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Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    8.2

    Azure Virtual Machines

    82%

    Nerdio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Virtual Machines ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    8.4
    84%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management console

    8.0
    80%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    8.2
    82%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nerdio is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Azure Virtual Machines

    87%
    22 Ratings
    9.0

    Nerdio

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Azure Virtual Machines

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Nerdio

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Virtual Machines have helped our company in handling a huge amount of users and customers who experience the products and software that we build. From machine allocation to uptime checks Azure Virtual Machines are top-notch and they never go down. These machines have a very good resource allocation functionality and allocation. The only part where I believe these virtual machines don't stand up to my expectations is a data integration and data handling and backup. Azure Virtual Machines need improvement in these fields.
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    Adar Inc.

    Nerdio manages our servers - file and exchange, and it has been the perfect solution for our office, allowing our users access from any desktop or laptop, no matter the location. As many of us work after hours, we always have access to our files/data... and works well for us whether we're on meetings or need information. Can't imagine going back and not having the ability to work remotely.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • When demand is high, we scale the service out, eg During a Football Match.
    • When a football match is over and the throughput of data from OPTA drops we save by the service scaling back in.
    • Our App Service Plans along with the Clean C# code are lightening fast giving a good customer experience.
    • When producing the TV Guide information and a program overruns its scheduled time, a client can instantly be updated to the new programming schedule as our change is instant and its in the right place for all the clients to download and adjust their television guides appropriately to send out to the public giving a 24x7 uptime service that is precise and accurate and resilient to outages due to failover zones around the world.
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    Adar Inc.

    • They can link to your computer and help you with any issues immediately.
    • Easy to talk to and reach.
    • Reliable Service
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Pricing can be a concern if you are truly agnostic to which cloud you are building your particular solution in.
    • The UI, as is the case with any cloud provider, is crowded.
    • As with any cloud provider, it can be difficult to tune in exactly the right amount of servers for your needs...you might find yourself under/overprovisioning.
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    Adar Inc.

    • Default printers! If you work form home and it will switch up your printers. Even if you don't work from home it will switch it sometimes.
    • Disk space seems a little expensive too :(
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Virtual Machines

    Starting Price

    $0.0,038 Per Hour

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Virtual Machines editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
    Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01042
    Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01253
    Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0164
    3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00385
    3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03076
    3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03697
    3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04818
    1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07539
    1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.005910
    1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.054811
    1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.0512
    Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.007513
    Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.084614
    Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.09615
    Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.12616

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Nerdio

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Nerdio editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
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      Adar Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      We use both Azure and AWS VM services currently. AWS' EC2s have been around for longer an offer a much more reliable Linux OS support. But the gap getting smaller by the day, and Azure VMs are catching up nicely. In our case, we use a lot AWS for Linux-based applications running with Docker. And we use Azure VMs for anything related to Microsoft, and on prem migration to cloud where we need to have Windows support.
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      Adar Inc.

      We moved to this solution when there was only a limited number of vendors offering this type of work environment... and after talking to colleagues who initially selected other vendors, they were happy to make the switch to AdarIT/Nerdio.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • We saw a significant cost-saving as a result of exiting our expensive data-center and migrating services to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
      • We saw further cost savings upon migrating remaining applications from our supplier-hosted Virtual Private Cloud to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
      • As well as cost-savings from running production services in Azure, we are also able to run short-term cost-effective proofs-of-concept for which the infrastructure can be quickly deleted upon completion of the PoC, and we are no longer charged for it.
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      Adar Inc.

      • ROI
      • Reliability in connectivity
      • Office nation wide linked together in one cloud.
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