Advice on LRS or RA-GRS for Azure Storage
I've heard of B2, but never looked much into it. I'll have a look at it . — sanferno
They gain a lot of attention and expand rather quickly, now aiming at SMB market and, quite frankly, owning it)
Apart from that they are more or less equal to my needs. Could you share your opinion on this? — sanferno
I will sound quite general, sorry for that.
However, I believe, that everything really depends on:
1. The use-case. If their offers fit your needs, then why choosing a completely different platform?
2. The infrastructure. If you, your organisation or your environment mostly interact with Azure services.
3. The aim and purpose. If you are aimed towards learning Microsoft Azure (which is the second biggest cloud vendor in the world, right after AWS), then Azure it is. Microsoft is reportedly investing quite hard into their cloud solutions.
but it hasn’t the offering for dev/test Windows EC2 instances. — sanferno
Have you ever checked with AWS Free Tier program: https://aws.amazon.com/free/
They're running free 750 hours/month of EC2 on Windows t2.Micro and Linux right now. This is for 12 months only, but might be interesting.
It's not I'm trying to convert you to AWS, though. If, as I've said, you are into Azure, then it's better to expert Azure and only then move to AWS )