Microsoft Announces a Price Cut on Its Cloud Services to Compete the Market

To answer the intense competition of cloud market top companies Microsoft announces a price reduction of its Azure services which will greatly benefits the cloud customers of Microsoft.

Microsoft The 2016 will surely be the year of cloud because the technology is increasing the capabilities of cloud services providing companies and the competition is benefiting the customers as Microsoft also announces the reduction in cloud services price following the Google and AWS.

“As part of our promise to deliver the best customer value on Azure, we have had a longstanding commitment to make our prices comparable on commodity services like compute, storage, and bandwidth relative to Amazon Web Services. In keeping to this commitment, we are announcing price reductions up to 17% on the latest version of the popular Azure D-series virtual machines, Dv2 Virtual Machines” said Nicole Herskowitz, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform.

After subsequent price cuts by Google and AWS, Microsoft also lesser the price slab further with cuts to its Azure service. No doubt the small clients of the company will have to struggle with the costs.

She further said “It is worthwhile to note that the Azure Dv2 instances – unlike AWS EC2 instances – have load balancing and auto-scaling built-in at no additional charge. This means you get even more value from Azure.”

Amazon Web Services announces the company’s 51st cloud price cut on his official AWS blog at the start of this January.

In the same week on 8th Google’s Julia Ferraioli stated that Google is offering the cheaper prices of its cloud services as a result of its discounting scheme.

To attract the clients and to retain the existing customers Microsoft takes steps and announces the 17% cut off the prices of its Dv2 Virtual Machines.

Clients using Linux instances will be able to get better deals than the others, with reductions on the D1-D5 v2s of 14% for Linux and 10% for Windows Server, and 17% and 13% respectively for the D11-D14 v2 machines.

The report from Tariff Consultancy found that while venture cloud computing costs had fallen down by two thirds on average since 2014, on the whole costs was starting to even out.

You will not find it astonishing that Azure would save the most of discount deals for the Microsoft truthful. Microsoft is willing to make Azure as attractive a target as achievable for existing Windows Server users.