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2018-01-28T13:15:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft Azure?

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

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

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

2021-09-16T12:42:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-09-14T12:40:12Z
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Top 5Real User

We are currently in the process of deploying Zabbix to cover our monitoring needs. We have used other monitoring products which come with certain components. From my point of view, it would depend on the type of solution and everything they were trying to encompass. In our case, it made sense to go with Azure. I think that for other companies, I would recommend that it's a good solution, but that depends on what problem you are trying to solve. It also depends on what infrastructure is already in place, and whether you want to have a lot of disparate systems communicating, or whether you want to consolidate that to a specific vendor. But for the purposes of what we needed Azure to do, it does the job. However, we don't use all of the MS Apps functionality. It does the job, but it doesn't wow me. I am pretty happy with it. I don't get overly excited about it, but I am not disappointed with it. I would rate Microsoft Azure a six out of ten.

2021-08-26T13:58:32Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-08-26T13:03:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The smooth operation of the solution depends on the ability of the administrator. How the infrastructure is deployed overall and how it is optimized. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-08-11T17:49:14Z
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Top 20MSP

We are Azure partners. I'm mainly providing services to my customers, and therefore am not necessarily an end-user. For the most part, I would recommend Azure. However, we cannot just recommend Azure blindly. Azure suits mostly the customers that are using the Microsoft suite of products. It brings your own licenses into the play so that you don't end up with another cloud. If you're using Microsoft products, then Azure is a straight fit for you. You should not evaluate any other cloud. However, if you're not using the Microsoft suite of products, if you're using MS Skills, running Solaris, and all of those things, then you have to evaluate which cloud is better. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-08-11T17:22:01Z
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Top 5Real User

I recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft Azure a ten out of ten.

2021-08-07T08:44:19Z
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Real User

I would recommend this solution. I rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-07-16T11:42:18Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, I would recommend Azure to anyone who is interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-07-11T12:41:11Z
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Top 5Real User

We are customers and end-users, however, we are also advisors. We give advice on products to our customers. As the solution is cloud-based, it's consistently updated and we are always on whatever the latest version is. We've been quite happy with its capabilities. I'd rate it at an eight out of ten. I would recommend the solution to other users or companies that want to start exploring it.

2021-07-01T13:49:21Z
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Top 10Real User

There are approximately 100 users utilizing the solution in our organization. I would definitely recommend it to others. I rate Microsoft Azure as a seven out of ten.

2021-06-24T16:37:20Z
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Top 20Real User

As it's a cloud-based solution, we're always on the latest version. it automatically self-updates. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've mostly been quite happy with the capability of the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other users and other organizations.

2021-06-10T10:44:44Z
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Top 5Real User

We're customers and end-users. We use both the cloud and on-premises. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It's very good, however, it has room to grow. I'd highly recommend the solution to other individuals and organizations.

2021-06-09T20:38:42Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to do their research before they purchase any platform service. Everything could look fine on the surface but if you do not understand things, such as DPUs and flexible databases, you can run into some difficulties. I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-06-06T11:08:11Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend Azure because it's an enterprise trade cloud platform and can provide valuable insights of your data and of metrics of data sources in real time. It's totally secure, comes with support and numerous code development languages enabling scaling as you go. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-06-03T16:58:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is great for a new workload and if you are starting with new systems. I would rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

2021-05-19T17:34:31Z
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Top 10MSP

We plan to continue using the solution in the future and I recommend it to others. I rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-05-18T15:28:44Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to new users. If you want to get a free subscription or trial, it is quite good. Even for an organization, it is good because of the number of requests they offer in the free version. There are many. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure an eight.

2021-05-17T17:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

2021-05-17T12:00:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure an eight.

2021-05-17T09:08:20Z
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Top 5Vendor

My advice is to keep an eye on your usage otherwise you could wind up with a hefty bill. The biggest lesson I have learned is that Microsoft Azure is very dynamic — the environment is very dynamic. Microsoft Azure is absolutely great. On a scale from one to ten, I would give it a rating of eight because it's user-friendly and very simple to use. All of the basic features are covered. Some things can be tricky, but there is always a simple solution.

2021-05-17T08:30:44Z
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Top 20Reseller

I'm a Microsoft reseller. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. While we are currently using the on-premises deployment model, we are considering moving to the cloud. I'd recommend the solution to other users and organizations. I'm already recommending it to various clients as a potential solution for them. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We're quite satisfied with the solution.

2021-04-29T21:00:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others and we are going to continue using it in the future. We have numerous clients switching to this solution. I rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-04-29T13:48:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate Microsoft Azure at eight on a scale from one to ten.

2021-04-23T13:30:20Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm a consultant. As we are using the cloud version of the solution, we are always using the latest version as well. It updates automatically. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-04-01T10:12:33Z
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Top 10Real User

We are a customer and end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. We deployed the solution in multiple ways. We've used the solution both on-premises and on the cloud. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-04-01T09:48:49Z
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Top 20Real User

I can sometimes see that Microsoft has poor training, but to be honest the whole training thing isn't good at a technical level. They are designed to be the entrance point and show the way you can create a web portal and database. But if they could offer an in-depth technical solution of Azure services that would be good. It's possible that Google has something about it and they can offer better learning than Microsoft sometimes does. Reading through their documentation can take some time. I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-04-01T09:40:53Z
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Top 20Real User

The advice I would give potential users would be to focus on their cost management skills and metering skills. It's all about managing your consumption. You've got to understand your consumption patterns and then learn how to manage consumption patterns going forward. It's a really good product. In terms of leading hyperscalers, they offer very competitive features, functions, and rates compared to AWS and Google. They continue to advance their technical capabilities as rapidly or more rapidly than the other two hyperscalers. So, I would rate Microsoft Azure very high. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure a nine.

2021-03-30T23:47:49Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-03-29T12:20:00Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at eight. It is a very stable and secure product. It is also easier to use than AWS.

2021-03-27T08:32:00Z
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Real User

I would rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten because my environment is Windows-based. For a non-Microsoft environment, I would rate it a seven out of ten.

2021-03-26T15:59:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-03-12T17:18:43Z
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Top 20Reseller

If Microsoft Azure meets the demands of the company, we would recommend it. Other companies, may require products like Amazon, or they use their own data center. It depends on the company. I would rate most of the areas in Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2021-02-25T20:32:06Z
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Top 20Real User

A company should look at the suitability for their use case before choosing a solution. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-02-25T11:39:41Z
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Top 5Real User

You have to look out for the external storage costs — it can be a bit of a surprise. You have to do your budgeting. We didn't really anticipate that the storage expenses would be so much higher than anything else. That's something people have to budget and account for before they migrate to the cloud. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this soluting a rating of eight.

2021-02-24T18:24:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardVendor

I would absolutely recommend this solution to other users. Microsoft Azure has all of the latest cloud services with all high availability and scalability. It's also very secure. The cost is more or less the same across all cloud service providers, too. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. Due to the pandemic, I haven't been able to utilize their full resources.This has made it complicated to scale up. I hope this will be resolved after the pandemic.

2021-02-23T15:23:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure a rating of eight. It's a good product. It does have a few flaws but it's solid.

2021-02-19T16:04:48Z
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Top 5Real User

If you're interested in going with Microsoft, my advice would be to do it. Everybody's using Microsoft. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. The problem is that I'm an old Microsoft engineer. I like to build it the way I want to build it. I don't want it to be SaaS. I liked the fact that you could build your servers in the AWS environment and build out the servers the way you want. They're actually taking away a lot of the applications. More and more companies are switching to SaaS or IAS, etc. Now, the structure is going towards SaaS. I think I have a three-year lifecycle on my licenses and then I will have to drop or either migrate my data to SaaS. It's probably cheaper for people to go that way, but it gives you less flexibility. There's probably more security, but you're depending on the vendor's security or however they have that set up. You lose a lot of your flexibility when you go into SaaS.

2021-02-18T10:13:40Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a good product and I recommend it to others. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2021-02-17T11:03:19Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution. I rate it an eight out of 10.

2021-02-15T10:49:23Z
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Top 5Real User

I am a Microsoft partner, so I would, of course, recommend it. I would recommend Azure, then AWS, and then Google. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-02-12T13:22:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I recommend this solution. I rate Microsoft Azure a ten out of ten.

2021-02-11T10:41:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using it. I would rate Microsoft Azure a seven out of ten.

2021-02-06T08:27:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, this is a good product. We definitely plan to continue using it in the future and I recommend it to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-02-05T13:26:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For anyone who is interested in using this solution, I would recommend it. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-02-04T11:59:33Z
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Top 20Real User

If a company wants to concentrate more on their mission and less on supporting infrastructure, they should give Azure a go. I find that it saves us a lot of time. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-02-01T18:46:40Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a good solution. If you have any on-premise applications, you have to be very careful about the architecture. What you don't want to do is copy what you have in your data center and put it on the cloud because there are various alternatives once you are in the cloud. Therefore, I would recommend others to review the architecture and take advantage of the features that it provides. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten. We are happy with Microsoft and this solution.

2021-01-31T06:52:34Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Microsoft Azure an nine out of ten.

2021-01-30T14:58:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We aren't a reseller or consultant and we don't have a professional business relationship with Microsoft. We only really use the solution to host a website, and therefore we don't really use the full scope of features right now. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations as it is rather easy to use. Overall, we've been quite happy with the product. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2021-01-26T15:40:18Z
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Real User

I would recommend this solution. It is a good solution. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2021-01-10T08:24:16Z
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Real User

This is a good product and I recommend it to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-12-28T12:59:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is definitely a product that I recommend, but it has to be done smartly. Not everything can be migrated and you shouldn't try to migrate everything as-is. It has to be done properly and people have to understand how services that are to be migrated need to be done. Also, there are some services that should not be migrated because it is better to keep them on your own cloud. This should all be studied in advance. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-12-24T09:18:58Z
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Real User

I would advise taking care of the intermediate layers between your business and Microsoft. They aren't good. I would rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten. This rating is based on the general features. If they put more programming languages, I would rate it a ten. It is a good product.

2020-12-19T17:44:25Z
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Top 20Real User

We use both Private Cloud and Public Cloud. For Banks it's generally through Private Cloud, otherwise, it's on a Public Cloud, as we deliver services as well on Azure. This is a product that I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-18T21:16:24Z
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Top 5Real User

We're a gold partner with Microsoft in Bangladesh. We're always using the latest version of the solution as Azure constantly updates itself. I'd recommend the product to other organizations. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Mostly we've been happy with it, however, we do find the pricing to be a bit high.

2020-12-16T10:37:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. I'd recommend the solution for larger clients, especially if they are based in Europe or America. In general, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate this product at a seven. It's been mostly good for us. However, it could use much better technical support and documentation to make things easier.

2020-12-16T08:43:50Z
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Real User

Azure is a good product and I can recommend it to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-16T07:23:17Z
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Top 5Real User

We're simply Microsoft customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten. We're mostly happy with it, although we would prefer if pricing was more transparent.

2020-12-10T17:15:16Z
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Top 10Real User

Overall, this product is very good and I can recommend it. It would be difficult to improve. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-08T21:20:57Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to go for the closest possible platform as a service. Do not go for infrastructure as a service; go for platform as a service. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten.

2020-12-04T15:58:11Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would advise starting directly with Microsoft and then asking the vendors to recommend the trusted partners to work on the implementation or migration, and not vice versa. First, talk with the architect of the design and see if they can recommend a trusted partner who can do the implementation. I would rate Microsoft Azure a nine out of ten. It is a big product and platform. It covers many things in terms of features.

2020-12-03T18:24:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a product that is fast-growing and they are gaining popularity. We have invested in it, and plan to keep using it for the next five or ten years. In my opinion, it is an awesome product. Microsoft is everywhere and it predates the cloud. Everything that they have is easy to use. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-01T15:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The suitability of this product depends on the customer's requirements and needs. AWS is stable and nice, the Google Cloud Platform is really improving a lot, and IBM Cloud is also available. The decision for which to use will be based on what kind of solutions you are deploying and how you want to integrate them. Ultimately, it is best to choose the provider that is most suitable for your existing workload. Overall, this is a good solution but there are certainly features that need to be improved, as well as the pricing. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-25T16:20:37Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a cloud solution at the end of the day. People can pick up any cloud solution, but Azure is renowned. Azure and AWS are the main competitors in the cloud market now. AWS comes first, and Azure comes after that. If your solution is predominantly in the Linux space, you should go for AWS. If you are primarily Windows-based, you should go for Azure. I would rate Microsoft Azure an eight out of ten.

2020-11-21T06:59:50Z
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Real User

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.

2020-11-21T01:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're Azure partners. We have a business relationship with the company. I'd advise others that Azure is good for monitoring for a small to mid-size organization. For those, it works well. For very complex scenarios, it will be difficult to manage. I'd rate the solution six out of ten. It's much to complicated for larger organizations.

2020-11-18T20:09:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm a consultant. I work as a partner with Microsoft. We're using the latest version of the solution at this time. I would recommend the solution to others. I'd rate it nine out of ten overall.

2020-11-13T19:25:15Z
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Real User

I would recommend anyone wanting to implement this solution to carry out background homework on active directory, on information access management (IAM), and then understand the licensing before you deploy. That aside, it's pretty straightforward. I've learned that setting up secure documents doesn't have to be difficult as long as you take into account those caveats of understanding your licensing and active directory. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-11-06T00:44:18Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate Microsoft Azure a ten out of ten.

2020-10-29T19:55:45Z
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Consultant

Microsoft Azure is a good service and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-09T07:19:56Z
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Top 20Real User

Depending on the project requirements, I would recommend using Azure. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-08-09T07:19:54Z
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Top 20Real User

We found it difficult to train our regular Windows admins to dive into Azure things, so it's important to get the right people or the project is doomed. There are too many people who don't really want to get to grips with the cloud. I would also suggest not starting from a fully regulated basis. We have our deployment fully integrated with Azure Active Directory, which can be quite a hindrance when it comes to just playing around with things. It's essential to give people developer accounts where they can just play around, break things, work through them, like a little lab. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-08-06T06:44:42Z
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Real User

For the most part, Microsoft Azure works well. They are constantly upgrading their services. That said, I don't think that it's perfect. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-08-02T08:16:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We don't have customer reviews of some of those applications. They should provide a lot of understanding. If reviewing and rating also becomes one of the alternatives, I think that will be a big win for them. They are loaded with functionalities. I would rate Azure a seven out of ten. They are very open with the options, but customers are not there with the road map. There are too many options. That confusion is a con of the solution.

2020-07-28T06:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to do a proof of concept first. This is what I suggest to all of our customers, especially before migrating to the cloud. It will ensure that it meets the requirements. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-07-19T08:15:41Z
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Real User

If you look at it from the cloud product perspective, AWS is first. There is no doubt about it, and Azure is in the second position, and Google is the third. Serverless is something that Microsoft needs to focus on, it is not so mature. That would be a game-changer. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because they need to improve in terms of maturity, flexibility, and user experience.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would definitely recommend Azure as a solution because it is a popular product by a major brand and it is very easy to use. I think those people I would recommend it to should normally be those who understand the cloud and the advantages and disadvantages. I use it for a lot of things and I do not see any problems. I love it now as a solution so I would recommend it. But if I have a different experience with another very large migration project using a different product, I would have to compare Azure with that. I may get more comfortable with the other product for reasons I have not discovered yet. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Microsoft Azure as a seven-out-of-ten. It is a good product and I love using it but it could do even more and has a lot of possibilities to grow as part of a relatively new technology. The future is more open than closed to the possibilities.

2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

There are multiple players in the market and this seems to be a good solution. It really depends on the use case and on the customer. I would personally choose AWS over Azure because that's where my experience is and I'm more familiar with AWS. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-07-09T06:27:06Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:11Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Microsoft Azure at an eight out of a scale of ten.

2020-07-05T09:37:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that it can be a good start for SME, up to MNC who needs to see their full environment, rather than just a particular system or area. Overall, this is a good solution but there is room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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

I would rate this solution a nine because they are always incorporating new alerts and new features. I wouldn't give it a ten because it's sometimes not easy to use and the price is not a fair price for the solution. I don't know why customers think that Amazon is the best. I think that the customer thinks that the best option for cloud is an Amazon service and the second one is Microsoft. My advice to someone considering this or a similar solution is to be careful with Amazon because the customers think that they are always on the list.

2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
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Real User

If you are a C#, .NET or SQL server person, do not even think about using AWS, use Azure instead. If you are more of a Linux/PHP/Java type of person, you may consider AWS as it works much better from the command line and much more like a Linux or Java environment.

2018-12-21T19:43:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. Most important criteria for selecting a vendor: The client will choose the license and buy it. We can try to convince them, but we can not compel them to use a specific vendor's license. Ultimately, the decision-maker is the client.

2018-07-23T06:38:00Z
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Real User

When choosing a vendor what's important to me are stability, a lot of features, variety, and good support. My advice would be, try it using the free trial and I am sure you will be satisfied and take it.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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