Azure can meet your needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 22, 2018

Azure can meet your needs

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Azure

At our financial institution, we are currently using Microsoft Azure to deploy thin client applications and web services, and provide access to SQL databases. The usage of this great tool is mainly throughout our IT department. Other areas of the organization do not need to have access to the administration portion of the console. It has greatly helped us deploy applications and web based services in a centralized cloud environment.
  • Active Directory integration. Azure allows for solutions outside your environment to pull your AD information in a non-intrusive fashion to help you automate certain functions such as single sign-on.
  • Great for deploying new applications without having to stand a server or develop a system in-house.
  • Cloud computing at its best. So many features available to accommodate your networking needs with great security and resilience.
  • Cloud based technologies always have some type of risk associated. Microsoft has addressed the lack stability of frameworks, libraries, etc.
  • There is no local stored data available for easy access. No offline access to the system in case of a major system outage.
  • This solution has allowed reduction of hardware costs. Virtualization is by far much less expensive than onsite platforms.
  • Buying and configuring systems is costly in terms of initial investment and specialized staff. Azure minimizes those costs.
  • Azure has created a positive impact on our business objectives in the sense that it has allowed system integrations to become available in a quicker time frame than typically expected.
Azure can be beneficial to any organization if planned appropriately. One of its great benefits is that you pay only for what resources you use. Easy to deploy and manage. Perhaps not suitable for your organization if you already have in-house systems that accommodate your needs.

Microsoft Azure Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
8
Scalability
9
Platform management overhead
9
Workflow engine capability
8
Platform access control
8
Services-enabled integration
8
Development environment creation
8
Development environment replication
9
Issue monitoring and notification
8
Issue recovery
8
Upgrades and platform fixes
8