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Pros
"The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""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 data factory feature.""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.""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 most valuable features are the interface and customizability.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."

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"The solution has encryption which we did not have before."

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Cons
"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved.""Azure could be made more user-friendly."

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"Our account representative was inexperienced, they could improve on how they are managing accounts."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""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 cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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"The solution is a bit expensive, we are still negotiating the price."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We find that it is easy to integrate with other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office.
Top Answer: The pricing could be a bit lower. It would make their customers happy if they decided to charge less. We pay a yearly licensing fee.
Top Answer: There aren't limitations that come to mind. Whatever they have planned for the solution in the future, I will be happy with it. The solution could always work to reduce its costs. It would be ideal if… more »
Top Answer: The solution has encryption which we did not have before.
Top Answer: The solution is a bit expensive, we are still negotiating the price. There is a feature that allows you to pay in a different way, which we were interested in, they allow you to choose to be charged… more »
Top Answer: Our account representative was inexperienced, they could improve on how they are managing accounts. We gave them this feedback when they sent us a survey.
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure, MS Azure, MS 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.

Virtustream's xStream Management Platform provides a unified, cloudagnostic control plane that integrates infrastructure orchestration, enterprise application automation and a suite of business intelligence and service management tools.
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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Continental, Domino Foods, Florida Crystals, Intel, Lanx, UOL Group
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company53%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise64%
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Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 107 reviews while Virtustream xStream is ranked 10th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while Virtustream xStream is rated 9.0. 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 Virtustream xStream writes "Improves efficiencies, has encryption, and great mission-critical customer support". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Virtustream xStream is most compared with Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

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