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Marvin Lau
Team Lead Regional - Equipo Comercial de Soporte Técnico at SEGA
Real User
Top 20
Straightforward navigation, fast and easy, and supports SaaS

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable aspect of Azure is the flexibility you have for all the services and solutions it offers, even if you use IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, you have the option to only pay for the services you use."
  • "Integrate as a service. A lot of Microsoft software licensing options aren’t yet in Azure. Also, the ability to integrate with other technologies, such as other options on the market based on RISC Technologies."

What is our primary use case?

We are a Microsoft Partner for Central America. The solution is in our portfolio, we provide managed services on Azure for our customers and we use it for our services infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of Azure is the flexibility you have for all the services and solutions it offers, even if you use IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, you have the option to only pay for the services you use – “pay as you go”, in a Cloud that is compliant with most regulations, using this advantage you have a lot of options and technologies you can adopt, and easily integrate into your infrastructure, to accelerate your Digital Transformation journey.

We integrating Azure to build solutions that we offer to our customers.

What needs improvement?

Integrate as a service. A lot of Microsoft software licensing options aren’t yet in Azure. Also, the ability to integrate with other technologies, such as other options on the market based on RISC Technologies.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 10 years.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Microsoft Azure an nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
GR
Architecture and Solutions Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
A stable platform with instant availability of resources

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and Microsoft Azure is one of the products we implement for our clients. We offer a service for DR solutions with it.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the instant availability of resources.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is quite complex because of the number of options that are available.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Azure is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution. Our clients are small and medium-sized businesses.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex because there are a lot of options used to configure it.

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend this solution…

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and Microsoft Azure is one of the products we implement for our clients. We offer a service for DR solutions with it.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the instant availability of resources.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is quite complex because of the number of options that are available.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Azure is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution. Our clients are small and medium-sized businesses.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex because there are a lot of options used to configure it.

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend this solution because of its capability and scalability. In terms of improvements, I cannot think of any specific requests for new features at this time.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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MM
Chef manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, and scalable, but expensive

What is our primary use case?

We are using Microsoft Azure for the UAT environment and data warehousing purposes.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is scalable. We have 12,000 users using this solution.

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

I use other cloud services, such as Amazon AWS and Google Cloud services.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of 30 that does the implementation of the solution.

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

What is our primary use case?

We are using Microsoft Azure for the UAT environment and data warehousing purposes.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is scalable.

We have 12,000 users using this solution.

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

I use other cloud services, such as Amazon AWS and Google Cloud services.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of 30 that does the implementation of the solution.

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

We are on a monthly subscription for Microsoft Azure and the cost is more expensive than some of the competitors, such as Amazon AWS. They should be more competitive with other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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RS
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Easy to use, stable, and no installation required

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would prefer Microsoft Azure to increase the free trial, then developers can take advantage, and it could increase their sales.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately six customers using this solution.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support could be faster and the information should be more precise.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward because there is no installation required.

What about the implementation

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would prefer Microsoft Azure to increase the free trial, then developers can take advantage, and it could increase their sales.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately six customers using this solution.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support could be faster and the information should be more precise.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward because there is no installation required.

What about the implementation team?

The number of support staff that is required depends on the use case.

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

There is a monthly fee you need to pay for the use of Microsoft Azure.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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WS
IT Consultant at Hostlink IT Solutions
Real User
Top 5
Highly stable, scalable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

In my country, many organizations want to migrate their operations to the cloud. This is why we are using Microsoft Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is scalable in my experience. Approximately 1,000 use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good.

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

We also have customers using AWS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the…

What is our primary use case?

In my country, many organizations want to migrate their operations to the cloud. This is why we are using Microsoft Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is scalable in my experience.

Approximately 1,000 use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good.

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

We also have customers using AWS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution.

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

The pricing of the solution could be reduced. We are not able to create a free account in my country.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Azure a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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GH
Assistant Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward installation, useful interface, and effective auto-scaling

What is our primary use case?

I'm working on cloud-based systems and I'm using Microsoft Azure for storage and for other purposes.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features I have found to be the auto-scaling feature and the interface.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft Azure could improve by being more user-friendly and the interface could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately six years.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted support.

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

I have previously used Amazon AWS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of Microsoft Azure is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I did the…

What is our primary use case?

I'm working on cloud-based systems and I'm using Microsoft Azure for storage and for other purposes.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features I have found to be the auto-scaling feature and the interface.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft Azure could improve by being more user-friendly and the interface could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Azure for approximately six years.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted support.

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

I have previously used Amazon AWS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of Microsoft Azure is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

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

The cost of the solution could be reduced. However, I am using the free version.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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SK
Project Specialist at integra software
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
An open and flexible cloud computing platform

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to host applications for our customers. We're implementers, we support our clients. We have 32 customers using this solution. We have a technical team that handles all maintenance-related issues. We have multiple teams in place for each and everything. For each platform, we have an integrated team in place. 

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure is flexible and the performance is great.

What needs improvement?

From a security perspective, it could be improved. A little bit of automation would also be nice.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to host applications for our customers. We're implementers, we support our clients.

We have 32 customers using this solution. We have a technical team that handles all maintenance-related issues. We have multiple teams in place for each and everything. For each platform, we have an integrated team in place. 

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Azure is flexible and the performance is great.

What needs improvement?

From a security perspective, it could be improved. A little bit of automation would also be nice.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Azure is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could be faster.

How was the initial setup?

Overall, the initial setup is quite straightforward. Installation takes roughly four to five days.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Implementer
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Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time

What is our primary use case?

We use Azure for the Active Directory and integration with Exchange Online. Our customers need it to manage, connect, and administrate the permissions from Cloudbase. Here in Egypt, we are not using or connecting with the cloud-based application, but in the last two years, we have supplied the solution for our customers. In total, we have between 10 and 20 customers using Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with Microsoft Azure for about two years.

How was the initial setup?

It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time.

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

The price of the Azure license could be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I…

What is our primary use case?

We use Azure for the Active Directory and integration with Exchange Online. Our customers need it to manage, connect, and administrate the permissions from Cloudbase. Here in Egypt, we are not using or connecting with the cloud-based application, but in the last two years, we have supplied the solution for our customers. In total, we have between 10 and 20 customers using Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with Microsoft Azure for about two years.

How was the initial setup?

It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time.

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

The price of the Azure license could be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Azure nine out of 10. It's a perfect application, and I would recommend it to others.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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