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Now I am curious, who runs production customer facing apps on Azure? I'm assuming many people do given that Azure is second after AWS in market share or is that really just mostly corporate IT servers?



We do. We're a non-profit, and a few years ago we went cloud-provider hunting. Microsoft was willing to be generous with us in a way that Amazon was not. Not only in terms of non-profit friendly pricing, but also in terms of incidentals -- trainings, related services/pricing, and so on. Amazon offered no concessions at all, so it was kind of a no-brainer for our CTO and board.

So everything we host is Azure. We are a relatively small outfit, but a fair chunk of our 'stuff' is customer-facing. We haven't had any negative experiences yet at all and it's been a few years now.


Usually all the big commerce and e-commerce players. They don't want their data flowing through Amazon because of conflict of interest.


//Now I am curious, who runs production customer facing apps on Azure? I'm assuming many people do given that Azure is second after AWS in market share or is that really just mostly corporate IT servers?

The government does. Though AWS and IBM are also used. In other words, entries outside the bubble.


we recently adopted a 'far in the upper right hand quadrant' SaaS platform, and learned _after_ we signed that they were 99%+ Azure. And many of the other platforms we auditioned were on Azure as well. I think it's pretty common in the enterprise.


I highly recommend non-profits do it. Azure gives awesome deals to non-profits! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/nonprofits/azure


When folks say Azure is just behind AWS what does that mean? I don't see nearly that many Azure large scale workloads or is something else counting as Azure I'm not aware of?


It used to count Office 365 as well, not sure if that's changed.


well just behind is very generous considering Azure's market share is around 12% and AWS is like 50%

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2019/08/02/amazon-...


Boeing


I work for $COMPANY, we just became a Microsoft Partner. Our CTO has deemed that we move all products from AWS to Azure, with a 2 year time frame.




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