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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.
There is easy integration with multiple providers and third-party services.
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.
It would be nice to have more built-in suites compared to others. It would enable easier integration.
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.
Comparatively, this solution is a bit expensive.
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Also Known As
|Windows Azure, Azure|
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.
Rackspace is a listed company that specializes in hybrid cloud environments to support your applications and sites. The environments are based on its open-source operating system OpenStack.Rackspace Cloud caters for the private cloud, public cloud, dedicated servers, or a hybrid of platforms.
Your Rackspace Cloud environment is customizable according to your cloud requirements, and all products work together seamlessly from one portal.
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