead, and HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Azure Virtual Machines.
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What is Azure Virtual Machines and what are its top alternatives?

You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions鈥攄evelopment and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It鈥檚 the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.
Azure Virtual Machines is a tool in the Virtual Machine category of a tech stack.

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Azure SQL Database

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    Azure App Service

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      Amazon EC2

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      We tend to use their basic building blocks (EC2, ELB, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS) rather than vendor specific components like databases and queuing. We deliberately decided to do this to ensure we could provide multi-cloud support or potentially move to another cloud provider if the offering was better for our customers.

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