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Pros
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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"Much more intuitive and more visual than AWS. More obvious where things are and how to change their configurations, etc.""Being able to set up, change and configure VMs is easy - a lot easier than in AWS.""Feedback and error messages make much more sense in Azure than in AWS.""Azure has improved my organization because it is a new technology and so the customers who don't have enough knowledge about the cloud delegate the administration of their cloud infrastructure to us. We incorporate and add a new service to our product lineup about how to manage their Azure. It impacts our business because we're able to incorporate this new service.""The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines.""The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there."

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Cons
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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"There are a number of services offered by AWS that are not yet available on Azure.""The interface is not easy to use. I'd like to see them develop a better interface, more graphical information about the resource and the consumer.""Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance.""I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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"It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.""The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the usability and customer service.
Top Answer: The services that it provides are good for the price.
Top Answer: In the next release, they need better integration with Oracle, Big Data systems, and DevOps. In general, with new serverless technology and microservices architecture, they need to do more on an… more »
Top Answer: It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications.
Top Answer: It should have cost optimization tools. Customers are required to use third-party applications to avoid usage complications. Also, charging on downloads is not a good option, especially when it moves… more »
Top Answer: Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication… more »
Ranking
12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
437
Comparisons
371
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
458
Avg. Rating
8.0
1st
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
46,929
Comparisons
35,913
Reviews
17
Average Words per Review
519
Avg. Rating
8.2
Popular Comparisons
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Compared 9% of the time.
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Windows Azure, Azure
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Overview

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company19%
Computer Software Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise52%
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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 23 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Heroku, Google App Engine, Pantheon, IBM Public Cloud and IBM Cloud Private, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform.

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