Microsoft Azure Features

Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure Feature Summary

  • Build websites with ASP.NET, PHP or Node.js
  • Deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machi
  • Migrate applications and infrastructure
  • SQL Database
  • Caching
  • CDN
  • Virtual Network
  • Mobile Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Business Analytics
  • Hadoop
  • Media Services

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Microsoft Azure Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Azure's features:

Carolina Urrecheaga

Good when the budget can't afford having a strong server for multiple users.

2018-05-02

for managing our API web services

Pros

it's good for integration with microsoft services.The monitor, response time and uptime are really optimus.

Cons

it's expensive comparing with other cloud provider. the user interface is slow and it isn't intuitive

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Shivakant Dubey

Good frontend management interface.

2018-02-11

Pros

As a full stack developer I like Load Balancing, NoSQL, VPN, Realtime Dashboard for monitoring, Webapps, Multiple programming language support, global server availability, Automated deployment, Security etc.

Cons

The blades in the Azure portal are a novel idea but they do get cumbersome at times. They are also a little buggy. If I want to delete a resource, I right click on it in the list, and a new blade pops up with the resource's properties. I need to scroll back to the previous blade and right click it again for the context menu to actually display. Very annoying and most important Average performance / High cost.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafael Alejandro Beltran Bustamante

Microsoft's Azure backup is a full solution. We are very satisfied with your evolution e maturity an

2018-01-19

Pros

Reduce the IT workload while enabling users , Only pay for what you use, Save on physical infrastructure

Cons

no central management, heavy touch each machine needs configuration, and management/monitoring isn't centralized

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Ruben Albornoz

It is a flexible and simple platform, provides cloud service, offering the necessary elements

2018-03-31

The services provided by Azure simplify the development of your company's infrastructure, offering the security required for data protection, providing fast and flexible management in software development or applications, reducing costs and time in your company.

Pros

The services provided by Azure simplify the development of a company's infrastructure, offering the security required for data protection, providing fast and flexible management in software development or applications, reducing costs and time in your company.

Cons

It depends completely on the provider and the good use of its infrastructures, as well as its backup and update policies, if the internet access is cut, we are left without the service!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Karan Singh

Reputed name in Cloud Infrastructure as a space

2018-07-28

Building and deploying product applications on the server

Pros

-All In One (Building, Testing, Deployment, Managing) cloud computing software -Provide three Services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) -Support multiple programming languages -Support frameworks and other tools related with 3rd party applications -Provide Mobile services, Storage and Data management

Cons

It need to be expertise for managing and maintaining for moving business data storage to cloud in IaaS.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great Cloud Solution

2018-04-24

Pros

The security is robust with the platform being secured as well as the end user being protected as well.

Cons

Requires someone to manage it closely, ensuring patches and other maintenance are being monitored and completed.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Michel Alexander Aguirre leon

I can quickly build, deploy and manage applications in a global network of data centers

2018-03-07

Infrastructure as a service allows me to free up time and resources up to that moment to maintain your own infrastructure, security measures are beyond the reach of most companies, security regulations provide customers with the confidence that their data will be totally protected.

Pros

The ability to test mobile applications, since it allows the creation of private tests to carry out tests before publishing or implementing an application, being able to verify if the project in which it is working meets all expectations when it is transferred to a mobile device.

Cons

Although existing databases can be used for applications, there are certain restrictions and the system only gives the possibility to use SQL.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Azure Storage

2018-08-16

I like the Azure Storage Explorer, it makes it easy to upload and download the files that are being transmitted by the software that my project team is developing.

Pros

The blob storage has made it easy for our Direct messaging application to send and receive even massive messages and larger attachments.

Cons

As I am new to the use of the Azure Storage, I haven't really experienced any real negative aspects of Azure storage.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Best way to write code in Azure.

2018-03-20

Pros

1) Lower costs. 2) Faster time to market. 3) Reliability, security and compliance. 4) Increased scalability. 5) Simplified data storage.

Cons

1) Requires Management. 2) If a company must significantly up the use of Azure servers the costs can be quite high. 3) Requires Platform Expertise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Ingargiola

I really enjoyed using this app or program because it helps me maintain all my different application

2018-04-24

I think the best benefit I got was being able to monitor all the different interactions with the application for programming all the different aspects of my job

Pros

Ease-of-use once you get to learn it. The very detailed features really make everything that you use with a very in-depth. All the different tasks are able to take on with this program makes life so much simpler in the tech world

Cons

Only thing I can really say that is a conch is amount of time you have to put into in order to learn the basics of using it

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jhampiert Barrios Diaz

Used as an infrastructure solution as a service through virtual machines in the cloud

2018-04-07

Usually, the most sophisticated security measures are beyond the reach of most companies.

Pros

What I like most is the cost reduction for file backups and portability of my data. Infrastructure as a service allows you to free up time and resources

Cons

In connections not so fast, the System tends to get very slow and it is not so easy to download packages

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Abhishek Shah

Wonderful data management platform to store enterprise wide data.

2018-04-04

Data management. Data pulls and eventually visualize the data.

Pros

The ability to create data warehouse.

Cons

Connecting data to various APIs. Sometimes in our organization we need to write custom APIs to bring in data from various sources.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Warren James Blunt

Azure is a cloud based service

2018-06-28

Pros

Microsoft Azure is used for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.

Cons

Unlike local servers, Azure requires expertise to ensure all moving parts work together efficiently, this means constant monitoring of server functions by administrators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eliz Melicio

I use it every day, its graphical interface is simple and I have not had any problems.

2017-11-16

The application of the company is developed in .net and Azure easily adapts to the changes and requirements that we have.

Pros

It integrates very well with .net applications, Microsoft services work very fast, it is easy to activate the services I need.

Cons

It is expensive with respect to similar services. The dashboard setting should be more friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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steve matthews

Microsoft Azure Backup pros and cons in my opinion

2018-05-03

This is a good cloud base back up program but in addition it also automatically keeps your device software and hardware updated as well.

Pros

This is the cloud based program for Data storage it also takes care of keeping your device up to date such as hardware, software, and maintenance upgrades.

Cons

Of course with all cloud based programs you can not access it unless you have a internet connection .

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Allen Johnson

Easy to publish new apps with lots of great features

2018-04-05

Pros

App services, Search, Storage, Cognitive Services and excellent up-time. Integration with Visual Studio 2017

Cons

The web interface is not my favorite.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa Steele

Azure Machine Learning Studio is a great to for doing predictive analytics but not intuitive to use

2018-04-04

Not a lot of benefit as we didn't get accurate results from our predictive model.

Pros

It's drag and drop functionality is great and the visuals are very helpful for finding anomalies in your data.

Cons

The tool isn't very intuitive if you are not a data scientist.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Lambert

Our go-to cloud environment for customer cloud services

2018-01-23

Pros

We host several customer environments in the Azure cloud, along with our own SaaS product, and we have never had a problem with it. Monitoring is also comprehensive, allowing manual or automatic availability provisioning to be easy.

Cons

Although Azure can be a reasonably priced option, it can get expensive quickly. Ensure that you double check pricing before provisioning your services.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Erik Jacobsen

Great cloud solutions for medium to large businesses

2018-07-13

It is a difficult hill to climb at first, but well worth the benefits. Data storage is incredibly affordable.

Pros

There are a TON of capabilities. Integrates with everything.

Cons

Navigating the online interface is difficult at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Azure Cloud Experience

2018-02-19

Huge cost saving compared to traditional on premise data center setup

Pros

Easy to setup and bring cloud servers in no time. Good business intelligence and analytics supports.

Cons

Price wise little expensive than it's competition AWS. Need to add more datacenter support in European region. Also no deep learning hardware added to the footprint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruslan Belousov

A cool service that is compatible with most server OSS

2018-09-21

Pros

This service we use in our work constantly, it is great for different server operating systems, it has a simple and convenient interface. Equally important is its stability - for many years of working with the service I have had problems only a few times.

Cons

The cost of the service is overstated, and reports about any problems in the system or planned updates do not arrive on time or do not come at all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kaushik Kumar

No additional amount to pay for data transfer and in the restore process

2018-04-24

Pros

-I love that there is no limit of an amount of data transfer.

Cons

-Azure's offline Import/Export service come with additional data charges.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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John Churu, CPA

Satisfied and Impressed by the Functionality of Azure.

2018-09-18

Azure is a good tool for a business to use, but it still requires a lot to make it perfect.

Pros

It is possible to control the infrastructures of a business by the use of the software.

Cons

The pricing system of Azure needs some review, so that it can favor many users who may have small financial muscles.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran Reddy

One of the best competitor for Amazon web services with almost same services

2018-02-16

Easy to deploy windows based applications and services in the very less time to cloud

Pros

Good API support for all the services Good console to manage services Easy to orchestrate and deploy the stack

Cons

Services documentation is poor need a lot of improvement There are very less samples as compared with olden days, we are missing the feel for Microsoft

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anthony Genvoese

Great way to start Machine Learning using the Microsoft Data Stack

2018-01-31

Pros

The drag and drop interface makes creating a repeatable data model and algorithm super easy.

Cons

You still need to be trained as a data scientist (or at least starting to become one).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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