Shravan Kumar Kasagoni
Senior Mobile Web Software Engineer -
Microsoft MVP - ASP.NET/IIS
Managing hardware on premises.
-Hard, expensive, takes time and resources.
Managing VM’s via traditional hosting.
-Still takes time and resources, doesn’t scale up/down rapidly.
Managing OS in either environment.
-Patching, maintenance is time consuming and expensive when HA is required.
Getting provisioned resources takes too long.
-Can’t do dev/test or rapid prototyping.
-Can’t respond to business needs (marketing wants a new site, etc.).
Infrastructure adds complexity.
-Managing hosting environments is time consuming.
-Ensuring same OS, Frameworks, databases in dev/test/production is a challenge.
Development tools & infra aren’t connected
-Deployment isn’t easy
-Versioning and rollback on different infra is a challenge
Shared instances Reserved instances
Price FREE for 12 months Azure S,M,L instances
Number of sites Up to 10 Up to 100
Maximum scale 10 instances 10 instances (call support for more)
Storage 1GB (shared by all sites) 10GB (shared by all sites)
Unlimited (abstracted by storage
Unlimited (abstracted by storage subsystem)
SQL database Standard SQL database Standard SQL database
MySQL Includes one 20MB database Includes one 20MB database
Egress—Azure bandwidth rates (above 5GB/month)
Custom domains Not available Supported
SSL None Supported
SLA None Yes
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