Faction Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

Faction Cloud is ranked 45th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) vs Microsoft Azure which is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 25 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". Faction Cloud is most compared with . Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Heroku 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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263
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76
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47,202
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25,459
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25
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830
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8.8
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Compared 14% of the time.
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Overview

Create your best-fit multi-cloud solution with Faction. United with VMware, Dell EMC & NetApp to deliver hybrid and multi-cloud solutions for Enterprises, Service Providers and VMware Cloud on AWS clients.

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
TexMac, WELLCENTIVE, ARNALL GOLDEN GREGORY BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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REVIEWERS
Retailer13%
Software R&D Company13%
Security Firm7%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise49%
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