Microsoft Azure Review

Our Chinese clients can initiate international cloud launches of new IOT products, but pricing for outgoing data caps the ability for startups to justify its deployment.


What is most valuable?

Provisioning, info bus, video streaming, IOT templates, Web Services, SQL

How has it helped my organization?

Azure has allowed our burgeoning PRC SOE clients to initiate international cloud launches of new IOT products.

What needs improvement?

Pricing of outgoing data has capped the ablity for startup products to justify the ROI of Azure application deployment.

For how long have I used the solution?

3 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Just cost

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Over the last 12 months we've seen 2 outages.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Poor, you can't get to people who know the products when you are ramping up.

Technical Support:

poor

Which solutions did we use previously?

Used AWS and FireHost but switched to support our partnering efforts with MSFT.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In-house

What was our ROI?

Not good because of out going data costs.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Push MSFT to change the outgoing data policy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

AWS, Huawei, FireHost

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Microsoft Partner
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