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2019-09-19T08:39:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Azure Stack?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Azure Stack, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I work with Lenovo as a consultant, which means I handle deployment for others. We have a handlful of customers, most of whom are using Microsoft products, but some of whom use Windows. Many go with the Azure Stack solution. I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Azure Stack as an eight out of ten.

2021-09-02T16:02:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Azure Stack a nine out of ten.

2021-04-12T10:18:45Z
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I would recommend Azure Stack because it is one of the best technologies in this environment and the programs are easy to use.

2021-03-03T22:21:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would give Azure Stack an eight out of ten.

2020-11-18T17:25:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-18T06:20:55Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

This is definitely a product that I recommend. It has every feature that we need and overall, it's pretty good. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-02T20:00:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I would only recommend this solution to smaller organizations like ours because I cannot really speculate what big issues that the bigger organizations will face. For a small or medium-sized college, it's quite good — I can't see any negative sides. In particular, our staff and students don't really use our computers. That means they are bringing their own devices and using their own computers. Because of Office 365, they don't need to come here (to campus) and they don't need to connect to any kind of VPN in order to access their emails or order their course materials or even the information that we provide on the internet, for that matter. Everything is on the cloud. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of ten — strictly because I have nothing to compare it to.

2020-09-30T08:03:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Honestly, if I were to compare the two, I'd say that AWS is much better. It's so much easier to deal with and easier to understand. It's also easier to deploy and has a shorter learning curve overall. On top of that, AWS provides 20% of the traffic to the site. You don't need to update your processor for CPU and RAM. They do all of that for free. There's just way more up-sides to AWS than Azure, unfortunately. Azure is just average. I'd rate it five out of ten. As an end-user, I find it far too difficult to manage, and it's not really worth the effort, especially when there are other solutions that make it so much easier.

2020-09-22T07:16:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In the Middle East, we deal with a company called Logicom that Microsoft promoted and suggested to us. We are customers of Logicom and Logicom has a relationship with Microsoft. I don't see any levels of risk involved unless there are different levels of risk that I am not aware of. We have concepts called foil domain, availability domain, and geo-location. If you have this large domain in one rack and it is hyper-converged, and if one rack goes down then it's gone. You have to invest more money to get another rack to distribute the load amongst the two and make it high availability. The more that you invest the more availability you get. If you have applications running in a Microsoft-oriented platform then you have to be very clever, especially with architecture and design. It depends on your requirements. It's an expensive solution and even if you don't have the instances up and running, you are having to pay for the storage. If the company is established with good returns and they are looking for a secure, safe, and reliable system, Azure Stack is a good choice. Cost matters, no one wants to pay for virtualization. It is now available for free with the OS. Assessing cost and reliability, I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-09-10T07:35:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My company is not very involved in the cloud, but Azure Stack is a product that we recommend depending on the customer. If their budget and requirements are appropriate, and they want the flexibility that this solution offers, then we can implement it. I do not have experience with all of the products on the market, but from my perspective, Azure Stack is a good one. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Azure Stack an eight out of ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
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My advice for anybody who is implementing Azure Stack is to start looking into DevOps early. There are a lot of things that can be done using the portal, and people tend to follow this process because it is easy. It's true that this approach may get things done fast, but it will only get you so far. Working with the DevOps capabilities, such as automation with Terraform, should be done sooner rather than later. Every cloud has its pros and cons. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:37:52Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to first look at the people within the community. They have provided details about their experience and it's a good place to start understanding and analyzing, before beginning the implementation. It will give you an idea as to costs, as well as how to integrate with your environment. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-06-17T10:56:03Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to start small. As you gain experience and confidence with the platform, you can expand to larger tasks. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-04-08T06:36:56Z
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Top 20Real User

My only comment would be to look at your use case and just weigh up both AWS and Azure to see which one best suits your use case and your budget. If you go with Microsoft Azure and you use all the security tools and everything that Azure offers, it will be an expensive proposition. Whereas AWS gives you all the security tools but it's less expensive. They both offer a similar service. It's just the cost differential. I would rate it a nine out of ten. Not a perfect ten because of the price.

2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I'd advise those who don't want to spend money on hardware to try the solution out. I'd recommend it to others. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall.

2020-01-27T06:39:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Given the current direction and strategy of Microsoft, I think Azure Stack is one of the most comprehensive solution platforms available today. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight of ten. In my case, there really is very little Microsoft can do to make the score better. I could really never give a software product a perfect score. There is always something that can be improved. If you work in a flexible, dynamic environment, you have to make choices in terms of how to design things. You have to decide which additional components to use or incorporate, or to not use what are considered standard features that most other people use. Users' choices will be different depending on their needs, application, and adaptation.

2020-01-15T08:03:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is very good. I would rate the solution an eight (out of 10).

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I think that this is a good tool for cloud operating systems. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale of 1 - 10, I can give Microsoft Azure Stack a 9.

2019-12-31T09:39:00Z
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I will definitely recommended this solution to others, especially for large companies, because I think it's a wonderful solution. It will also work great for people that has multiple companies inside the group. One should use Azure Stack as an on-premise private cloud solution because it is a very effective solution. On a scale of one to ten, this solution earns a good eight. In the next version I would like to see an improvement in the monitoring tools.

2019-10-03T07:51:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others considering implementing the solution to ensure they understand the solution to a high degree, as they won't get much help from technical support if they have questions. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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