The new AMD-based instance types are made available in Nov 2018. It’s damn impressive. Here is a quick benchmark using openssl.
The first is from EPYC, second from ARM, third from Intel.
Azure hard-codes disk size and it cannot be changed during deployment. Resizing root disk on Azure is often a required task. Here is how a root disk can be resized. I learned this the hard way.
I recently attended a 4-day training on Microsoft’s cloud platform. Quickly I learned why it should not be used if you’re serious about your business. Continue reading “Why not Azure”
My venture with VULTR ended prematurely, time to move onto a more popular platform – Digital Ocean. It’s one of the first to offer an all-ssd cloud offering.
Its ability to provide HTML5-based machine consoles is very interesting. For what I know, this feature does not exist on more advanced platforms like AWS / Azure. Continue reading “DigitalOcean: First Impression”
I’s in search for a cheaper cloud service and VULTR is definitely one of them.
My first impression isn’t so great as it took more than 20min to provision a CentOS 7 instance. I’m starting to doubt if the instance will ever come up, or they have really really slow SSD, or their provisioning module isn’t working.
So I’ve decided to give Microsoft Azure a try. Coming from AWS, it really is difficult to expect another cloud that can be comparative. I’m just going to say that up front.