English text:Announces Azure Price Cut Microsoft
In the nearest Microsoft AzureBlog postIn which the company announced that it will cut the price of Azure by the beginning of two this year. This statement follows Amazonstatement, Amazon announced in January 5, 2016 down EC2 C4 AWS, M4 and R3 virtual machine instance pricing.
Microsoft's long termPrice commitmentEnsure that the pricing of its computing, storage and bandwidth is synchronized with the AWS. In this round of price cuts, customers can look forward to Dv2 Azure series of virtual machine (VM) up to 17 of the decline in the magnitude. Dv2 series is the second generation of D series VM, its CPU faster than Dv1 35. In order to achieve better performance, Microsoft uses Intel Xeon processor (Haswell).
The discount applies to both Windows and Linux instances, and the different instances of the type of discount are shown in table below.
While Microsoft is still in sync with the AWS pricing, but they also provide additional features for some of the VM instance. Microsoft product marketing director Herskowitz Nicole explained:
Herskowitz also continues to describe how Microsoft uses different methods to measure customer consumption:
In addition to the more fine-grained billing, Microsoft also provides pre purchase plan. Under this plan pre order customers buy a year of virtual machine will save the cost of 63.
Although Microsoft focused on reducing costs, but they also hope that through the hybrid cloud capabilities and platforms that service (PaaS) products for customers to enhance the value of. Microsoft claims that more than 50 of the infrastructure that services (IaaS) users at the same time in the use of PaaS services, and is committed to providing a complete cloud platform, as HerskowitzexplainThe:
While Microsoft and Amazon have received a lot of attention in these types of price cuts, but Google also continue to be active in the price war. January 8th GoogleannounceTheir own price reduction program, claiming that their computing resources cheaper than 15-41 AWS.
No matter where you are in the cloud camp, the main public cloud providers have begun a new year of price competition.