Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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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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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 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.

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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you need to do something in the Cloud, Azure is the Cloud developer/storage/application of choice. Between the embrace and support of the open-source community through Github, providing non-Microsoft operating systems and development stacks in the Azure Marketplace with pre-configured templates to enable single-click deployment and provisioning of test or production environments, single click SQL instances that do not require you to host and maintain SQL server, Azure can do it, and do it well.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As Microsoft Azure is [doing a] really good with PaaS. The need of a market is to have [a] combo of PaaS and IaaS. While AWS is making [an] exceptionally well blend of both of them, Azure needs to work more on DevOps and Automation stuff. Apart from that, I would recommend Azure as a great platform for cloud services as scale.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how".
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Overall it is good for using service. For starter I suggest to go for it. It has very good user experience so user can directly get to know about the product. Pricing section is little bit weird because I still get confused in it except everything is good to go.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would rate it an eight, only because of its complexity. We needed to participate in Official MS Azure trainings in order to understand better and be able to navigate easily on the platform. It could be more intuitive.
Brandon Holbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure is intuitive. The GUI takes little effort to get used to. There's some work that still needs to be done to get it better but right now it's pretty good. Windows shop users will find it very easy to use with their existing ecosystem but Linux users will be frustrated with the lack of features.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
No doubt Azure is a great platform offering vast features and services but it requires a steep learning curve to get familiarized and also to understand the concepts of it. Once you get a grasp of it then you should not have any issues using the platform for its full benefits. Having said that, it is a wonderful platform but requires some time to get the hang of it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure is a robust, secure and easy to use platform. Efficient solution for managing the servers and services on cloud. Storage archiving is seamless and easy. If old data is not frequently used then we can easily move this in hot storage. Azure's access services are pretty quick. This provides easy download and upload features.
August 20, 2019

Microsoft Azure Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fairly easy to manage with a lot of small exceptions. Interface blades can seem to branch out many levels deep making changes and available settings difficult to find. There are seemingly endless and obscure gotchas and undocumented limitations and pitfalls that can only be realized after the fact.
August 20, 2019

Machine Learning

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure is easy to use and understand. Where it gets complicated, is when you are using complicated algorithms and apply machine learning. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Scalability and security are two main values which Microsoft Azure brings, On top of that, it also has lots of hybrid options and great support. Not to mention heaps of end-to-end services that Microsoft can integrate with. These values make Microsoft Azure the go-to cost-effective hassle-free enterprise-grade cloud solution for large organizations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Coming from a Microsoft background, the terminology and concepts were very familiar with me and I think that with the marketing and speed they are providing on updates to their tools it's been a great partnership for a lot of the projects we've been working on. Additionally, having some on premise version of the offering helped us migrate.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure is one of the easiest clouds to get up and running. Very intuitive interfaces, very intuitive dashboards and very detailed and useful reports. Easy to deploy and manage. Very good functionalities. Can monitor infrastructure resource usage through such management tools as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Cloudtrail for tracking user activity and API usage.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure is simpler than AWS with as much function and better support. It's also cheaper to buy if you partner with the right partners. It has a much cleaner interface and is well laid out. Easy to integrate with large companies that are already running on Microsoft and much easier to bring everything over native.
August 16, 2019

Crystal Clear Azure

Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I give it a high rating for usability because, from my standpoint, it is generally intuitive, fits nicely into our work flow and is easy to use. Once a user is introduced to the system and instructed in its use they take off with it with little further assistance necessary other than normal maintenance.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure might be a bit overwhelming thanks to the complex environment consisting of a vast number of assets included. It certainly involves a learning curve for a thorough understanding of the menu structure, but at the end of the day, the savings and advantages are worth the initial hassle.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Azure is very intuitive. Easy to use, great interface. A lot of features. Everything is central and easily managed. I can create new apps, update existing apps, scale up or down on resources, and the list just goes on. So many cool features. Azure has made life so easy.
August 11, 2019

Benefits of Azure

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The portal is easy to use, although it is recommended to use ARM templates or Teraform to manage/automate the infrastructure.
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