Azure price slash targets AWS
In a very aggressive move, one likely aimed at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft has announced tiered price cuts for Azure. As of October 1, Microsoft lowered prices on some of its most popular virtual machines (VMs).
Whatever it does to AWS, this should enable partners hosting Dynamics GP and NAV on Azure to lower their price points. Or perhaps to make the move to Azure to begin with. An informal MSDynamicsWorld poll run earlier this year found that 51 percent of partners found Azure "Too expensive, not cost effective," while another 35 percent found it expensive enough to limit its use. With "unfavorable ratings" of 86 percent, a dramatic move like this may be aimed at clearing Azure's too-pricy image.