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Provider Report

Microsoft Azure

Overview

Microsoft entered cloud computing with the Microsoft Azure platform in 2008. Initially it was limited to .Net applications and object storage, but now includes support for SQL databases, CDN, and compute instances. Cloud computing is now a key strategic focus for Microsoft, and the company is investing heavily in this space. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and has more than 94,000 employees in 190 countries. It reported revenues of $73.7 billion in 2012. Microsoft Azure is available in eight regions including four in the US, two in Europe and two in Asia. Services include Windows and Linux compute instances, CDN, platform as a service (PaaS), object storage and more. Key differentiators include global infrastructure, a comprehensive suite of cloud services, support for Microsoft software, and backing of a Fortune 500 company (number 37).

Links

Website
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-for-azure
Network Performance
http://app.cloudharmony.com/network-for-azure
Speedtest
http://app.cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-azure

Service Information

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:compute
Microsoft Azure Object Storage
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:storage
Microsoft Azure CDN
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:cdn
Microsoft Azure DNS
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:dns
Microsoft Azure Websites
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:websites
Microsoft Azure SQL
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:sql
Microsoft Azure Table Storage
http://app.cloudharmony.com/provider/azure#azure:table

Microsoft Azure Virtual MachinesCompute Service

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-compute-for-azure
Network Performance
http://app.cloudharmony.com/network-for-azure:compute
Speedtest
http://app.cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-azure:compute

Service Locations [16]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
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Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.95%
SLA Link
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

Measured Availability

Region 7 days 14 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 180 days 365 days
asia-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.8498%
asia-southeast 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9914%
brazil-south 99.9929% 99.9964% 99.9983% 99.9992% 99.9994% 99.9997% 99.968%
eu-north 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9644%
eu-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9983% 99.9928% 99.968%
japan-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9869%
japan-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9934%
us-central 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9488% 99.9462%
us-east 100% 100% 99.9363% 99.9341% 99.9561% 99.9749% 99.9569%
us-east2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9734%
us-northcentral 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9627%
us-southcentral 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9993% 99.9948%
us-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9684%

Service Marketshare

 List Name   List Date   Snapshot Date   Marketshare   Change   Rank 
Alexa 1,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 18 of 1,000 (1.8%) -1 4 of 16
Alexa 10,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 106 of 10,000 (1.06%) +3 7 of 28
Fortune 500 1 Jun 2014 17 Jul 2015 13 of 500 (2.6%) +2 4 of 16

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Bandwidth Direction

Bandwidth Type

Regions

Outbound / Internet, Same Region [USD] / us-west us-east us-northcentral us-southcentral eu-north eu-west

Cap Price
First 5GB Free
5GB - 10TB $0.120/GB
10TB - 50TB $0.090/GB
50TB - 150TB $0.070/GB
150TB - 500TB $0.050/GB
Over 500TB Contact Provider

Compute Service Features

Comments

Backup (image) pricing is the same as block storage pricing. Load balancing with health checks is facilitated using availability sets.

Compute Instance Types

Show Instance Types

Storage Features

Geographically Redundant Storage

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

Locally Redundant Storage

Comments

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

Premium Locally Redundant Storage

Geographically Redundant Storage - Read Access

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

This storage option also provides read-only access to replicas.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

Storage Pricing Tiers

Geographically Redundant Storage

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0480/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.0470/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0460/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0460/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0450/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Locally Redundant Storage

Comments

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0240/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.0240/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0230/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0230/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0220/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Geographically Redundant Storage - Read Access

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

This storage option also provides read-only access to replicas.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0610/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.06/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0590/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0580/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0570/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Microsoft Azure Object StorageObject Storage Service

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-storage-for-azure
Network Performance
http://app.cloudharmony.com/network-for-azure:storage
Speedtest
http://app.cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-azure:storage

Service Locations [16]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
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Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.9%
SLA Link
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

Measured Availability

Region 7 days 14 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 180 days 365 days
asia-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9997%
asia-southeast 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
brazil-south 99.98% 99.99% 99.9953% 99.9977% 99.9984% 99.9982% 99.9983%
eu-north 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
eu-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9852%
japan-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9958%
japan-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
us-central 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9994% 99.9772%
us-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9989% 99.9741%
us-east2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.976%
us-northcentral 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9941%
us-southcentral 100% 100% 100% 99.9981% 99.9987% 99.998% 99.998%
us-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9768%

Service Marketshare

 List Name   List Date   Snapshot Date   Marketshare   Change   Rank 
Alexa 10,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 19 of 10,000 (0.19%) +3 3 of 5
Fortune 500 1 Jun 2014 17 Jul 2015 3 of 500 (0.6%) 0 3 of 3

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Bandwidth Direction

Bandwidth Type

Regions

Outbound / Internet, Same Region [USD] / us-west us-east us-northcentral us-southcentral eu-north eu-west

Cap Price
First 5GB Free
5GB - 10TB $0.120/GB
10TB - 50TB $0.090/GB
50TB - 150TB $0.070/GB
150TB - 500TB $0.050/GB
Over 500TB Contact Provider

Options

Storage Service Features / Geographically Redundant Storage - Read Access

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

This storage option also provides read-only access to replicas.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

Storage Pricing Tiers

Geographically Redundant Storage

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0480/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.0470/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0460/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0460/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0450/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Locally Redundant Storage

Comments

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0240/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.0240/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0230/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0230/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0220/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Geographically Redundant Storage - Read Access

Comments

Geo redundant storage automatically creates replicas between data centers in geographically disperse locations.

This storage option also provides read-only access to replicas.

Max IOPS is 300 for basic instance types.

First 1TB
$0.0610/GB
1TB - 50TB
$0.06/GB
50TB - 100TB
$0.0590/GB
100TB - 1000TB
$0.0580/GB
1000TB - 4.88PB
$0.0570/GB
Over 4.88PB
Contact

Microsoft Azure CDNCDN

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-cdn-for-azure
Network Performance
http://app.cloudharmony.com/network-for-azure:cdn
Speedtest
http://app.cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-azure:cdn

Points of Presence (POPs) [24]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
image description

Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.9%
SLA Link
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

Measured Availability

Region 7 days 14 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 180 days 365 days
Global 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
US West 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
US Central 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
US East 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Europe 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Asia 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Oceania 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Africa 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Service Marketshare

 List Name   List Date   Snapshot Date   Marketshare   Change   Rank 
Alexa 10,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 12 of 10,000 (0.12%) +3 18 of 22
Fortune 500 1 Jun 2014 17 Jul 2015 2 of 500 (0.4%) 0 9 of 16

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Endpoint Regions

Outbound / Internet [USD] / North America

Cap Price Price Per 10k Request
First 10TB $0.120/GB $0.001
10TB - 50TB $0.080/GB $0.001
50TB - 150TB $0.060/GB $0.001
150TB - 500TB $0.040/GB $0.001
500TB - 1PB $0.030/GB $0.001
1PB - 5PB $0.025/GB $0.001
Over 5PB Contact Provider $0.001

Content Delivery Network Features

Microsoft Azure DNSManaged DNS

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/dns/
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-dns-for-azure

Service Marketshare

 List Name   List Date   Snapshot Date   Marketshare   Change   Rank 
Alexa 10,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 4 of 10,000 (0.04%) 0 22 of 22
Fortune 500 1 Jun 2014 15 Jul 2014 6 of 500 (1.2%) Unknown 9 of 17

Managed DNS Features

Primary/Secondary DNS Support

Capability Primary Secondary
 AXFR
 IXFR
 NOTIFY
 TSIG

DNS Query Pricing

First 1 billion
$0.20/million
Over 1 billion
$0.10/million

Microsoft Azure WebsitesPaaS Service

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/websites/
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-paas-for-azure
Network Performance
http://app.cloudharmony.com/network-for-azure:websites
Speedtest
http://app.cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-azure:websites

Service Locations [16]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
image description

Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.95%

Measured Availability

Region 7 days 14 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 180 days 365 days
asia-east 100% 99.9914% 99.996% 99.998% 99.9987% 99.9963% 99.9963%
asia-southeast 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9934% 99.9934%
brazil-south 100% 100% 99.9941% 99.9754% 99.9772% 99.938% 99.938%
eu-north 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9965% 99.9382% 99.9382%
eu-west 100% 100% 100% 99.9574% 99.9653% 99.9182% 99.9182%
japan-east 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9986% 99.9982% 99.9982%
japan-west 99.9835% 99.9917% 99.9961% 99.9981% 99.9987% 99.998% 99.998%
us-central 100% 100% 99.993% 99.9965% 99.9966% 99.9406% 99.9406%
us-east 100% 100% 99.9867% 99.9926% 99.9941% 99.9864% 99.9864%
us-east2 100% 100% 100% 99.9749% 99.9791% 99.963% 99.963%
us-northcentral 100% 99.9915% 99.9822% 99.9897% 99.9932% 99.9924% 99.9924%
us-southcentral 100% 100% 99.996% 99.998% 99.9987% 99.9838% 99.9838%
us-west 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.9988% 99.9521% 99.9521%

Service has not been monitored for the full duration of this interval

Service Marketshare

 List Name   List Date   Snapshot Date   Marketshare   Change   Rank 
Alexa 1,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 19 of 1,000 (1.9%) -1 1 of 3
Alexa 10,000 17 Jul 2015 17 Jul 2015 122 of 10,000 (1.22%) +6 1 of 5
Fortune 500 1 Jun 2014 17 Jul 2015 16 of 500 (3.2%) +3 1 of 3

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Bandwidth Direction

Outbound, Inbound / Internet [USD]

Free and Shared website tiers are limited to 165MB daily bandwidth. Basic and Standard include unlimited bandwidth.

Cap Price
No Cap Contact Provider

Platform Service Features

F1 Pricing

Comments

Includes 60 minutes shared CPU and 165MB bandwidth daily

D1 Pricing

Comments

Includes 240 minutes shared CPU and 165MB bandwidth daily

B1 Pricing

S1 Pricing

B2 Pricing

S2 Pricing

B3 Pricing

S3 Pricing

Microsoft Azure SQLDatabase Service

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-dbaas-for-azure

Service Locations [16]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
image description

Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.9%
SLA Link
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Bandwidth Direction

Bandwidth Type

Regions

Outbound / Internet, Same Region [USD] / us-west us-east us-northcentral us-southcentral eu-north eu-west

Cap Price
First 5GB Free
5GB - 10TB $0.120/GB
10TB - 50TB $0.090/GB
50TB - 150TB $0.070/GB
150TB - 500TB $0.050/GB
Over 500TB Contact Provider

Microsoft Azure Table StorageDatabase Service

Links

Website
http://azure.microsoft.com
Status
http://app.cloudharmony.com/status-of-dbaas-for-azure

Service Locations [16]

Actual Estimated Planned Special
image description

Service Availability

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

SLA
99.9%
SLA Link
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/

Bandwidth Pricing

Bandwidth Options

Bandwidth Direction

Bandwidth Type

Regions

Outbound / Internet, Same Region [USD] / us-west us-east us-northcentral us-southcentral eu-north eu-west

Cap Price
First 5GB Free
5GB - 10TB $0.120/GB
10TB - 50TB $0.090/GB
50TB - 150TB $0.070/GB
150TB - 500TB $0.050/GB
Over 500TB Contact Provider