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Microsoft Azure

Overview

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

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Recent Reviews

Microsoft Cloud option

9 out of 10
May 31, 2022
Have consulted multiple companies to migrate their DC or different workload like SAP to Azure. Azure provides full digital transformation …
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Azure poor customer service

1 out of 10
February 22, 2022
Microsoft, why don't you understand customer service you send me an email regarding an urgent billing issue, I cant seem to fix it, and …
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Title For MS Azure

9 out of 10
September 29, 2021
One of the best Public cloud platforms available today, we use it for Iaas, Paas as well as SaaS. Easy to learn, good guiding UI. I highly …
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Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

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  • Dynamic scaling (16)
    9.3
    93%
  • Elastic load balancing (16)
    8.9
    89%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (16)
    8.7
    87%
  • Pre-configured templates (16)
    6.9
    69%

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Pricing

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Developer

$29

Cloud
per month

Standard

$100

Cloud
per month

Professional Direct

$1000

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://azure.microsoft.com/en…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $29 per month
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Product Demos

Microsoft Azure Training - [3] Azure Accounts, Subscriptions and Admin Roles (Exam 70-533)

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Azure Tutorial For Beginners | Microsoft Azure Tutorial For Beginners | Azure Tutorial | Simplilearn

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Azure Fundamentals complete Training in telugu

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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

8.6
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Microsoft Azure?

Azure is a comprehensive computing platform, providing cloud infrastructure, products and services, developer tools, and innovations in data and AI. Azure has on-premises, hybrid, multicloud, and edge capabilities that offer the flexibility to innovate anywhere.

Developers can use their favorite languages, open-source frameworks, and tools to code and deploy. Azure includes over 200 physical datacenters arranged into more than 60 regions and upholds our customers' expectations with data residency, compliance, and high availability.

An example of some of the service areas Azure covers:

  • AI + Machine Learning

  • Analytics

  • Blockchain

  • Computing

  • Containers

  • Databases

  • Developer Tools

  • DevOps

  • Identity

  • Integration

  • Internet of Things

  • Management

  • Media

  • Stack

  • Migration

  • Mixed Reality

  • Mobile

  • Networking

  • Security

  • Storage

  • Web

  • Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Azure Integrations

Microsoft Azure Competitors

Microsoft Azure Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Microsoft Azure starts at $29.

Amazon Web Services and SAP HANA Cloud are common alternatives for Microsoft Azure.

Reviewers rate Operating system support highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Microsoft Azure are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS is the most stable cloud options but Azure has done well in last few years and provides good options specifically for Microsoft customers and who are more familiar with Microsoft technologies like WINDOWS, MS SQL SERVER, GITHUB, VISUAL STUDIO etc. Google cloud is more suitable for customers with Innovation capabilities like creating BIG DATA and using AI/ML to get insight from it
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure is an ideal platform for disaster recovery and backup. It is very flexible because of its site regeneration capabilities and other features. All of our data can be backup, regardless of the language or operating system. Azure’s inherent flexibility comes from its status as a cloud-based platform. Microsoft Azure now has more integrations than ever, so many global brands use it. More security and backup means more trust in your work and more flexibility.
Nahian Mahmud Shaikat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Remote accessibility for the mass people from the different places where both free and premium service is available that's why people choose Microsoft Azure. The main reason of switching from that to Microsoft Azure is the cost of operation and operating flexibility. The management of server is complex from the both developer end and user end.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AWS and Azure are distinct classes, regardless of how we view them or which sub-areas. Their capabilities are the most comprehensive and sophisticated. Azure will benefit existing Microsoft customers, but AWS has a slight market share advantage. Microsoft Azure offers many integrations and options. Most of the world's largest companies use it, giving them security and confidence in their work.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would say that Azure stacks up pretty good and sometimes better in comparison to what Google Cloud Platform has to offer. I don't like GCP for its absurd licensing fees and it's expensive for just Using EC2 Instances. However, DigitalOcean and AWS can offer far better scalability and ease of use than Azure. Also, they are dirt cheap for what they offer.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We actually utilized multiple cloud stacks, depending upon the customer environment and need. Those that heavily used MS products (Office on-prem or 365), Teams, etc, found it a better fit, with easier integration, for their needs.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The most common alternatives are Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. AWS is known for its non-existent customer support and abysmal documentation - Azure is clearly better on both fronts. Google Cloud Platform is a solid product, but in my experience Azure Functions is generally better than Google Cloud Functions.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Integration with other Microsoft products makes Azure stand out quite a bit. However, if you need to use open source software and to integrate with Linux systems then AWS or Google Cloud might be better alternatives. Google did not even come close to Azure in terms of capabilities and the business value offered.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have not tried any alternatives to Microsoft Azure. To cater to our needs, Microsoft Azure was our primary option and it goes well so far. Apart from the application that hosted in service fabric we use azure for other needs like virtual machines, databases. As all our products are tightly coupled with Microsoft, it is easier to have all under one umbrella.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Evaluated both AWS and GCP for a similar set of use cases to realize that AWS required additional third-party add ons to be purchased for load balancing vs. Azure's out-of-the-box capabilities offered for free. GCP on the surface was lower cost but the cost of running enterprise solutions is a lot more than just the cost of operating VMs in the cloud. Google did not even come close to Azure in terms of capabilities and the business value offered.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
AWS and [Microsoft] Azure are in a class by themselves, no matter how you look at them or what sub-area or service you focus on. No other cloud provide can match the breadth and ability of these two. Nobody else has the market share either (for a reason). That being said, while AWS has a somewhat larger market share and is perfectly fine, Azure will work better for organizations and enterprises that are already invested with Microsoft. The Azure solutions are the next step and complimentary pieces to Windows and Office 365.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Although some regions have dedicated workflows running on AWS, Microsoft Azure was chosen our Global Standard due to contract negotiation with Microsoft. It is also available in more regions than AWS, and we found its services and integrations more interesting for our use cases. Azure is more present 'outside-US' regions.
August 20, 2019

Microsoft Azure Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Azure provides an environment that while at time is more pricey, the tight integration with our existing Microsoft-based infrastructure makes it difficult to beat.
Justin Bongard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We do everything Microsoft and wanted the thing that would most easily be compatible with everything out of the gate. Pricing was comparable. It made sense to us.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Amazon Web Services dominate cloud service market as a de facto market leader in IaaS and PaaS industry. However, Microsoft, with its Azure solution, has proven to be a formidable challenger to Amazon in cloud service, and is slowly but surely closing in the gap. Legacy systems' backward compatibility with heaps of hybrid options is Microsoft Azure area of strength. Both of which are highly relevant for large organizations with a complex mix of legacy systems to integrate cloud services to their corporate infrastructure.
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