CenturyLink-Savvis Symphony vs. Microsoft Azure

CenturyLink-Savvis Symphony is ranked 28th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) vs Microsoft Azure which is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 24 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". CenturyLink-Savvis Symphony is most compared with Amazon AWS, Rackspace Cloud and iland. Microsoft Azure is most compared with Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform and SAP Cloud Platform.
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The pricing is very competitive.The cost-benefit equation for Azure is very good, particularly for small applications. However, Microsoft should do much, much more to improve how costs are communicated and how to forecast them. The Azure Pricing Calculator is not useful.Pricing is very difficult to guesstimate. With so many a la carte options and individual pricing it can be a hassle to understand.If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end up with a hefty bill. However, I found that the Azure price calculator is a valuable tool to use before starting to deploy VMs in Azure. This tool will give you an overview of the costs you should expect on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.Several thousand dollars and counting, we haven't needed to upgrade on premises hardware (In fact we eliminated all of the old on-premises hardware and run 100% on Azure) or pay for it's maintenance, power etc.Keep to PaaS to gain the optimal benefits from an OPEX finance and resource perspective.It’s necessary to use third party products or to use good self-management economic toolsBe careful with Azure Cool storage accounts; if you are dealing with high object counts, then it can be more economical to use Hot storage because of the high storage access costs associated with Cool.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsSymphonyWindows Azure, Azure
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Overview
OverviewSymphony is an event management toolkit that event planners, conference organisers and corporate marketing teams use to manage and promote their events. The software can be used to create online registration forms, take payment, produce powerful reports and send confirmation and invitation emails to delegates. Symphony runs in the cloud, which means no installation or setup fees.

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
Sample CustomersLinedata BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
14%
Retailer
14%
Logistics Company
7%
Transportation Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Transportation Company
7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business
56%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
28%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
50%
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