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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

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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)
    8.6
    86%
  • Pre-configured templates (16)
    6.7
    67%

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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

8.5
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 9.6.

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 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS, IoT services for some devices and DevOps. In the IaaS we use hybrid cloud integration, for software development we decided to use DevOps in combination with VisualStudio. For some projects we use the Azure App Services with Azure SQL. Some small projects use the IoT services and we are testing around with the AI tools.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Have consulted multiple companies to migrate their DC or different workload like SAP to Azure. Azure provides full digital transformation opportunities for any customer. Azure provides reduction in TCO, Agility, flexibility, scalability apart from pay as you go for multiple workloads. It provides innovation by providing services like AI, ML, IOT and RPA etc.
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure is a DevOps and infrastructure-as-a-a-service cloud platform. It has all the features developers need to interact with microservices, and it’s easy to integrate. Because of our business and infrastructure’s adaptability, we’ve implemented new technologies, transferred all IT operations to them, and dismantled our old infrastructure. We used it for containerization, storage, and computing and had significant results. Unlike other cloud providers, Azure has a wide range of locations. I believe that Azure’s simplicity is one of its greatest assets.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing solution developed by Microsoft. We have migrated our business application to Azure. It has all the services such as storage, networking, computing, etc. It is one of the most renowned and reliable cloud solutions on which we can rely our businesses. It is also equipped with advanced technologies such as NLP, AI, ML, etc. in which you can integrate your applications for further advancements. We have an enterprise application built for health services in which a large user base is accessing the application on their daily uses.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 it's becoming more urgent as the days go by, I put in a service ticket, and it takes you 7+ days to come back to me are you guys serious about Business, 7days + to come back to mere and accounting issue. Lucky I worked it out by spending 1 hour on the web to find a simple issue that you couldn't answer on your own help menu That's why the bulk of our customers are on AWS and not on Azure Terrible Service !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nahian Mahmud Shaikat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As it is a cloud based platform which we can use for remote access our database by connecting the Microsoft Azure server by our employees working different places or departments. Although it proving publicly available free facilities but organization can use it for their several business operations like data storing and integrating different API to the local and cloud server.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company makes use of Microsoft Azure for a wide range of SaaS and PaaS needs. All of our applications are managed and accessed through Azure AD (Azure Active Directory). It seems to be essential to our organizations, honestly. Decentralization gives us the privilege to function even if we were already doing so remotely. This flexibility in business and infrastructure has enabled us to adopt new technologies quickly. We were able to move all IT operations to Azure and eliminate our legacy infrastructure. Keeping up with our core infrastructure isn't necessary. We can improve security and operations while increasing productivity.
September 29, 2021

Title For MS Azure

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 recommend using the following. Mostly we have used it for containerization, storage, and compute, we got a very good experience after using it
September 21, 2021

MS Azure Practical Use!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
We are using MS Azure for multiple services (PaaS, SaaS) using MS Azure directory services and integrated Azure AD for multiple application access and management. With Azure 2FA feature and integration with OKTA we were able to create a centralized authentication platform for almost all of our enterprise applications. MS Azure networking platform is another feature/platform/service that we heavily rely on creating networks and deploying 2nd Gen firewalls for secure access.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Azure is being used to support our entire infrastructure for the organization. It allows us to be a totally decentralized organization that was working from home before the Covid Crisis hit. The use of Azure has allowed us to respond quickly to new business and infrastructure requirements, and implement new technologies seamlessly in our environment.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's used on several departments to implement digital services or support the implementation of digital services like IoT and Big Data (e.g. predictive analytics)
It addresses customer usability and comfort as well as optimizing device maintenance and service costs.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I looked to Azure after a slow support response at Google Cloud resulted in tremendous client dissatisfaction. Luckily, I was hesitant to migrate that many resources without more experience. The services I rely on include any number of virtual host setups. Some containerized, various hardware configurations of vm instances, web app platforms (mostly for development on hardware intensive/remote collaborative projects.) But I started out with a single instance with 4vcpu 16GB-Linux and a bucket for image transfer. I'm pretty sure the services are alright, I can't remember because I forgot about the vm bucket (not really forgot, just got busy). But I knew that all had been deallocated at the last sign off so I didn't pay much mind...until the charges started showing up. In all, about $350 with another $200 pending invoice for a VM instance w/ at most 20GB of total data storage active for no more than 17 non-consecutive hours. I submitted a support ticket 4 weeks ago, receiving an email every 9 days to let me know that they have no information. All I know is it was the most expensive trial run I have ever done.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Microsoft Azure for cognitive services like natural language processing, computer vision, and machine learning services for built-in open-[source] frameworks like Tensorflow, MXNet, Keras, etc. It is used based on customers' needs, as we are in the service industry. It helps with scaling, security, and reliability.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Azure is a great platform for a startup to a full-fledged business that wants to deploy their apps and infrastructure to the cloud or just to increase their market presence by going online. 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, we got a bill of $3000+ for just the bandwidth, and was still higher than all the Instances and SQL servers cost running combined.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company (200+) recently transitioned over to [Microsoft] Azure to alleviate the "clutter". We were outsourcing various functions, causing confusion and conflict. Having changed over to 1 concise platform containing all of our needs, has cleared the bottleneck we have been fighting for years. It has been a smooth transition as well with minimal to zero impact.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At our organisation we are using Microsoft Azure for hosting the website and storage purposes. We are using Compute engine for running the website. We love to use it because of up time. There is near to zero downtime in that service and it provides good analytical support so we can get the compute, memory and bandwidth usage.
Paola Lucía Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have been using Microsoft Azure to automate the process. And to work in the cloud Azure is one of the most secure and support cloud. We use to save data for out clients, to manage processes, we can integrate with other programs and it is intuitive to use. Microsoft gives us all that we could ask for in a technological company.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use [Microsoft] Azure internally for some applications as well as help clients implement Azure solutions of various sizes and configurations within their organization. We also use [Microsoft] Azure as a "test environment" to try out some of the latest cloud / IoT products as a means of better informing future clients on what will work best for them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We provisioned/synchronized users and managed user lifecycle in Azure to help organizations utilize Microsoft’s cloud portfolio of applications and services.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Azure is Microsoft's equivalent to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, etc. From a technical perspective, these providers are largely interchangeable in my experience. We primarily used Azure Compute, which let us spin up VMs in the cloud, to host our production and development Kubernetes clusters. We also used Azure VMs to host our production database - MongoDB.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Microsoft Azure is being used across the entire organization at this time. It is being customized for use with individual departments. We use it at my non-profit and I also operate it at a large, regional, mid-western electric and gas utility.

[Microsoft] Azure has allowed us to quickly and reliably connect to information across our network in a seamless fashion. We are able to share links and data very quickly. It also allows us the advantage to use PowerBI to access data from many different departments because they are all in one place.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The whole organization uses Microsoft Azure for various reasons. The main reason is to run our product in the service fabric environment. The other reasons include creating virtual machines, classic cloud service, and SQL databases. Microsoft Azure helps us to avoid having physical servers [in] the environment which are high in maintenance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company used Azure for the launch of the process automation platform. We later added a number of complementary services i.e. authentication, storage, telemetry, monitoring, Azure SQL and PowerBI. While this virtual platform was supported by a small team, it supported the whole organization. Our Azure stack was used as a virtual infrastructure in the IaaS and SaaS capacities.
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