Microsoft Azure Pros and Cons

Microsoft Azure Pros

Edgar Parra
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It very quickly provisions servers, infrastructure, and apps on the fly and complies with security requirements and data safety.
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Aaron Krytus
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Storage has made remote access to files much more painless and easy.
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Roberto Rubio
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
Azure has improved my organization because it is a new technology and so the customers who don't have enough knowledge about the cloud delegate the administration of their cloud infrastructure to us. We incorporate and add a new service to our product lineup about how to manage their Azure. It impacts our business because we're able to incorporate this new service.
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Michelle Sollicito
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Much more intuitive and more visual than AWS. More obvious where things are and how to change their configurations, etc.
Being able to set up, change and configure VMs is easy - a lot easier than in AWS.
Feedback and error messages make much more sense in Azure than in AWS.
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Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines.
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DigAd3059
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It was easy to deploy our applications on it.
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Michael Grove
Web Developer at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Azure has the best website amongst all cloud computing platforms. It is simple to utilize, and one can release nearly anything, from app services to host sites.
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Aviad Cohen
DBA
I come from the DBA side so for me it's the easy maintenance; backups are very easy as well.
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Microsoft Azure Cons

Rodrigo Ramele
Mobile Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Scalability is definitely in need of improvement. Azure is a very good solution but it still lacks the performance of other cloud platforms.
Azure does not handle scalability as well as its competitors. Sometimes a 10 percent increase in a server with 20 percent of CPU usage pushes the server up to 100 percent load, and you start having performance issues.
We had issues with the Mobile Service ORM and the Azure SQL Database (cloud version of SQL Server). At times, the queries that are created automatically from the ORM mapping are not very well optimized for this database and that can lead to performance and stability issues. On occasion, the connection manager from the ORM does not handle the database connections very well.
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Edgar Parra
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Azure ARM​ console can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning.
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Roberto Rubio
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
The interface is not easy to use. I'd like to see them develop a better interface, more graphical information about the resource and the consumer.
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Michelle Sollicito
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
There are a number of services offered by AWS that are not yet available on Azure.
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Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance.
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DigAd3059
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have faced some challenges trying to deploy a new ESP application.
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Michael Grove
Web Developer at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Establishing the account in the beginning was very difficult.
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Aviad Cohen
DBA
I would like to see more databases on the cloud, what they call today Big Data should be there.
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