Cloud Pricing Comparison 2021: AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud. Which offer is the best?

Theodora Fabi
September 2021
4 mins read | Last Updated Sept. 18, 2021, 9:03 a.m.
Quick Summary : 3 major cloud providers, 50 data centers, 201 VM sizes and 9401 options to choose from. Navigating the cloud market isn't easy. The 3 major cloud providers continue to fight a fierce battle against each other and thus push prices down. We show you who is staying ahead of the competition.


Check: Small sized VMs:

Often used for Jenkins build nodes, development and test servers, low traffic webserver and cluster workers of an autoscaling group.

best price

B1ms

by Azure

1.

1.00 vCPU • 2.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in eastus



USD

0.0207000000

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t2.small

by AWS

2.

1.00 vCPU • 2.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: Low to Moderate



USD

0.0250000000

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n1-standard-1

by GCP

3.

1.00 vCPU • 3.75 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

0.0474997500

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best price

e2-medium

by GCP

1.

2.00 vCPU • 4.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

0.0335030000

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t3a.medium

by AWS

2.

2.00 vCPU • 4.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: Up to 5 Gigabit

Storage: Up to 2085 Mbps



USD

0.0408000000

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B2s

by Azure

3.

2.00 vCPU • 4.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in eastus



USD

0.0416000000

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Check: Mid to large sized VMs:

Good size for a Jenkins Master, web servers and dedicated database servers with low to medium load. Back office application, microservices, development environments.



Check: Big VMs:

Often used for large database servers, Java application servers used in challenging business environments and machine learning. Gaming servers.

best price

D4_v5

by Azure

1.

8.00 vCPU • 28.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in eastus2



USD

0.0960000000

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e2-standard-8

by GCP

2.

8.00 vCPU • 32.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

0.2680240000

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t4g.2xlarge

by AWS

3.

8.00 vCPU • 32.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: Up to 5 Gigabit

Storage: Up to 2780 Mbps



USD

0.2944000000

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best price

D32_v5

by Azure

1.

32.00 vCPU • 128.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in eastus



USD

0.7680000000

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e2-standard-32

by GCP

2.

32.00 vCPU • 128.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

1.0720960000

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m6g.8xlarge

by AWS

3.

32.00 vCPU • 128.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: 10 Gigabit

Storage: 9000 Mbps



USD

1.3760000000

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Check: Buff VMs:

Recommended for large Enterprise application and heavy number crunching or big data. Also for virtual desktops hosting.



Check: Very big VMs:

Big Data, media streaming and in-memory databases & analytics.

best price

n2d-standard-128

by GCP

1.

128.00 vCPU • 512.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

5.4074880000

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M128s_v2

by Azure

2.

128.00 vCPU • 2000.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in westus3



USD

12.9190000000

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x1.32xlarge

by AWS

3.

128.00 vCPU • 1952.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: High

Storage: 14000 Mbps



USD

16.0060000000

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The tiniest VM:

best price

f1-micro

by GCP

1.

0.20 vCPU • 0.60 GiB Memory

On Demand in us-central1



USD

0.0076000000

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The largest VM:

best price

u-6tb1.112xlarge

by AWS

1.

448.00 vCPU • 6144.00 GiB Memory

On Demand in EU (Ireland)

Network Speed: 100 Gigabit

Storage: 38000 Mbps



USD

61.1000000000

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