Microsoft Identity Manager Scalability

Support Engineer – Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'm not quite impressed with the scalability of the solution, because you need more workloads in terms of scalability. For small businesses, I wouldn't recommend the Microsoft identity and management solution for on-premises environments for SMBs, because they won't see any return on investment since they will still need to invest in hardware, which is quite costly, and also in software. Maintaining the solution in general also requires more workload and instances to operate, so I wouldn't recommend on-premises environment for small businesses. That is why most of my customers are enterprise customers. They will be best with a complex environment. Specifically, they will have hybrid environments that are running the on-premises MIM, Microsoft Identity Management. For cloud-based identity and access management solution for Microsoft, specifically the Microsoft Azure Active Directory, it's an excellent solution for small businesses. It's excellent and it's easy to scale because you don't need to be an enterprise business to protect your applications with Azure Active Directory. It's quite good for cloud-based environments. View full review »
Venkatesh Ampolu
Principal Security Advisory Consultant and Delivery Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability-wise, Microsoft Identity Manager is good. It is not meant for consumers. It's meant for enterprise identity management, it is not meant for consumer identity management. I have implemented for 35,000 users, 40,000 users, and 16,000 users, plus another 5,000 user base. The product can scale in terms of how many users it can hold. It is a combination of multiple admin users, employees, and contractors. Even administrators are also part of Microsoft Identity Manager, but it is a very minimal number. For deployment, one architect and two implementation consultants would be good and enough to deploy the solution in high-availability after recovery. With all the high-availability and data recovery concerns, three people would have to be required to deploy. Whereas for the support, it just depends on the user base. If it is a minimal user base we can offer any company shares per user, but if the user base is large, then a dedicated support model is required. View full review »
Jiju Gopinath
Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Information Security at KAMCO
It is scalable to any extent, so it is not an issue for this solution. There are approximately three hundred users, which are employees. Six of them are administrators, and perhaps another ten of them are privileged users who have access to various components of the system. View full review »

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