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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Nanobox

I would only get into it if I where willing to pay for the support plan and getting some assurances from the team as to where they are headed. The platform itself is great and can save you a ton of hard work and money. but it's hard to be confidant in it's sustainability.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Microsoft Azure
8.0
Nanobox
8.6
Ease of building user interfaces
Microsoft Azure
7.2
Nanobox
Scalability
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Nanobox
10.0
Platform management overhead
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Nanobox
10.0
Workflow engine capability
Microsoft Azure
7.5
Nanobox
Platform access control
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Nanobox
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Nanobox
9.0
Development environment creation
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Nanobox
10.0
Development environment replication
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Nanobox
10.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Nanobox
6.0
Issue recovery
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Nanobox
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Nanobox
6.0

Pros

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

Nanobox

  • Relatively easy setup. One file named "boxfile.xml" controls all relevant services including there communication ports, routes and build steps.
  • Scaling is easy - you can put everything on one machine, split certain services to dedicated machines and scale services to multiple machines. best of all this can be done at any time with almost zero down time.
  • I have not used this yet, but for a few hundred dollars a month you can get dedicated operational services to help you make your setup even easier and ensure your system is operational.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Nanobox

  • The company has not been very communicative as of lately. Not much news, no apparent work on missing features.
  • Some components are incomplete as far as some critical features. For example, I use RethinkDB as my database and it's missing critical features like backup and clustering, so It is unusable and they should have made that clear from the get go.
  • The pricing on the support plan is vague. I do have the feeling it is actually well worth the money, but it's hard to form a decisions based without more predictable specific.
  • Seems to me like the platform's future is unclear.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Nanobox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Nanobox

The ability to choose your own cloud provider is huge, especially for a small start up like I have. We have a lot of free credit from AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Azure, etc...The data layer is baked into the system which is better for integration then an external provider.There are also a lot fewer differences between environment as everything is Docker based which gives me the confidence that what works on my machine is going to work in production.Heroku doesn't have good support for Docker containers yet and although Heroku has served me well in the past, it is limited in some aspects.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Nanobox

  • The platform is saving me a lot of time I would have been wasting on operations instead of development.
  • The platform is saving me a lot of money as I can easily switch between cloud providers to find the best price.
  • I am worried though for the price I might have to pay in case of an unexpected system issue.
  • Hopefully I will be able to pay the support plan before that.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Nanobox

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Azure
8.7
Nanobox
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Azure
10.0
Nanobox

Usability

Microsoft Azure
8.8
Nanobox

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Azure
6.8
Nanobox

Support Rating

Microsoft Azure
8.3
Nanobox

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Azure
8.0
Nanobox

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