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Published in14:56 2015-06-10| Time reading| sourceTechTarget China| ZeroArticle comments| authorTechTarget China

Abstract:Despite facing fierce competition from competitors such as Google and Amazon Web services, Microsoft Azure has become one of the major players in the public cloud computing market. However, enterprises in the Azure as their special cloud computing platform, a careful review of its unique services, pricing structure and customer support model will be very important.

Enterprise cloud computing platform series of Microsoft Azure

Despite facing fierce competition from competitors such as Google and Amazon Web services, Microsoft Azure has become one of the major players in the public cloud computing market. However, enterprises in the Azure as their special cloud computing platform, a careful review of its unique services, pricing structure and customer support model will be very important.

Microsoft Azure cloud computing integration of the infrastructure that services and platforms that services, it allows business users to choose between the public cloud, private cloud computing or cloud computing environment. Enterprise users can also choose to allow Microsoft to replace them completely manage these environments.

Azure is designed and developed by Microsoft Corp for companies that seek to connect their existing data centers with the public cloud or private cloud computing. The platform supports popular operating systems, tools, programming languages and frameworks, including Windows, Linux, Server C#, SQL and Java.

According to Microsoft official said, Azure has 99.95% of the availability, and the company provides a corresponding service level agreement (SLA). Azure is deployed through data centers around the world in 19 regions, including the mainland china.

The following is an overview of the key cloud computing services on Azure, which can help you determine whether the Azure cloud computing platform is suitable for your organization:

1 Calculation: Azure allows customers to provide Windows and Linux virtual machines, running a large batch of processing operations, creating scalable applications and deploying Windows client applications.

2. The network and mobility: according to Microsoft's official claims, users can completed deployment and expansion of the site, and the developer can in the cloud computing platform development and hosting mobile application back-end in azure within a few seconds. Enterprise users can safely and developers, partners, and hire employees to share API.

3 data and storage: Azure provides a managed SQL database that serves as well as a NoSQL document DBaaS (i.e., the so-called DocumentDB). StorSimple's Azure service is a hybrid cloud storage service for enterprise customers.

4 Analysis: the use of HDInsight Azure, customers can provide hosted Hadoop on the Azure cluster, and its real-time data flow analysis.

5 Network: through the use of Azure, customers can provide a dedicated network, and connected to the local data center. Azure traffic manager can balance incoming traffic load.

Microsoft Azure pricing and customer support

Microsoft provides Azure users with a month of free trial period, and customers can get an additional $200 in red for the use of Azure services.

After the deployment of Azure, the customer is the unit of the minutes and only for the services they use to pay the cost of. No upfront cost or termination fee. The dealer of the Microsoft Corp provides the cloud computing service in the mode of "using it", or it can also be used in the special enterprise agreement involving the use of pre commitment and the discount price.

The price of Azure depends on the type of service. Microsoft offers four different levels of Web site and application hosting:

Free class: offers up to ten web sites or applications;

Unlimited Web site or application, the price of 0.10 U.S. dollars / hour;

Virtual machine pricing ranging from basic to optimize the calculation of different, from $0.018 / hour (about $13 / month) to $0.171 / hour (about $127 / month);

SQL database services from the basic level to the professional level, specifically from $0.0067 / hour (about $5 / month) to $0.625 / hour (about $465 / month).

Microsoft Corp also provides all-weather customer support and twenty hours of service running status monitoring. Specifically divided into four support level:

Developer level support: Pricing for $29 / month, it provides a service data display interface, network event submission, all weather interrupt / repair and less than 8 hours of response time;

Enterprise cloud computing platform series Rackspace

As a hosted cloud computing service provider Rackspace over the past year has been steadily expanding its cloud computing service territory, particularly on the big data and hybrid cloud calculation. In addition, Rackspace is also based on OpenStack provides a public cloud computing and private cloud computing services, and for its business customers who manage these services.

However, in order to determine whether the Rackspace is suitable for your enterprise's best cloud computing provider, a careful review of its service product portfolio, pricing model, as well as other and so is very important.

Rackspace hosted cloud computing services have three levels:

1 hosted infrastructure: Rackspace's basic level services include security guidance from cloud computing and architecture consultants and 60 days to start an assistant. Hosted infrastructure services at a price of $0.005 /GB, a minimum of $50.

2. Managed operations, system operation: Rackspace for it operations level includes all the contents of the hosting infrastructure and a lot of additional services, such as backup, hosting monitoring and response, as well as the platform maintenance. The level of services priced at $0.02 /GB, the minimum $500 from.

3. Managed operations, development and operation of automation: This is the service Rackspace offers the highest level. It includes all the contents of the first two service level, but also increase the additional management services, such as configuration management, according to the needs of expansion and performance monitoring and response. Its cost for a fixed fee of $2500 / month and $0.02 /GB hours.

In addition to these hosted cloud computing options, Rackspace also offers a number of other cloud computing services, including:

Cloud computing server: Rackspace provides hosting the virtual machine and bare metal server, the original infrastructure price is $0.032 / hour.

Cloud computing site: This is an extension of the Rackspace provided by the advanced web hosting services, its commitment to the normal running time of 99.9%. The company can cooperate with any platform, which starts at $150 / month.

Cloud computing database: Rackspace's cloud calculation service database provides according to the need to configure the development and function of the API, which can allow customers to deploy mysql, percona server or MariaDB, its pricing is $0.05 / h (no contract or up front fees).

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