IBM Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure

As of March 2019, IBM Cloud is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds vs Microsoft Azure which is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 27 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". IBM Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Platform and Heroku.
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50,361 views|25,342 comparisons
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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 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 tools

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Ranking
9th
out of 41 in PaaS Clouds
Views
18,925
Comparisons
12,080
Reviews
0
Followers
536
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2nd
out of 41 in PaaS Clouds
Views
50,361
Comparisons
25,342
Reviews
27
Followers
889
Avg. Rating
8.8
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IBM BluemixWindows Azure, Azure
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Overview

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company19%
Retailer13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Media Company11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company8%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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