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Why Azure vs. a Traditional Virtual Machine

  Azure Traditional VM
Price
  • Flexible costs
  • Fixed costs
Hybrid Solution
  • Easily move your workloads from your datacenter to the Azure servers and back
  • Stuck on local servers
Security
  • 24 hour monitored physical security
  • Intrusion prevention
  • ISO Certified Datacenters
  • Most companies cannot come close to what Microsoft offers for security
Maintenance
  • 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
Open
  • 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
Speed
  • 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
Licensing
  • 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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