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Researched Microsoft Azure but chose SAP Cloud Platform: Good data synchronization and easy to set up, but the interface and technical support need improvement
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: December 2019.
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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.
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.
The integration flows are the most valuable feature of this solution.
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.
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.
I would like for it to have integration to GitHub.
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.
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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Also Known As
|Windows Azure, Azure||SAP 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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