DigitalOcean vs Azure

What are the compelling reasons, other than cost, to use DO instead of Azure?

I ask as a long-time DO user with no significant experience of Azure. Sometimes people ask whether their data can be stored on Azure (due to name recognition and a perception of reliability and security).

If money were no object, what would be the reasons to choose DO over Azure?

And, for balance, what are the arguments in reverse?


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To me, DigitalOcean provides a super user-friendly GUI, launches server faster, takes snapshot faster, server performance slightly better. Azure provides much more tools and features, more regions.

Luckily, I don’t have any server run into issues on both platforms so hard to tell the stability and security part.