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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)
    8.8
    88%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (16)
    8.7
    87%
  • Pre-configured templates (16)
    7.1
    71%

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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

8.6
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 9.5.

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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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • DevOps is a really powerful tool for software development
  • The PaaS is reliable and fast
  • The IaaS is outstanding, you can use it hybrid
  • The load balancing works well
  • In my opinion, Microsoft Azure's pricing structure is too complex, too many pricing models
  • In my experience, sometimes bad documentation and support
  • In my opinion, the hybrid cloud is too complex
November 29, 2022

Why choose Azure?

Joe Anand | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Storage of logs that can be accessed globally at will to derive insight that propel IT and Business decisions.
  • Compute power that is scalable and reliable
  • Secure Integration between platforms and applications
  • Free training could ensure higher adoptions to make it the market leader
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Application Modernization
  • Digital Transformation with AI, ML etc.
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Availability zones for all the regions
  • More reliability and stability
  • Easy analytics solutions
Sourov K Chowdhury | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Azure provides many free tools, such as QuickStart templates and the Azure SDK. It simplifies the process of creating apps for programmers.
  • A large group of people uses the same tools to collaborate and find solutions to problems that they are all facing simultaneously.
  • Setting up a repository for our work and making our code publicly available are made simple by Azure's built-in support for Git.
  • Recovering from DRSync server failures is not always easy. Upon completion of the fail-back, our on-premises servers became unresponsive. After the fail-back, we must restart our servers.
  • 5TB is insufficient for file synchronization per directory. Unfortunately, technical support is not up to standard. Customizing WVD images is still a challenge.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Azure has wide range of services such as network, compute, storage, etc.
  • Excellent customer services support.
  • Excellent user training and documentation.
  • Excellent user interface and services.
  • Cost will be challenge for small and mid-sized organizations.
  • Some resources are quite high on prices.
  • Services such as cognitive services requires much internet bandwidth and costs.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Tell people how great they are , when there not
  • Not answer support request in a timely manner
  • Poor customer service
  • Fix your customer service
Nahian Mahmud Shaikat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Cloud Computing
  • Integrate different services in one platform
  • Application management
  • Data management
  • Increase the mass accessibility by increasing speed of the server
  • Add more customization button to their dashboard
  • Create access of large number of ports
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Over time, Microsoft has established itself as a reliable technology partner, providing useful analysis tools such as compute, bandwidth, and memory usage statistics.
  • I prefer Azure Functions over AWS because it is cheaper and easier to use than AWS for ready-to-go services. It's simple to ship Node.js functions without any additional dependencies.
  • Using Microsoft's tuning techniques, its applications are always improving in terms of both functionality and usability.
  • The UI is intuitive and includes multiple Microsoft tools, and the service integration and implementation for various solutions are excellent.
  • The cost of resources is difficult to determine, technical documentation is frequently out of date, and documentation and mapping capabilities are lacking.
  • The documentation needs to be improved, and some advanced configuration options require research and experimentation.
  • Microsoft's licensing scheme is too complex for the average user, and Azure SQL syntax is too different from traditional SQL.
September 21, 2021

MS Azure Practical Use!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Cloud Networking
  • SD WAN access with Azure
  • Cloud Computing | Pools/Farms for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Azure AD for authentication and extending domains
  • Pricing
  • Subscriptions model
  • Phone Support / Technical Support
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Microsoft has become over time a trusted technology partner
  • Good to work together on solving and finding the fitting technical solution
  • The IOPS of the VM offerings is inferior compared to competition, cause bottlenecks on IOPS intensive loads
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • From what I've seen, resources like VGPU are more accessible than other services.
  • For windows VPNs they are perhaps the most affordable.
  • Sales is present but not pushy.
  • Billing information is scarce to the point of negligence.
  • Cost analysis and per-service cost is misleading, if not outright false.
  • Billing support is in no hurry to answer specific questions, let alone resolve anything. Expect an automated email with links to vaguely similar documentation topics.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
  • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
  • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
  • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
  • The reliability of hardware is low as [compared] to AWS. Sometimes processes of allocation, deallocation of resources take quite a long time without having any intimation. If the instances are costly, such delay in stopping incurs extra cost.
  • Overall cost is much higher for ML and BI Services. Basic storage and compute cost is also bit more as compare to AWS.
  • Azure can surely do better with overall DevOps support. Cloud formation needs [a] lot more maturity and features.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Windows Licensing Fees are not present most services.
  • Powered by Microsoft the organization behind Windows.
  • Month to month newsletter about training materials and certifications.
  • Easy Signup process than others just add number, address, identify and done.
  • Bandwidth Alerts and management.
  • Packages for VPN services which use enormous amount of data.
  • Simplified control panel, as it looks so confusing to untrained eyes.
  • Hard to get used to and often need to search for items instead of them being visible.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Almost zero downtime of services
  • Good analysis support like compute, bandwidth and memory usage
  • Cost efficient as compared to AWS and best for ready to go services
  • Cost management can be improved
  • Team management experience can be improved
  • Pricing calculator is good but it can be improved
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cloud directory service, enabling single-sign-on and application integration with a directory source
  • Integrating user identities without providing access to the company’s internal Directory Service from outside of the network/security perimeter.
  • Easy management from anywhere via internet access and a browser.
  • Not a fan of MS’s implementation of SAML via ADFS. A few inconsistencies in comparison to other industry-standard implementations.
  • Documentation: We had tons of trouble at first, resolving issues with Federating identities and using across platforms with MS Office and other platforms. MS was aware, but information across their different cloud teams wasn’t well-shared at the time and made for long hours troubleshooting and resolving issues.
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
  • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
  • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
  • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The product is constantly evolving both in terms of features and user-friendliness.
  • Microsoft effectively tunes for their own applications
  • Microsoft Azure functions can run be hosted and run inside of Kubernetes. This allows solutions based on Azure functions cloud agnostic.
  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • To run the application in Cloud services and host in web servers.
  • To create virtual machine on the need basis and destroy after its use.
  • To create secure database in cloud to have easy access.
  • Identifying the cost of the resources is not straight forward.
  • Configuring firewalls and restricting access to the virtual machine is time consuming.
  • Need to improve the documentation to help creating the resources easily.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Advanced support and telemetry capabilities
  • Intuitive UI integrated with multiple tools from Microsoft (i.e. Visual Studio, PowerShell)
  • Fantastic scalability and performance
  • Great integration capabilities across all services
  • Rapid implementations speed for multiple solution types
  • Fast pace of tech advancements means that technical documentation is often outdated
  • Some advanced configuration options require research and experimentation
  • Azure SQL syntax is a too far of a departure from the classic SQL
  • Infrastructure documentation and mapping capabilities are lacking
  • Microsoft's licensing model is too complex for a regular user to figure out
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