Microsoft Azure

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Daniel
Daniel
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

AWS who?.....

Reviewed on 14/08/2019

Spinning up virtual environments and hosting software for clients and we use cold and hot storage...

Spinning up virtual environments and hosting software for clients and we use cold and hot storage for clients servers and backs with azure as they offer some of the best storage rates as compared to AWS. We can also spin up virtual domain and active directories for our clients to remove the heat and maintenance from small facilities on the edge of their environment that might not have a dedicated space for IT. Allowing us to now only offsite the IT but also the infrastructure.

Pros

I have found the best use for Azure is to off site the IT hardware for infrastructure, So now IT can not only have the team off site but now that off site team doesn't have to worry about the servers being touched by employees messing around in the network closets.Allowing entire companies to be managed off site.

Cons

Price on VMs, non transparent price, ease to setup redundancy...

Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Switched From

Amazon RDS

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Being that it is Microsoft it never closes and the people on the Azure team are always willing to help, and since it is Microsoft its almost like you have built in OS support. You can have most of your support in one location and but support contracts from one vendor.
Eric
Eric
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Microsoft Azure Review

Reviewed on 09/12/2022

My overall experience has been awesome, I really love this software and I a not leaving anytime soon

My overall experience has been awesome, I really love this software and I a not leaving anytime soon

Pros

Excellent Google Cloud Hosting ExperienceReceived the best deal compared to other hosting companies, including unlimited SSD storage, high loading speeds, and hosting for an unlimited number of domains.

Cons

The only issue I have is the customer service response, it takes them time to respond. If only they can improve on this.

Alternatives Considered

Vultr , Amazon S3 , Linode and OpenStack

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

Because it is more comprehensive and easy to use.

Switched From

DigitalOcean

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Because it is much more comprehensive and easy to use.
Nathan
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Microsoft Azure works, but needs more ease of use

Reviewed on 23/11/2022

Over all Azure works. There is a lot to be desired as far as ease of user or our non technical...

Over all Azure works. There is a lot to be desired as far as ease of user or our non technical folks. It does what it's supposed to, but i am sure we are not getting our full value out of the software.

Pros

I like the deployment manager and the integration tools. This allows to help secure and work with outside software products and keep source code / security tools in one place.

Cons

The collaboration tools are not user friendly. A lot more thought should go into a better atmosphere to allow all users of Azure to work together. This includes technical and non-technical.

Alternatives Considered

Jira

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

JIRA was no longer supporting client hosted instances.

Switched From

Jira

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

It had more tools that were in line with our .net frame works and C# coding.
Kefiloe
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great computing and virtual machine.

Reviewed on 29/02/2024

Seamlessly integrating it for computing management, it helps us retrieve data from SQL and Active...

Seamlessly integrating it for computing management, it helps us retrieve data from SQL and Active directory management.

Pros

It is highly scalable with simple data management.
Azure DevOps is great in web design and development has many features.
Security well maintained with it's robust encryption.

Cons

For new users it may take a while to learn.

Daniel
Daniel
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Azure gives us the ability to deploy Microservices

Reviewed on 30/01/2023

So far we have had success with using azure - very rarely do we have a problem with the service...

So far we have had success with using azure - very rarely do we have a problem with the service itself, instead it is usually lack of understanding on how to accomplish what it is we intend to do.

Pros

We have started to breakdown our monolith and adopt a Microservices architecture. This has meant we had to change everything from our code bases to our release strategy . Azure will allow us to release to production several times a day with confidence.

Cons

Azure is tricky to understand - there is a lot of things you can create, configure and that itself can be a full time job. It is recommended to get someone who has experience with Azure to assist with the setup process.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Other companies we are partnered with use Azure and our cloud hosting provider is azure based
Luke
Luke
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Cloud Service

Reviewed on 07/10/2022

Pros

We really love how easy it is to get virtual machines set up in Azure and the power that we have in using Azure. The support is excellent and we are able to deploy and complete many tasks when we need them.

Cons

We don't like the cost structure as much as other competitors' ways of offering their services.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

In the end, we wanted to stay in the Microsoft framework as that is where we are currently using all other 365 products. It made the most sense to grow with Azure given we are keeping our active director in Azure already.
Suruchi
Suruchi
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

How my 2 years experience with Azure

Reviewed on 03/05/2023

It was highly helpful in code development, debugging, versioning and storage of code. Easy to build...

It was highly helpful in code development, debugging, versioning and storage of code. Easy to build and deploy applications.

Pros

Versioning .Yes its easy to use. Yes it was very flexible. It helps in supporting .net core applications in case source code got changed its highly relevant

Cons

Debugging on Developer portal. It should be enhanced more so that we know exact error and in which line it happened so that problems should be superfast to solve

Alternatives Considered

Machine Learning on AWS and AWS for Data

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Due to its costing per hour and high availability
Funashi
Funashi
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Azure Way Of The Cloud Computing

Reviewed on 26/11/2019

Azure is very good, scalable, resourceful and is reliable and secure.

Azure is very good, scalable, resourceful and is reliable and secure.

Pros

Microsoft Azure is truly the way of Cloud computing as it helps save money through IaaS/PaaS offering Infrastructure and Platform As A Service. No need to have on-premise computing power when you can have it in the Cloud allowing you to efficiently use the resources.

Cons

Azure requires comprehensive training, IT expertise to set up. And for the end-user when you don't have internet you will have no access to the resources.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Azure was ahead in its implementation than Google Cloud Platform
Nasrullah
Nasrullah
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Ease of Access and better Service

Reviewed on 07/06/2020

So far its very ease of use with detailed azure dashboard, subscribing for services and monitoring...

So far its very ease of use with detailed azure dashboard, subscribing for services and monitoring the services are detailed with better statistic reports

Pros

Azure database which helps us store data on cloud, using visual studio is the best way to connect to the azure database.

Cons

Cost is little higher when comparing the pricing with Azure and other services for startup companies.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Comparing to amazon, Azure was really easy to manage for a beginner.
Jonathan Javier
Jonathan Javier
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Embrace the Power of the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Reviewed on 02/05/2023

I have discovered Microsoft Azure to be an exceptionally potent tool for setting up and controlling...

I have discovered Microsoft Azure to be an exceptionally potent tool for setting up and controlling cloud-based applications. It is simple to manage the complete software development process from a single platform because to its seamless interface with other Microsoft products like Visual Studio and GitHub.

Pros

Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive cloud platform that offers a wide range of services for software engineers, including virtual machines, databases, AI and machine learning tools, and more. Applications may be managed and deployed with ease because to its user-friendly interface and seamless connection with other Microsoft products, while scalability and high availability are guaranteed by its extensive worldwide data center network.

Cons

Microsoft Azure's complexity, which may be difficult for newcomers to manage, is one of its key downsides.

Jinal
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The service provided by Azure is priceless!

Reviewed on 27/12/2020

Intuitive and easy to use. You do not have problems uploading files. the convenience of being able...

Intuitive and easy to use. You do not have problems uploading files. the convenience of being able to store very large files in multiple gigabytes is great. An affordable, reliable product.I love that it provides easy access to everything we keep. My experience with Azure is great.

Pros

Its design is pleasant and intuitive. It is easy to use and is a reliable great tool for my cloud storage needs. I like that it is easy to store all kinds of data and data drop extensions. It is truly an excellent online storage program. It allows the sharing of large videos and graphics, which are difficult to send by e-mail, thanks to this feature, it perfectly supports the workflow and contributes to the improvement of our business process. the pleasure of sharing important content such as videos and graphics that I want to share in a comfortable, fast and secure way without any restrictions is invaluable. It is also great at having unlimited data and analysis features. Azure enables us to turn our ideas into solutions by enabling us to see insight, unparalleled scale and price / performance ratio in a short time in the cloud created for data and analysis.

Cons

I haven't had any bad experience with Azure, I am very satisfied.

Cliff Ian
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  • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Microsoft Azure for Software Development and Project Management

Reviewed on 19/10/2022

It really saved us a lot of time and also our software development projects now are not all over...

It really saved us a lot of time and also our software development projects now are not all over the place unlike when we first started.

Pros

I love where you can use boards to put tasks and hours. I also love where you can edit the categories where you can put custom categories like Pre-Deployment, Test Environment, UAT Environment, and etc. which is really convenient for us, especially when you want to know where the issues on the software already is whether it's deployed on a specific environment, fixed, or even it undergone testing.

Cons

Sometimes Azure is very big and can be overwhelming but once you get your hands on it, you can navigate it with ease.

Alternatives Considered

Asana

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

We felt like there more functionalities you can integrate like CI/CD and also you can integrate it with repositories like GitHub and etc. You can also build your own repository in Azure.

Switched From

Jira

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

We just didn't feel it. Also some of the functionalities of Asana kind of feels similar with Microsoft Teams which we are using already. We didn't want redundancy.
Sagar
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

On the cloud with Ms Azure

Reviewed on 04/08/2022

Best platform to run IT services

Best platform to run IT services

Pros

This public cloud offers the Iaas and Paas both to run your business with highly available services and features
Very flexible to understand the Ui to supprt team and also to the customers
Cost free as compare to other cloud platforms
Runs with numerous own features under single platform own infra own backups own DR everything under single roof
Best to ruins business seamlessly

Cons

Sometimes but rarely you have to engaged with Ms engineers for dependancies of things

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

Better experience and seamless work

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

Cost effective Flexible Understandable UI Customer support
Luca
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Microsoft Azure best in class solution for cloud services

Reviewed on 13/02/2023

Azure provide a wide range of services that cover almost all the need of companies to manage their...

Azure provide a wide range of services that cover almost all the need of companies to manage their business on IT perspective. Security , reliability, availability and service level agreement are on top of the market.

Pros

Microsoft Azure provide a huge variety of cloud services and tools to cover all the needs of a big company. Because of the recent trend request to move more and more services and solutions into the cloud, Azure provided to the company the best experience to grant the continuity of business, drastically reducing the TCO of IT.

Cons

It's not simple to evaluate in advance the real cost of "pay-per-use" model. Too many times for companies the cost overwhelm the estimation provided at the beginning of a cloud service implementation

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Azure

We choose Azure because of the wide usage of Microsoft tools in company local PCs.
Tim
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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A powerful platform with tons of options but a confusing interface and unclear pricing

Reviewed on 15/08/2017

Pros

There are a ton of amazing points about Azure. The ease of which you can spool up new websites, databases, or even entire virtual machines is incredible. You can do in minutes what would take you hours to do on site. Setting up communication between resources is also quite easy.

Inside each installed item (website, VM, SQL Server, etc.), there will be options that you can configure. These options make it very easy to quickly configure your resources in a way that is best. Not sure what you should do for setup? No problem. There are usually only a few pages of options, so it is easy enough to click through each page and read them (and their associated help). That allows for a much better experience for even novice Azure users.

Cons

I like Azure a lot, but there are definitely some big areas for improvement. The biggest, I think, is a very clear and transparent pricing system. It is very difficult to figure out what a certain addition will do to impact your monthly pricing. You have to guess a bit at what you think will happen and where you think you are at overall to figure out if you can afford to add another resource. That's not the way it should be.

The interface leave a lot to be desired as well. They just updated it, but it actually added to the confusion. There are so many boxes and flyouts to navigate, it gets hard to figure out what resources you are already using. I would like to see a very clear "this is what you have" system, especially when new resources can use the existing resources. For example, you can set up a VM to host your websites. Cool. However, that VM is a special one and it is hard to find to configure. Also, it is hard to figure out if it would be ok to add another website to it or not (is it pegged out or is there some wiggle room to add more load?).

Like I said, I like Azure. There is just room to make it better.

Shawn
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Microsoft Azure the Logical Advancement for Microsoft Stack; Still learning and improving

Reviewed on 26/04/2022

The main things we wanted to address with Azure were 1) Overhead of hardware that we had to...

The main things we wanted to address with Azure were 1) Overhead of hardware that we had to maintain. The cost of electricity, space, cooling, hardware itself, people with the skills to build new servers, etc. are reduced. 2) uptime/ availability and redundancy. Just let a giant company like Microsoft handle it. 3) Scalability. We can change the size of the VM with a simple click and reboot, sometimes less. This was not possible when we owned the hardware. 4) simplify upgrades. 5) Theoretically reduce cost. I was not actually included in the cost and purchase, just some implementation, but all of the above reasons contribute to designing an environment to be scaled how we need it, distributing power and resources where needed more fluidly.

Pros

The Azure portal is the home of many functions. The fact that this web-based portal houses so much functionality and administrative work can make it easily accessible from anywhere with internet. You no longer have to be in our firm's network. Generally it was a smooth transition to Azure from standard Windows servers, though there were some learning points and growing pains. Mostly it seemed to boil down to knowing/learning which option to select or how to configure. It also has fairly good monitoring and visualizations to help keep track of administrative tasks. Speed of going from nothing to having a new server is much faster than it used to be, as are scalable adjustments. Staying with the Microsoft stack, integration was the standard level of difficulty.

Cons

While monitoring is good, alerting and actual push notifications seem to be lacking. This means you have to know where to look and do so to find out if anything is wrong. We've had to figure out other tools and custom alerting to handle certain scenarios. Some things that are supposed to work seem to have the occasional quirk, like a windows update. Only 1 sticks out as being a huge critical issue, but Microsoft fixed it after getting to the right person. I've seen (what I think are) some unexplained networking hiccups, all of which resolve themselves with no IT user effort. But I don't know some of those pieces, and may be over speaking. The only one that affects me directly is that I occasionally see a 'sephamore timeout' when connecting to SQL server.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Enabling IAAS using MS Azure

Reviewed on 16/02/2023

Overall, Azure IaaS offers organizations a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective way to manage...

Overall, Azure IaaS offers organizations a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective way to manage their computing infrastructure. By taking advantage of Azure IaaS, organizations can focus on their core business functions, rather than on managing their IT infrastructure.

Pros

Flexibility: Azure IaaS offers organizations the ability to quickly and easily provision and scale their computing infrastructure to meet their changing needs. This flexibility allows organizations to respond rapidly to changes in demand, without the need for significant capital investment in hardware.Cost-Effectiveness: With Azure IaaS, organizations can avoid the cost of purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading their own hardware infrastructure. Azure IaaS offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which means organizations only pay for the resources they use, reducing overall infrastructure costs.Scalability: Azure IaaS offers organizations the ability to scale their infrastructure up or down to meet changing demands. This ability to scale is critical for organizations that experience seasonal spikes in demand or rapid growth.Security: Azure IaaS offers robust security features, including firewalls, access control, and encryption. Organizations can also take advantage of Azure's compliance certifications, which can help to ensure that their infrastructure meets industry standards.High Availability: Azure IaaS provides organizations with the ability to create highly available infrastructure using features such as load balancing, auto-scaling, and disaster recovery. This high availability ensures that organizations' services are always available to their customers.

Cons

Complexity: Azure IaaS can be complex and requires technical expertise to manage. Organizations may need to invest in training or hire additional staff to maintain and manage their infrastructure in the cloud.Security: Security is a major concern when it comes to cloud computing. While Azure IaaS offers robust security features, such as firewalls, access control, and encryption, organizations are still responsible for securing their own data and applications in the cloud.Cost: While Azure IaaS can be cost-effective compared to on-premises infrastructure, costs can quickly add up if organizations do not properly manage their resources in the cloud. Organizations need to carefully monitor their usage and optimize their infrastructure to avoid unexpected costs.Integration: Integrating Azure IaaS with other systems or third-party applications can be challenging, especially if there is no out-of-the-box integration available. This can require additional development work and testing to ensure compatibility.Reliance on Microsoft: Azure IaaS is a proprietary platform developed by Microsoft, which means that organizations using it are dependent on Microsoft for updates, support, and new features. This can create a lack of control over the platform's future development.

Joseph
Joseph
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Agrxis Review on Microsoft Azure

Reviewed on 13/05/2023

I've been using Microsoft Azure for a while, and so far, everything have gone well. I value the...

I've been using Microsoft Azure for a while, and so far, everything have gone well. I value the platform's scalability and the variety of services it provides. However, I've discovered that some services are complicated, which makes it challenging to set up and configure some features. Additionally, it might be difficult to precisely estimate expenses due to the complexity of some services' pricing structures. Finally, even though Microsoft offers typically useful documentation and support, there have been moments when I've had problems finding the information I need. Despite these difficulties, I continue to think of Microsoft Azure as a dependable and strong cloud platform that provides a wide range of helpful services.

Pros

The enormous array of services that Azure provides is one of the aspects of it that I value most. Azure has everything I want for the development, deployment, and management of my cloud-based apps, from infrastructure to platform services. I like Azure's flexibility and scalability since it makes it simple for me to scale up or down in accordance with my business needs. I really adore Azure's user-friendly interface, which makes it simple to explore and manage the platform. It is simple to learn and get started with the platform because to the great documentation and assistance offered by Microsoft. I also value Azure's strict security protocols since they offer me confidence that my information is secure.Another fantastic feature that I appreciate is the Azure Marketplace, which offers me a broad selection of pre-built solutions and services that I can easily incorporate into my apps. The integrations with third-party applications and other Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio and Power BI, are extremely impressive.Finally, anytime I've had queries or problems with the platform, I've found Azure's customer service to be quite helpful and prompt. Overall, Microsoft Azure is a solid, adaptable, and user-friendly cloud platform that I wholeheartedly endorse.

Cons

Despite the fact that I generally like using Microsoft Azure, there are a few things that irritate me. One problem is that some of the services are complicated, which might make it challenging to set up and configure some features. Additionally, it might be difficult to precisely estimate expenses due to the complexity of some services' pricing structures.

Gordon
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Microsoft Azure is everything you will ever need when it comes to cloud computing and...

Reviewed on 07/08/2023

Overall, this is one of the best products by Microsoft because the future is cloud.

Overall, this is one of the best products by Microsoft because the future is cloud.

Pros

Microsoft Azure is one of the top cloud computing platforms along with other top players like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.In this review, I will talk about my experience with Microsoft Azure. It is one of the best cloud platforms in the market and has almost all the features you would want in a cloud solution. I use it for both personal and professional use.I use it to create virtual machines that I can access from anywhere through Remote desktop platform. I use the virtual machines for different tasks related to my work. Microsoft Azure gives you a free trial version that has 200 dollars credit when you sign up. The free credit is valid for a whole month and with it, you can access all the premium features of Microsoft Azure.One of the most important aspects of cloud is scalability. Microsoft cloud data centres are available in different areas across the globe and with this comes low-latency and the ability to scale or down scale as needed. The pricing system of Microsoft Azure is that you only pay for what you have used in a specific month. There are no fixed monthly charges. This is a very good cost-effective system in my opinion.Apart from Virtual machines, Azure offers a variety of other services including Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, networking, and storage.

Cons

Some organizations may still not be comfortable to go cloud due to security concerns of their data being stored in a different country/region.

Cristian
Cristian
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Save time and improve performance

Reviewed on 21/09/2023

While the initial learning took effort, the enormous flexibility it gives me to adapt solutions to...

While the initial learning took effort, the enormous flexibility it gives me to adapt solutions to different client requirements is invaluable. I love how I can easily try new technologies thanks to their pay-as-you-go model. Azure also allowed me to migrate critical workloads to the cloud securely and reliably. Its benefits in scalability, global availability and lower maintenance costs have positively impacted my projects. Without a doubt, I recommend Azure for any professional or company looking to take advantage of the full potential of the cloud quickly and comprehensively

Pros

What I liked most about Microsoft Azure was the wide variety of services it offers. From basic services such as storage, virtual machines or virtual networks, to more advanced services for artificial intelligence, machine learning, mixed reality, containers or non-SQL databases. I loved having hundreds of cloud options to solve practically any scenario. Being able to easily test and combine different services allowed me to innovate and test new solutions for my clients with a lot of flexibility

Cons

What I liked least about Azure was the initial learning curve to master all its complexity and number of options. While I really appreciate the flexibility, the wide variety of services and technologies also make Azure more difficult to learn at first compared to other simpler cloud solutions. I needed to dedicate a lot of time to familiarize myself with all the concepts, define the appropriate architecture and know how to really take advantage of its full potential. However, I recognize that as I gained more experience, the curve became much more bearable

Ashish
Ashish
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Can't imagine to run our Business without Azure

Reviewed on 17/09/2019

It's a wonderful experience using Azure. Being an startup we're able to host and manage a complex...

It's a wonderful experience using Azure. Being an startup we're able to host and manage a complex Enterprise Level business solution without any server administrator.
We would not have been able to manage our product without Azure.

Pros

1. Intuitive and Fast Interface.
2. Everything possible with Azure.
3. Most Reasonable platform.
4. Multiple Technology Stack makes the life easy.
5. Ultimate Performance
6. Great analytics from usage to pricing level.

Cons

Microsoft keep on engineering and inventing the platform periodically. Whatever we think is missing is present in the immediate releases.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

Easy to use and cost-effectiveness.

Switched From

Amazon S3
Renan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Microsoft Azure: The best Cloud computing platform for your company. You need to check this!

Reviewed on 27/10/2022

Incredible cloud computing software.

Incredible cloud computing software.

Pros

The available tools and GUI. It's been so nice to manage the cloud with those tools, that I simply forgot the CLI.

Cons

The backbone and network configurations are such a hard thing to deal with. Microsoft Azure support team for this kind of issue, are hard to reach and takes too much time to solve it.

Carlos David
Carlos David
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Competitive Cloud Provider

Reviewed on 06/07/2021

I've been using Microsfot Azure since last 6+ years and I am still convinced that it is the best...

I've been using Microsfot Azure since last 6+ years and I am still convinced that it is the best cloud services solution available in the market. Compared to GCP and AWS it offers a good balance between cost and benefits.

Pros

Microsoft Azure has many features, but perhaps one of the things that I find most valuable it is how easy to use is the Azure Portal. Compared to Google Cloud or AWS , Azure portal is intuitive and you can deploy resources in a nutshell.
There are a vast number of resources from which you can select the ones that fit your needs. You can quickly deploy Linux or Windows Servers, VPN services, Load Balancers, API Gateway, and so on...

Cons

One important feature that it is missing, is an improvement in the Azure Calculator that allow you to effectively calculate your monthly costs. It tends to be quite difficult to do an accurate estimate of prices.

Zachary
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The superior cloud platform for any health system needing to protect patient information

Reviewed on 05/11/2022

Overall, azure has been an excellent development for our company. The few times we’ve run into...

Overall, azure has been an excellent development for our company. The few times we’ve run into issues, the customer support has been incredibly helpful

Pros

The compliance and robustness of azure cloud is phenomenal, and the customizable it’s with regard to api connection (and development) has been critical

Cons

This is not the cheapest option, and for purely data storage I would not recommend

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Azure

Cost
Alok
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

powerful and flexible cloud computing platform

Reviewed on 31/03/2023

strong security features, including role-based access control, encryption, and threat detection,...

strong security features, including role-based access control, encryption, and threat detection, which helps to keep customer data and applications secure.

Pros

1) a comprehensive set of features, tools, and services that are ideal my requirements. 2) its flexibility, as it allows to choose from a variety of deployment options, 3) including public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.

Cons

drawback of Azure is that it can be complex and challenging to manage, particularly for businesses that do not have experience with cloud computing.

Alternatives Considered

Google Cloud

Switched From

AWS for Data