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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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"Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product.""It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well.""The most valuable feature is integration.""SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support.""SAP has provided very good support.""The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.""One of the best features of this solution is that it is web-based and you can log in and work on it from anywhere.""The mapping transformation allows us to connect our on-premise ECC to the cloud system."

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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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"My impression of the stability is that it is not good. Almost every month there is something new and that makes us nervous about delivery.""The solution requires more flexibility overall.""In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing.""They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients""We need to connect our ERP solution via the VPN. We need to make sure our ERP solutions aren't exposed to the outside world. Our teams really struggle with this.""Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information.""I would like to see more and better support for data transformations.""Better connectivity to on-premise systems would help us to support older systems that are migrating to the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The pricing can be negotiated.""SAP's pricing is usually high compared to the competition. But this is also justified because they hold their products and services to quite high standards.""Licensing costs for this solution are based on the number of users and the bandwidth."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well.
Top Answer: The rates are client-specific because they are negotiated. The actual rates may be classified, even for me.
Top Answer: For our organization, the price is the main downside. They should work to reduce the cost. This specifically affects small companies who would like to use it. The solution should work to simplify its… more »
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Also Known As
Windows Azure, AzureSAP HANA Cloud Platform

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.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
Manufacturing Company29%
Pharma/Biotech Company29%
Computer Software Company29%
Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,725 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and Amazon AWS, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, OpenShift, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Oracle Cloud Platform and Mendix. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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