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Microsoft Azure

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362 Ratings

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124 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

It is suitable all around for quick file storage. Not very useful for collaboration code projects. There are other software that's useful for that occasion.
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is well suited in the IOT space. It has one of the best IOT tools and services currently on the cloud. With the capabilities of running small business and mission critical applications, it excels in the IOT space and leaves all the competitors behind. Microsoft Azure is compliant so it removes the overhead of data migration. It's highly secured and even federally regulated. It is well suited for helping clients in the complete application lifecycle by using its PaaS offerings. Azure is expensive, but it offers packages for small to medium businesses which will be for free for some years or at really very less cost but it may come at the price of compute, data, space, memory etc. Azure is across the globe, it serves in 34 regions and 4 more regions in production so you can imagine the scale of Azure. It's highly available and scalable. Even though there are a number of improvements and developments to be done in Azure, Azure is one of the leaders in cloud giving a tough fight to AWS and maintaining its position closer to Amazon.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Microsoft Azure
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.3
Microsoft Azure
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Microsoft Azure
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.6
Microsoft Azure
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.3
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Microsoft Azure
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Microsoft Azure
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Microsoft Azure
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.8
Microsoft Azure
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.9
Microsoft Azure
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Scalability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.3
Platform access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.5
Development environment creation
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Development environment replication
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Issue recovery
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Pros

  • Very good entry speed.
  • The music bought in the Amazon store can be stored in the cloud drive.
  • Good storage space.
  • The service is cheaper than other similar ones.
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  • Azure abstracts away a lot of the complexities, But that's all part of the natural transition to cloud computing, Applications have to be completely re-engineered to take advantage of the unique benefits offered by cloud computing, including the ability to scale and quickly ramp up performance.
  • Putting an app on the Web allows remote access from nearly every conceivable point, and that means "every single component has to be strong. If one of your components is compromised, the others shouldn't fall down."
  • Azure instances each include a fixed amount of storage but with AWS, you’ll need to purchase storage separately at an additional cost. That said, many IT pros agree that AWS storage is highly customizable to their needs which is a plus, but the pricing is not as straightforward as Azure.
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Cons

  • Over simplistic at times - could have some more features
  • Possibly have the ability to lock documents to prevent further editing if using collaboratively/sharing
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  • As with anything, there are a couple of potential cons with Microsoft Azure. Unlike SaaS platforms where the end-user is consuming information (for example, Office 365), IaaS (Azure) moves business’ compute power from your data center or office to the cloud. As with most cloud service providers, Azure needs to be expertly managed and maintained, which includes patching and server monitoring.
  • Unlike local servers, Azure requires expertise to ensure all moving parts work together efficiently. A common mistake by business administrators that are not fully engaged in how well (or poorly) their cloud servers are operating is to over-provision cloud services. While a common mistake, on premise servers’ compute power does not translate equivocally in the cloud, potentially costing businesses thousands of dollars per year.
  • Need to provide customized SAN storage attached to VMs like AWS
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Likelihood to Renew

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Microsoft Azure9.9
Based on 14 answers
Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Microsoft Azure7.0
Based on 2 answers
As a VP i'm not your typical technical person and I'm able to easily use Azure in technical matters so I believe 9 is correct rating.
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Reliability and Availability

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Microsoft Azure6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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Support

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Microsoft Azure8.0
Based on 2 answers
The only reason I didn't give it a 10 rating as support is expensive.
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Implementation

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Microsoft Azure8.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
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Alternatives Considered

If you compare based on functionality and user-friendliness, other services like Google Drive and Dropbox are better options. However, if you are simply looking for somewhere to securely and reliably host your digital files, Amazon Cloud Drive is a great option. Adding to that the fact that Amazon Cloud Drive is far more cost effective over time and comes with Amazon's well-known reliability and professional support, you'll find you have all the reasons you need to select it as your go-to for cloud storage.
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SQL service in Google is 10X costlier than Azure AWS.
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Return on Investment

  • Internal document management has become much smoother
  • More secure than internal storage solutions
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  • I still expect more platform independency from Azure. Also more support for Linux machines. I would also love to see SAAS in Azure. Also, I think pricing is high.
  • Overall, they provide a good IAAS product and also are leveraging their SQL Server and other products in Azure as well...so it's a nice solution all-in-all. I also feel like they don't have a ton of extraneous services like AWS does, so they are filtering a bit of the noise out.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Microsoft Azure

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details