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Azure SQL Data Warehouse

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About Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Web-based Data Warehouse application with SQL analytics functionality that transforms data from multiple sources into one database.


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Azure SQL Data Warehouse Features

  • Ad hoc Query
  • Analytics
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • In-Memory Processing
  • Match & Merge

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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
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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.

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Not a great microsoft fan, happy customer regardless

Nov 22, 2017
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 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
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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.

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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
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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.

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

Modestly Experience

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
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
Overall
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.

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
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
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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
Overall
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
Customer Support
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
1 / 5
Customer Support
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.

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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
Overall
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.

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

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.

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is a tool that allows you to perform calculations, draw tables, perform statistics and keep your.

May 24, 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:
I can perform arithmetic operations with formulas, dynamic tables, separate column texts, filter data. among other things.

Cons:
it is only compatible with windows and with mac. the files take up a lot of space, even if you make simple calculations.

Overall:
It allows me to create graphics quickly and easily, spreadsheet (very versatile, and it works for many things, if you need to program something quick to make your life easier, you can do it there.

Azure is a great cloud solution that is flexible and innovative

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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
Customer Support
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
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Overall
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
Customer Support
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.

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.

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Excellent tool for information backup

Apr 24, 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 declare myself a fan of Microsoft, they are very attached to all the tools they take out and this is not off the list. It is very easy to use and allows you to save the information in another site for better backup, it is what I like the most because if there is a failure the information is completely supported. Really very good experience

Cons: Until now as I said, I love the applications of Microsoft and I do not find error to this, it works perfect, I am very happy with your work

Azure is getting better every day.

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I love the blue/green feature of doing a release of our website. Having staging built into the product is a great feature.

Cons: It could be easier to use and the price is a bit high for small to mid-sized businesses. It would be great to have a value plan for developers and small businesses.

Overall: Quick deployment of our website and easy release cycle for ongoing maintenance.

Powerful and reliable

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: It does exactly what it is supposed to do with a minimum of fuss and is has been rock-solid reliable the entire time we have used it. I have no complaints.

Cons: The pricing model is a little confusing at first. They would do well to simplify their offering to make it easier for prospective customers to figure out what they will end up paying.

Azure provides excellent opportunities

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: If you are looking for a simple hosting for a small corporate website or blog, then Azure is not for you. This platform is designed for large complex projects and it has a maximum of useful features.

Cons: Tariff plans with the maximum number of options are expensive and here you have to choose between good quality of services and low cost.

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Simple and reliable cloud backup so far

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Reliable, secure ,easy to setup and supports multiple platforms hosting.
You can access your files from any device update them and update will be reflected on the cloud almost instantly also User interface looks fresh.
Performance and reliability will be always good as Microsoft keeps upgrading the servers.

Cons: As it is online backup , full recovery might take too much time as compared to offline recovery.
For full features you need to pay heavy bucks.

Overall: best backup and hosting solution .

Leading edge but makes changes to often

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Azure brings the Cloud portal and ability to people that never used the cloud before. It is very simple to use and easy to deploy a environment is needed.

Cons: Azure has a tendency to make allot of changes and they do it very rapidly. Something you may know can change within a few months. It is leading edge technology.

Overall: Can't live without it.

Microsoft Azure

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: If you want to keep your data safe in the cloud, there isn't a better solution available on the market right now.

Cons: Sometimes it can be hard to troubleshoot synchronization problems.

Overall: Microsoft Azure was very fast and easy to implement. Migrating a farm of 1000+ users was smooth without any headaches. Very good at keeping AD in sync with cloud services.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

With an new machine learning platforms rolling out Azure gave us a head start

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft has a solid, reliable and well supported cloud environment that we've been using internally for years. Azure has been a part of what we do for as long as I've been at the company. The price is somewhat okay and the training materials are accessible enough.

It's nice to enter the studio to your customized taste and continue to tweak it for maximum efficiency. Database creation/management is where this really shines.

Cons: Pricing isn't the most competitive but we're lucky to be able to ignore that for the most part. Actual support isn't the best but the community does a good job supporting itself.

Overall: Azure's Machine Learning Studio is a welcome addition to the world of emerging technologies. As a research and development firm we have to experiment of these applications. Azure is a respected product and their foray into machine learning is a welcome one.

Recommended platform for developers

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Versatility, scalability to your needs

Cons: Their new portal is not the most user-friendly as it is sometimes difficult to navigate.

Overall: Several of our clients' sites are hosted on Azure. There is definitely a learning curve to getting everything set up and optimized, but otherwise it is a strong platform. Azure has made a lot of complicated processes easier for us to implement for our clients.

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Best in class online and cloud storage!

May 04, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Azure storage is very easy to setup and get the storage you need for anything running in the Azure ecosystem.

Cons: The cost of Azure storage can get very expensive very quickly. Decisions need to be made to make sure your only paying for what you need which the opposite of what most companies do in terms of storage.

By choosing Azure we were able to reuse all our legacy code base in our new cloud based product.

Jan 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use
IDE Integration
Code reuse

Cons: When you have to connect multiple servers on a VPN prices start rising. Stick to the web app and blob.

Overall: We're developing for Microsoft platform for years using visual studio C++ and Microsoft .net. By choosing Azure for our new cloud-based product, we are able to take all our existing code base and reuse it for the new cloud product.
The new dashboard is just the. Cloud for dummies" tool we looked for. We tried AWS before but the ease of use of the Azure dashboard is not matchable.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just take it for a test drive. It's free.

Everything you could want from a cloud service provider; necessarily complex.

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I've used Azure in both a professional setting, as a software engineer, and as a volunteer for a non-profit. I like how feature-rich Azure is; anything you'd come to expect from a cloud service provide, they have it and more. I also like that they've started offering grant for non-profits, so they're giving back to organizations trying to make our communities better. Their marketplace and one-click installs are a quick and easy way to get started with your cloud projects, no matter your skill level.

Cons: Azure is very feature-rich, but that make it pretty complicated. It's definitely not made for the faint of heart or those without a technical background. It's really easy to get yourself in a bad state, then you'll have a hard time recovering. Their paid customer support is a bit frustrating, considering that their costs are on the high end for cloud service providers. Their UI is something a bit unusual; it's not bad, it's actually kind of nice, but it can take a bit of getting used to.

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A very complete platform, with many tools associated with the platform, with many integrations.

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that one pays only for what he uses, that is, I can create a virtual machine and turn it off and pay nothing, and create machines from a defined template.

Cons: The platform to use is very complex, although there is a tutorial, it is a platform with many characteristics, which is necessary to read a lot to understand it.

Overall: Multiplatform ie linux, windows.
I can create virtual machines in 3 minutes.
The virtual machines have a very good performance.
It has access by Remote Desktop.

Best available tool for machine learning process

Jun 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is the tool which provides plenty of features which helps us to understand the machine learning process so that we can implement them in real time applications based on python and other programming languages. It helps to create the public demographics and web services that we can use them in various applications. It has tons of machine learning algorithms on the go.

Cons: Azure Machine Learning Studio has vector size and supports limitations. Basic plans give very few space to use and experiments attempts.

Overall: Learning machine learning process to implement in AI apps.

Azure saves our company a lot of money on hardware purchases.

Mar 26, 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: With Azure, a company can setup "virtual servers" without actually purchasing any hardware items because it is all in the cloud.

Cons: To configure Azure, one has to really have knowledge of information technology. Although, there are many resources available to have it done for you if needed.

Scalable cloud storage solution

May 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: We begun to use Azure cloud storage as a repository for our data and applications because we had to comply with one of the local regulatory bodies. It is great because we outsourced application hosting to the cloud provider and did not need to invest in additional storage hardware. The packages offered are great because you can increase or decrease the subscribed storage space and features to meet the changing business requirement.

Cons: The cost is quite high and can be a challenge for small businesses looking to move their operations to the cloud.

Overall: Secure and scalable cloud storage solution

My experience with Microsoft Azure has been satisfactory being able to make my applications

Feb 26, 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: The almost obsessive approach that everything was in the cloud and the services offered as developers allowing us to manage the entire life cycle: initial design, development, testing and its implementation in the cloud providing us with the tools to analyze and create new versions and implement them without the need for inactivity, as well as download the application in SDK format for local review of it before its global execution guaranteeing the satisfaction of our customers

Cons: Azure is far from having such a complete stack, but still maintains the traditional business and licensing that forces customers to migrate to the cloud however the price adjustment for processing time is a bit high especially for medium and small companies who need applications to expand their horizons. The centralization of the applications and the storage of the data originate an interdependence of the service providers which generates certain distrust in our clients because the information of the company must go through different nodes to reach its destination.

Overall: My experience with Microsoft Azure has been satisfactory being able to make my applications without worrying about the patches, the network, the load balancers, the updates and how they interact with the system. However, the services offered by us as developers allow us to manage the entire life cycle.

Azure makes it easy to access all of my files & documents across several devices!

May 07, 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: Azure allows me to access my files & documents across all my devices at any time. Any changes I make on one device syncs to the cloud for access from other devices.

Cons: There really aren't any cons to speak about. Azure is a great way to manage and share all of my digital documents.

Great if you have a background in Windows admin

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: One of the great features of Azure is the ease of setup. Our team was surprised how many resources Microsoft has for their platforms. If you are an experienced Microsoft admin it should be a breeze

Cons: On the downside, we found that it is one of the more costly solutions and given the extreme competition in this area, companies like Amazon and Google should make you be very careful before committing to Azure.

Overall: Microsoft Cloud and ease of admin

Great cloud hosted platform

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to quickly spin up additional Windows servers for our customers and ease of backups and recovery.

Cons: The disjointed control between classic and resource manager deployments, as well as classic and portal control panel pages. Has Microsoft learned nothing from Windows 8?

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Wait... Back It Up!

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I work for a company that supports thousands of users across the US, Mexico and Canada. Having a good backup solution isn't just needed - it's a necessity. Microsoft has shown that they can create a competent product - although it can have a bit of a learning curve. Luckily, the product is backed by Microsoft's excellent support staff!

Cons: Azure suffers mainly from it's complexity - which is actually a double edge sword. In the world of backups you need a complex program, but sometimes if it goes too far it can actually be too much for the user. With a little more polish, I believe this could easily be 5/5.

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May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: it helps us to respond quickly to changes in the needs of the company, by allowing us to expand or reduce IT resources based on their use, since Azure

Cons: This tool seems very positive because it allows our applications to have more or less allocated resources based on actual use. It offers flexible, secure, unlimited and economical file storage. We can obtain IT resources immediately and without the need to invest in assets

Overall: Among the benefits offered by Microsoft Azure is that of cost reduction: Unlike investing in acquiring and maintaining the hardware in your company, the cloud option offers you to avoid the purchase and significant savings in energy consumption, support and maintenance. Flexibility: The cloud allows you to quickly obtain more or less resources / server power according to the need at each moment, without investments in assets. Targeting: Infrastructure as a service allows you to free up time and resources up to that point destined to maintain your own infrastructure, to direct them to tasks of greater value for your business among others.

Excellent cloud solution

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The user interface is characterized by a huge set of functions, and navigation is simple. Integration with cloud storage greatly facilitates the work. I was pleased with the support of several programming languages.

Cons: The functionality of the free version is very limited. Quite complex interface, for the configuration of which it took me a lot of time to devote myself to the study of the usage manual.

Flexible and innovative cloud solution

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to commission servers and get them up and running in mater of seconds. Ton of useful features and flexible with third part solutions.

Cons: Settings up network and ports for inbound and outbound traffic was more complicated than we would expected. It can get pricy if you want to take a full advantage of some options.

Overall: Flexible solution. Gives you a chance to address users/business expectations in a short period of time.

Cloud service + IOT! A must for keeping up with the latest Techs!

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Versatility. Having the ability to be on the cloud with the knowledge that costs are being cut while services are still fully used.

Cons: Only one fear is from the internet going down locally .. need to pay more for local hosting backups.

Is what it is

Mar 24, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Generally stable once instances are up and running, and easy connectivity. Better is support than Aws.

Cons: Awful web console access. I'm pretty sure they couldn't have made more of a mess if they tried to and the GUI is very intuitive.

Excellent servers for startups

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

Pros: Very easy to setup servers and hosting packages are very adaptable for startups at early stage with limited funding.

Cons: No major cons except that sometimes navigating through dashboard is a bit overwhelming especially for non coders

Azure has been a good product that we leverage daily. Getting better daily.

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The simple integration with all other Windows suite of tools. Ability to integrate with our other windows network components.

Cons: Documentation isn't as robust as AWS yet. It is getting better. Still not as user friendly as AWS.

A highly configurable, enterprise-grade cloud service portal for IT shops large and small.

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Impressed with how delegation among a large organization works, for things like APIs and developers. As the provider of this service to our campus IT staff, it's helpful to work with a product like Azure that has extensible and delegated service offerings.
- I am impressed with the cross-platform storage compatibility for integration with our network storage and backup solutions. We made a graceful transition for our disaster recovery tape backups into Azure Cloud Storage with helpful storage consultants from Microsoft.

Cons: - Some settings and configuration descriptions are vague, and could use more detail in order to communicate to users what the functions provide and perform. I chalk this up to development time constraints, as this service has expanded year after year. Support is fairly helpful is working through these ambiguities
- Billing notifications are highly configurable, and I understand that it was built for large complex organizations in mind when it was designed. However, it can be difficult to setup billing notifications, as I have experienced.

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amazing experience, such a great platform

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's very powerful and helps with quick projects that you do not want to buy dedicated servers for. I would recommend using the documentation.

Overall: quick to put web applications up! it's a complicated system but once you get used to it it makes sense.

Performance is Great. Excellent Solution for Cloud based servers and MSSQL.

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: High availability and performance. Cost benefit over similar solutions. Support has been excellent. Peace of mind with backups and DR. Integration with Mobile apps a plus.

Cons: None. Had previously used another Cloud server provider. Azure is a huge improvement over our previous implementation.

Overall: Ability to scale our cloud server presence and Mobile app demands increase. Easy cost manageability,

Moving to the cloud was the best thing I did

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Always getting better.

Cons: A little pricier than deploying your own servers

Overall: Azure is a complete platform where I can run every aspect of my online business. Plus its built by the largest software company, so you can trust it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Set it to scale. You don't need all the power initially.

Great, flexible hosting platform

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the way you can really customize your hosting. For small or large lrojects, this is the way to go.

Cons: There's a learning curve in using the Azure portal and finding certain settings. I liked the old portal much better.

Microsoft Azure Backup pros and cons in my opinion

May 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: This is the cloud based program for Data storage it also takes care of keeping your device up to date such as hardware, software, and maintenance upgrades. It can be accessed with any device you choose to use, including your cell phone. It lets me give different levels of access to fellow employees so I know who is doing and looking at what.

Cons: Of course with all cloud based programs you can not access it unless you have a internet connection . If you need to recover minimal amounts of data it gets done pretty fast the bigger the amount of data the longer it will take to back up. For example a full data recovery could take a very long time. I used it one time to backup my pc it took forever.

Overall: This is a good cloud base back up program but in addition it also automatically keeps your device software and hardware updated as well. Its a all around good program. Recommend to everyone unless you like One Drive.

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The most powerful hosting service I've ever seen. You can implement what you want.

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Azure has all the services I need, it's probably one of the most flexible platforms available today. Create a VM is very easy, Azure has many options just by clicking on Compute you can choose between Windows Server, Ubuntu Server, SUSE, Tabeau Server, SQL Server and many others. Then you just have to choose the model and configure the features, many already have a default configuration. Then you have your virtual machine, excellent and easy! ... Creating a WordPress Server is very easy too, just a couple of configurations and go! This is the best!

Cons: The price for the service is a bit confusing. Sometimes it seems that the names change, this is a problem.

Overall: It is a great advantage to be able to implement any Software Development without investing a lot of money in equipment that will become obsolete. Also, saving time is the best, you can have an infraesture in a very short time!

Great way to start Machine Learning using the Microsoft Data Stack

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Who knew that Machine Learning could be so easy! The drag and drop interface makes creating a repeatable data model and algorithm super easy. In addition, there are tons of practice models, data sets, and help items to get you up in running. The cost of this is pretty inexpensive, once you get thru training the model.

Cons: The initial cost outlay can be a bit high as you train the model. In addition, not sure if this is really a con, but you do need to know the basics of machine learning. You still need to be trained as a data scientist (or at least starting to become one).

A great cloud for business

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Protection of confidential information is an important priority for business. I, choosing a service for my company, by this criterion and selected Azure. So far I get only positive impressions. Very convenient service.

Cons: The company should turn in the direction of small business. It would be nice to reduce the price for the planes.

Azure has been great for our business overall.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It has simplified some of our processes and how we manage our users and other objects in the cloud with Azure AD.

Cons: Some things have been complicated with Azure in the mix, and the cost can be a big hurdle. There are some issues with Microsoft support understanding all features themselves, especially around the area of conditional access.

Saved me big time! We got caught by ransomware and Azure backup saved the day!

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It has a small footprint and it's one of those things that you can set and forget unlike other backup services that are in your face all the time.

Cons: The initial setup is a bit of a pain and you have no one to talk to unless you pay big bucks but I guess that's expected of an enterprise class product.

Overall: Saved me big time from a ransomware attack!

Azure Cloud Experience

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Rich User Interface. Easy to navigate. Datacenters are available globally probably in most regions. Easy to setup and bring cloud servers in no time. Good business intelligence and analytics supports. Support for both windows & Linux environment. Supports multiple databases (MSSQL, Oracle, My SQL)

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

Overall: Huge cost saving compared to traditional on premise data center setup

Solid Cloud Offering

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a decent cloud offering with mostly anything you need available to you at a competitive price point. Most VM's can me created and destroyed quickly and they are built to Microsoft workflows so importing from your on premises environment is easily done.

Cons: It lacks a lot of the SRE hooks like GoLang that Google does. Support directly from Microsoft is always something that has left me wanting. They will give you a lot of free resources but you are mostly on your own to determine how to use them. They also seem to drive you towards importing your badly designed processes from on-prem to the cloud, largely negating the main benefits of a cloud first environment.

The best corporate cloud

Feb 20, 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: Access to this cloud, our company acquired about six months ago. The main criterion in the choice was security. And we were not deceived in our expectations. The service was very functional, and our information is protected by the best specialists.

Cons: Even for our company, such a product is a rather expensive solution." But the service is worth the money, the modernization of its own facilities would have cost much more. It is worth offering a solution for small businesses.

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Enjoying great success developing for Azure

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: As a Visual Studio Asp.Net Core developer, it quite easy to move my apps to Azure. The performance of the apps has met expectations. Great support also if you ever have a question.

Cons: Azure service may cost more than other cloud platforms, but I think it is easier to maintain. Less stress on the developer's shoulder.

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Great if you're a Microsoft shop and have your own Customer Support

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Many features integrated with each other.
Azure Backup works great on their own servers.
Links all of our Microsoft stuff together

Cons: Microsoft logins have been a nightmare, especially asking us if they are personal or work accounts all of the time.
The Microsoft support, which is expensive, is HORRIBLE. I can't recommend enough to find a MSG or reseller that can help you instead.

Overall: Having all of the servers in one spot in a very Microsoft friendly ecosystem has been fairly nice. There is nothing they don't offer yet that we have felt like we needed.

Azure on of the biggest platforms but definitely is not the best nor the cheapest.

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: 1> The Windows VMs are good.
2>Azure SQL is one of the best-managed SQL server Service out in the market.
3> Pricing is good for few products like VM's
4> The MS Azure Support team is very prompt in replying to queries.

Cons: 1>Very Confusing User Interface
2>Datawarehouse is ridiculously expensive and is not at all performant if you compare it with AWS & GCPs flagship data warehousing solution.
2>Setting up Pay as you go was a pain.
3>They Payment cant be done at will but will be auto deducted.
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Overall: If your team is already using Microsoft technologies then look no further than Azure. But Datawarehousing solutions can be ridicouly expensive and no where as performant as AWS & GCP's Redshift or Big Query.

Solid cloud solution and development platform

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Azure can handle pretty much all requirements you need from a cloud solution. Large blob storage, a variety of database options, serverless functions and so on. As time goes on Azure keeps adding more and more functionality, so it is a very in depth solution.

Cons: The user interface can be hard to manage at times, some functionality is buried under multiple levels of panels. As time goes on Microsoft deprecates and/or renames certain features so you need to keep up on things or you will get confused later.

So many options

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can do ANYTHING with Azure - if you know how. It's so hard... but there are TONS of walkthroughs online. If you're still spinning up on-prem servers for everything, you're doing it wrong.

Cons: Hard to setup. The support can be meh at times. Microsoft, as always, nickels and dimes for every service they provide.

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Great pricing, much cheaper than the main competitor but less functionality when compared with other

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The pricing, when compared to the main leader at this market. Sometimes the prices are surprisingly low. Integration with on-premise microsoft active directory and products.

Cons: Some of the features are missing when compared to the leader of this market.
Management of BU's, projects and departments takes some time to implement due to archaic methodology that is not part of today's cloud thinking.

Overall: Low prices and demo/test environment creation is out of the box, that is not part of the other contenders at this market.

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Great option for cloud based computing

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Azure is a great option when it comes to cloud based computing. We've run a few servers off of Azure and response is fast and it's nice not having to manage the hardware that comes with having onsite servers.

Cons: The cost is a bit high, but when it comes to this stuff, you get what you pay for. Performance can vary depending on your own connection speed and quality. Some powershell knowledge is required so that could be a barrier for some folks.

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It does it's job just fine

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Flexible backup and restore
Orchestrated site recovery
Rapid data transfer solutions
Worldwide backup and recovery capabilities
Secure and reliable solutions

Cons: For companies using earlier versions of Windows and Windows Servers, Azure Backup is not an option. The service only backs up client versions of Windows from Windows 7 and beyond and Windows Server 2008 & newer. In terms of connectivity, relinquishing control of your data to a public cloud also might feel a bit unnerving.

Relatively easy to use back up software

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Azure is relatively easy to use and allows you to select exactly which files and folders you want to back up and save on the cloud.

Cons: I think the cost is a little too high for what this product offers. I have seen other backup programs that are cheaper and provide unlimited storage.

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Great product for IT managers to create and manage virtual environments. Top 3 cloud solution.

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: -Allows IT administrators to plan his server requirements without taking care of times to get more Hard Disk space or RAM to new services.
-Easy integration with on-site IT environment with VPN solutions. Offering the best DRP options.
-Build a new virtual machine or DB server it's easier than ever.
-VM portability, easily export option available to move local environments (Hyper-V) to cloud IaaS (Azure).

Cons: -Customer support it's not the best compared to other Microsoft products need allot of time to solve an issue with a 2012 OS server.
-Monthly cost seems a little bit overpriced compared with other Microsoft products.
-Some features available on other IaaS products (AWS & GCP) need to be available for Microsoft environment.

Overall: -High availability for most important services on my company.

New to azure but not to Microsoft, simple and straightforward and amazing combo.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the mixture of cost, useability and functionality of azure. I am very new to the platform.my with my use of virtual machines visual studio I can't imagine a better piece of software.

Cons: Collaboration could use some.improvements and using azure in an offline state would make like a little easier in some situations other wise great software

Overall: Using cloud based services on a m icrosoft platform is amazing.

Utilized Azure to store multiple lines of code from home users to easily upload our website.

Apr 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There was a nice communal location to get all our the users code up in the cloud and then eventually have the lead installer/coder push forward the designs and have a cohesive thought put together. The thing I liked about Azure was the ability to see in real time what was being uploaded and modified to not step on overs toes. Though our business is quite small it worked great. I am unsure how big business would handle such a design implementation but in thoery it should work the same way.

Cons: I really don't have any Cons I can think of, not meaning that none exist. My role in the Azure development was strictly uploading and downloading from it therefore, it was easy to use. I'm sure that the installer/lead coder would have some pitfalls they have come across.

My daily dosis of cloud

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It just perfect how fast I can deliver a complete solution.

Cons: nothing.

Overall: Since 2012 I'm a freelancer .NET developer and 9/10 of my projects are big success thanks to Azure: Virtual machines, REST Api services, mobile integration, databases as a service, you name a service and I'm pretty sure that I use it.

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Its pretty impossible to beat the price

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Obviously, Microsoft can go right after google and AWS and undercut the Microsoft server licensing model since they can give them away. That has ensured a very low cost point. That said, that is really the only draw. If you are on a linux platform, I'd probably take AWS or google. Spinning up a VM (even pre-configured for you) was as simple as a couple clicks. Performance was as expected. The only issue I had was support.

Cons: Support could benefit from non off shored staff. It was difficult to understand them, and I don't like this trend.

Overall: cheap cheap licensing and bandwidth.

A great, scale able cloud solution for any business

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft's Azure Platform provides features and functionality for any business that is looking for a reliable cloud platform. Easily customization via a dashboard to scale to your needs. Great security, tie ins with other Microsoft products, SQL, etc. Pricing is competitive

Cons: Microsoft seems committed to this software product, but sometimes you never know. It is not their main source of revenue as a company