Microsoft Azure Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1002609
Product Manager - SaaS at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Mar 16, 2020
A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use

What is our primary use case?

We are using GoogleCloud for hosting a SaaS platform.

Pros and Cons

  • "This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance."
  • "The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users."

What other advice do I have?

The lesson I learned from adopting Google Cloud is that you should do more training before you commit to it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Google Cloud as an eight-out-of-ten. You can not have a perfect platform. There is always room for improvement and something to add. That rating is really because of the feedback I get from the team. I get good feedback from the guys. But it is not really fair of me to give any product a ten if I am not more intimate with it in daily use. I could just as well give it a one if I were totally ignorant of…
Ashutosh Malik
Subject Matter Expert - Data Network at Mphasis
Vendor
Jun 10, 2020
Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced

What is our primary use case?

We are a managed service provider and IBM Cloud is one of the products that we use to provide services for our clients. We have a large number of customers who are in different industries and some of them are moving from a traditional data center to the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware."
  • "There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this solution depends on your organizational requirements and how you want to function, as well as the policies. One example is that a lot of financial institutions do not want to migrate to the cloud for security reasons. Some organizations prefer one provider over another, such as AWS. There is no hard and fast rule that says you have to use only the IBM Cloud. The option is up to the customer. Overall, I would stay that IBM Cloud is stable, straightforward, and is a good service. I recommend it. My main complaint is about support, which is tied to pricing. I would rate…
reviewer1261668
Lead Database Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jan 10, 2020
Very robust, with competitive pricing, but needs better integration capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The environment is super fast so you get all the underlying machines behind the data. It's a good processing machine, especially in the Generation Two Cloud."
  • "The solution requires tighter integration capabilities."

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. We're new to the cloud, so we need more time to evaluate its capabilities.
Karthikeyan Sivasamy
Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Dec 23, 2020
A easy initial setup with good dashboards and good documentation

What is our primary use case?

Lately, I've been using AWS Transcribe for transcriptions. I do have some videos that are a client requirement that convert meetings and videos into audio so that audio can be used as an input factor of the transcript can get transcribed.

Pros and Cons

  • "We don't run into any issues with bugs or glitches."
  • "The UX and UI could be improved on the AWS console."

What other advice do I have?

I'm an AWS partner. I'm using the latest version of the solution at this time. I just come to our AWS console and I can look for new releases. I do some quick demo's and I try to understand what the releases are all about. I might keep findings for two or three months. I'd recommend the solution to others. Their technology is top-notch. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Although when I first started using it, I wasn't the biggest fan, I've found it's met all of my requirements nicely.
Chetan Woodun
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Apr 30, 2020
Node-RED shortens the amount of time required to develop, test, and deploy new applications. Eventually, you will crave the use of other third-party applications.

What is our primary use case?

The aim was to use the smartphone for an IoT project. Our objectives were to show how sensor data generated by the smartphone could be sent, stored, and visualized using the MQTT protocol. Environment consisted of following prerequisites: * Ubuntu * Node-RED * Node.js * Web service We made use of the IBM Watson IoT Platform, a cloud-hosted service, instead of building a platform from scratch. Then, we created web apps on IBM Cloud Foundry that processes, visualizes, and stores the data. We also had to design the flow in Node-RED.

Pros and Cons

  • "IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development."
  • "My favorite component of IBM's solution is Node-RED, which greatly shortens the amount of time required to develop, test, and deploy new applications."
  • "After the initial excitement period with Node-RED is over, you crave the need of additional integrations to third-party services."
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