Microsoft Azure Review

ExpressRoute makes it easy to connect to services, but it could be more user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

We are a service provider and Azure is one of the products that I use to assist my clients.

What is most valuable?

I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.

What needs improvement?

Azure could be made more user-friendly. For example, the configuration wizard should be more intuitive for the users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for about 18 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is stable enough.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability-wise, we have not had any problems.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been in touch with Microsoft technical support and I would say that they are average.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am also working with AWS and I find that it is more user-friendly. I am a fan of AWS and although it depends on the use cases and requirements, we generally implement AWS more often than Azure.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was fairly simple. If we did have any issues then we would consult with Microsoft Professional Services, or some of our cloud architects, just to figure out how to resolve them.

We follow the Microsoft update paths. There isn't any maintenance required because it's a managed service and the providers take care of it.

What other advice do I have?

For the most part, Microsoft Azure works well. They are constantly upgrading their services. That said, I don't think that it's perfect.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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