Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure

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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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MS Azure Practical Use!

10 out of 10
September 21, 2021
We are using MS Azure for multiple services (PaaS, SaaS) using MS Azure directory services and integrated Azure AD for multiple …
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Popular Features

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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (14)
    8.6
    86%
  • Dynamic scaling (14)
    8.5
    85%
  • Elastic load balancing (14)
    8.2
    82%
  • Pre-configured templates (14)
    7.7
    77%

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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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Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.3
83%
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Product Details

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service from Microsoft. With Azure, businesses and organizations can build, manage, and deploy applications on Microsoft’s global networking, using customizable tools and frameworks.

Azure supports any tool, language, or framework, providing access to 100+ services to provide a comprehensive cloud computing platform. Azure has as broad set of hybrid computing capabilities, with support for working in the cloud or on-premises.

According to Microsoft, Windows Server, SQL Server PaaS, and SQL Server IaaS are significantly more affordable alternatives to other software in their categories. Users can lower costs if they have existing licenses, reserve resources in advance, or move specific workloads to Azure, all dependent on the particular organization’s situation.

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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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.

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Microsoft Azure are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is well suited for the organization which is Microsoft Shop .e.g. using MS365, Teams, .NET, Windows, MS SQL Servers, MS Dynamics, etc. It has good UX and provides multiple cloud services for Application hosting, Application Modernization, AI, ML. Customers can create BIG DATA using Azure Data Services and can get real-time insight into data by having AI services.
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is the most scalable. The monitoring features in this solution allow us to configure items in our customer’s environments more efficiently. Azure’s cloud-based solutions are adaptable and are used in almost any language, operating system, or location worldwide. Its multi-factor authentication helps keep your data even more secure. Also, you can sign in to cloud apps on Windows, Macs, Androids, and iOS devices using a single sign-on feature. Some advanced configuration options need to be investigated, experimented and improvements to the documentation. Microsoft’s complex licensing model is unsuitable for most users.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is a fully managed service by Microsoft. I highly recommended the solution to anybody who is interested to deploy their application to the cloud. The updates are deployed automatically by the company and you do not need to worry about it. If you are using other Microsoft tools such as Power BI, then Azure would be a good choice for you. However, using some cognitive services might be costly for you.
Nahian Mahmud Shaikat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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If you are looking for working with big data with a cloud access then Microsoft Azure is the best option for you. In a free version you will get many features but premium facilities are more lucrative. So this is suitable for both small and large organization. If you are from a place where cloud access is not possible then it is not suitable for you because you must need cloud connectivity.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
September 29, 2021

Title For MS Azure

Score 9 out of 10
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We have used it for some applications as well as a test environment, to try out some of the latest cloud products. I will suggest using it as a platform to test and run a dry check on the applications which are to be deployed on production. It will be a good fit for everything.
September 21, 2021

MS Azure Practical Use!

Score 10 out of 10
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Cloud networking makes it an ease when you are using Azure AD services or containers to host users VDI, deploying virtual firewalls for security and access management makes life easier.
We are using MS Azure platform to host clients mobile apps, users can access and distribute application from same platform making it really easy to use, maintain and update.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is an amazing environment to work in. The menus are expansive and thorough, and it includes so many features to allow you to completely replicate your on-premise data center in a virtual environment with always available backups and failover mechanisms across the world. The support services are very helpful and quick to respond, no matter if you are working on bread and butter data servers, or working with the newest and latest innovations in the virtual space such as Azure Lighthouse and Azure Labs.
Score 9 out of 10
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If you want to modernize your company's infrastructure and applications - very good. As well as if you want to create new applications that help the business to create new products.
In case you do it because it could be cheaper - leave it - most times you first have to spend money to be able to save some money in the future.
Score 1 out of 10
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Until billing can be resolved, I can think of no scenario in which Azure would be preferable to any competitor. You cant do business by writing vendors blank checks and asking them to fill them out. Yet if you sign up for azure that's what you are doing. There has to be a reasonably intuitable price scheme, it must match what they describe, and if nothing else, support for billing issues should come swifter than the following month's invoice.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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The answer depends upon the kind of [use case]. If the use-case is simply around the need of IaaS then Azure is not the right choice. However, if the use-cases are around BOT services, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning[,] and Business Analytics then Azure is the first choice. Also[,] kind of eco-system the enterprise [has] on the premise to run their daily operations have the highest bearing to choose for the cloud partner.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We used Microsoft Azure for the VM instances and CI/CD DevOps. We also used Azure to deploy our VPN but had to transfer it to other providers like AWS for pricing and scalability. Using Azure for high bandwidth use case scenario is, for me, just a waste of money as the data transfer fees are way too high. Using Azure for VPN is a stupid choice. According to me, there are better platforms like DigitalOcean and AWS for that. The only thing that I can recommend is the use of this platform to save yourself from licensing fees.
Score 8 out of 10
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[Microsoft] Azure is terrific for today's world of security, security, and more security. Implementing users over to SSO has been a seamless task, whereas I've seen it go completely sideways in other agencies. Account maintenance has been a "breeze". In the past, we had to scurry to modify accounts, and access, and whatnot, but with [Microsoft] Azure, it's all centrally located and updates are instant. It's definitely a "pro-Microsoft" product, which is fine, but you kind of lose sight that there are other cloud options.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is good for starters and basic site hosting services because for starters cost and continuity both matter. Advanced users can go for AWS or GCP because if you want to do everything as per your choice then you can get confused in Microsoft Azure services. We used it for the Wordpress site hosting and it was running great.
Paola Lucía Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is one of the most complete solutions that Microsoft has. And it is super safe to provide to any type of business, whether large or small. If you work with cybersecurity, Microsoft Azure is the best for handling data. Azure is a platform that requires knowledge, not just anyone can handle it. A scenario where it might not be possible is for any type of person who does not have technical knowledge of the cloud.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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[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.
Score 9 out of 10
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Fantastic for cloud directory-enablement of applications, and segregating authentication and access from a company’s internal network. Management from web UI is easier for some people who aren’t accustomed to AD on-premise management tools. Not a fan of externally-hosted IDP (such as the recent SolarWinds attack and the SAML access to other resources that occurred), and prefer to keep signing/encryption certificates/keys and other sensitive assertion data in-house.

Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cloud providers are largely interchangeable. [Microsoft] Azure has a few distinguishing features: good customer support, solid web UI, and Azure Functions is excellent. If you aren't closely tied to any one cloud provider, Azure is a great choice. It doesn't have quite as many products as AWS, but the products Azure does have are generally as good or better than their AWS equivalents.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Azure is a cost-effective solution for organizations who want to spend their capital expenditure optimally. It is also a one-stop solution for acquiring multiple services from Microsoft. However, Microsoft Azure is not for organizations who are not willing to take the risk of having one vendor as both infrastructure and platform provider.
Score 8 out of 10
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It depends on the need. To our needs it has really suited well, we are partnered with Microsoft and our product mainly uses Microsoft technology so we easily have picked up Microsoft Azure as our option. Apart from our primary need, we are effectively utilizing other Microsoft Azure features as well to improve resource usage and control the cost of the resources.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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If an organization is already a Microsoft customer (Windows, Office, Office 365, etc), then [Microsoft] Azure is a natural fit and the first recommendation would be Azure Active Directory. For a typical SMB that may have trouble attracting and retaining IT talent in their immediate area, moving much of the data center and IT operations to Azure proves that IT can happen anywhere, so staffing up IT can draw from a wider pool of people anywhere and living elsewhere. There are still some valid concerns with some larger and more traditional (and more highly regulated) organizations about the cloud, so that is a consideration. Although the story is getting much better and the solutions are proving to work for these kinds of organizations, the complexity and cost naturally goes up, further emphasizing careful planning and consideration.
Score 10 out of 10
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For 'new-era' companies, relying most part on Web applications (like B2C) it may be a perfect solution. The ability to expand your environment both manually (with few clicks) or automatically (scheduled or triggered) during special dates, like BlackFriday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. Use cases with more variety of applications, especially 'not-Web' applications (Engineering, licensing, Calculation/Analysis applications, etc) needs to be evaluated individually. It may fit for some applications, but not for others.
For example, in our company, we have a lot of Calculation/Analysis systems, that have significant impacts if running through WAN (due to network latency), as they have millions of interactions between the Workstations and the App Server. In these cases, Cloud is not a good solution for us.
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