Microsoft Azure Competitors and Alternatives

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Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
Real User
IT Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Features such as EC2, S3, EBS, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), RDS (Relational Data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For one of the clients I worked with, it has provided excellent storage solutions and infrastructure for deploying Java... more»

What needs improvement?

Many of our clients prefer in-house cloud rather than the application data sitting in the infrastructure owned and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is decently priced. The competition is also bringing its own cloud offerings, such as from Oracle.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used Azure and some other applications. We will continue to use them. We like keeping 2-3 vendors to have a... more»

What other advice do I have?

It depends upon the requirements and the regulatory compliance issues of the customer. For small to medium customers,... more»
GregSchulz
Consultant
Server and StorageIO Group (Storage IO): Independent IT Advisor, Author, Blogger and Consultant with 1-10 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

* Virtual machines, both Windows and Linux based * Blob storage * Azure file storage * SQL server

How has it helped my organization?

This product has facilitated development, testing, rapid deployment, spot resource needs, with a remote off-site that... more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is great if you like tablet, a.k.a., Windows type functionally. The PowerShell is robust. However,... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Do your homework, understand the type and sizes of resources, see if there are any extra fees, and find out what tools... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have deployed, and continue to use: * AWS EC2 * EBS * S3 Glacier * Route 53 * Lightsail * Google * Bluehost DPS * An... more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't be scared, be prepared; do your homework. Look beyond lower cost and instead focus on value, enablement, ease of... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
System Programmer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Free Tier is basic if you simply want to test your development or if are not sure whether the product you are trying to launch will be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It lets you forget about everything not related to development, while allowing great load variations.

What needs improvement?

The programming interface is not easy, but I can't talk deeply about it, as I have used a framework which hid the API. I can't detail anything... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It has really competitive pricing when talking about low usage tiers, but prices rise quicker than other options.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I didn’t have a previous solution. This was my first option, due to it being the only one with a real free tier.

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