Microsoft Azure vs Vultr: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Vultr? Deploy Cloud Servers, Bare Metal, and Storage worldwide. Strategically located in 16 datacenters around the globe and provides frictionless provisioning of public cloud, storage and single-tenant bare metal.
Microsoft Azure and Vultr 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, Vultr provides the following key features:
- Activate in minutes, online 24x7
- 16 low latency locations
- 100% SLA guaranteed
Microsoft, Starbucks, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft Azure, whereas Vultr is used by Cromon Media Services, Hund, and PlushForums. Microsoft Azure has a broader approval, being mentioned in 497 company stacks & 473 developers stacks; compared to Vultr, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 9 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.
Blackbaud makes use of Azure and my current job is with Blackbaud. Therefore, due to the free credit and the ability to reuse tools, I rely on Azure quite a bit.