Azure vs. UpCloud

Are you considering migrating to UpCloud? That's great!
Let us give you three reasons why you should choose us.

#1 UpCloud is just so much faster!

SSDs are today becoming the industry norm and a lot faster than the typical mechanical drives you usually see. But none the less, they weren't fast enough for us! To really have the edge, we built a compltely new type of storage technology, aptly named MaxIOPS. It's specifically developed to give you the best I/O performance for todays demanding web applications and business-critical services. MaxIOPS often provides you with more than 2x the performance over enterprise-grade SSDs. We've even to limited the performance at 100,000 IOPS per virtual disk to provide you with the high performance at all times!

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#2 Global, truly private networking

Private networking and Floating IPs are essentials in building modern and scalable web applications. A private network lets your cloud servers communicate through a secure channel that is not exposed to the public network (i.e. the Internet) and doesn't count towards your bandwidth costs. But compared to most cloud providers, our private network spans all our datacenters and regions, and are not isolated to a single datacenter.

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#3 Flexibility and scaling

With Azure, you are forced to pick from a confusing number of resource plans they have pieced together for you. So what if you would need to add more CPU cores to let your service grow, but you are happy with the amount of other resources you already have? Too bad! Your only option is to try to find a new plan somewhat matching your requirements. You'll likely end up with a considerably more expensive system and wasting money on resources you don't need.

With UpCloud, you get to choose! Every cloud servers can be deployed using cost-effective preconfigured plans or with fully customizable resources, completely according to your budget and needs. You can even switch between plans and custom configuration whenever you want! With the possibility of selecting each resource independently, you are in complete control.

UpCloud Azure Difference
Instance 1 CPU, 1GB Memory, 25GB MaxIOPS 1 CPU, 1GB Memory, 64GB SSD (B1S) -
Location West Europe (Netherlands) West Europe (Netherlands) -
Price (USD) $5/mo ~$9.224/mo -0.5x
Disk I/O
(sysbench, 4 KB random read)
101726 IOPS 426 IOPS +238.8x
Disk I/O
(sysbench, 4 KB random write)
25754 IOPS 226 IOPS +113.9x
(sysbench, CPU)
6691 5359 +1.2x
(sysbench, Memory)
2118K ops/s 2027K ops/s -
Ready to give UpCloud a try?

If UpCloud sounds like the right choice, then just go ahead and sign up. All new accounts enjoy a free trial period!

But if you would like to know more or have any questions, don't hesitate contacting us and we'll gladly show you around. :)

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