Microsoft Azure Room for Improvement

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. View full review »
Edgar Parra
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Azure ARM console can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end up with a hefty bill. However, I found that the Azure price calculator is a valuable tool to use before starting to deploy VMs in Azure. This tool will give you an overview of the costs you should expect on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. View full review »
Aaron Krytus
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
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 costs. View full review »
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Roberto Rubio
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
I would like to have more certified servers for SAP. Our customers need an easier interface to manage Azure. They don't have people who have cloud knowledge. The knowledge group is taking time and they use our services to manage the cloud data. Azure is built for auto services but it's not easy. The interface is not easy to use. I'd like to see them develop a better interface and more graphical information about the resource and the consumer. There's a machine, the server. The smallest machine that they have has 112 GB of RAM. It is big for a customer. It has around 16 cores and a 112 GB of RAM. Amazon has a server with around 8 cores and 60 GB of RAM. The smallest certified machine for SAP Business One HANA in Amazon Web Services is 8 cores and 60 GB of RAM and Microsoft it's 16 and 112 GB of RAM. It's too big for a small customer. Because this machine is able to manage 50 concurrent users it's too big for a customer with 22 or 30 users. View full review »
John ONeill
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
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 though, so odds are there's something that will help us with this already in Azure. View full review »
Director of Operations at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 its services. Predictability and quality. Make sure things work predictable, as expected, and documented. As my organization learned the new tooling that Azure provides we encountered topics where the behavior of the PaaS Resource was behaving slightly different than expected and outlined in the documentation. We usually would open a service request on the topic and be told that it is supposed to work as we expected but there is a problem and Microsoft provided a work around. An example of such a topic was IAM where a contributor on a resource group who were creating a Storage resource were told they were not authorized. The main reason was around the registration of the resource that had to be done by an administrator and manually as a one-time task. Talking to Microsoft they admitted this was an error. This was for us predominant for Storage Accounts but it did occur for some other resources as well. The second topic we encountered were related to VM’s that would suddenly and without warning would go offline. Response from Microsoft support request was that as long as the SLA is below 99.95% they cannot do anything. Obviously you can expand the resource and the cost using a availability set, fault domains etc. but my expectations was that VM’s would only be taken down for maintenance with prior notification. This one is less critical as I agree that you need to design your VM’s using the high availability features. View full review »
Geoff Bourgeois
Chief Executive Officer at HubStor
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 separately, and run your own computation to get the results that you need. Obviously, the billing system already has all of this data, so the API should just give you parameters to specify the billing duration and return the figures accordingly. View full review »
Ricard Gallego Blasco
Azure Portfolio & Innovation Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most important areas for improvement is the administrative part of management. It‘s difficult to manage, all aspects of Azure invoicing, and further pricing vs usage comparison and capacity to move under usage resources to a better positioned. In this matter, it’s necessary to use third party products or to use good self-management economic tools View full review »
Francis Olowu
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Every area of the product still needs to improve as it can always get better. Windows wasn't where it is today decades ago. There was a continuous improvement and evolutionary changes. Same is expected of Microsoft Azure. Specifically, I would like to see better Azure Data Analytics and monitoring RF. View full review »
Michelle Sollicito
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
I get the impression there are a number of services offered by AWS that are not yet available on Azure, but it seems to be catching up pretty fast. View full review »
Oktay Sari
Lead Engineer Solutions at a media company with 51-200 employees
Regarding improvements: * MDM: Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Intune features are slowly moving over to Azure. I think as an integrated feature, there will be better ways to manage mobile devices. * Azure backup: It is still hard to configure and to figure out which Azure backup component to use for backing up different data on various storages. View full review »
Diretor de Sistemas de Informação at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Stability. Microsoft is implementing changes too fast and sometimes things break. View full review »
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are looking for the Azure to get involved in the case of other applications, like the Java application. Because it is predefined and has been set by Microsoft, who is providing better compatibility to the .NET application, so we are looking for the same from Azure for the Android app. Therefore, we are looking for better compatibility and scalability. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
Better logging part when deployments are crashed, even when the entire cluster is crashed. View full review »
Nestor Campos Rojas
Head of Software Architecture at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Viewing the expenses for each service in the Azure Portal is difficult for novices to understand; this could improve. It's a great platform, but its visual interface is sometimes difficult to understand. View full review »
T Macul
Pre-Sales/System Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It could be a useful process to make the marketing of MS Publisher a little area of improvement for IT professionals learn about this tool. View full review »
Zaw Aung
Head of Infrastructure at Whistl
I would like to see a better understanding about business and compute. Basically, knowledge of your to burn your money efficiently. View full review »
Jaime Sanchez
Director General with 11-50 employees
Sometimes technical support is not fast as I needed on the first call, but once they are engaged, it is really easy to get an answer. View full review »
Michael Grove
Web Developer at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Being a big item, it has it's own share of bugs. I had a great deal of difficulty establishing the account at first. View full review »
Jim U Wilson
President and Founder with 51-200 employees
Pricing of outgoing data has capped the ablity for startup products to justify the ROI of Azure application deployment. View full review »
Aviad Cohen
I would like to see more databases on the cloud, what they call today Big Data should be there. I think it's going in the right direction. View full review »
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