I decided to do this based on today’s PDC 2010 announcement of the Microsoft Extra Small Instance.  I wanted to compare and contrast Amazon’s EC2 Instances with Microsoft Azure’s Instances.  I came across what I believe to be an error on Microsoft’s website (both Medium and Large Instances currently show as $0.48/CPU hour.
Below is a picture of the spreadsheet I put together. I will put a link to the XLS up later, I’m looking for corrections and input on improving this.

Note - This is assuming AWS Windows VMs - Linux is ~33% Less $


  1. Interesting catch. Looks like a true price war between the two services. Have you compared the pricing w/ Joyent & RackSpace? I’d be interested to see if the market is driving a standard $/hr.

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