Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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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  • 20-30 % reduction in case of infrastructure migration
  • 30-45% ROI in case of Application Modernization
  • more than 50% ROI in case of using Innovation services like DATA and AI
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Awe-inspiring work has been done in the field of monitoring!
  • It makes it easier to move, monitor, and configure applications.
  • The interface is user-friendly, and it is simple to navigate through it.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Times and growth went into it. By balancing on-premises maintenance with continuous cloud improvements, we’ve budgeted and planned endlessly increased capacity.
  • In today’s world of cyber-crime, clients can put even more faith in what they’ve heard. We built an innovative single-sign-on hub for all users. Also, other business platforms use Azure application gateways, reducing worker switching time and increasing productivity.
  • Its step can automate to improve the investment. In addition, we can integrate our organization’s credentials into an authorization for other systems.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Use of Reserved Instances has reduced base load costs by 10-30%
  • Hybrid Use Benefit allows reduced cost of servers
  • Automation allows shut down of equipment not in use based on time of day/month
Score 1 out of 10
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  • Cost wise, we took about a 75% loss on project.
  • Gains In contrast to investment in azure, a 100% loss.
  • Compared to original budget, 500% loss.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Azure is truly PaaS. It provides the platform with the best possible configuration around many services. However many services require improvement.
  • Automation templates are not much flexible. So for [doable] assets (which you want to up at the time of demo), you need to do [a] lot of work in prior. Sometimes it creates [a] negative impact on ROI.
  • We find it extremely useful and agile when you want to do quick prototyping or development on [the] scale for cognitive services. Truly worth of investment.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Decreased in-house hardware cost.
  • Decreased open firewall and security controls to accommodate directory-enabled authentication (better for our security posture).
  • Less overhead management and monitoring of internal resources, with better uptime.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • For about 2 years we didn't have to do anything with our production VMs, the system ran without a hitch, which meant our engineers could focus on features rather than infrastructure.
  • DNS management was very easy in Azure, which made it easy to upgrade our cluster with zero downtime.
  • Azure Web UI was easy to work with and navigate, which meant our senior engineers and DevOps team could work with Azure without formal training.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Huge savings on Data Archiving, using 3rd party tools and Azure Storage Accounts.
  • Significant savings deploying temporary applications to Azure, instead of expanding the OnPrem environment.
  • Compliance/Security improvements, moving Windows 2008 R2 legacy servers to Azure and keeping extended support.
Brandon Holbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • As with any IaaS DO NOT lift and shift into Azure. Develop with the cloud model in mind. We were told to lift and shift into Azure with a crazy increase in operating costs.
  • Our development teams love it. Integration with Team City and Visual studio is one of the greatest time savers for our dev teams.
  • We thought we'd save on getting rid of some on premise appliances but we ended up needing the cloud version of the appliance because the features in Azure were just not mature enough yet.
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