Microsoft’s Cloud Hosting Division
I’d normally start a review like this by taking a look at the company itself to provide a little background information, but I have a feeling that you’ve probably heard of Microsoft. It’s one of the largest technology companies in the world, and its Azure cloud division is just one small section.
Azure covers 140 countries and 54 regions, which Microsoft claims is more regions than any other cloud hosting provider. However, it’s coverage is noticeably limited in some parts of the world, like South America and Africa.
That’s probably why 95% of Fortune 500 companies are using Azure in some form or another, with 120,000 new customers signing up every month, including clients like Coca-Cola, Harper Collins, Chevron, FedEx, and BMW.
But Microsoft Azure isn’t perfect. In fact, as you’ll see later in the article, it has some serious issues compared to other providers. But, as always, the key is to familiarize yourself with what Azure has to offer and to figure out if it’s the right web host for you.
Let’s get started.