Microsoft Azure Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Nov 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Customized Dashboard, Site-to-site and point-to-Site VPN, Virtual Machines, Web Apps, SQL, SharePoint, Storage, Test/Dev environments.

How has it helped my organization?

Creating VMs for development has been huge since we ran out of resources locally. Creating Hybrid solutions provides us with greater confidence in higher availability. Storage has made remote access to files much more painless and easy. Using... more»

What needs improvement?

Pricing is very difficult to guesstimate. With so many a la carte options and individual pricing it can be a hassle to understand. I constantly need to go over the report to find out where I can save money and what is eating up the monthly... more»
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Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Jun 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the possibility of using Microsoft and non-Microsoft services on one environment. For example, Windows servers, Linux servers, backup solutions from Veeam, etc. There is no one special feature for me, as it makes... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product helps companies to build their own infrastructure in the cloud without the need of any physical server. This is nice for new, small companies. For big companies, there are services like containers, docker, and infrastructure as a... more»

What needs improvement?

There should definitely be some improvement in the UI. It is lacking in terms of where the end user has to click on other icons and go back to the main menu to change some small settings and then go back through many options to the main... more»
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Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Nov 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to quickly create and manage resources is critical to getting things done, Azure just makes getting things done a lot simpler.

How has it helped my organization?

Getting resources up and running quickly and providing secure access to those resources makes life easier. Also, Microsoft Azure really does offer a great deal which allows one to completely think about software development in new ways. I... more»

What needs improvement?

You eventually end up with a large collection of 'bits' all working together, I find it hard to be able to create a logical 'box' and put all the 'bits' that need to be in that box / application into the one place. We're still learning... more»
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Director of Operations at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 16 2017

What is most valuable?

Update two years later.... Microsoft Azure continue to expand its Platform as a Service value and has set itself apart from other cloud providers that are focused on the IaaS world. If you are a Microsoft house e.g. Visual Studio, .Net,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are faster to market with greater integration of the development and infrastructure teams. Develop solutions quickly using the normal toolset be it either as developer, IT, DevOps or BI. Expand into new world via AI and Machine Learning.

What needs improvement?

Two years later..... This has been resolved by Microsoft. There is now starting to be the challenge of figuring out which service you want to use and it is no always clear which PaaS is best for the job. This is Microsoft achilles heal across... more»
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Chief Executive Officer at HubStor
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Azure Active Directory: Has powerful security and auditing capabilities that we use to secure all our apps. Azure File services – Comes in handy often when we need a staging place for content. Block Blob storage – Reliable and low cost for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use Azure for DevOps, to host numerous applications that are critical to our business, and we run our software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering exclusively from Azure.

What needs improvement?

The Azure Billing API could be so much better. It only provides billing metrics for a set duration. For example, if you want to look at billing for a week /month/some other duration, then you have to make all the calls, store the data... more»
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Microsoft Azure Questions

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Amazon shares the space only with Microsoft Azure cloud, which, though far below AWS, is now a Leader. What are your experiences with Amazon vs. Microsoft in IaaS? Pros and Cons?
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Md. Shams SultanAmazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure and Google are the major cloud... more»
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Paul MorseI have been involved in cloud computing for many years. The question is... more»
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What is Microsoft 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.

Also known as
Windows Azure, Azure
Microsoft Azure customers

BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.

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