Why Azure vs. a Traditional Virtual Machine

  Azure Traditional VM
  • Flexible costs
  • Fixed costs
Hybrid Solution
  • Easily move your workloads from your datacenter to the Azure servers and back
  • Stuck on local servers
  • 24 hour monitored physical security
  • Intrusion prevention
  • ISO Certified Datacenters
  • Most companies cannot come close to what Microsoft offers for security
  • Provides Automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure
  • Must upgrade and maintain both hardware and software for the servers
  • Azure enables the use of almost any language, framework, or tool to build applications
  • You are limited to whatever language is on your servers or virtualization solution
  • Provision resources in minutes and have access to unlimited servers and storage
  • It takes weeks to order, rack, and provision a new server or storage when more compute power is needed
  • Windows, Linux, SQL, and or Oracle licensing included
  • Purchase licensing as a separate transaction - frequently committing to a three year agreement for maintenance



Azure vs Virtual Machines


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