Azure, a familiar home in the cloud
Updated August 17, 2019

Azure, a familiar home in the cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Azure

We are using Microsoft Azure as one of our primary cloud providers and we've offloaded several of our production workloads to it. We are a heavy user of storage accounts as well as function apps. It helps us quickly roll out projects to production where we can innovate and experiment.
  • Speed to market
  • Provides a familiar environment for existing Microsoft users
  • Good catalog of services
  • Some their preview items are not ready for Production
  • Even having enterprise support, it can take finesse to find the right contact on certain services
  • It suffers from growing pain as it improves.
  • We've increased turnaround for requests from hours to minutes
  • We have been able to experiment with several different new technologies that would not have been approachable to our smaller teams
  • Easy adoption for existing talent
Coming from a Microsoft background, the terminology and concepts were very familiar with me and I think that with the marketing and speed they are providing on updates to their tools it's been a great partnership for a lot of the projects we've been working on. Additionally, having some on premise version of the offering helped us migrate.
We have an enterprise account rep with them and they are great to work with. The challenge comes into play when we have to work with them to on production issues on some of their services that require technical support or the service is in preview. Finding the right internal resource can be a challenge.
Azure was less developed but with our relationship and familiarity with the tool, it beat out the competition. The service itself has some areas that need to be improved but the current features are very promising. Given another year or two, it'll be up there with AWS and other services
If you are a Microsoft shop today and you want to be able to innovate and move to the cloud, Azure is an easy path for that as it's built on a lot of underlying Microsoft technologies. Additionally, a lot of the features are very competitive with other cloud platforms out in the market today.