Compare Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 15 reviews while OpenShift which is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 10 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.8, while OpenShift is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Self-provisioning saves the admin time/work and provides flexibility for development, testing, and production". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas OpenShift is most compared with IBM Cloud Private, Amazon AWS and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See our Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Microsoft Azure Logo
61,322 views|27,397 comparisons
OpenShift Logo
19,313 views|13,566 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
359,556 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines.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.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.It was easy to deploy our applications on it.Azure has the best website amongst all cloud computing platforms. It is simple to utilize, and one can release nearly anything, from app services to host sites.I come from the DBA side so for me it's the easy maintenance; backups are very easy as well.

Read more »

This solution is providing a platform with OOTB features that are difficult to build from scratch.We are able to operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management each month and provide a good SLA (as scalability for applications is processed during heavy client website load, automatically).I love to automate everything and OpenShift was been born for that. It takes care of the network layer itself and I don't need to dive into it; I can work on a top level. Our project has numerous services designed to run in Docker containers, and we have run almost all pieces in OpenShift.The virtualization of my APIs means I no longer have to pay VMware large amounts of money to only run in-house solutions.Scaling and uptime of the applications are positives.Valuable features include auto-recreate of pod if pod fails; fast rollback, with one click, to previous version.Key features are WildFly, because it standardizes infrastructure and the git repository and docker. Git is essential for source code and Docker for infrastructure.Security is also an important part of this solution. By default, things are running with limited privileges and securely confined to their own resources. This way, different users and projects can all use the same infrastructure.

Read more »

Cons
Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance.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.There are a number of services offered by AWS that are not yet available on Azure.We have faced some challenges trying to deploy a new ESP application.Establishing the account in the beginning was very difficult.I would like to see more databases on the cloud, what they call today Big Data should be there.Scalability is definitely in need of improvement. Azure is a very good solution but it still lacks the performance of other cloud platforms.Azure does not handle scalability as well as its competitors. Sometimes a 10 percent increase in a server with 20 percent of CPU usage pushes the server up to 100 percent load, and you start having performance issues.

Read more »

If we can have a GUI-based configuration with better flexibility then it will be great.I think that OpenShift has too many commands for running services from the CLI, and the configuration files are a little complicated.There have been some issues with security, in particular, that we had to address. At times they make it “clunky." I am quite confident these parameters will appear in the next releases. They have been reported as bugs and are actually in process.Needs work on volume handling (although this is already better with GlusterFS). Security (SSSD) would also be an improvement.It could use auto-scaling based on criteria such as transaction volume, queue backlog, etc. Currently, it is limited to CPU and memory.Credential not hidden, so people on the same group can view it.It would be great if it supported Bitbucket repositories too.The area for improvement is mostly in support for legacy applications.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
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.

Read more »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which PaaS Clouds solutions are best for your needs.
359,556 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
1st
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
Views
61,322
Comparisons
27,397
Reviews
18
Average Words per Review
507
Avg. Rating
8.7
3rd
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
Views
19,313
Comparisons
13,566
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
206
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 38% of the time.
Compared 26% of the time.
Compared 15% of the time.
Also Known As
Windows Azure, Azure
Learn
Microsoft
Red Hat
Overview

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.

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

Offer
Learn more about Microsoft Azure
Learn more about OpenShift
Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Information Not Available
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company12%
Retailer12%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company12%
Transportation Company8%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
359,556 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all PaaS Clouds reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email