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Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure Features

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4.6

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Microsoft Azure features

API
API Design
API Lifecycle Management
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Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
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Binny B.

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Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Best cloud provider for enterprise-ready growth seeking organizations.

Reviewed a month ago

I started with free tier with their always free services, but now my organisation has opted for premium tiers and we have also integrated it with our Active Directory and now we use Azure AD services. It helps our organisation to enable 'BYOD' - Bring your own device and also sets high precision monitoring. I am also using their Intune service.

Pros

Azure provides a bundle of services on cloud and also enable use to pull our on-premise resources via private link to leverage continuous services over hybrid cloud. Best monitoring and support services are provided by Azure. I love their ways to secure an account. They have one of the best RBAC - Role based access control service on all the resources.It is damn easy to learn Azure (prepare for AZ-900). They protext our data inline with GDPR standard and they are awesome when it comes to meeting SLAs.

Cons

Azure services are undoubtedly best, but somewhere the resources deployed in West Europe regions face a lot of outages and Azure does not maintain a rich alert management service, I believe they have room to improve their health monitoring and alerting. Also the cost estimator is not accurate, overspending is always a concern for vendor's customers.

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Cliff Ian M.

Outsourcing/Offshoring, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Azure for Software Development and Project Management

Reviewed a month ago

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.

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Vania Y.

Oil & Energy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Feature Rich Enterprise Platform Service

Reviewed 2 months ago

My favorite benefits are single sign-on setup for all of our various softwares and role based permissions for our IT personnel so that we can protect our network and our intellectual property.

Pros

I can login to the Azure portal and manage my users, computers, security, single sign-on, restrict and or grant permissions based on roles, use the data analytics tools, etc. All in one place!

Cons

This product isn’t a full replacement for an on-prem domain controller (yet). We hope to eventually use Azure as Infrastructure as a Service.

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Álvaro G.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the best main cloud providers that sometimes need improvements

Reviewed 3 months ago

Microsoft Azure allowed us to quickly deploy infrastructure that we needed for our clients, but sometimes with some headaches, as well as deploying infrastructure for internal tools. We were able to better manage cloud costs with the integrated cost management tools.

Pros

Once you have learned how to use Azure, the amount of services available is large and customizable (although only for the core services they offer, other services are more cumbersome to configure). The cost control is excellent, allowing you to clearly see where the expenses are coming from, allowing you to filter by tags assigned to resources. Virtual machines and storage accounts are very easy to deploy and offer good performance in relation to their cost.

Cons

Azure has a slightly steep learning curve. It is sometimes too inflexible when it comes to deploying infrastructure or cloud services, limiting you to the deployment defaults and having you configure the rest by hand. For example, deploying auto-start and auto-stop for VMs does not work as expected in the Portal and it is difficult and cumbersome to configure. Documentation is sometimes vague and error messages not very descriptive.

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Darlene H.

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Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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The best cloud service

Reviewed 7 months ago

It was an excellent solution to us. We use many of its background services: file storage, database housing, is a very good application

Pros

The platform is very professional and requires good technical knowledge, its free period of use is one year and you just have to pay for it. During the last three decades, due to the obvious advantages of Microsoft in the field of business computer science, Microsoft is quickly updating. Your work is relatively easy. In addition to providing recovery, import and export sites, and Azure backup, Microsoft...

Cons

You must when it is a bit difficult to configure, and some services are not available.

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Shawn B.

Legal Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 7 months ago

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.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Automotive, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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The total cloud solution for medium to large companies

Reviewed 2 years ago

We implemented an API Microservice architecture. After the initial implementation we thought it was really fast to implement. But after a year or so, the same problem arises that always arises: development halts or gets complicated, solving small bugs becomes a daily task. From then on only one thing matters: find the bug within 5 seconds, while the "customer" (or reporter) is on the other end of the telephone line. And from then on, azure shows it's chaotic head. What queue is used by this function through what API Manager API, and who else uses this? We try to solve this by documenting everything (and its relation to anything else) in a documentation environment (not azure).

Pros

It can do so many things... after 2 years of using this product I think I still haven't touched half of what's possible. It makes creating API's, flows, queues, logging a lot easier, since the boring stuff (maintaining the tools that allows that functionality) is taken care of. Also, the support is great. There are many learning paths and they're all very easy to follow.

Cons

Azure is very chaotic. A cloud solution almost always incorporates some kind of API environment. For an API environment it's really important that it follows some kind of domain driven architecture. After creating hundreds of API's, you really want to be able to categorize the API's according to your organization's enterprise domain architecture, otherwise it gets really hqrd to search through hundreds...

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RODRIGO T.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great tools, stable server

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been using it for several years, in our company we have several customer projects on Azure, especially in ASP.NET. There is a certain latency that is a little too great between the data server and the application server, when it uses a SQL Server base (much higher than in your traditional hosting provider). We miss a simple button to install Lets Encrypt on websites, everything is manual. For backup we use competitor G which is much cheaper. Our customers really like application stability and response time.

Pros

The best thing about Azure is flexibility, you can put a lot of projects there, in different languages and technologies. If you use .NET it becomes even easier, as it has several integrations in native components, including the development IDE.

Cons

Mainly the price. In Brazil, being charged on a dollar basis is very expensive, it is difficult to pass this on to the customer. The recent 21% readjustment was abusive. It also fails to deliver simple ways to perform trivial tasks: you suffer if you want to create a simple backup of your website or database. Leaving the trivial, the technical bureaucracy is enormous.

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Prince K.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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The New Way to Develop, Deploy, and Maintain

Reviewed 2 years ago

I honestly really like it. In the beginning (as with anyone) I found myself constantly wanting to go back to Pivotal or VM Ware's suite of tools and software but after learning what Azure can do and getting comfortable with it, its not so bad. Learning shortcuts and tricks makes a big difference in speeding up your tasks so I highly recommend learning how the folks at Microsoft utilize Azure as they know all the tips and tricks. Other than that, its sturdy, reliable, and its reaching its "One-stop shop" capabilities as I learn more and continue using it.

Pros

Microsoft went all out to develop the one-stop shop for enterprise development. Azure has everything you need to succeed when it comes to development, deploying, staging, maintaining, and monitoring. Microsoft has gone the extra mile to make sure all steps have their own respective software or portal to ensure maximum fluid integration. When it all works, it works very very well. You won't be needing...

Cons

When something did break, Microsoft's support is slow at best. No matter what the urgency, it always took an extra push or kick to really get Microsoft's attention. Regardless of the severity of any issue found, I believe that Microsoft should really look into understanding their client's impact and not just determine severity based on their outlook (no pun intended). Azure overall is great and this is really the only significant issue I have found. Also, the Azure suite is nothing you can learn over night but given the amount of features and capabilities, it may take some time to learn it all. I will say that it is similar to other tools and software used in the same field so it makes it easier but if you want to use its true potential, it will still take time to learn.

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Jinal P.

Entertainment, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The service provided by Azure is priceless!

Reviewed 2 years ago

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...

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

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Gabriel M.

Airlines/Aviation, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent Cloud Plataform for Visual Studio users

Reviewed 2 years ago

I think is a great product, all is available in one place. It is integrated with external basic tools like emails and many of them are free with some limits. Deploy a new version of a service in a new environment is really quick. Azure is really competitive in terms of cost in windows or other plataforms. In my case which I mainly work with MS Visual Studio I would recommed it over the others.

Pros

As a Visual Studio developer it easy to create a service or project from visual studio and deploy to azure. It offers a free tier to test the best option to implement a service or application. We have access to detailed management cost analysis tool that includes budget alerts as a way to monitor the cost of the services. For a beginner I think that is easier to use than AWS or Google. Experts can customize all features of each service and follow service recommendations. Azure has an exceptional service called Application Insights which brings all information about performance, errors and use. Related services are fully integrated and ready to use as soon is deployed. i.e. A SQL Azure database from a web application. High availability, we have never had an issue related to the service.

Cons

Azure requires at least a basic management for each service. For basic users that are starting to use it there could be an even simple service configuration and options available UI. Something like Basic or Experts configuration. Because of the huge list of available settings and options sometimes it is hard to find what the user wants. Basic and free tiers could have some limitations with the access to some specific functionalities like for instance GDI to create reports.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great software!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Turning up virtual conditions and facilitating programming for customers and we utilize cold and hot stockpiling for customers servers and backs with sky blue as they offer probably the best stockpiling rates when contrasted with AWS. We can likewise turn up virtual area and dynamic indexes for our customers to expel the warmth and upkeep from little offices on the edge of their condition that probably won't have a committed space for IT. Permitting us to now just offsite the IT yet in addition the foundation.

Pros

I have discovered the best use for Azure is to off site the IT equipment for framework, So now IT can have the group off site as well as now that off site group doesn't need to stress over the servers being moved by workers messing around in the system closets.Allowing whole organizations to be overseen off site.

Cons

Lacking options for life cycle management. - Some of the capacities just work in the great gateway. The unwavering quality of the administrations relies upon the innovative and monetary limit of the suppliers of administrations in the cloud. The data of the organization must experience various hubs to arrive at its goal, every one of them (and its channels) are a wellspring of frailty. The centralization...

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Computer Networking, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Deploy workloads and sync/ integrate seamlessly within Microsoft Ecosystem with Microsoft Azure

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, our organization heavily rely on Microsoft applications and therefore, Microsoft Azure being part of that ecosystem, and further enriching the whole experience by seamlessly integrations and connectivity, makes Microsft Azure services the best fit. Also, reliability is one of the most important characteristics, which is heavily looked over by large scale organizations. Since this platform is backed with huge reliability, Microsoft Azure becomes the choice of many large scale companies.

Pros

1. Reliability: is one of the major advantages of Microsoft Azure. Since it is a platform built by one of the industry pioneers, anyone can blindly rely on the fact that Microsoft Azure is one of the best in case of reliability. 2. Huge variety of managed services are available to choose from, which would provide almost any service as a managed service on this platform. 3. The model - Pay what and when you use, is one of the most attractive features of these services. From small scale to large scale companies are attracted, solely because of this feature-set, which is only available in cloud-based service like Microsoft Azure.

Cons

1. Complex User Interface: is by far my top concern while using this platform. Although, the platform is capable of doing so much, however, the placement of feature-sets is not appropriately done. The UI of the platform could be made a little bit more user friendly, which would enhance the user experience, immensely. 2. Better cache services: can reduce laggy-ness in the platform for the users who are not connected with very stable internet connections.

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Ashish T.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Can't imagine to run our Business without Azure

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Azure - Provides us the best cloud experience right now!!!!

Reviewed 4 years ago

We work for health care across the globe , For us it is well suited fpr moving single use servers to the cloud.We were able to quickly replicate some of our servers and move their functionalities to the new azure hosted servers.Core and Advanced ADC functionalities helps us serve us customers better. Supports bigger platforms. We chose Azure as we pay only for what we use, certain applications were used rarely to produce reports but we had to pay a hefty amount. The accessibility of software and flexibility is good. Lot of features we havent explored yet. Good product and we are happy adopting it.

Pros

1. Easy integration with other microsoft products. Easy installation and use. 2. It is very user friendly and provides user friendly options for data capture and analysis. 3. Lot of options and variety of capabilities. 4. Market of Azure is growing very rapidly, the PaaS offerings are evolving and rapidly maturing. 5. Supports the current infrastructure of our company. 6. Pay only for the resources strategy helps and support our company in a big way. 7. Security management on microsoft Azure is good. 8. Cloud computing is the best feature and its virtual environment on the market is stand out. 9. Database administration is made simple and easy. 10. Less cost with high performance.

Cons

1. Monitoring the spend and billing rates are always are headache. 2.Backup and restoration process take a little bit of time. 3. User interface works slowly on firefox browsers. 4. Support and service center support should be more responsive.

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Ramon M.

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Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great cloud platform

Reviewed 7 months ago

In my case, my experience was satisfactory. In fact, Azure can easily use the performance and use of all companies, whether a local company or a company that has offices in different countries / regions. In this way, it can concentrate on commercial objectives without thinking about the infrastructure that supports the process. In addition, from the user's point of view, you can always have a good experience regardless of your position. With the safe connection, you can easily access the platform.

Pros

Its design is beautiful and intuitive. This is an easy to use tool that is excellent to meet my cloud storage needs. I like to store all kinds of information and additions to a certain function. Excellent application for online storage. It offers excellent videos and graphics for exchange that is difficult to receive by email, due to this script, it fully helps in the development of work and helps...

Cons

It requires having experience on platforms a simple error could generate problems.

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Carlos David M.

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Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Competitive Cloud Provider

Reviewed a year ago

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.

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Renan P.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed a month ago

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.

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Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Very Good and Robust Cloud Infrastucture

Reviewed 7 months ago

Overall Azure plays an integral role in my day to day activities. Their cloud infrastrucuture is very robust and have not faced any serious issues till now.

Pros

SSO enabled access makes it easy for me to access it just with my Org's creds and from anywhere even from my mobile device. This makes it easy for me to work from any location. Apart from this, from cloud infrastructure point of view Azure offers lot of features that play a critical role in doing my day to day job. I mainly use thier Databricks, Ddata Factory, Analysis Server and Logic App services in my daily job. I am very satisfied with the way they integrate with each other.

Cons

It can get pretty daunting and cumbersome initialy when you start using the service initially as the learning curve is quite steap. Also the pricing does not make this the best choice for lot of mid-sized companies.

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Ben W.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Azure setup and deployment

Reviewed 10 months ago

My overall experience with Azure is nothing less than great. I love Azure so much that i would like to test AWS to compare and contrast.

Pros

Azure is rock solid reliable. I created a VM to replace my AD along with an app server, and and another VM to replace my RDP server and it has been wonderful ever since. Backup and disaster recovery are so easy to setup and monitor.

Cons

All cloud networking services are difficult to navigate at the get go. So if you're new at this, it would be helpful if there are proper documentations or a bit hand-held guide from vendor tech support. With Microsoft, reaching someone with a decent knowledge was hard to come by and very time consuming. Fortunately, i found bits and pieces of documentation shared by experienced folks to guide me along the way

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Ebrahim F.

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Game and Life Changer

Reviewed 4 years ago

Aside from the worry about data centers going down, I have absolutely no problems with Azure and my experience has been amazing and very educational.

Pros

Azure has certainly changed the way I look at platform hosting, as well as app availability. Before Azure, it was a real pain to plan deployments of both new and updates to the web. From the setting up of IIS, to the configuring of firewalls and everything in between, it was always on of my most dreaded tasks. With Azure, everything is central and easily managed. I can spin up new apps, update existing apps, scale up or down on resources, and the list just goes on. I think back to the days of having to coordinate with so many people for hardware, software, networks and even a simple server reboot was something that was always a big concern. So many cool features, from basic to "I don't know yet, but I am excited to find out", Azure has made life so easy for myself and our company.

Cons

When a data center goes down, it is a mission to get your databases going. The app side is okay, but SQL on Azure becomes a huge challenge. There are tools to make life easier for DR scenarios, but they are pricey and through research so far, I found that even having a combination of the available options in place, still will not guarantee a hassle-free way of keeping your databases available.

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Zachary C.

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 25 days ago

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

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Vennah M.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reliable,Cost effective and secure Cloud service Platform

Reviewed a year ago

It has been a good experience using Azure. The biggest problem solved by Azure is that of limited storage by providing us with more data centers.

Pros

Microsoft Azure is flexible and scalable in that an organization can adjust capacity as it grows and depending on the organization's capacity needs. The fact that Azure has secure private connections,it allows intergration with the organization's existing IT environment. In this case the organization needs not to choose between the existing data center and the cloud. Azure has unique storage. This means that it provides more data centers which in turn makes data storage and transfer fast and reliable. Another outstanding feature that Azure possesses is that of creating VMs. The process is easy and takes little time.

Cons

Azure interface is more of a developer interface though it has no problem appearing that way.Its appearance does not affect its functionality.

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Denis V.

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Used daily for 1-2 years

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MS Azure go to the cloud.

Reviewed 5 years ago

We're using cloud IaaS solution by having infrastructure in the cloud. Us don't need to keep our own hardware and upgrade it. We pay only for resource We use.

Pros

MS Azure provides multiple services for any area of your business. You can chose degree of how you will control of your infrastructure by choosing from IaaS, Paas, SaaS. In recent time most popular Azure's set of tools for business - OMS, which includes such services like Log Analytics for monitoring and analyzing of your infrastructure, Automation Service to automate your routine tasks, Azure backup...

Cons

Azure features and services get outdated so fast and it is hard to be in trend, something that you know today can be changed tomorrow and looks and managed in different way. Need to remember so many settings and they can be located very deep in some services.

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Nasir K.

Airlines/Aviation, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Complete cloud platform

Reviewed 2 years ago

We have been using azure cloud for almost 5 years and I must say it never let us down although it took us some time to take most out of it in-terms of performance and cost but once streamlined it saved us huge amount of administrative effort as well as cost. We have used variety of cloud products and services to date including VMs, web apps, databases, server less compute, storage etc and managing everything at one platform is really a great advantage as compared to on premises or dedicated servers.

Pros

Huge range of cloud products and services Cost effective as cloud model is based on Opex operational expenditure rather than Capex. Loads of things to experiment and trial before switching to cloud from on premises. No administration headache. Backups and recoveries are really great Application insights and billing tools are awesome They have data centres all over the world which helps in reduced latency. Streamlined dev ops, once configured, just click and release Easy to learn and navigate UI Free credits for new comers so good place for learners Along with UI interface, Azure Power shell and CLI command lines

Cons

Mobile app for azure doesn’t have much UI controls although command lines are still available. Several app metrics are hard to understand