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"The scalability of the solution is good. We have hundreds of users internally and thousands of users externally. We do plan to increase usage shortly.""The initial setup is very, very simple.""It's a good and cost effective solution for any organization. We can deploy the tech solution on premises and also in the cloud.""The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment for services such as SSH, creating a web site, and Azure billing services to measure the consumption of resources.""It is very easy to learn and apply to other things.""The best thing about this product is that it is user-friendly and intuitive.""The setup is very straightforward and it's quite stable.""The stability is good. We haven't had any issues with the viability or scalability. It's been good so far."

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"Using this solution will provide you with a lot of features for working with multiple VMware hosts.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the SDDC Manager.""he ease of deploying virtual machines is the solution's most valuable feature. Moving virtual machines from one post to another is easy. Within minutes you can easily deploy your virtual machines and deploy your applications as well.""The most valuable feature of this solution is integration because everything is available on a single pane of glass.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the infrastructure as a service.""The stability of this solution is great.""The most valuable feature of this solution is vSphere.""The documentation is very good."

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"Technical support is very poor. When we meet Microsoft in the coming weeks to discuss expansion, we'll be speaking to them directly about this.""I think the monitoring tools needs some improvement.""Customers need to consider the Disaster Recovery. Microsoft tech is only providing support to Azure.""I would like to see better support for containers.""There are some minor issues or bugs with it that I know are there.""The setup for Azure becomes more complex when you have multiple users and multiple organizations using the same solution, but this is to be expected.""The solution could use more training materials to help users understand how to use the product effectively. Online training would also be a beneficial addition to the product.""As opposed to AWS, Azure is a costly solution. It's on par with AWS more than anything else."

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"The most recent web-based interface has given us some problems.""The main problem that we are facing with this solution is vSAN stability.""The automation of the solution needs improvement. We should be able to automate some processes.""We have some Intel machines and some AMD machines, are we cannot mix these within the same cluster.""They are using vRealize Log Insight as the virtualized log platform, but this solution is not well developed and not yet ready to use for advanced optimization and troubleshooting.""It would be an improvement to have more functionality with hardware products.""We would like to have active-active replication.""The interface should be improved because when there are many alarms, it is difficult to figure out what the error is."

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"Pricing is always a hot topic, so the pricing can always improve.""We are satisfied with the pricing.""It is in the medium range cost-wise. For each component, I sort of buy licensing. Each component has its licensing fee by the number of users or by size.""The pricing is very expensive.""In terms of costs, it is a standard price, and there is no negotiation.""Azure Stack is expensive.""Azure Stack is cheaper than AWS."

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"All of the customers can go to VMware Hands-on Labs online and test this solution before buying it."

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Top Answer: Commercially, Azure Stack is cheaper than AWS.
Top Answer: It would be great when Microsoft will enable WDI, AI and Cognitive Services in Azure Stack.
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The VMware approach to the SDDC delivers a unified platform that supports any application and provides flexible control. The VMware architecture for the SDDC empowers companies to run hybrid clouds and to leverage unique capabilities to deliver key outcomes that enable efficiency, agility, and security. Enterprises using VMware technology have three ways to establish an SDDC and transition at their own pace: build their own using reference architectures; use a converged infrastructure; or use a hyper-converged infrastructure for which the full SDDC is delivered already implemented on the customer's hardware of choice.

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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Healthcare Company44%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Insurance Company11%
Transportation Company11%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise41%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Stack vs. VMware Software Defined Data Center and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,521 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Stack is ranked 1st in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) with 23 reviews while VMware Software Defined Data Center is ranked 2nd in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) with 9 reviews. Azure Stack is rated 8.2, while VMware Software Defined Data Center is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Stack writes "Intuitive and user-friendly dashboarding and management reporting features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Software Defined Data Center writes "Utilizes existing hardware to help modernize established data centers". Azure Stack is most compared with VMware Cloud Foundation, AWS Outposts and Google Anthos, whereas VMware Software Defined Data Center is most compared with . See our Azure Stack vs. VMware Software Defined Data Center report.

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