Microsoft Azure Review

Microsoft Azure Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Microsoft Azure also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage   Load Balancer   Floating Ips  
Teams   Datastores   Serverless   Ddos Protection  

Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.156 Prices decrease with disk size. LRS. Called "Managed disks".
Throughput increases with disk size: 25MB/second for 32GB disk.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/managed-disks/
Object $0.060 Standard Data Storage, LRS, General Purpose v2 Called "Azure Files".
LRS - Locally Redundant Storage.
Zone and Region redundant storage are also available for higher prices.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/files/
Object $0.021 First 50TB, Hot, General purpose v2, LRS Called "Azure Storage Blobs".
Also available as Cool or Archve storage at lower prices.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/blobs/

Microsoft Azure Plans


Plan Specifications

Url https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/pricing/details/virtual-machines/linux/
Cost Per Month $19.25
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 4
Data Transfer Gb 1000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization Hyper-V
Burstable
Per core CPU allocation: 20%

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B F C D C

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Microsoft Azure - B1MS. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the B1MS plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Oct 11 2018 Web Sysbench 62ms 260ms
Mar 10 2018 Web Sysbench 73ms 260ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/linux/
Cost Per Month $36.5
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 16
Data Transfer Gb 1000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization Hyper-V
Burstable No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B F C D B

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Microsoft Azure - F1s. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Test Results

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the F1s plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
May 14 2018 Web Sysbench 61ms 253ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/
Cost Per Month $31.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 4.0
Disk Gb 30
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 2
Virtualization Hyper-V
Burstable
Per core CPU allocation: 40%

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B D E C B

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Microsoft Azure - B2s. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test Network Transfers
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Test Results

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the B2s plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Aug 06 2018 Web Sysbench 57ms 260ms

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