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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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[Microsoft] Azure has a large amount of services and capabilities, but we're using it primarily for Identity (Azure Active Directory), Networking (Application Gateways, ExpressRoute), as well as some basic Compute (Virtual Machines) and some web and storage. Also, as big Office 365 customers, we use [Microsoft] Azure in conjunction with some of these services such as storage (backups) and some media services (videos). Additionally, some Azure AI and security services are used in conjunction with some of the O365 services for DLP (digital loss protection) and other security services. Of course, we also use the Azure Portal to manage all of this. All in all it is a very nice and integrated (and expandable) solution for a total and cohesive set of common business problems like we just described. We flat out could not do much of what we do now without Azure AD (MUCH better than on-premises Active Directory). There are some learning curves and potentially some cost barriers, but again, since the "total" Azure solution can be implemented in parts and expand as needed, it still makes an excellent way to address immediate problems (whatever you feel is most important) while simultaneously positioning your business to succeed in the future as you are able to add on services and shift older legacy solutions to the cloud.
Score 10 out of 10
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We're using Microsft Azure services on multiple regions from our organization and for several types of workloads. It is our current Global standard for Cloud usage, following a global contract with Microsoft. In my region, we're using Computing services (running some Dev/PreProd environments on Azure). We also recently migrated Windows 2008 servers from legacy applications to Azure, in order to keep extended support. We're also using Storage Accounts both for Data archiving (through 3rd party Archiving tools) and Backup to Cloud.

As with many companies, it is addressing the 'elastic' demands, specially for Dev/PreProd environments... Many times we need to deploy temporary environments for some applications and we don't have enough time to purchase an expansion on our OnPrem environment. Cloud is a great escape for this situation.
Also, It addresses the need of retaining Archived files and Backups for long term. We were able to bring great savings with Data Archiving solution in place today.
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