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Pros
"The WhatApp feature is the most valuable.""The initial setup is okay. It's not too complex. Deployment took about one day.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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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 am limited to sending a photo to five people. I want to be able to send a photo to many people, not just five.""There needs to be more directions in terms of how to use the solution.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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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
"I would like to have more free application with it. Some of the applications, I am paying more for them. I think that they must be free."

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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: Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications.
Top Answer: Everything so far has gone smoothly, I've never had a struggle with the solution. In terms of product improvement, when it comes to billing, I think they should include something that would give the… more »
Top Answer: This solution is a model for us right now, and I'm using it with my classmates. We are resellers. I'm currently a Masters student and teaching assistant.
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 »
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Overview

Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

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
Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock. BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company19%
Computer Software Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise18%
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,228 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Google App Engine is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 23 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 9.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". 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". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. See our Google App Engine vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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