Microsoft Azure Valuable Features

Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
One of the most valuable things about Azure, I think, is that it is pretty straightforward. There are well-defined processes and it is not a bad product to work with. I only work on Azure right now most of the time. I cannot directly compare it with other solutions in the present situation because it is not always practical to consider every solution. Certain platforms on the market are very strong with other services. For example, Kubernetes on RedHat Openhift is better for working with AWS. But I have to ask from a usability, a complexity and a budget standpoint if that is really required. If I do my work and my applications are sorted out well in advance, I do not have any issues. From a user perspective — not from a cloud architect or enterprise architect perspective — my requirements are being met. As long as these requirements are met, I do not see anything as a showstopper. If there is a showstopper which I think I absolutely can not solve with Azure and I think another solution would handle, then possibly we may go into a multi-cloud scenario. That is also a limitation for our organization. The goal is never to seek complexity. Personally, I think there is no direct comparison between what solution is better and what solution is worse. There are only solutions that work or are capable of doing something and those solutions which can not do it, or were not designed to do it, or do not want their product to do it, et cetera. Part of my place in working with these solutions as part of my process is working with products I am comfortable with. So the more that I use Azure, the more comfortable I get with what it can do as a solution, and the more comfortable I am using it. If I started using AWS more, I would get more comfortable with AWS and maybe incorporate that more heavily in the solutions. View full review »
Roberto Rubio
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
The Pricing Calculator would be the most valuable feature. It's easy to use. View full review »
Cloud Solution Expert at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the reliability of the solution and the ease of provisional services which can be a click and go. I also like the broad diversity of services that are being offered. View full review »
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Data Architect at Prolifics
The data factory is a valuable feature. I come from a hardcore Microsoft background so I was able to relate to the data factory best among all the components as it's close to my existing system. View full review »
Michelle Sollicito
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
* 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. View full review »
General manager at MOL Information Technology
This solution requires minimal administrative effort. The scalability is good. The most valuable feature is Azure SQL. View full review »
Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at Bioingen
This solution has an easy and (almost) intuitive administration interface to set up and deploy elements. The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines. The Machine Learning library for remote calls using REST and SOAP, as well as the legacy integrations of hybrid clouds are useful. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the interface and customizability. The approach used for cloud migration is something that I like. Documentation and community support are good. View full review »
Ramesh Karanam
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
* It's very easy to create a Kubernetes cluster with the Azure Console * Able to connect to the cluster using Azure PowerShell * Able to connect to the cluster using kubectl * Very good help from Microsoft Knowledge Base and also from the community * Very good support from the Microsoft team * Easy to manage as the core part is handled by Microsoft * Easy to add/scale up the cluster with more nodes by using the Azure console window or through scripting * Can integrate plugins with Jenkins for auto deployment * Integrated with a lot of open source tools for easy deployments and other functionalities like logging, monitoring, etc. View full review »
Channel Manager (Engineer) at Dataguard MEA
It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications. We able to manage resources wisely with a third-party tool. View full review »
Product Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services. View full review »
Head of Architecture - Digital at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think Azure is good. We're exploring the Cosmos DB for the dealer distribution, which is in a project phase. We are happy with their services. View full review »
AVP (Enterprise Architecture) at National Stock Exchange of India Limited
We are now trying to decide exactly this. Where can it improve our daily business? View full review »
Principal Enterprise Architect at a construction company with 201-500 employees
It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors. View full review »
System Administrator at A&T Systems
The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication. Our staff uses an accounting system, they visit different bank sites, and the sales team uses Salesforce We want to be able to access all of these things with a single sign-on. In total, there are more than 50 sites. We are still evaluating this and it is not in production, yet. View full review »
Cloud Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the interface. View full review »
Technical Manager at Systex Software & Service
The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use. View full review »
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