Compare CenturyLink Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

CenturyLink Cloud is ranked 54th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 13 reviews. CenturyLink Cloud is rated 0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". CenturyLink Cloud is most compared with , whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform.
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It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.The pricing is very competitive.The cost-benefit equation for Azure is very good, particularly for small applications. However, Microsoft should do much, much more to improve how costs are communicated and how to forecast them. The Azure Pricing Calculator is not useful.Pricing is very difficult to guesstimate. With so many a la carte options and individual pricing it can be a hassle to understand.If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end up with a hefty bill. However, I found that the Azure price calculator is a valuable tool to use before starting to deploy VMs in Azure. This tool will give you an overview of the costs you should expect on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.Several thousand dollars and counting, we haven't needed to upgrade on premises hardware (In fact we eliminated all of the old on-premises hardware and run 100% on Azure) or pay for it's maintenance, power etc.Keep to PaaS to gain the optimal benefits from an OPEX finance and resource perspective.

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Overview

Businesses like yours are moving their apps to CenturyLink Cloud. All signs point to continued cloud adoption in the years ahead. Much of this adoption will occur within large enterprises - complex organizations with complex needs. These businesses are increasingly looking for cloud services natively equipped to handle advanced enterprise requirements. That’s where CenturyLink Cloud fits in.

Whether you’re looking to offload a few virtual machines, create new applications, or migrate legacy workloads, CenturyLink Cloud’s infrastructure and management tools offer you a more enterprise-ready path to the cloud. We also have a portfolio of managed services available on-demand, with hourly billing.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company18%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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