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13 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.6

Amazon Lightsail

86%
8.2

Microsoft Azure

82%
Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 6/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

7.7
77%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
13 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
13 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
13 Ratings

Monitoring tools

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
13 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Operating system support

9.4
94%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Security controls

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
8.8
88%
13 Ratings

Automation

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Lightsail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Amazon Lightsail

88%
5 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Azure

82%
86 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Azure

100%
15 Ratings

Usability

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Azure

86%
28 Ratings

Availability

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Microsoft Azure

68%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Microsoft Azure

88%
47 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon Lightsail

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Azure

80%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Lightsail

We utilized Amazon Lightsail to get a web application proof of concept up and running. It's easy to set up, requires minimal configuration, and lets us to concentrate on the coding. It's designed to help you get started fast and easily, but it's not designed for corporate applications or workloads.
Arpit Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Lightsail

  • static web hosting & non public managments
  • low cost remote access
  • media distribution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
  • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
  • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
  • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Lightsail

  • slow
  • complex integration to AWS Cloudwatch - complex setup required
  • No IPv6, a big downside
  • less value compared with Linode or Digital Ocean
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
  • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
  • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Lightsail

General

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

Starting Price

$3.5 per month

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

Starting Price

$29 per month

Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree1
Developer$291
Standard$1001
Professional Direct$10001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

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 8.6
Based on 28 answers
Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
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 4 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 8.8
Based on 47 answers
Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
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 4 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

As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Lightsail

  • Saved a lot of time on set up and configuration
  • Saved money on trial period
  • Customer service was less helpful
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Brings down Capex to customers.
  • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
  • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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