I'm comparing the small instances of Azure, Amazon and Rackspace, and noticed that the Amazon configuration appears to use less RAM than Azure. Can anyone explain why this is?
Would it be true to say that the OS configuration of Amazon is more efficient than MSFT Azure? ... or is Azure configured out of the box for a special purpose?
Image of Task Manager in Amazon
(Note: Usage only increases to 672 MB when identical roles and features are installed)
Image of Task Manager in Azure
I didn't bother with Rackspace since the comparable RAM is ~700MB less than the other offerings and the OS/RAM usage isn't configured as efficient as either Amazon or Azure.