Joyent Cloud vs Microsoft Azure: What are the differences?
Joyent Cloud: Cloud Infrastructure for Real-time Web and Mobile Applications. Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering the only solution specifically built to power real-time web and mobile applications; Microsoft Azure: Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios. 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.
Joyent Cloud and Microsoft Azure can be categorized as "Cloud Hosting" tools.
Some of the features offered by Joyent Cloud are:
- Joyent offers exclusive debugging and performance analysis tools for Node.js applications.
- High-performance machines- Joyent Cloud uses fresh Nehalem/Westmere processors and 15k RPM HDs in our data centers. I/O throttling ensures that “noisy neighbors” won’t cause your application to perform poorly.
- Dynamic CPU scaling- Dynamic, real-time CPU scaling. Vertical bursting CPU capacity without user intervention or additional fees.
On the other hand, Microsoft Azure provides the following key features:
- Use your OS, language, database, tool
- Global datacenter footprint
- Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA
"High-performance" is the primary reason why developers consider Joyent Cloud over the competitors, whereas "Scales well and quite easy" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft, Starbucks, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft Azure, whereas Joyent Cloud is used by Roundscope Ukraine Labs, Nodejitsu, and Nodefly. Microsoft Azure has a broader approval, being mentioned in 497 company stacks & 470 developers stacks; compared to Joyent Cloud, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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Windows Azure is more difficult to configure than some other cloud based technologies, however, it makes up for it with the incredible integrations and ease of development on mobile platforms (Android, iOS and of course Windows Phone).
The Azure Web Sites is a PaaS that is very easy to setup and is pretty powerful.
If you want VMs you can have them and even program when they come online.
There are tons of ways to use this service and there are a lot of free things you can get in order to try it out. The only downside is that you have to learn a new, although very powerful, platform.
We use Microsoft Azure because many of our clients are already Azure for their private cloud. Additionally, Azure supports App Service Environments (ASE), which isolates the application resources and gives us a static IP for securely accessing external resources
Additionally, MSSQL supports columnstore tables which is critical for running fast analytics over large datasets
My favourite cloud with all the great tools - web apps, mobile apps, storages, easy tables, blobs, app insights, cosmos DB... I think it is really usable and ergonomic. Plus point for mobile app.
We currently host PRS and EARS on Azure as they are .Net apps, but we are currently porting these services to Scala and will be hosting them on Heroku with the other P2 SRX services.
Serviço utilizado para deploy de toda a infraestrutura do projeto. Colocamos todas as peças do serviço no azure, garantindo uma forma rápida e garantia de escalibilidade.