IIS Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Senior System Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 30 2019

What needs improvement?

The areas of this solution that need improvement are monitoring, debugging, and troubleshooting. Having the monitoring as standard on the user interface would be nice. There needs to be an easy way to escalate technical support issues beyond level one, quickly.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

In addition to this solution, we have worked with Apache Tomcat for Linux. The choice of solution is dictated by the customer's requirements. If it is a Java application then we need to use Tomcat or Apache. If it's a .NET application in use then you need to use the IIS. It isn't a personal choice, or whether one is better than the other. Rather, it is about the application.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I can recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Real User
ICT Manager at Africa International University
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use. The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't integrate well with all Microsoft products. There are a few that actually don't integrate well with IIS. If Microsoft IIS could work well with AppOptics or things like PHP, Python, and other custom languages that run on the webserver, it would be ideal. I think there are cases… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Apache Web Server side by side with IIS.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend IIS for almost everything. I would suggest using use case scenarios. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Real User
Technical Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 14 2020

What do you think of IIS?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for infrastructure, Active Directory, infrastructure functionality, such as DHCP, and also, it's the main operating system for virtual machines.

What is most valuable?

What I like the most is that it is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The price could be reduced. In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for twenty years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is better than it was in the past. It is better today than it was five years ago.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am no longer…
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