Amazon EC2 vs Equinix Metal vs Microsoft Azure

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Amazon EC2

39.7K
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Equinix Metal

36
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+ 1
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Microsoft Azure

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11.5K
+ 1
751
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Pros of Amazon EC2
Pros of Equinix Metal
Pros of Microsoft Azure
  • 644
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 515
    Scalability
  • 391
    Easy management
  • 276
    Low cost
  • 269
    Auto-scaling
  • 88
    Market leader
  • 80
    Backed by amazon
  • 78
    Reliable
  • 66
    Free tier
  • 57
    Easy management, scalability
  • 12
    Flexible
  • 10
    Easy to Start
  • 9
    Web-scale
  • 8
    Widely used
  • 8
    Elastic
  • 7
    Node.js API
  • 4
    Industry Standard
  • 3
    Lots of configuration options
  • 2
    GPU instances
  • 1
    Amazing for individuals
  • 1
    Extremely simple to use
  • 1
    All the Open Source CLI tools you could want.
  • 1
    Simpler to understand and learn
  • 3
    Great performance
  • 3
    No multi tenancy
  • 2
    Fantastic customer support
  • 112
    Scales well and quite easy
  • 94
    Can use .Net or open source tools
  • 80
    Startup friendly
  • 72
    Startup plans via BizSpark
  • 61
    High performance
  • 37
    Wide choice of services
  • 32
    Low cost
  • 31
    Lots of integrations
  • 30
    Reliability
  • 18
    Twillio & Github are directly accessible
  • 12
    RESTful API
  • 9
    Startup support
  • 9
    PaaS
  • 9
    Enterprise Grade
  • 7
    In person support
  • 7
    DocumentDB
  • 6
    Virtual Machines
  • 6
    Free for students
  • 6
    Service Bus
  • 5
    Redis Cache
  • 5
    It rocks
  • 4
    Storage, Backup, and Recovery
  • 4
    SQL Databases
  • 4
    Infrastructure Services
  • 4
    CDN
  • 3
    Integration
  • 3
    Scheduler
  • 3
    HDInsight
  • 3
    Preview Portal
  • 3
    Built on Node.js
  • 3
    Big Data
  • 3
    BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
  • 3
    IaaS
  • 2
    Site Recovery
  • 2
    Web
  • 2
    SaaS
  • 2
    Big Compute
  • 2
    Mobile
  • 2
    Media
  • 2
    Dev-Test
  • 2
    Storage
  • 2
    StorSimple
  • 2
    Machine Learning
  • 2
    Stream Analytics
  • 2
    Data Factory
  • 2
    Event Hubs
  • 2
    Virtual Network
  • 2
    ExpressRoute
  • 2
    Traffic Manager
  • 2
    Media Services
  • 2
    BizTalk Services
  • 2
    Backup
  • 2
    Active Directory
  • 2
    Multi-Factor Authentication
  • 2
    Visual Studio Online
  • 2
    Application Insights
  • 2
    Automation
  • 2
    Operational Insights
  • 2
    Key Vault
  • 2
    Infrastructure near your customers
  • 2
    Easy Deployment
  • 1
    Enterprise customer preferences
  • 1
    Best cloud platfrom
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
    Documentation
  • 1
    Easy and fast to start with
  • 1
    Remote Debugging
  • 1
    Open cloud

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Cons of Amazon EC2
Cons of Equinix Metal
Cons of Microsoft Azure
  • 13
    Ui could use a lot of work
  • 6
    High learning curve when compared to PaaS
  • 3
    Extremely poor CPU performance
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    • 6
      Confusing UI
    • 2
      Expensive plesk on Azure

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    What is Amazon EC2?

    It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    What is Equinix Metal?

    As part of Equinix — the world’s digital infrastructure company — we provide automated & interconnected infrastructure. Formerly Packet, now Equinix Metal™.

    What is Microsoft Azure?

    Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Equinix Metal, and Microsoft Azure?
    Amazon LightSail
    Everything you need to jumpstart your project on AWS—compute, storage, and networking—for a low, predictable price. Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks.
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
    Amazon EC2 Container Service
    Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
    Beanstalk
    A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers.
    Microsoft Azure
    Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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