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Secure cloud storage solution that offers fully-managed file sharing, asynchronous message queueing, and storage for I/O-intensive applications, structured and unstructured data.

Contact Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975

Located in United States

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Starting Price

  • $0.00/month

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Online

Azure Storage Features

Access Control
Archiving & Retention
Backup
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Encryption
File Sharing
Version Control

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Ease of Use
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Customer Service
4/5

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Printing, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2019

“ technological Advancement”

OverallAdvantages Microsoft Azure, being a flexible cloud platform offers the possibility to build applications within a short while and at the same time deploy and manage it on the platform for access of other users on the cloud network. Azure also offers the opportunity of automating tasks in personal Azure environment, this also includes the creation of runbooks which reduces overhead costsemerits Azure has a major setback which has many users concern, it does not support snapshot. The provision of virtual machines also takes a lot of time when compared to being done in reality. It actually has a slow response to updates with a poor graphic user interface. Azure is a very secure platform with high availability which is cost effective, it makes a positive mark on cloud computing.
Pros I n an informative age where there is rapid growth in technological advancement, the successes achieved in different sectors like the business sector must include a high level of subscription into technological products. In relating the first generation technological gadgets which were massive in size to the present age modernized appliances and technological tools with are as small as the microchip, one cannot but understand the boundless nature of advancement and the need to flow with the tide. Cloud computing, one of the very few technological advancement of recent times allows for the storage and accessing of data and different resources over the internet.
Cons This minimizes the need for individuals to own and move about with computer hard drives as they can securely access their information, edit and retrieve this information at any given point in time. This seems to be a more flexible and efficient option when compared to the conventional personal computer (PC). The development of Azure, a public cloud computing platform made cloud computing more useful to individuals, small and medium size businesses and even the multinationals. This posed many benefits to growing businesses that could not afford to purchase the necessities for their business operations like softwares, storage devices and servers, the small businesses only needed a web browser in their computer and an active internet connection.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2019
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alfredo r.
ventas
51-200 employees
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018

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

Pros 1966/5000 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
ConsIt 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018
Tim C.
Senior Software Developer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2017

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

ProsThere 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.
ConsI 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Health, Wellness and Fitness, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 30, 2019

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

OverallWe work for health care across the globe , For us it is well suited fpr moving single use servers to the cloud.We were able to quickly replicate some of our servers and move their functionalities to the new azure hosted servers.Core and Advanced ADC functionalities helps us serve us customers better. Supports bigger platforms. We chose Azure as we pay only for what we use, certain applications were used rarely to produce reports but we had to pay a hefty amount. The accessibility of software and flexibility is good. Lot of features we havent explored yet. Good product and we are happy adopting it.
Pros1. Easy integration with other microsoft products. Easy installation and use. 2. It is very user friendly and provides user friendly options for data capture and analysis. 3. Lot of options and variety of capabilities. 4. Market of Azure is growing very rapidly, the PaaS offerings are evolving and rapidly maturing. 5. Supports the current infrastructure of our company. 6. Pay only for the resources strategy helps and support our company in a big way. 7. Security management on microsoft Azure is good. 8. Cloud computing is the best feature and its virtual environment on the market is stand out. 9. Database administration is made simple and easy. 10. Less cost with high performance.
Cons1. Monitoring the spend and billing rates are always are headache. 2.Backup and restoration process take a little bit of time. 3. User interface works slowly on firefox browsers. 4. Support and service center support should be more responsive.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 30, 2019
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Daniel C.
Managing Partner
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 14, 2019

“AWS who?.....”

OverallSpinning up virtual environments and hosting software for clients and we use cold and hot storage for clients servers and backs with azure as they offer some of the best storage rates as compared to AWS. We can also spin up virtual domain and active directories for our clients to remove the heat and maintenance from small facilities on the edge of their environment that might not have a dedicated space for IT. Allowing us to now only offsite the IT but also the infrastructure.
ProsI have found the best use for Azure is to off site the IT hardware for infrastructure, So now IT can not only have the team off site but now that off site team doesn't have to worry about the servers being touched by employees messing around in the network closets.Allowing entire companies to be managed off site.
ConsPrice on VMs, non transparent price, ease to setup redundancy...
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 14, 2019
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Laszlo A.
Software Developer
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019

“All the needed tools in one place for the company ”

OverallAs a software developer, I am developer I am developing applications and I am deploying the applications to this platform. Therefore everyday I am working with this.
ProsThis tool is very great for supporting a company's IT infrastructure. It has all the needed tools for the companies IT services, such as, database, virtual machines, network support, management tools, machine learning and AI support. Moreover, the tool is very great for maintaining the services, it has very nice interface where you can see everything in different views such as graphs, logs, and etc. This is also great for automating the tasks where, nobody is needed to do something when a failure occurs.
ConsAs there are a lot of tools and services on the platform, the interface is very complex. For managing the things and using the platform efficiently a knowledgeable expert is needed. Moreover, the pricing is also a bit high for the things, you need to pay a lot for the services.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019
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Ebrahim F.
Software Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2019

“Game and Life Changer”

OverallAside from the worry about data centers going down, I have absolutely no problems with Azure and my experience has been amazing and very educational.
ProsAzure has certainly changed the way I look at platform hosting, as well as app availability. Before Azure, it was a real pain to plan deployments of both new and updates to the web. From the setting up of IIS, to the configuring of firewalls and everything in between, it was always on of my most dreaded tasks. With Azure, everything is central and easily managed. I can spin up new apps, update existing apps, scale up or down on resources, and the list just goes on. I think back to the days of having to coordinate with so many people for hardware, software, networks and even a simple server reboot was something that was always a big concern. So many cool features, from basic to "I don't know yet, but I am excited to find out", Azure has made life so easy for myself and our company.
ConsWhen a data center goes down, it is a mission to get your databases going. The app side is okay, but SQL on Azure becomes a huge challenge. There are tools to make life easier for DR scenarios, but they are pricey and through research so far, I found that even having a combination of the available options in place, still will not guarantee a hassle-free way of keeping your databases available.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 9, 2019
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Alex G.
Software Engineer
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2017

“Not a great microsoft fan, happy customer regardless”

OverallAzure 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2017
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Denis V.
MS SQL Server DBA
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2018

“ MS Azure go to the cloud.”

OverallWe'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.
ProsMS 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.
ConsAzure 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 3, 2018

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

OverallThe 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.
ProsAzure 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.
ConsAzure 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 3, 2018
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Wechuli P.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 22, 2019

“Maybe the Best Cloud Provider”

OverallAzure meets all the necessary cloud infrastructure needs we may have, a bit pricy though, but overall a fantastic platform.
Pros- Smooth, and intuitive interface to manage your resources - The concept of Resource Group is well defined and you can organize all your resources under different resource groups(regardless of the regions) for easier management of related resources - Thorough documentation of all APIs - Availability of free hands-on training material through Microsoft Learn - Wide range of offerings
Cons- Can get quite expensive for some services - Management of permissions and billing accounts through Azure AD can get complicated very quickly
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 22, 2019
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Alice J.
Director Of Operations
Utilities, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 21, 2019

“A great platform in the Cloud for companies”

OverallMy experience with Azure has been very good, the truth is that at the time of hiring we were very well oriented to make the right decision and in terms of the usability of the platform without any complaint, it really complies with the standards in addition to that It has a great scalability so that migrating a program or application is quite simple.
ProsAzure is a cloud platform that offers many technological solutions to companies according to their needs, from the hosting of applications or web systems for the internal use of the company, to the resounding analysis of the company itself. I particularly like that this platform adapts very well according to our needs and that it is not necessary to make a very large investment with respect to what we will need to manage our technological part of the company. I really like that Azure gives extreme care to the backups of the information and the applications that we have in the cloud so that the integrity of our information and applications will not be compromised at any time, I also really like that it is very operational, Intuitive and flexible, it is admitted by any operating system and with 100% compatibility, it also has a huge community that places it as the best option in the market and with an excellent technical support capable of guiding us in the decisions that we should take in As for the information technologies of our company.
ConsThe truth is that I have absolutely nothing to complain about Azure, I think that the solutions offered are excellent and that in addition to that it looks for a way to cut our expenses as much as possible, knowing that it is one of the best options in the market.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 21, 2019
Zuzana B.
Staff Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019

“Offers quality in cloud services”

OverallSolutions has boosted data storage, business process improvement, customer service, mobility in services specifically in terms of services, as well as escalation and admission of systems with the reduction and optimization of resources.
ProsMicrosoft Azure offers quality in cloud services, web applications run smoothly, with respect to its use and learning are not complex specifically if you have already worked with Windows operating systems and as is the case that most are familiar with This system will be easy to solve, it is not limited to storage, it also offers backup as regards disaster recovery, it is always necessary to consider the eventuality that can happen, work through a hybrid cloud, its implementation and configuration are not complicated for users with some experience in the management of computer systems in the cloud.
ConsPosse a high cost must be considered that the variety of functions and storage influence their price, of course the quality as service is faultless but is an aspect that should be taken when selecting the product and perform an analysis of the costs to determine the profitability of the product.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019
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Adithya U.
Senior Software Engineer
Computer Software, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 21, 2018

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

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)
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 21, 2018
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Manny P.
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Computer Networking, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2018

“Amazing Cloud Service”

OverallAzure 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsYour 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2018
Marsha J.
Support Staff
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018

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

OverallIt'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.
ProsMicrosft 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.
ConsIt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 7, 2018
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James T.
Vice President
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2018

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

ProsExtremely solid platform, very easy to get started, very easy to manage, billing is a breeze to understand and monitor. (Yeah, it's Microsoft)
ConsSupport 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."
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Food Production, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2019

“Microsoft Azure Simple and Easy life in the Cloud”

OverallIt has a slight learning cure but eventually you get it. Using Microsoft Azure allows me quick deployment and ease in scalability to meet customer demands and I get a sense of security know that my services and data are protected and always available
ProsMicrosoft Azure is a cloud computing platform which allows you to build, test, deploy and manage applications and services online using Microsoft's vast international data centers. You don't need to buy computing hardware like servers, and etc simply rent from Microsoft and pay for what you use and use what you can afford. You don't have to worry about making costly upgrades from time to time or the cost of systems or hardware maintenance. Everything is based at the Microsoft data centers where all the computing assets and resources are available to you in the cloud/Internet. Therefore you can grow or contract your virtual resources as easily as 123 and as demand dictates Microsoft Azure saves you time and money, its easily scalable and enables quick deployment of your services and or applications Security is another great benefit you get from using Microsoft Azure. Consider if you were using an on site computing solution, you may have a single system admin or a very small team. However with MS Azure they have a very large security team dedicated to the protection of the Azure platform and therefore your content or what ever it is that you are using MS Azure to do Note their infrastructure is global with various forms of redundancies therefore if there is a failure in their system I'm certain it would not slow or affect your business. If it was an on site solution and something failed I'm very certain you would be feeling that in a negative manner
ConsEverything is in the cloud and consequently if you lose your Internet connection then you can't manage your data or services. Microsoft Azure can be a little over whelming due to the vast number of services offered Understanding the menu structure takes a bit of learning and getting used to.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 16, 2019
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Chamath N.
Chief Technology Officer
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019

“Like other Micrisoft tools Azure is very user-friendly as my experience ”

OverallOverall, I think it is safe to conclude that Microsoft Azure is a pretty standard and decent technology and it serves as a good competitor against other similar products in the market. But still, there are lots of rooms for improvement that Microsoft should address in order to completely win this segment of cloud technology.
ProsOur company has recently purchased Microsoft Azure and we started using it a few months ago. While I have a few experiences in using other data housing tools before, I was curious to see what Azure uniquely offers. Here a short review of my experience so far: Pros - 1. Multiple Data Sets in One User Account Basically, Azure was the answer to the problem of having to create multiple accounts in order to access multiple data sets at a given time. 2. User-friendliness Microsoft is popular on this. I bet no other brands of the same category can beat Azure in this aspect. I personally found it to be easy to navigate during my first time to explore the interface. 3. Easy integration with other Microsoft Products Our office uses a lot of Microsoft software and the ease of integration has saved us a lot of time. This is one is one of its strongest edges over its competitors.
ConsCons - 1. Difficulty of customization Currently, it doesn't have the feature that enables customization of processors. This should be available soon in order to give users more control of the data and its management. 2. Price of product itself and services Cost should be lower considering that most clients are businesses and support services are more likely to be needed frequently due to the number of users in a single organization or office just like ours. Also, customer support is not that good. During the one time we tried to reach out to an agent, it took a while before the issue got completely addressed.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 13, 2019

“Expensive but great cloud providing platform by Microsoft for development”

OverallExtremely great solution for cloud services but not a value for money. Really expensive, but if you have those extra spare bucks, it's really worth exploring!
ProsA simple and great platform that provides top notch features and functionalities by Microsoft for development, testing and project management purposes. Built by Microsoft, automatically gives me complete trust on having our personal data shared on cloud and managing data for corporate internally or across teams. It is highly reliable, secure and scalable. It is ranked among the top 5 cloud services provided by the top company Microsoft. I would also love to appreciate the fact that my initial career started by using Azure services, creating resources, APIs, processing data over cloud using CosmosDB and much more, so I really appreciate the services provided.
ConsExtremely expensive for every service and resource provided by Microsoft Azure. Strong competitor to GCP (Google Cloud Platform), Alibaba Cloud and AWS (Amazon Web Services) but not a real value for money when it comes to pricing of resources.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 13, 2019
Sarah P.
Owner
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 15, 2018

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

ProsThere 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.
ConsAzure 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 15, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 24, 2019

“Best Cloud platform for digital transformation”

OverallOverall it is a easy to start Cloud platform. Developers can develop lot of intelligent solutions using Azure services.
ProsAzure is very simple to use. The user friendly interfaces and lots of tutorials available to get lots of benefit from Azure. Currently Azure provides more than 100 services.
ConsIt is changing very quickly, sometimes adopting the change is difficult .
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 24, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2018

“Been a user for 5+ years”

OverallAs 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.
ProsThe 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.
ConsAt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2018
JOSE B.
IT MANAGER
Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 23, 2017

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

OverallI have an application that is always available. The services respond very fast.
ProsI 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.
ConsI 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 23, 2017
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Joel Isaac M.
Co Founder
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018

“Good platform but expensive”

Overallsince I'm the Azure cloud administration in my job, I had to read a lot to manage it, now that I understand the Azure concept, is very complete, as I said, "play with expensive toys"
Prosyou have everything there, if you want Virtual machines, you have them there, if you want to publish your page as a service Azure can do it. Azure is a really complete platform where you can find what you need as developer or as a company that manage software projects.
ConsIs very expensive, is true that you have everything there but is really expensive, I mean, if you are a startup you can't afford it. Is kind of complicated to manage, even the official azure documentation is complicated to understand so if you want to administrate it in an eficient way, you MUST take a certification or something like that. in conclusion, if you have the opportunity to use it is like "play with expensive toys"
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2018

“Overall the best cloud platform”

ProsAzure 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.
ConsAs others have noted, the billing can be difficult to measure and predict. You just kind of have to try it and see.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2018
Kevin V.
Software Architect
Internet, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
July 5, 2019

“Excellent cloud hosting, packed with features”

OverallOverall Microsoft Azure has been a great hosting solution for us. We have used several of their backend services - file storage, database hosting, app service hosting and all have been quite reliable and generally are pretty low cost.
ProsAzure has a solution for pretty much any cloud related scenario you can think of - Virtual Machines, Serverless functions, databases, website hosting, queueing, you name it. The pricing for these services is generally pretty attractive as well, you can host a site with various backend components for not too much money.
ConsIt seems like Azure renames a number of services on a yearly basis so it can be tough to keep track of what is what- you need to stay on top of it. The usability with its "blade" interface is generally okay but with some features, you can find yourself several blades deep and it can be confusing at times.
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
July 5, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 10, 2018

“A top notch ecosystem and which is transforming everyday”

OverallSecurity, reliability and cost saving
ProsMicrosoft 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.
ConsStill 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 10, 2018
Shaun R.
GCU Computing Science Student
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2019

“Best Cloud Software available”

ProsThe best thing about using microsoft azure is that the security is one of its main focus points. It has the main security model but also incorporates cyber security protocols. Azure is also very scalable, which makes it easier for businesses to pay for only what they use.
ConsThe only main downside to this software is that you need to be highly experienced with this software, as without the main knowledge of azure it is harder for users to keep everything running smoothly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2019
Nishan T.
Software Developer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019

“Azure and its services”

ProsIts security, easy accessibility, wide popularity.
ConsIts hard to configure sometimes. Also, some services are not available.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 11, 2019

“Having Lot Of Service Region”

Proswe can find a any infrastructure service in variance region and variance size depend on our requirement also having multiple services like AKS,File services,Register Service comparing other vendors cost little bit higher
ConsTechnical support service not reliable sometimes
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 11, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2019

“Complete Package for Digital Transformation ”

OverallWe were able to review and administer the different workflows and role players incorporating different applications in software development. When installing we installed selected components to lighten and manage the product. It also supports Xamarin, which helps in creating apps for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices.
ProsIt's incredible administration, the ability to analyze data and visualize. Integration with GitHub and Slack alike tools. Helps you to achieve CI CD and 100 Deployments a day henceforth deploying 26 customers journeys. Build Migration and Management, source control systems and scheduled to run its builds and test are just cheery on the cake.
ConsDefinitely difficult to handle at its full potential: Too many options with not many guides backlog queries Passing data between VSTS build
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019

“Everything you need in one place”

OverallI was working with a software team and we were using it for he web server and database server. As it was startup project we were using with the limited money but the money that we paid and what we get is more that excellent and if I ahve the same project in future am more than welcome to use Azure again.
ProsAzure is a paltform where all the needed tools have been collected and you just need to pick the ones you need and use them as soon as you pay. In Azure you can find the product for various kind of areas for example you want to deploy a webpage and you need a server just choose the right resources and pay according to your decsion and go on, you want a database and choose and pay you are done, there are many areas like this which you need to manage the infrastructure of your company. Morever the management and maintenace of this paltform is easy. They have really nice customer service and they are always ready to help you.
ConsWhen I have used this platform first time I was very frustrated or a guy with less experience it is a bit complicated but by the time you can easly learn the things.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 3, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2019

“Azure- one stop shop for cloud computing”

OverallMicrosoft azure is one of the mature and beat cloud platform nowadays. it comprises of many services that are provided as SaaS, PaaS, IaaS includes azure functions, storage, machine learning, AD, Web app, backup solutions, IOT, stream analytics etc. we can access all of these services through centralize portal. we can try out services using free subscriptions. it has very good pricing models like pay as you go and consumption plans. day by day many more services are adding in portal for use. so overall experience with azure is very nice for me and help me to easily solve problems.
Pros- Pricing model - Community support - Easy integration with other services.
ConsAzure services those are in preview state may change in future and due to that you might need to change implementation sometimes. for some of azure services you may need additional supporting tools like azure storage explorer.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 16, 2019
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Kalana E.
Graphic Designer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2018

“We use it everyday to get more advantages ,Cloud base Data Warehose ,Web Development and much more”

OverallOverall It is the Best One Industri-Level and Also It has ability to work with anywherewith Remote Acces,And Also If you are going to work with machine learning processess Asure is the best choise for that ,highly Recomened it use Web development Coloud based and more.
ProsAsure gives the simplicity of creating things,testing and management of Cloud based.It is very easy to to use and offers Web applications ,Machine learning things API so on, we can able to increase single customer site to more than 10 customers without changing our coades its a grate oppertunity working with Asure,and also Asure gives best buiness solutins for us. And also mostly when we were working with Asp.net application it very easy to work with Asure and Asure has ability to work with much accurate and more Relaible.
ConsSome times Cost will be high , with respect similer servicese it will be quit expensive ,but Asure is the Best software platform to get expected outputs
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 8, 2018

“Azure Backup adds great complexity to usually simple tasks”

OverallFor 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.
ProsIf 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.
ConsIf 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).
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 8, 2018
Fima K.
Ceo at Exadel
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 11, 2018

“A familiar user interface and support for modern cloud technologies”

ProsWe 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 11, 2018
Kevin M.
Software Consultant/Full Stack Developer
Program Development, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 5, 2018

“Modestly Experience”

OverallAzure provides a large range of cloud based servers from dedicated services to cloud visualized networks.
ProsWe 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.
ConsAzure 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 5, 2018
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JAYESH S.
Student
Higher Education, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2019

“One of the best Cloud Computing platform”

OverallMy software project has been successfully deployed on cloud on a virtual machine on Azure. The support from azure has been very good since the deployment.
ProsThe most liked offerings of Azure over other cloud services are PaaS capabilities, Net capabilities, Security Offerings, Integrated environment, Gentle Learning curve, Hybrid solutions for my project for seamless cloud connectivity. I deployed my project on a VM on Azure due to the above reasons.
ConsMy least liked features of Microsoft Azure are lack of Hyper-V snapshot support and also an inability to upload custom images. While spinning new machine takes longer for creation. Also, there is a lack of integrated backup. Other than these, I haven't found any drawbacks.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Mining & Metals, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 12, 2019

“Azure is the best fit for large enterprises”

OverallFor large enterprises, with hundreds of different types of applications, multiple vendors and locations around the globe, Azure is the right choice.
ProsMicrosoft is always improving its cloud offer. Every day there is a new functionality available in Azure. It can fit all workloads, from small and simple to big and complex. Security and monitoring are very well done and can cover all requirements. IaaS capabilities are strong - as devops, data and analytics. Early adopters are welcome as private and public previews are very stable.
ConsMicrosoft knows their cloud capabilities are strong - and they use this in contract negotiations, sometimes making hard to get good deals. Pricing for Windows Server machines could be better - not the same as other competitors.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 12, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018

“One of the top cloud based services provided by Microsoft to run projects over Cloud networks”

Pros1. Fastest execution speeds and server processing time. 2. Unlimited resources utilization from across all servers. 3. Highly reliable and simple user interface to monitor data. 4. Secure enough to protect data within organizations network. 5. Value for money as it provides services and accessibility from any part of the world. 6. Among the top 3 fastest cloud service providers. 7. Structuring and processing data on the cloud is much faster as compared to the on premise database. 8. Integration with multiple other applications especially those built by Microsoft like PowerBI or SSDT for SQL, is truly awesome.
Cons1. Extremely expensive as we need to purchase Azure subscriptions 2. Resources and servers require extra costs and every service if running costs extra. 3. Competitors like Oracle Cloud and Alibaba are doing fairly better and Microsoft needs to take a step further to analyze the pitfalls. 4. I still believe security is not that strong on cloud till date as we individuals have always relied on on-premise databases.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018
Philip E.
Managed Services Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 10, 2018

“The future of hosting”

OverallIf 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.
ProsMicrosoft 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.
ConsThis 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 10, 2018
Aaron G.
Systems Architect
Accounting, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2019

“Rock solid and reliable”

ProsWe are using Azure blob storage for our document imaging system, roughly 20TB and hundreds of millions of documents. It has performed absolutely great in this role, very reliable & fast. It's actually saving us money storing seldomly accessed data like this in the cloud versus our own SAN, so we can save the SAN space for our high-performance needs on-site.
ConsThe billing is really, really confusing. Each month are multiple charges for bandwidth, CPU time, IOPS, data transfer, etc. and it can be very difficult to figure out exactly where the bulk of your costs are coming from. Azure is improving the reporting & research tools for this, but right now it's not the best.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2019
Verified Reviewer
11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2018

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

OverallSpinning 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.
ProsThe 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.
ConsThe 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 26, 2018
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Ben L.
Head of development
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 23, 2018

“Our go-to cloud environment for customer cloud services”

ProsAzure 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.
ConsAlthough Azure can be a reasonably priced option, it can get expensive quickly. Ensure that you double check pricing before provisioning your services.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 23, 2018
Erik L.
CTO
Computer Software, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2018

“An excellent platform for large-scale projects”

ProsUsing 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.
ConsFor 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 25, 2018
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Arnaldo C.
Software Engineer
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019

“The Top Cloud Solution/Provider”

OverallI'm part of an Cloud Migration program. We use Azure and I most say that all the resources work perfectly. And it's very positive for the developers working for a technology that is leading the Cloud industry. You never stuck searching for how to do something and that's a lot.
ProsYou have plenty of documentations in every place, so if you need to know ho to do something, is there. Everyone is usen it, so if you need to know how to do something, someone already ask for it. This is Microsoft, they are the leaders in the developer world. They know what you need even if you don't thing that you needed it. You have resources for everything, stables, full of features and already used for big/small companys.
ConsIt's very expensive. For small teams I don't think is the way to go. You have competitors that think more in smaller teams.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 5, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Retail, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2019

“The Titan Of Writing Software!”

OverallIt creates a great space for bloggers, writers, students, teachers and basically any one who needs to get work done online. The fact that its so accessible and simple to use is why its so prevalent.
ProsMicrosoft to me is like a octopus or a spider. They have so many legs or tentacles that point to a specific system that works extremely well when they all go together. I use it basically for anything that has to do with writing online. They upgrade regularly, and they only add things that make things even more stress free. I'm using it to write my first novel.
ConsI actually have nothing I dislike about this software. I am absolutely in love with it and it is truly worth using.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2019
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Brian B.
Software Developer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 19, 2019

“Cloud Platform for Serious Business”

OverallOur business relies on Azure 100% for our hosted SASS application. If Azure goes down, we go down. They are reliable and offer many features that make us look reliable to our customers.
ProsI like the Azure Portal and how easy it is for me to find what I need to work on at any given moment. The dropdown menu does a keyword search searching not only for features but also existing resources. This lets me get to what I'm looking for much faster than navigating using the Navigation menu. I also like the ability to set up alerts, modify configuration settings and view metrics in an easy to understand manner.
ConsSometimes the Azure folks make changes to existing features that you rely upon without much (if any) warning. This makes it hard for some customers that have issues with change. Especially unannounced change.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 19, 2019
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Ivan L.
Co-founder and CTO
Sports, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2019

“Go-to Cloud”

OverallAs a self-employed web app consultant I put all my clients on Azure and I can administer them all with my one account. It's super quick and easy to setup an entire web app with hosting, db, queues, etc., and whenever I'm forced to go back to AWS for a specific service I find myself banging my head against the wall wondering why they haven't updated their UI or UX in forever. Azure's come a long way and they have great documentation and lots of sources of tutorials that walk you through everything.
ProsOnce you get into a specific service, it's fairly easy to click around and find whatever you want, the interface is pretty consistent across all services, unlike AWS and seems to give tips all around. Super easy to use with projects made in Visual Studio.
ConsThe overall UX can take a bit of getting used to and they've changed it several times in the past completely. Once you know what you are doing, it's not bad, but getting up to speed can be frustrating. Some features you'd expect to exist in some services just don't, while they do in AWS, this can be frustrating, but the opposite is also true!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2019