Awesome Experience with Azure compare to Other Provider
February 23, 2018

Awesome Experience with Azure compare to Other Provider

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Azure

Its been used at an organizational level. We used the trial pack to evaluate Azure.

It has addressed many issues. Compared to other cloud service providers, the Azure Management Console is far simpler to monitor. Since we migrated our server to Azure haven't faced any downtime. The second point is that Azure SQL as a Service has helped to optimize the cost and increase performance.

The response time of Azure customer service is amazing; I would usually get a callback from them within three hours.

Pros

  • SQL as a Service is very cost effective and easier to manage. There are other vendors who provide SQL as a Service at cost higher than Azure
  • Compared to AWS and Google, the Azure portal is easier to manage
  • Its up to you when you want to scale your infrastructure . This is not the case with AWS for which you need to ask permission to access regions. Also if you want to upgrade RAM it takes 2 days to get it done

Cons

  • There is no option to customize RAM which you can do with Google
  • Customization of processors such as core , GPU etc. is not possible currently, and we have to choose from available options
  • A few Technical queries should be allowed in the basic subscription
  • Almost negligible downtime
  • Customer response with quick resolution
SQL service in Google is 10X costlier than Azure AWS.
It's well suited for startups and other small business vendors.

Evaluating Microsoft Azure and Competitors

Yes - we replaced GoDaddy VPS with Azure VM since we were facing a lot of downtime
  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
Downtime and pricing are the most important factors when making a decision
The selection process will differ depending on the company requirements. Also if automation and AI have a role in future IaaS planning, then the evaluation process might change.

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