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Score 6.3 out of 100

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Azure

    83%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Azure is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    87 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    I believe for small to mid business application hosting Centurylink provides an adequate service. When moving to larger scale business enviornments I believe the limitations, slowness is going to become a problem
    Anonymous | 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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    • Offloading the requirements for hosting apps in house - cost savings
    • Access ability - users could access documents and programs from anywhere
    • Collaborative work ability - multiple users could work within the same enviornment
    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    • Perhaps ease of use - it's not convoluted but a little more streamlined of an interface would be great
    • Make your presence more known - in a world of heavily advertised cloud options CenturyLink is not at the top of the pile and I think it may be due to a lack of awareness in the business community. Advertise!
    • Streamline functionality - interface can be a little slow at times.
    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    CenturyLink Public Cloud Editions & Modules

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    I did not select the application hosting environment - I was a user. That being said I do not have much of a voice in the difference between hosted services that I have experienced.
    Anonymous | 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

    CenturyLink Public Cloud

    No answers on this topic

    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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