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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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

When shared with multiple teams, I could not find many products better than this. I enjoyed working in this aspect, it was smooth in cross-teams transferring. They have a good foundation of technology I would say, the thing it is lacking is in the usability for non-technical people. I have seen many struggling with this aspect.
Chandrabhan Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • Security - no-one can access your systems, even you!
Anonymous | 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • I needed support for many modules, where I think I was not satisfied.
  • The detailing of each module is lacking.
  • If you form clutter of files, there is no solution for it.
Himanshu Singh | 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Sungard AS Managed Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is completely inflexible in their policies and procedures, turning even the simplest request into a months-long ordeal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

I would select Sungard on the basis of technology foundation and functionality. It gave me an ample amount of features which I could use in a better way. The inter-team communication gets a better structure than the other products. I would use it on the basis of the above mentioned points. This has proven to be a good support for my team.
Chandrabhan Singh | 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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

  • Positive - Inter-department report flow was quick.
  • Positive - Defined process gave us a defined to finish our goals.
  • Negative - Detailing on each module is less.
Himanshu Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Azure
10.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Usability

Microsoft Azure
8.8
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Azure
6.8
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

Support Rating

Microsoft Azure
8.3
Sungard AS Managed Hosting
1.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Azure
8.0
Sungard AS Managed Hosting

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