2018-01-28T13:15:00Z

What is your primary use case for Microsoft Azure?

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Top 5Real User

Microsoft Azure is mainly used for legacy system migration. We also use it for platform development and new custom development package solutions.

2021-07-01T13:49:21Z
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Top 5Real User

As the solution is cloud-based, we always use the latest solution. We make use of the solution in the cloud for specific internal applications.

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

We primarily use the solution in our lab. We use it for critical services for the most part.

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

We buy licenses in order to provide an ecosystem on Microsoft, using Azure for documents and also for accessing Office 365 and for corporate messaging and so on. We use Azure for everything. For example, we use Microsoft Teams on Azure for our conference calls and we also use scrum tools and project management tools as well. we use it on endpoints to work in remote places. Our CRM and procurement platforms sit on Azure. There's also antivirus features on it.

2021-06-09T20:38:42Z
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Top 10Real User

We have developed for our customers a website where they do onsite inspections of heavy moving equipment. They have the ability to build reports that are all web-based now and by clicking a button it goes out to their customers. This company is now starting to roll it out. They started in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa. They are currently expanding the system to Brazil and Australia. We had to move from on-premise solutions to a cloud-based system and this what we are using Azure for.

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

The solution comes with multiple features, including managing resources and creating a virtual machine. We have the possibility to create a virtual machine depending on the type of storage we want and the hardware configuration we want. We also use it to manage our code base because it comes with all the ICT features to allow continuous integration and so on. We are customers of Microsoft Azure.

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

We use it for cloud adoption for medium and large companies. We are using its latest version.

2021-05-19T17:34:31Z
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Top 5MSP

We are using this solution for multiple purposes. For example, for a chatbot and for multiple authentications for service technologies we are developing.

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

We have an internal system we are currently building. We use machine learning, where we are training models for extraction. You send a document or an invoice and move it to Azure using an endpoint, and then you get the extracted information. That is what we are currently doing.

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

We use this solution to integrate with multiple versions of ServiceNow, for automatic ticket closure and ticket opening.

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

I'm using the entire Microsoft Azure suite for storage applications and database applications.

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

We use this solution to build VMs and create databases. We absolutely plan to continue using Azure in the future. We actually plan on increasing our usage.

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

Right now we're designing our desktop solutions. I need, for example, to use a virtual desktop and I need to use infrastructure as a service. I am looking for other infrastructure as a service solutions as well,

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

We use the solution for executing the ADF pipelines through the database port. We provide the scripts in the database, we run it, and it goes through the ADF pipeline. Afterward, through the database command, the ADF pipeline will run and push the data into Azure SQL.

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

It is great for computer resource management at reduced cost. Also in a large environment, it gives you a lot of flexibility to provide different services, like disaster recovery and business continuity.

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

We primarily use the solution as a platform for our applications and security.

2021-04-01T10:12:33Z
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Top 5Real User

We use Microsoft Azure for blob storage and for a lot of the components that they have inside the cloud.

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

I'm currently trying to build a new product for my company using Microsoft Azure. Prior to that, I was using Microsoft Azure on the cloud to deploy microservices using specific Azure services to host the microservices. But the most common Azure services that we're using is the App Service and relational databases. In terms of the application, the first one was just the Microsoft Azure application and the second one was an integration with Elastic Stack. I'm a software architect.

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

Our use cases are basically cost agility and efficiency.

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

We are using it for disaster recovery and application hosting. We always have its latest version because it is cloud-based.

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

I installed it to perform some tests and use it on the Microsoft servers.

2021-03-27T08:32:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use this solution to host applications for our customers. We're implementers, we support our clients. We have 32 customers using this solution. We have a technical team that handles all maintenance-related issues. We have multiple teams in place for each and everything. For each platform, we have an integrated team in place.

2021-03-12T17:18:43Z
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Top 5Reseller

We sell Microsoft products, and licensing that is involved in an Open License. We sell a variety of solutions to our customers. Microsoft Azure is a very good solution for many customers. We prefer to offer hybrid solutions to our smaller-sized customers. The online will be through Azure or 365 and the databases we prefer locally. It is used with Exchange, all of the mail, team, and the share products such as SharePoint. Also for security with AI, which we are still testing.

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

The primary use case of this solution is generally for infrastructure service, and also for VC-migrations and district modernization using the platform service. We're a consulting firm so we use this solution and also deploy it for our customers. I'm an architect/project manager and we are partners of Microsoft.

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

Within my company, there are roughly 150 employees using this solution. We need about 30-35 people for maintenance.

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

Within our organization, there are roughly 15 people using this solution.

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

Within our company, there are around 150 employees using this solution. We have a technical team of about five or six people.

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

I work for a Naval Shipyard. We build fighter ships for fighter aircraft. The Navy is our sponsor. Everything that we do is Navy or Navy-related. A lot of what we do is classified; however, I can say that we do some robotic AI work. Microsoft is our corporate authentication piece, so everything has to authenticate to Microsoft Azure. Everything in the whole entire company has to authenticate there. Even if you're building something, you have to be leading up to the point where it's going to authenticate to Microsoft. They are the vendor of choice, as far as authentication, but they're not the vendor of choice as far as all things at the shipyard. Our entire organization uses this solution. Size-wise, we're similar to a small city.

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

We use this solution for IaaS, SaaS, PaaS security, identity, and Kubernetes.

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

In our company, this solution is mainly used for configuring devices and enabling them to be used by multiple users. I'm a developer.

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

We are using the solution for applications.

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

We use it to create virtual machines for the key vaults and our processes.

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

We use Azure for storage, virtual machines, virtual networking, and our VPN. We have the Microsoft Firewall set up, and we use Blob Storage. There are many different features we use, based on different requirements.

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

We are vendors. We are neutral from the technologies. We provide solutions to our clients as well as implement the customer needs with the different technologies. We have a multi-channel mobile app solution that we implement, and we have an API deployed on Azure cloud. We use API management in the Azure cloud.

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

We are customers of Microsoft and I'm an IT architect.

2021-02-01T18:46:40Z
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Top 10Real User

Our production system is on Microsoft Azure. We are using the latest version of this solution. We have services for the data in the SQL Server database. We also have servers for our web-based applications. All transactions occur in this environment. We also have a mirror environment in Azure, which is a different cloud geographically.

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

We are a Microsoft Partner for Central America. The solution is in our portfolio, we provide managed services on Azure for our customers and we use it for our services infrastructure.

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

We primarily use the solution to host the web server.

2021-01-26T15:40:18Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for various services and business applications.

2021-01-10T08:24:16Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using Microsoft Azure to access the Azure cloud database.

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

This year, we built our own data center, and we use this solution to extend it into the cloud. We have implemented the ExpressRoute connection, which is an established circuit between the local provider and the Microsoft network edge. This leads you directly to the Microsoft data center. The digital workload transfers from on-premises here to the Azure cloud, which is a hybrid model. We have two different zones in Azure. One is for the intranet, and the other is for the internet.

2020-12-24T09:18:58Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a consultancy company. We provide technology solutions for our clients. We use Microsoft Azure to provide infrastructure for our clients.

2020-12-19T17:44:25Z
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Top 10Real User

We are an SD-WAN vendor and we deal with a lot of networks. Microsoft Azure is one that I use regularly. It's application migration. We run a network as a service from Azure. People are migrating to Azure, either it's MS SQL, SAP on Azure deployments or just running on Azure that we connect. The primary use case is to provide the SD-WAN to connect their remote offices and users to Azure and the data center.

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

We primarily have the solution working as an infrastructure as a service.

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

The solution is mainly used for setting up a big data platform on Azure and using some Azure items to navigate the data links and Data Factory.

2020-12-16T08:43:50Z
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Top 20Real User

We work with a lot of cloud-related products, including Azure.

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

I primarily use Microsoft Azure for application development in our development environment.

2020-12-10T17:15:16Z
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Top 5Real User

We primarily use Azure for Office 365.

2020-12-08T21:20:57Z
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Top 10Real User

We use it to extend our own data centers and banking scenarios for banking solutions.

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

Azure cloud is a platform for many things, such as hosting, file services, application or power apps, and data lake. All these things are a part of Microsoft Azure. We're using it as a full suite. We are a big tenant with all solutions for Microsoft. We are using the latest version of Microsoft Azure.

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

Our primary use case is Infrastructure as a Service. We use it for SaaS applications, as well.

2020-12-01T15:21:59Z
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Top 20Real User

Our whole data center is on this basically. We are UK Export Finance, so we've got financial products there. All of our servers are hosted in Azure. We are using an Azure subscription. We are on Azure Public Cloud, but we have got our own private subscription.

2020-11-21T06:59:50Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a system integrator and Microsoft Azure is one of the products we implement for our clients. We offer a service for DR solutions with it.

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

We primarily use the solution as a single point to check all our application metrics from tool to application.

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

This solution is used to migrate data to the cloud. They have a few different ways that this can happen. You can use the public cloud or private cloud, for example. Or you can use a hybrid as well. If you want to add some services, they have that capability to do that. Even if you want to improve your network, and you want to add your storage, or you want to maybe improve the speed of your infrastructure, they have that capability.

2020-11-13T19:25:15Z
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Top 20Real User

The product is being used for document sharing and archiving. The company wants their customers to be able to pull certain documents that they put on file. The idea is that through active directory B2B, they will offer access to the different files and customers will be able to pull the files they need from the server. The company uses information protection to make sure that only the right people have access to the right files. We are integrators, mainly on the software side. We are partners with Microsoft Azure and I'm a senior solution architect.

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

We are resellers of Intel-based processors and Microsoft software. We offer Windows 10, Windows 2019 server, and HCI for example. We are a technology-based company and we set things up for people. We are dealing with educational establishments, and moving them from on-premises situations to the cloud.

2020-10-29T19:55:45Z
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Top 10Real User

We are a software development company and the primary use case of this solution is to create applications for our customers using the MSDN premium.

2020-08-09T07:19:54Z
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Top 10Real User

Our primary use case is mostly for deploying services where we do not have the local infrastructure like hardware, or where it's not necessary for us to have the knowledge about how to set up a certain service. We just want to use it without concerns regarding running the service, backup, availability, etc. That's the reason we pay Microsoft the money for its Azure services, so we can just go ahead and use the product. Some of the services they've rendered have become business critical for the company, so we're using the solution on a daily basis.

2020-08-06T06:44:42Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a service provider and Azure is one of the products that I use to assist my clients.

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

We are a solution provider and Microsoft Azure is one of the technologies that we help our clients to implement. For example, when one of our customers wants to migrate from on-premises to the cloud, we assist them with the process. Once they decide on technology, we build the solution. Our clients implement Azure to use as Infrastructure as a Service.

2020-07-19T08:15:41Z
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I work with our enterprise architecture. In my network, there are almost 400 total applications. I have been working here for almost six months on a network migration and in those six months, I have been working with many of those applications that have been included with the involvement of Azure in the migration. We are migrating everything from the old network to a new architecture. There are multiple teams that I work with and people work with me throughout the organization. I review all the target architectures and the deployment and everything that comes along with the pieces of the migration that involve Azure. Any issues, large or small, I have to look into. These issues might be simple certificate issues or they may involve multiple interfaces that need to be used for a solution. Because we have a very complex system, it is not easy to complete the migration. The landscape also has a mixture of different technologies and platforms. If I have to customize, I just get a Terraform script or ARM template from a developer who is assigned to that task. I review all that stuff that they give to me. When we went to the version of Azure that we use now, there are certain solutions that we created. If we had trouble, we worked with Microsoft to create that solution for our organization and the problems that needed to be solved. We define our own solutions with Microsoft that are not available in the open market. Because of the way we have used Azure, we do not really have a very focused end-product. It is a highly customized product that we have built using many tools. Azure is now a mixture of solutions. There are certain applications, which are IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) applications, where we just go and use them. Then there are certain applications that are a mixture of IaaS and PaaS (Platform as a Service). For certain parts, we use private clouds, public clouds, or hybrid clouds. We originally wanted to use more public clouds, but as we proceed, we are moving into more hybrid mechanisms. In the future, I don't know exactly what direction we will take because the technologies and the climate are changing so quickly. But right now, we are only using Azure with images being created from the existing architecture. For Azure, we use private cloud, public cloud, and mixed, or hybrid cloud as needed and all of these work together. In the future, we may go for some specific function-based services or even open-market APIs. We can use open APIs with Azure. API management is also possible. So there are a lot of permutations and combinations that go with each application based on sizing and NFR (Non-functional Requirements) validation. For Microsoft Azure, we use the product itself as a platform, I work mostly with their services. These can be PaaS services or DNS services, monitoring services, storage services — basically all the supporting services that are available to us with Azure. Anything that is not available, we try to build on PaaS. If the services we want are not available, I have to do a complete fabrication. So we use mostly PaaS services for most of the supporting services and then we work further in solution optimization, which is something we can accomplish through Azure. Ultimately all that depends on the budget. If a company is ready to spend on a cloud solution, an ROI (Return on Investment) model helps. The amount of customizations and the real need for a solution comes out of the realities of the ROI. Our contracts are based on supplying solutions for what the customer needs. If they have selected that a particular application will be available and make this a system mandate which we have to flow, then we have to keep those applications. Azure is one of the tools that we are using to help make these kinds of customizations and to meet their expectations after the migration.

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

My current project is to carry out a comparison between Azure, AWS, and GCP, the three variants of cloud in order to analyze the best possible solution. In terms of costing and services I've been carrying out a comparison between all three. We are currently building the machine learning pipeline. We're partners with Microsoft and I'm a data architect.

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

Everything we have is hosted on Azure, include our email, as well as applications that we use like SharePoint and Office 365.

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

We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.

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

We primarily use Azure for our ERP system and DR usage. It is set up for multiple production workloads.

2020-06-17T10:56:03Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication configured from one point to another for business continuity and high availability. Altogether, there are eight servers in the local premise which are entirely replicated to the cloud. The kept cloud servers are idle until a disaster happens with the on-premise servers. The project setup was successful even with real-time testing. It was done with automatic failover and failback.

2020-05-06T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our first deployment was CRM Dynamics, and it was done in the same way that we launched the previous version. However, it was easier than the last migration because the ease of preparing new machines with the wizard contributed to the quick implementation. It also includes great hardware specifications such as SSD Premium, which wasn't there until last year.

2019-07-04T15:52:00Z
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Real User

We use Azure as an infrastructure service. Most of our customers have web servers but we also manage Azure for SAP R/3. It works fine. They do have a lot of options for SAP All-In-One, but we don't have as many options for SAP Business One. What Azure offers for Business One customers is too short to have enough servers certified. It works fine but it's not a complete solution for customers that use SAP Business One.

2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
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Top 10Vendor

Working Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to create a Kubernetes cluster. We are maintaining two environments of Kubernetes cluster on Azure using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). We have used other managed PaaS services like ACS, Database, and monitoring, integrated with Jenkins for continuous integration and continuous deployment.

2019-01-18T09:02:00Z
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Real User

* IoT with C# and .NET Core 2.1. * Raspberry Pi with Raspbian OS. * Docker containers * For use in security applications in the retail sector * Using RabbitMQ for message queueing between the internet of things and the cloud.

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

We host various sites and utilize this solution for purchasing domains as well. It's simple to host small sites and back-end software applications on Azure instead of on regional servers

2018-07-24T16:25:00Z
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Real User

We wanted to deploy applications and have them interact with services on the back-end, so we deployed Azure for this. The performance has been quite good.

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

Installation of SQL Server, Cloudera Hadoop, and MySQL. The performance has been great.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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