Which is the less expensive choice for most business customers, AWS or Azure?

ehtan

I hear some people claiming that AWS is cheaper and others claiming that Azure is less expensive. When you take into consideration the overall cost including deployment, storage, instances, etc., which ends of being more cost effective?

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jimlynch
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I agree with the first answer. It more or less depends on the needs of the business. I think you have to take a look at the entire situation before you can come up with an answer one way or the other.

kreiley
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I think the best answer is, “it depends,” since the two are actually pretty different. There was a decent discussion of this on quora not long ago. 

http://www.quora.com/Is-Windows-Azure-more-expensive-than-AWS

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