Great and powerful cloud platform that handles nearly all of your needs.
March 30, 2021

Great and powerful cloud platform that handles nearly all of your needs.

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

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.
  • Dashboard
  • Configuration
  • Analytics
  • Granularity of Configuration
  • IoT Offerings
  • Containerization
  • Provided value to customers
  • Easy scaffolding of demo / POC projects
  • Simple hand off to customers
As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.

Do you think Microsoft Azure delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Azure's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Azure live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Azure go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Azure again?

Yes

AWS CodeDeploy, Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver)
[Microsoft] Azure provides a great "get up and running" environment particularly when you need to map multiple resources together, such as database, web app, storage, and analytics. The "Application Insights" feature is particularly strong because it allows you to do a "one click" install of an agent that can track performance and transactions all the way down to the database level. The [Microsoft] Azure dashboard allows you to easily find resources you need and access the current resources you have. Setting up new resources also uses a well managed "wizard" like structure to make it easy.