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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Lightsail

1. It's highly recommended for users who are looking to build their own VPN service2. Amazon Lightsail provides plenty of outgoing data for any use case (e.g., a $3.50 plan provides 500GB of outgoing data)3. Can be used to deploy containerized applications that require scaling4. Plans ranging from $3.50 to $160 a month, which is awesome
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

[Microsoft] Azure provides a great "get up and running" environment particularly when you need to map multiple resources together, such as database, web app, storage, and analytics. The "Application Insights" feature is particularly strong because it allows you to do a "one click" install of an agent that can track performance and transactions all the way down to the database level. The [Microsoft] Azure dashboard allows you to easily find resources you need and access the current resources you have. Setting up new resources also uses a well managed "wizard" like structure to make it easy.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Lightsail
8.8
Microsoft Azure
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Lightsail
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Lightsail
7.0
Microsoft Azure
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure
Monitoring tools
Amazon Lightsail
4.0
Microsoft Azure
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure
Operating system support
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure
Security controls
Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.2
Scalability
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.5
Platform access control
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Development environment creation
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Development environment replication
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Issue recovery
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Pros

Amazon Lightsail

  • Value instances packages
  • Better organized UI
  • Easy billing resulting in higher efficiency
  • Cheaper than competition
  • Better support staff
  • Can adjust for any bills you may have incurred by accident
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Lightsail

  • Very little documentation
  • Fewer support options in Amazon Lightsail
  • They only allow one adjustment and force you to terminate the instance that caused the issue before adjusting
  • Be aware of your usage in AWS
  • Always check for any extra unwanted bills
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 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.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.8
Based on 22 answers
Such a great platform for a novice or expert to use. There is significant training available to learn how to do complex things with little to know background doing them before. Especially if you live close to a Microsoft training center, they offer many courses for free on site. Even if not, the virtual training they provide is also free and plentiful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.3
Based on 26 answers
Microsoft products are well-known for 24x7 global coverage of customer support. They also sometimes come with a multiple support plan, which caters to different business requirements and needs. However, more support will also mean more cost to bare. Other than that, limited options in technical training sometimes make it quite challenging in finding the right talents for managing Microsoft Azure clouds and more dependency in Microsoft technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
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.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • With Hybrid Cloud, organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
  • Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports
  • High performance, Low cost
  • Multiple Storage Services
  • Native MS SQL Database & No SQL support
  • Little Cheaper than piers
  • Offers inbuilt tool like Azure stack to help the organization deliver Azure service from the own data center
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Lightsail

  • Highly efficient for our microservices architecture
  • Price to performance
  • Scalability
  • Adjustments for unwanted bills or charges
  • Wide selection of services entice you to use Amazon Lightsail
  • Able to deploy web apps to a full infrastructure.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • It has taken a few years of planning and growth (which continue), but we've been able to successfully budget and plan for ever increased capacity by starting first with some Virtual Machines and factoring in on-prem maintenance vs cloud constant improvements. VM (server, compute, networking) costs even out quickly over time and will show savings very soon.
  • Because of Azure Application Gateways (which cost very little to set up and maintain), we were able to build a state of the art single-sign-on hub for all of our users and other enterprise platforms (mostly non-Microsoft and non Azure systems), reducing the amount of time to switch among these for workers and increasing overall productivity.
  • With Azure Active Directory, we do not need to maintain separate identity systems and can more easily integrate our organizations credentials into authorization for access to other systems.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Lightsail

General

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

Amazon Lightsail Editions & Modules

Edition
512 MB Linux$3.501
1 GB Linux$5.001
2 GB Linux$10.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Lightsail
10.0
Microsoft Azure
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.3

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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