Category: Microsoft Azure

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Azure vs AWS

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Microsoft claims that Azure is “the cloud for modern business”. However, veteran Amazon AWS users may encounter a great deal of frustration at Azure’s immaturity. Despite Microsoft’s assertion that its “integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet…
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Understanding your Azure bill

Azure virtual machine billing is somewhat arcane, unfortunately. For reasons unknown, Microsoft’s engineers decided all virtual machine usage should be billed as an “A1” virtual machine, with hours adjusted to make the actual charges match public pricing for other virtual machine sizes. For example, an A2 instance has double the resources of an A1 instance, so…
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Azure Tips for AWS EC2 Users – Security Groups

Security groups in EC2 make it extremely easy for admins to manage firewall rules and secure a group of virtual servers. A security group acts as a virtual firewall that controls the traffic for one or more instances. When you launch an instance, you associate one or more security groups with the instance. You add rules to…
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