Azure - PaaS to the rescue!
November 18, 2016

Azure - PaaS to the rescue!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Windows Azure

Azure is being used org wide on different initiatives. We are an MS premier account and they have made it very attractive for us both financially and via support to build both our internal and client-facing applications there.
  • Very well documented system.
  • 95% of features can be managed via API, a CLI, a web and a PowerShell.
  • For the money (even MSRP), featureset is very impressive and competitive.
  • MS is iterating on features at an incredible pace.
  • The constant iteration and improvement, while amazing, means that tools are never fully functional on initial delivery.
  • Changes to the API, while they are accompanied with much warning, are annoying.
  • Since Azure does not currently use live migration (i believe this is changing), when a host undergoes emergency maintenance, they may reboot your VM.
  • Some features are best suited to smaller/newer companies that may not have incumbent tooling as often the older toolsets are more complete.
  • The ability to roll out our software product in datacenters around the world via the running of a few scripts is amazing and has brought real value.
  • For government clouds, MS will work with companies to certify the product. There is a lot of overhead and domain knowledge required for this, so that was great.
MS was chosen due to the strong partner relationship that already existed.
Their PaaS functionality, including AzureAD, RMS, web services, OMS, etc., can be seen as game changers for those rolling up applications and/or companies that need to expand their footprint. Azure makes rolling out PaaS services very cheap.