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Average Ratings

361 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Yes
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    Cloud, SaaS, Web
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    Live Online
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    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Azure

Cloud computing platform for VM creation, building and running web-based applications, smart client applications, and XML web services.


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Azure Features

  • Access Control
  • Analytics
  • API Design
  • API Lifecycle Management
  • Dashboard
  • Developer Portal
  • Testing Management
  • Threat Protection
  • Traffic Control
  • Version Control
  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development
  • Backup Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Remote Control
  • VDI
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Server

Azure Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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There are some awesome backup solutions out there, I'm talking about products born in virtualization

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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There are some impressive backup solutions out there, I'm talking about products born in virtualization ... and not those designed for tape backup 20 years ago that some of you buy because that's what they've always bought. Some of the excellent products are even advertised on this site. They have their own unique approaches and points of sale, which I should applaud, and I encourage you to visit their sites and try their free trial versions. Then you have options, and that's a very good thing.

We use a lot of DPM and store our long term in Azure, as described by Aiden. I want to share some important obstacles that we have come across so you can benefit from our experiences.
1) We had a DPM protection group with 76 protected Hyper-V virtual machines. This protection group was programmed to send recovery points to Azure all at once. 76 was too much and the OBEngine.exe service (Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent) was blocked every night, so I had to restart the OBEngine service and manually restart these online backups every day. By splitting the protection group into several smaller protection groups (each protecting about 20 Hyper-V servers instead of 76) and scheduling them to send recovery points to Azure at different times of the night, the problem was solved. I do not think this is a bandwidth problem (since we have a lot) but that the OBEngine service was being overwhelmed. The errors I found in DPM every morning clearly indicated that the OBEngine

Cons: It lacks options for life cycle management.
- Some of the functions only work in the classic portal.

The reliability of the services depends on the technological and financial capacity of the providers of services in the cloud. The information of the company must go through different nodes to reach its destination, each of them (and its channels) are a source of insecurity. The centralization of the applications and the storage of the data originates an interdependence of the service providers.

It is useful if you are not familiar with Azure to take an online training course that will definitely take you a long way to master it and increase your confidence in the product. It tends to use resources and when the VM goes down it is slow and freezes.

the dashboard design is confusing AF, it is difficult to find things. You pay the support, or send them a tweet and cross your fingers. Billing is confusing, especially at the beginning, and it is impossible to estimate costs without seeing the use of an entire application / site.

infrastructure as a service allows me to free up time and resources until then to maintain its own infrastructure, security measures are beyond the reach of most companies, security regulations give customers the confidence that their data will be totally protected.

The support was incomplete (my experience of 1 in 18 months was very disappointing). In summary, regardless of what the system tells you, if you do not buy a help plan, it is SOL

A powerful platform with tons of options but a confusing interface and unclear pricing

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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Not a great microsoft fan, happy customer regardless

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Microsoft Azure for the past 5+ years. I was never a big Microsoft fan, having dropped Windows for Linux/Mac for more than 15 years already. At first I was sceptical as to how can a company with its own technologies thrive in a space dominated by Unix based systems.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that in terms of services offered by Azure you miss very few as compared to Amazon cloud and gain much compared to Google's cloud offering.
Command line tools support is on par with what an experienced developer would expect, the line of offering for different services is amazing and ever expanding and the customer support is there when you need it.
All in all I would recommend Azure services to any developer that is looking to start developing in the cloud or even needs to develop in multiple clouds for high availability purposes.

Cons: The one thing that Microsoft can improve on Azure is transparency in pricing. There are times when I'm trying to evaluate cost between different clouds and it's more complex to figure out how much our usage would cost on Azure as opposed to AWS.

Overall: Azure has helped us sustain operations and scale over the years in multiple projects. It is a great offering that can help any business from startup to large enterprises build and grow together.

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MS Azure go to the cloud.

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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 to do backups in preferred places, Azure site recovery - for fast recovery your infrastructure in another pace, Security service to help you identify, assess, and mitigate security risks to your infrastructure.
You can use mentioned above services to implement as hybrid scenarios or completely migrate to the cloud.
The main advantage of the MS Azure You don't need to keep your own hardware and upgrade it and depending on your requirements you can choose your degree of involvement by using from IaaS, Paas, SaaS.
In general MS Azure helps to save your money and time.

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.

Overall: 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.

Great cloud computing platform with a wide variety of options to fit very broad needs

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Azure has a wide offering when it comes to how a dev team would like to customize their product and push computing up into the cloud. It takes the burden off of the dev to have to manage their IT infrastructure. We previously contracted out our IT needs to another company who would often take anywhere between 3-6 months to get a server set up for us. With Azure we can do it in one day. I don't know why it took us so long to switch.

We are currently using Azure Functions (Great product), Azure Service Bus, Azure Web Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. All of these products have been working well to fit our needs and have fit great with our team as we can keep the code locally in source control. We've also been able to configure our Functions and Logic Apps in a CD/CI pipeline to speed up development and releases.

Cons: Azure is amazing and has a wide variety but boy is there a learning curve. There is so much to offer and so much to do that the beginning user tends to feel VERY overwhelmed. I wish Microsoft did a better job at bringing people in gradually and had support that felt easy to interact with. This definitely is the biggest pitfall.

Overall: The product has been fantastic, the customer service a little underwhelming but not enough for us to ditch the product. It has become ingrained into our workflow and we love using it.

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Stable, Solid platform, with some Support woes (if you need it).

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Extremely solid platform, very easy to get started, very easy to manage, billing is a breeze to understand and monitor. (Yeah, it's Microsoft)

Cons: Support was sketchy (My 1 experience in 18 months needing it was a disappointing one). In brief, regardless of what the system tells you, if you don't purchase a support plan you're SOL. During the recent Intel software glitch one of our Azure VMs was affected. Opened a case, top priority level, was given a 2 hour promise of contact, watched patiently on the portal as the clock went from 2h to 1h to 30 minutes, to PENDING.... 2 days and 6 hours later (on a Saturday) someone called me to say my ticket was being assigned. Assigned? Another few hours later a call from a technician. By then, the problem had already been resolved on my end (simple VM redeploy using RSV) but I let it play out. They provided the fix, issue was resolved on the original VM. Ok. I then engaged my Account Manager (yes, you get one even on a Pay-As-You-Go service plan) and expressed my concerns about what happened. This is when I was told I didn't have a "Support Plan". My response was pretty simple "Then the ticket system should tell/warn/note that, and not tell you you'll get a response in 2 hours."

I am impressed by the functionality of Azure and for creating VM it's quite easy and saves time

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsft have outdone themselves in making simple the process of creating and managing cloud assets in Azure. There are multiple ways of doing things also, choosing your way. If you want to create or manage resources through the portal, PowerShell, the .NET API, REST, etc. it is really up to you. The functionality of Azure and creating VM is quite easy and saves time. The dashboards are really helpful, and I think its easy for beginners to start using.

Cons: It is helpful if you are not familiar with Azure to do some online training course which will definitely take you a long way in mastering it and build your confidence in the product. It tends to use of resources and it times the VM shut down is slow and freezes.

Overall: It's really fast, you can go to having an SQL server in 30 minutes after knowing how to create your servers. It is very helpful in controlling loads. Microsft have outdone themselves in making simple the process of creating and managing cloud assets in Azure. There are multiple ways of doing things also, choosing your way. If you want to create or manage resources through the portal, PowerShell, the .NET API, REST, etc. it is really up to you. The functionality of Azure and creating VM is quite easy and saves time. The dashboards are really helpful, and I think it's easy for beginners to start using.

Azure is an amazing cloud computing service for those seeking to build, test and deploy applications

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I attended a Microsoft seminar encouraging university students to use Azure services and Microsoft API's to develop cutting edge applications for researches and start ups, which provide a strong foundation to get started. We have access to virtual machine, cloud servers, AI services, storage and databases and so on. I started initially with the 30 day trial, which gave me 200USD which I could use in store and a year of more free services on the Microsoft cloud. The first thing I did was try and make a chatbot with the AI (i have experience coding), and Azure made it super intuitive and easy. Then I made an IOT application, and the cloud infrastructure of Azure is also suitable for deployment on edge devices, so that's great. The server costs were really low, and it was covered by the credits provided during the trial phase so I did not have to pay any more. Making android applications with cross-platform compatibility is also possible with no hassle. The virtualization support also extends to containers, with Azures support for Kubernetes. The machine learning studio useful for data analysis is also very easy to work with, and you can easily get started with minimal knowledge (more guides available on website), and you can use it for facial recognition, emotion and voice along with other options . Overall, this is a fantastic service, I will definitely be paying for it once all my free services are done!

Cons: Azure is great, I have no complaints as a regular user, and I hope more people enjoy using it as I do.

Overall: Cloud, AI and virtualization support for applications that I develop or play around with.

We've used Azure for our web application hosting needs. It's full-featured and fairly easy to use.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are tons of features available for hosting websites, web applications, APIs, etc. If you are hosting a .NET application, you can take advantage of their App Services option to abstract away the work involved with managing a virtual machine. But if you need a VM you can have one of those as well. I also enjoy the ability to easily view the metrics of your application/site, and instantly scale resources as required. Some of the higher-scale packages even offer the ability to have the load balancing and resource allocation done automatically.

Cons: Azure is expensive. You get a good bit for your money but boy do you pay for it. Scaling up into higher resource levels often involves doubling or tripling your monthly costs, even if you're not getting a corresponding percentage increase in your performance. Also, and maybe this is just a web apps thing, but there's not a dedicated IP filtering option built in for the web apps. You need to purchase an additional package or manage all of that through your site's web.config. That's a little annoying.

We use this service to handle critical applications in our company.

Nov 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: I like its stability. In the years that we have been using we have not seen a flaw in our application because the service has stopped. This service offers a good amount of environments and the apps are compatible with Windows and work quite well. I like reports of application failures, because they come very close to the moment they occur. I like the services offered in AD.

Cons: I think it's expensive. I notice that the services in other platforms that are not microsoft, are limited. I do not like that the service logs do not report in detail what happens when something fails, they are not integrated with the applications. Online help services are slow. When you select a service the details of them are not very clear, for example they are very basic and let the user suppose some things that should be explicitly explained.

Overall: I have an application that is always available. The services respond very fast.

A top notch ecosystem and which is transforming everyday

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft azure provides an efficient alternative to AWS ecosystem. With large presence of existing Microsoft product across the board helped us integrating Azure to the overall ecosystem. Azure provides equivalent competitive alternatives which made us more capable in our development path. Though there are other competitors but I think in terms of breadth of service Azure is growing the fastest.Azure is a heaven for loyal MS developers. Deploying, computing with .net technologies so easy that you will not feel any difference. Publishing application with Microsoft shop is unbelievably simple and worry free.If you think for an Hybrid IS environment Azure can give you a lot of more option.

Cons: Still there is lot of scope of improvement for open source technologies. Some better service offering in identity management space. Support can be really painful but much better than older Microsoft technologies.

Overall: Security, reliability and cost saving

A familiar user interface and support for modern cloud technologies

Aug 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We try to use only the most advanced software, which helps us to optimize the company's work and improve interaction with customers. Azure fully applies to such programs, because it is a reliable modern service with a familiar interface and the ability to store all information in the cloud. We constantly work with virtual machines, we deal with machine learning issues, we implement our own applications based on Azure. So I can say that this software is very convenient, functional and at the same time reliable.

Cons: The specification says that Azure from Microsoft is a cross platform system, but in fact it works well only with the Windows operating system. Our servers often work under Linux and in this case there are often conflicts and misunderstandings.

Modestly Experience

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We have been using Microsoft's cloud environment Azure for almost 4 years now. Azure provides a stable place where you can host all your cloud services. Our company primarily use its web hosting and mobile app services for creating of Web Services and Cordova applications. The Azure Portal ( what you see when you first log in) is very customization and provides links to your projects and services. There servers and very fast and we have no complaints even when the code we run is sometimes not optimized for speed.

Their pricing is very agreeable and Azure works well with other Microsoft products. It makes development quite a breeze. It also works with third party services like Github to add addition features. The sheer scope and size of services available is mind boggling.

Cons: Azure you get what you pay for and while at the moment it meets our needs it can see to ramp up in price as you add more features and services.

Also for some working with Microsoft might be a deal breaker

Overall: Azure provides a large range of cloud based servers from dedicated services to cloud visualized networks.

The future of hosting

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft is diving into the concept of distributed computing here and its going to be huge. Right now we use the Azure platform for many of our customers, this allows us to scale their web apps to their needs in time. The platform is robust and generally reliable. The support from Microsoft is amazing.

Cons: This is software in flux, living. There are changes seemingly every month, some major and many minor, but over time moving in a good direction. If you are coming from a background of deploying, managing, and hosting web sites on physical Windows boxes this will be an adjustment.

Overall: If you are not using cloud infrastructure you need to, this is the new frontier, actually not even the frontier anymore this is the new normal. The reliability, and adaptability, is incredible.

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Our go-to cloud environment for customer cloud services

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Azure allows us to provide a complete customer solution in the cloud, providing servers, databases, authentication and web services/sites. The newer administration user interface is simple to use, yet allows control over most of your services, and powershell can be used to control them completely.
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.

Four Letter Acronyms Aplenty (FLAA's) - SaaS \ PaaS \ IaaS - Azure has them all

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The availability, speed of delivery and ability to scale the services are great. We can provision services, within minutes \ hours rather than days or weeks. Test out new functionality on development servers \ apps that would require sign off for expensive hardware \ software, with minimal cost and impact to the business.

Cons: The wealth of functions, services, apps make it hard to identify what the most effective way of resourcing a solution. The Azure Marketplace tries to overcome with pre-packaged solutions, but then you have competing providers.

Overall: Spinning up quickly development systems.
Hosting highly available platforms that would cost £1000's to implement in a datacentre but still retain control of access and data residency.

When it comes to practical business solutions, Microsoft azure is the answer.

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft azure provides various features and solutions that are the need of today's business solutions.
From appinsights for wonderful troubleshooting aid to azure functions and mail sender integrations, azure is easiest the solution.
I was new to azure but when i started using it, it turn out to be very simple.
Your website deployment and publishing is a two step job with its integration with visual studio.
App services, azure functions, azure database every thing so easily deployable that there is no manual intervention and no chance of err.

Cons: Though various options are provided under appinsights search filter but sometimes you have to wait to get hour latest one under 30min filter.
If you want to view two errors details together it is not possible in one view.

Made creating our new webs apps much easier

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our new apps use Azure for SQL server, web hosting, and storage. We have been able to scale quickly from a single customer site up to 15 with no changes to our code other than the routine fixes, the azure infrastructure meant we were able to focus on the customer facing interactions rather than the backend.

Cons: We were involved with a recent outage, which was a little scary. Ultimately we've found that large scale outages are very rare, and very quickly resolved - with good RCA and status reports. For our type projects, Azure infrastructure has made us more dependable than our previous local hosted iterations

Rent a virtual server, web hosting, database, disk space in the cloud is easier an faster

May 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Has a lot of functions, I use rent a sql database it's great that the connection to sql database include a ssl by default
I rent a app service to hosting a web systems is very easy, I test the easy tables for develop a small mobile application, it's easier an faster create automatically the rest services
The product that I most use is rent a virtual server, it's create fast, and the intenet connection is very good, the perfomance of the server its excellent
I only read about other service for machine learning but I don't know about machine learning
Include a lot free services or trials

Cons: It's a bit expensive for my country.
Doesn't have virtual servers in my country.
The page is a bit confuse and I don't notice that I choose a product that charge money, and it's difficult to delete the services

Overall: Has a virtual server in a city with a lot of electricity failures its great, with this the server and the products are 100% working

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

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: It integrates very well with .net applications, Microsoft services work very fast, it is easy to activate the services I need. I can also access them in a very short time, after I request them.

Cons: It is expensive with respect to similar services. The dashboard setting should be more friendly. The .log in detail of the applications or services, in case of failure.

Overall: The application of the company is developed in .net and Azure easily adapts to the changes and requirements that we have. The Azure cloud has worked very well for us, it has always been online and we have not perceived the possible drops or failures that they have had as a platform.

Some great capabilities here, but the number of machine learning models is limited.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The machine learning models that they provide really work well.

It is very easy to set up an account and access the possibilities,

There are some services that the first usages are free, so you don't chew up money while learning the basics

Very fast.

Very detailed and clear billing.

Allows you to run problems that require very large computer capacity without having to buy very expensive hardware. You pay just for what you use at reasonable rates.

Very good overall web descriptions of the capabilities (especially when compared to Amazon, the largest of the providers of this class of software)

Cons: Few models. There are many machine learning models. Azure, Amazon and each of the companies that make offerings only pick a few to provide. Therefore, you can only use for a problem which matches one of their models, or find a way to twist your problem to fit one of the models provided. At this time, this sees to be true of Azure and the others offering cloud-based machine learning.

The level of support that Microsoft provides is much less than what they provide to Windows and Office

The Sales people know little other than their talking points to advise whether Azure, in it's present state of development, can solve your problem. Moreover, Azure is growing so fast that they cannot hire & train sales people fast enough.

It is difficult to estimate the cost of a particular machine learning operation in advance, and whereas Azure is very transparent with the unit prices, it is very hard to estimate how many of the different price element units you will need to run a problem. There is little or no help available now. Only Amazon does better in this area, and Azure is itself not strong here, but is better than all the other non Amazon competitors.

While value for the money is terrific & ML is becoming affordable for almost all of us, Azure still seems to be a little more costly than AMS

Perfect for a small company with no physical office.

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, reasonably priced, works from anywhere. Allows us the ability to store our files in the cloud and cuts down on costs required for physical servers. Allows us to print to local printers and also access drives on laptops and PCs. Very convenient.

Cons: Sometimes hard to understand the monthly billed usage. A new virtual server with little activity was almost the same cost as the virtual server we use everyday and it's hard to understand why. However, it's not like we're talking thousands of dollars so it's not a huge issue.

Overall: Remote access from anywhere.

Easily created clones of a website for new clients while running our demo site

May 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The framework is easy to spin up new instances for tests or clients. Easily scale our application when the needs require it. Pricing is competitive. With a Visual Studio subscription you get a free $ credit each month which goes a long way.

Cons: As it is with large companies, you get a tonne of features and no support. Luckily much of the community is there to help, but that doesn't always help with your specific issues.
Some of the configuration items are hard to find.

Overall: Easy development without worrying about the hardware.

Great solution for remote teams!

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Reasonable cost, convenient, reduces overhead costs.

Cons: Support is often not as useful as we'd like given that this is Microsoft after all.

Overall: We use MSFT Azure to store all our corporate files since we no longer have a physical office and our own servers. This allows us to reduce costs by not having to have an IT staff and not having to maintain hardware such as servers, firewalls, routers, etc. Through remote desktop, our files are accessible from anywhere so we can be wherever we need to be yet still have access to what we need.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's great if you don't want to employ an IT staff or have to deal with hardware to store your corporate files.

Works well but not very easy to manage due to the complexity of the service

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: We use it mainly for cloud storage, and that is nothing compared with all the services that are available. Never faced a service drop nor data corruption.
Price is may be a little higher than others but Microsoft gives us confidence.

Cons: The whole Azure system is amazing and can bring you so many things in the cloud (DB, virtual machines, storage, etc.) that management can get a little complex.
Another thing is that price is not... the best, lets say. Oh, well...it's Microsoft for the good and the bad.

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Easy to use and really friendly for beginners

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used google cloud computing , amazon web services and microsoft azure. i still use all three of them for different purposes
but i must say the ease of use and the process flow is best in microsoft azure
anyone without much experience can easily get going with it which is little harder with others

Cons: lack of features as compares to amazon web services the fact that i like least about this software
azure is easy and user friendly but the services they provide are still lesser

Azure is a reliable, affordable cloud platform.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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4 / 5
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Pros: We use Azure mainly to supplement on-premises servers. Obviously, the platform is geared towards Windows, but Linux is pretty well supported. We found the administration a bit easier than what we've seen with AWS. Pricing is also more affordable.

Cons: Administration, while being fairly easy, often involved knowing exactly where you need to go in the web ui. Support is pretty much a gamble at best. We've often found answers online before tech support even got back in touch with us.

This is a super cloud platform

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The innovation and rate of improvement is staggering. I would recommend this to clients without reserve. They are spending incredible amounts of time and money on resources. The portal and integration with VSTS are superb!

Cons: Things are changing quickly and it's hard to keep up (it was hard to think of a real con). I suppose they could increase prices and we'd have to do a lot of work to move away, but historically I've seen prices go down for compute and usage

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Good cloud solution.

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to install, implement and manage. The configuration of a web application is simple and supports multiple technologies: java, .net, php. And they are compatible with WordPress, which makes starting work even easier, security functionality is top-notch and allows complete administrative control over all variables, including authentication and content, i also like the fact that Azure has dedicated heavy duty GPU servers that are often used for our VDI environments.

Cons: The documentation should be better. And the ability to create virtual private networks after configuring the servers.

Overall: Microsoft keeps the servers updated and I do not have to spend resources to perform service patches, urgent fixes or anything like that. Also, since Azure has such a high usage, a problem that a program encounters, when solved, benefits all Azure users.

Good experience in general, Customer service could be better

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There are adding new functionalities all the time. A lot of different types of machines and services. Very good uptime. Some unique features, never seen in other infrastructure provider (Network Disk).

Cons: Poor customer service, sometimes our machines are reboot without any explanation or schedule. UI interface is better than Google Cloud but not better than AWS.

Overall: We move from google cloud and it's very different, but we are happy and we plan to stay at least 2 more years.

he most valuable feature is the possibility of using Microsoft and non-Microsoft services.

Mar 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is no one special feature for me, as it makes sense as a complete package. I would mention container services as well, as this is the most modern concept of bimodal IT. For example, doing development in companies without the need of building development servers. You can just using some special parts as micro-services and putting them together like Lego pieces. This is the real benefit of cloud and Azure.

Cons: There should definitely be some improvement in the UI. It is lacking in terms of where the end user has to click on other icons and go back to the main menu to change some small settings and then go back through many options to the main request. This is something which Microsoft is constantly working on, but still it needs improvement.

If you run a Windows shop you need this...

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft continues to invest in this platform providing a significant tool that our organization uses to manage our business; from virtualization to backups to app development, it provides the place for IT to help build out solutions to the rest of the organization.

Cons: As typical with Microsoft the fee schemes change dependent upon competitors and future enhancements which do raise eyebrows however considering this space not surprising.

ease of use

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really appreciate the reporting of usage month over month. even the day to day it helpful and we caught issues with one of our environments the very next day due to the on demand reporting. we could have racked up a big bill in a month if we were not able to see day to day usage.

Cons: I feel that letting any subscriber create their own name is a bit of a hinderance. In such a large organization we have less control over the naming conventions and it would be nice for the administrator to set the name or at least set a header for easier identification instead of leaning on the end user to create this.

Overall: Amazing scalability, speed of deployment setup and teardown of environments. And again the reporting was the most intuitive and helpful I've seen on any cloud platform.

Azure means bright(easy)-PaaS

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Simplified data storage is the best thing and it provides a very good working UI. It also has a flexible system for every business need.

Cons: I don,t like it charging too much but they deserve appreciation for what they made.

Overall: The best part of azure is that we never find it hard to use. It has so many features under a single banner. For windows lover it is a boon. It has container features and it is easy to manipulate in accordance with your needs. You can not find a similar platform as a service for windows, also it can be used for linux platform too. We do have clients with similar needs and we give them the much needed for their requirements Microsoft Azure. Cheers!! to server capability enhancements and the flexibility provided. No one can beat it,s simplified data storage feature.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just buy this if you want to make your business stand out, it is one of the best in market.

Great service, so-so documentation, paid support

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price is pretty competitive. Visual Studio tools are built for it.

There are tons of storage options, and if you're building an app from the ground up you can take advantage of cheap storage like Table Storage where possible, and SQL (or other DB) for the rest.

There's a video transcoding service. I never thought we'd need it, but we do now and it's really reasonably priced. Lots of little features like this are really convenient.

Cons: The dashboard layout is confusing AF, stuff is hard to find. Support is paid, or send them a tweet and cross your fingers. Billing is confusing, especially at first, and it's impossible to estimate costs without seeing usage of a completed application/site.

The best clout platform on market for today

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Azure allows customers to leverage costs of hardware and software upgrade by swithing to IaaS, PaaS or SaaS solutions. Great set of services, clear documentation and excellent support

Cons: Product is a bit complex in a very beginning, but after some time you understand that almost all problems could be solved with documentation and support. Pricing is very unclear, but no problems to me as a technical person

Analytics made easy!

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The new Azure system is out of this world. Normally with data and cloud-based tech, there is a steep learning curve. Azure makes it too easy where you don't have to know the language if you want to use it. People not fluent in R and other statistical languages will have a no problem with its new drop coding feature. Also the machine learning is out of this world.

Overall: The offering of the Azure suite is a lot. The use and learning of the program is not hard but the number of items available can be overwhelming for the novice and advanced user.

I've worked in a software company and we needed serverless architecture, so we used AzureFunctions.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that everything is well documented and there are a lot of guide of use cases, i like the big community that Azure has, i like the tracking tools that azure provides for each function and last but not least i like the most that its very fast in terms of pulling the code from a repository and running overall functions.

Cons: I don't like the Dashboard of the Azure web site everything is horizontal scrollable and bassically when you click on something that it should take you somewhere else it gets appended on the right side, working on a laptop its a bit easier because of the trackpad but with a mouse its a big hassle,
also another thing that i don't like it's that it doesn't have a support for another OS.

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Great cloud solutions for medium to large businesses

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There are a TON of capabilities. Integrates with everything. Everything runs extremely fast. Can spin up machines and servers in a few minutes. Incredibly scalable. Secure storage. Storage available in different geographic locations. Solutions for everything.

Cons: It's a very complex system. Wrapping your head around everything will take some time and learning. Navigating the online interface is difficult at times. References and examples are often hard to come by or outdated.

Overall: It is a difficult hill to climb at first, but well worth the benefits. Data storage is incredibly affordable. The premium you pay for virtual machines is well worth the convenience. There are so many capabilities. It is a process moving everything to the cloud, but well worth the productivity gains.

Azure is a great cloud solution that is flexible and innovative

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to deploy cloud solutions with Azure. We have found it to be reliable and fast as well. The ability to use PoweShell commands also makes Azure an attractive cloud solution.

Cons: There seems to be an unclear pricing policy, and the customer support can be lacking. The Azure portal can also be a little difficult to navigate at first.

Overall: We have a flexible and stable cloud environment thanks to Azure.

A must use for any startup on the MS stack, removes so much overhead

May 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The number of options that are available from IaaS to PaaS. It is easy and cheap to get started but will scale to global demand.

Cons: In some cases the easy way to get started can lead to a situation where teams need to rebuild for scale / security later. Instead of being guided to do things right, in some cases the default way is quick and dirty and the team doesn't know until problems arise.

A great cloud environment for deploying AI or Machine Learning services.

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Azure is really suitable for deploying AI or Machine Learning services and models because it is very easy to connect to Azure Cosmos DB. So my AI models are able to take advantage of various function of Azure Cosmos DB service which has scalability and high performance.

Cons: Since there are so many models and functions on Azure. Sometimes it makes the structure of my AI agent confusing for me because integrating so many Azure services together in my AI agent. It will be good if Azure provides a structural analysis tool for users.

Super secure

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The gives us the option to customize our security features which is great due to the high level of security needed to ensure HIPAA compliance.

Cons: The only con I can think of is it's a little pricey. Functionality-wise, I can't come up with any negatives or issues we've run into.

Overall: We need to ensure our information is secure to to HIPAA regulations and this product does a great job encrypting and/or keeping communications secure.

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It offers a wide range of business technology options in the cloud.

May 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It offers the option of hosting in virtualized spaces, allowing the user to acquire the necessary capacity under a flexible and practical scheme. Supports any operating system.

Cons: The information of the company must go through different nodes to reach its destination, each of them are a source of insecurity.

Overall: With this type of solutions you have more possibilities to cover the needs of any type of project.

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is a cloud service offered by Microsoft as a service and hosted by confidential data.

May 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like Windows Azure because it uses a specialized operating system, located on the Microsoft data servers that are responsible for managing stored resources and processing safely.

It offers the possibility to protect important information with an automatic backup within a storage service. Backup copies are registered before data transmission. These backups are overprotected, which reduces the possibility of loss and theft of information.

is a storage tool that is responsible for providing hosting of confidential information to organizations in data type Table n0SQL, blobs, blobs for streaming, message queues, or NTFS drives for read operations or desktop to disk.

I like that microsoft does not allow for example that no government has access to the stored data.

Cons: Azure offers a quality service but cost that requires the investment of significant sums of money to use your service.

Although it is a recognized company every day the hackers are updated situation that leaves the possibility that at the moment that the information of the company must travel different nodes to reach their destination is a source of insecurity. therefore, it is advisable to review the technological capacity of any cloud service provider to ensure that they are updated.

Overall: The hiring of a cloud service significantly reduced equipment maintenance expenses, updating of computer equipment and hiring of technical personnel.

Is a tool for immediate use only requires configuration, it is easier to work with clouds than with server rooms.

The cloud has the possibility of using it in any space of the territory allowing to obtain the required information in an easy way.

In the work it has allowed to reduce cost, to make data analysis with greater facilitation and the development of programs for the growth of the company.

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Good frontend management interface.

Feb 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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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.

And azure for creating VM it's really easy and time-saving.

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.

A good version of the corporate cloud

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: With the service I'm just comfortable to work with. The system constantly collects data about all the errors and sends them to a special center, where specialists analyze them. Based on this data, updates are being developed. The engineers of the company really know their work and knowingly receive such a salary.

Cons: The product was originally imprisoned for a large corporation. It would be nice to create an option for small companies. Naturally, at a lower price. Now it's rather expensive for us to use the service.

Excelente nube para almacenar los datos de la empresa

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: 1. It is a platform that provides a service in a cloud, to keep all types of files and documentation.
2. It can be accessed from any device or device.
3. The best thing is that you reduce storage space, since the data is hosted on your servers.

Cons: The data that is placed in the Azure cloud, is under the supervision and administration of the provider, the space limit depends on the size of the company required.

Overall: It allows me to have more space on our servers. And I can access the information from anywhere in the world.

Fair pricing and an unbeatable solution!

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I believe the value of Azure storage is on par with its competitors but the feature set is more so with Azure. Offers a large amount of storage for decent price.

Cons: Not the fastest for accessing data stored in Azure. We also used to have more downtime than we expected but that was a couple years ago. Haven't had as many issues the past year.

Perfect for small teams, but don't settle yet.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is very well integrated with the rest of the Microsoft platform and their services work very well. Azure hopes to make services as easy to buy as possible, with a good amount of customization.

My team mostly used virtual servers and due to our type of work at the time we often had to destroy them and create them back up. It's all done very quickly, and the server's internet speeds were quite good. The performance was as well up to par with the other cloud service providers that I have had the chance to use.

Cons: The sign-up process can be a bit difficult at first, especially if you have to do manual verification with customer support. It can also get a bit expensive and their service coverage could be expanded into other countries.

The user interface is a bit lacking and can appear confusing at first, it takes time getting used to.

Overall: Spinning up servers was very quick and from environments that require such speed Azure is perfect. Microsoft Azure's servers were also very reliable and I haven't had any issues.