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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
This is a predictable and dependable service.One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.

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The most valuable feature is the interface.It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use.Reliable with ease of provisional services.I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.

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Cons
They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.

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The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.Stability can suffer in the context of a large architecture.The pricing can be reduced.More expensive than other solutions without justification.Azure could be made more user-friendly.Dashboards and reporting could be improved.They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable.The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.

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The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.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 pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.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.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.
Top Answer: The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.
Top Answer: My clients' use cases are for their private data where there's concern about the data being exposed. If it is on the public cloud whether it's performance issues or issues around disaster recovery or… more »
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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out of 46 in PaaS Clouds
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11,692
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6
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544
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8.8
1st
out of 46 in PaaS Clouds
Views
45,020
Comparisons
34,393
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
533
Avg. Rating
8.1
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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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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.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Comms Service Provider7%
Media Company7%
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Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer4%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Public Cloud is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". 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". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, SAP Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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