Compare Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift

Microsoft Azure is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 14 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.0, while OpenShift is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "The pricing Calculator feature is valuable and easy to use ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "We can operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and Oracle Cloud Platform. See our Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift report.
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Pros
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.The data factory feature.We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.

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The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications.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).This solution is providing a platform with OOTB features that are difficult to build from scratch.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.

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Cons
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.Auto ML could be improved technically.Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.

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Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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2nd
out of 44 in PaaS Clouds
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44,062
Comparisons
33,753
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
399
Avg. Rating
8.1
6th
out of 44 in PaaS Clouds
Views
24,311
Comparisons
18,809
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
335
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Windows Azure, Azure
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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.

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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer4%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Logistics Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
Government5%
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