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Average Ratings

466 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
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    Live Online
  • Support
    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 Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App 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
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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.

Capterra loader

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.

Capterra loader

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.

Capterra loader

Tough Competitor to AWS and Google Cloud - Best in terms of Cost, APIs and easy to use !

Oct 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: * Provides many machine learning / AI API specific services like voice recognition, voice identification, etc which helps to develop or incorporate AI features in our application easily without the need for a dedicated team having expertise in these machine learning areas.

* Value for money - Get more resources at same cost compared to alternatives.

* Transparent pricing which helps to predict the monthly costs.

* Very easy to set up new servers and enable scalability to accommodate huge influx of traffic.

* Dedicated support available and many sessions are conducted to educate the users.

* A must cloud service provided if you want windows based machines as these guys are expert in giving a well optimized windows machine.

* Generous free credits available for first time users.

Cons: * The console/dashboard is little cluttered and can be overwhelming for some users.

* System admins who are used to work in other platforms will take some time to adjust to Azure environment.

* Too many choices available to achieve the same purpose which can can cause confusion ( Paradox of choices)

Capterra loader

Amazing Cloud Service

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I am excited on how great Azure is becoming and cannot wait to see more. Love your network migrator software and cannot wait to see more from you guys in the future.

Cons: Your pricing is rediculous, I don't understand why their pricing is so out of this world, which I know in time pricing will go down, but for small businesses it's just not yet worth it.

Your company has already the dominant market in OS, why not make Azure special and reduce pricing and storage and swallow up the world as we know it so that Microsoft will be live forever.

I understand that you are in a new market and are catching up to AWS, but your never going to beat them unless you strategize your game plan and give user's packages that make sense and are cost effective. The cloud is coming, it's all on who does it first and how they do it.

Overall: Azure is amazing. We were planning to migrate to them, but it was too costly. Every year we do the numbers and see if it's cost effective, so far not yet, but in time it will be and this is where my cloud service will go.

For now, I will just keep the service at a minimum until we are ready for the transition.

Capterra loader

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
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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
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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: 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
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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.

Been a user for 5+ years

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The old interface was the main reason as to why I started on Azure rather an AWS. I always though the Amazon interface was too complicated for such a simple task. Azure made it look so much simpler. The newer UI was buggy and slow but they've managed to fix it and it now provides the right information in the right amount of clicks. I was also called by 'Customer success' team and they gave me useful information on features I was not using yet. All in all a great product. Cant go wrong choosing Azure.

Cons: At the beginning I really disliked the new UI. Its been a year (maybe more) since that happened so I kinda got used to it but still, not the best in the market. It could be improved by a huge margin.

Overall: As a development software company, I just can't imagine ourselves w/o Azure. They provide all the tools I need with an amazing quick access. The price is scalable so our costs are always under control.

Overall the best cloud platform

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Azure is comprehensive and holistic - you don't have to micromanage resources like you do in Google, Amazon, IBM or Heroku.

The web interface is a strength to me where others have complained that it is difficult, I find it fairly easy to learn and understand. By comparison - Amazon's console is pretty hard to navigate through and multi-task.

APIs and tools are robust and comprehensive. Literally anything can be scripted or automated without needing to do a lot of setup on your local machine.

Azure is the most cross-platform compatible and inclusive of any cloud provider - what I mean by that is that you can provision manage and automate just about any technology platform in Azure *from* any platform.

Cons: As others have noted, the billing can be difficult to measure and predict. You just kind of have to try it and see.

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
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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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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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.

Azure Backup adds great complexity to usually simple tasks

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: If you have already an Azure Powered infraestructure, or at least an advanced Microsoft on-premise deployment with System Center, then you'll get tons of immediate value from using Azure Backup. You'll get full VM Backup and most important, app-level backup.

It's very likely you won't need an additional backup software as long as you already have the Microsoft practice and know-how.

Cons: If you are not a current Microsoft powered organization, the learning curve to adopt Azure Backup might be extremely large. And also, the additional cost if you want to use the full power of the technology can be important, mostly because of the need of a System Center deployment, and the acquisition of knowledge and support contracts.

There are so many technologies out there which would be better options.

We'd like there to be an integration between Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery when the target is the same, an Azure repository. There's not, so you need to separate jobs which casues double resources consumption (CPU, RAM, and most important, bandwidth).

Overall: For us, as Service Providers, is a very useful tool when the customer is adequate, for the specific use cases. It is automatic, we recomend Azure Backup when there's System Center already working, or is something the customer previously asked us for. Managing backup jobs follows a different logic than when using other tools but it is still fairly forward.

Be careful to do a proper TCO analysis because with this technology it is easy to miscalculate and fall short.

We're In The Cloud

Sep 10, 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: While we were hesitant to jump on the "cloud" bandwagon, we've found Azure to be a stable & reliable platform for us to get our feet wet. We've taken advantage of cloud storage via the StorSimple appliance, and are running a Linux web server VM which hosts our company website. There are plenty of other services to explore, and our experience so far gives us confidence to move more services to the cloud.

Cons: The pricing structures are confusing, and its difficult to know ahead of time how much a service will cost once implemented.

Overall: We were struggling to maintain all of our company data with on-prem storage. Being able to scale out to Azure storage (with a StorSimple appliance) was a huge game-changer for us. We now have plenty of space to grow, and are spending much less on traditional storage.

Modestly Experience

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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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
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

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

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

Capterra loader

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
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4 / 5
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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.

Some business tasks are well resolved in MS Azure

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have a fairly large IT-company, and therefore for effective work and interaction it is necessary to use modern software. One of the options for such programs was MS Azure. This set of services, stored in the cloud, really helped us. The interface of the application is convenient, the functionality is well thought out, and from the moment of using the application in our company we noticed that the development time of our software was reduced by our programmers, there became less routine work that distracted from important cases. And besides, with the help of Azure we found several high-class specialists who help us remotely.

Cons: On the one hand, software tariffs seem to be overstated, but Microsoft is meeting its customers and providing an opportunity to pay only for the really used amount of services and cloud space.

An excellent platform for large-scale projects

Aug 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using Microsoft Azure in our company, we test the developed applications. For this purpose, the proposed virtual machines are great. As a result, we easily gain access to a high-performance network, which greatly simplifies our work. In addition, I want to note that together with the subscription to Azure we have received a sufficient amount of free space in the cloud and actively use it for the intended purpose.

Cons: For me it turned out that the payment system for using the application is very confusing. So, Microsoft offers some services at all for free, others - with a certain amount of resources. In general, such a system is inconvenient in practice.

Azure reviewing

Oct 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: *Based on cloud computing and hence easier and faster to achieve our work in this tool

*Best features integrated to implement any kind of virtual machine, websites or apps

*Good offers available to new users for learning

*Tremendous features integrated to create customised apps, sites , VMs and easily to use

*Everything is built in few minutes

*Great customer support available to help resolve our issues in lesser time

*Cost effective software

*Very good competition from microsoft to other available cloud computing softwares

Cons: *Sometimes the portal becomes slow in response

*Need more features than existing to make it more useful

Overall: This tool helps to create delete and modify VM. Any issues found are diagnosed easily using the Azure portal and this can be said as best in market to compete with other cloud computing platforms.

For me this is the best cloud hosting

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We switched to Azure 3 years ago, and before that we worked with Amazon. The transition is not associated with the problems of the previous hosting, just Microsoft gave us a discount on the tariff. Both hosts are great, but we like Azure more. Virtual machines of this hosting process information somewhat faster than that of Amazon, which increased the productivity of our company.

Cons: Microsoft is a large company and the Azure project is focused on big business. Subscribing to the service costs a lot of money, not every company can afford it. If it were not for a substantial discount, we would not have decided to switch to Azure.

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

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Great cloud service

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our company has been using Azure for over 3 years. I can say with confidence that this is a great cloud service. With Microsoft virtual machines, we process a large amount of packet data daily and pay less than we would if we had our own hardware. But most of all I like that Microsoft virtual machines are adapted to work with any operating system.

Cons: Overall, the platform is great. A small drawback - data recovery can be performed only for an additional fee. I would also like the developers to add new types of subscriptions (for example, not with per-minute payment for the use of resources, but with a fixed price).

Many options, but needs time to dig into it

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like Azure because it removes the need to buy, upgrade and maintain your local IT infrastructure - and it also has some great services which you would probably never deploy on your local servers. Ability to quickly scale up or down is a great plus .

Cons: It takes a lot of time to learn how to use Azure, and it takes even more time to figure out their pricing. Also, their support isn't so good, lots of time you will receive a generic answer for your question and you won't receive any tips on how to solve your problem unless you ask a specific question.

Overall: It helps me do my work and it is pretty stable. I'm using it and I will continue to do so.

Stable, cloud-based data warehouse service that continuously evolves

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Azure simplifies the creation, testing and management of cloud assets for us. It is relatively easy to use and offers full features for hosting web applications, websites, APIs, and a ton of others. It has good compatibility Windows and has been a fairly stable space in all the time we have worked with it.

The ability to scale the services according to our needs is great especially for SME who may not have a physical office because we can eliminate the need to set-up physical servers. We can work from anywhere and access our files in the cloud which is very convenient.

Cons: For people who aren't very big fans of Microsoft, working with this program might not be their cup of tea either. But for those who live and breathe Microsoft, this is sheer heaven. The sheer number of functions, services, apps make it hard to identify what the most effective solution is, but they try to compensate for this by coming up with pre-packaged solutions.

I have never regretted using Azure

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We implemented Microsoft Azure in our company 3 years ago. It was one of the best business solutions. Here are a few advantages of the service: on it you can create a server for testing code and applications; when the number of customers increases, you can easily purchase new features for your account; data is not lost anywhere, you can always restore it.

Cons: The flaw I wanted to write about has already been corrected. Previously, it was impossible to view the costs from each virtual machine separately; there were only general expenses. Recently, such a function was added, so there are no minuses.

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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Overall

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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Azure - Great Cloud Environment

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Azure is extremely feature rich. If you are a Microsoft shop you should be looking at this for sure: especially if you are a SaaS provider. Moving your application to run in Azure is worth the effort. You can leverage lots of technologies to allow you to auto scale, to control cost, to provide HA, and other items.

Cons: Microsoft support can be challenging to deal with. They drop the ball far too often and too many of them don't know their stuff.

Overall: The platform is amazing. If Microsoft can build out support to equal the product no-one can touch Azure.

Azure allows you to quickly deploy any application

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a cool cloud platform, which has a lot of functions and services useful for programmers and system administrators. And all this is located in one place, I do not have to buy a bunch of different software packages, integrate them among themselves, spending a lot of time and effort on it. In Azure, everything is there and each module works in concert with others, it is easily scaled. Separately, I note the integrated development environment, without which no one our programmer can create high-quality software.

Cons: The cost of subscribing to this service from Microsoft is high, newcomers should think 100 times if their investments will pay off.

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
Value for Money
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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.

Azure Cloud - The best Cloud

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The Dashboard - makes deployments simple

ARM Templates - make automated deployments easy.

APIs and PowerBI reporting for Costs

New features and VM sizes that are constantly released.

Geo locations - make for replication to all major locations.

Cons: No phone support - tickets must be logged first via the Azure portal, when a major issue happens in your resources location you dont get a response on the ticket for days despite priority.

Overall: Its enabled us to have DevOps practices within our organization and really reap the benefits

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

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Great solution for remote teams!

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Must have for company's using office 365

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can backup all your filles on microsoft servers, SQL server, sharepoint, exchange,... and only pay for the space needed. You can schedules your backups, choose protection levels,... There really are many options and functions.

Cons: No downsides. Your data is safe and easy to acces/manage.

Overall: When there is outage your business can go down entirely. You can lose costumers, opportunities and just time. This is something no business can afford. With azure backup your data is protected from outages like this and so is not an unnecessary luxury.

Capterra loader

Easy to use and really friendly for beginners

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

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

Suitable for any task

Nov 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have been using Microsoft Azure for 3 years. It's great that on this platform alone we can do so many tasks: develop websites, work with a database, use virtual machine resources for data processing. And all this at a relatively inexpensive price.

Cons: Working in Microsoft Azure is not easy. A lot of functions and an extensive interface become an obstacle to the study of the service. In addition, the company often releases updates that change the position of the tools.

Azure is a reliable, affordable cloud platform.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Best of the 3 aaS's under one roof

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Azure combines everything needed to make, deploy and easily manage applications. It offers a variety of options and flexibility to pick and choose between virtual machines, programming languages and data management. I have used Azure to build and deploy my mobile app at a very reasonable price and with freedom to modify any and all aspects of the application.

Cons: There is literally nothing to dislike about the service - the first month is free and rest is very transparently charged with pay-as you go service.

Overall: I have been using Azure from the past 1 year to build, deploy and manage my mobile app. I love the data management capabilities, choice of programming languages and ease of access. The best feature for me has been the flexibility and range of options available. I would suggest Azure to all budding mobile app developers.

PROVEN AND TESTED, COMES WITH GREAT ASSURANCE FOR YOUR DATA AND FILES SAFETY

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Azure provides our team with assurance that our data is stored in the right place and that they provide reliable backup. Command line tools are not at all bad and are what you would expect for a Microsoft software to produce. Tech support responds quite rapidly as well and provides information vital to any problems we share with them. I had a good experience with this software so far.

Cons: I have not met any disadvantage with Azure. It has been perfect so far.

Microsoft Cloud Single place multiple Solutions

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cloud with multiple solutions, all you need a account and you are ready to set up you business infra with this single account. Cloud database, Azure bus support Web server online Jobs to do you integration hosting and much more.

Cons: It is not a cost effective system as during development phase you have to pay all the charges which increase you go live cost.

Overall: It is best cloud that provide platform and environment to integrate your existing system an relay bus to host services for your mobile apps

Azure review

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The intergration with other Microsoft services such as O365, you can share the Azure AD with Azure and O365.

Cons: The support, you can get on the phone with someone very quick but most of the time they dont have the technical expertise to resolve the problem so you need to be passed around for a while until you resolve your problem, alot of the time ill fix it myself before Microsoft can.

Overall: Used it to host infrastructure, also used Azure AD for integration authentication for alot of different software