Microsoft Azure vs Packet: What are the differences?
Developers describe Microsoft Azure as "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. On the other hand, Packet is detailed as "The Leading Bare Metal Cloud for Developers". Deploy screaming fast dedicated servers in under 10 minutes via portal, API, or common cloud orchestration tools. No hypervisor, modern IPv6 network, and hourly pricing.
Microsoft Azure and Packet can be primarily classified as "Cloud Hosting" tools.
Some of the features offered by Microsoft Azure are:
- Use your OS, language, database, tool
- Global datacenter footprint
- Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA
On the other hand, Packet provides the following key features:
- Premium configs, always available
- Fully dedicated, no hypervisors
- Deploy in less than 10 minutes
"Scales well and quite easy" is the primary reason why developers consider Microsoft Azure over the competitors, whereas "Great performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Packet.
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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.