"The documentation is very good."
"The solution offers easy provisioning and scaling on the fly."
"The most valuable feature is the availability, as we work in different availability zones."
"It is highly available and on-demand. So, you can scale up and scale down whenever required."
"The features that I have found most valuable are their compute and their Relational Database Service."
"It scales well and is flexible."
"There are many valuable features, I find the EMR in the platform easy to use and to learn."
"It's a flexible solution."
"The support is responsive and dedicated to SMEs."
"In terms of computer resource management and reduced cost, it is very, very effective. In large environments, it gives you a lot of flexibility to provide different services, like disaster recovery and business continuity with simple and great options because you don't have to spend a lot of time for maintenance, upgrades, and security."
"It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time."
"The technical support has been excellent."
"The solution is very simple to set up."
"It is easy to install."
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are."
"Some features of Azure are very important for us. You can control access for your company, it's not complicated managing the solution either. I think the solution is very stable, secure and the documentation Microsoft has on their website is complete. You can use it to find the solution's problems or implement solutions."
"Price can always be cheaper."
"The product would be better if it was more secure."
"While AWS often is at the top of my list to recommend to people, I always have to tell them, "Hey, you got to be careful because if they don't like you, they can shut you down in a heartbeat. And they can kill an entire company by doing that.""
"There have been some issues in the past when it comes to file integrations in AWS's cloud products. However, there are now alternative solutions out there that are helping to integrate them all."
"They currently have fewer regions in Asia, especially in India, China, and other places. They can maybe put more data centers in this region."
"It's sometimes a challenge to manage billing on this platform. It takes a lot of labor to generate billing for our customers from the service on the cloud."
"I'd like to see AWS implement consolidated billing for businesses operating under one group. We want to consolidate the functionalities but keep the billing separate. That is a challenge we've faced, and I feel it's something they can improve on. For example, maybe you have three businesses that are operating under one group, and you want each entity to have a separate bill for the respective workload that they're using."
"Recently we had a long conversation about functionality that is missing in Alexa — in Mexico, specifically. Alexa for Business is a service and platform that Americans can use to make a call to an Amazon Echo device or a telephone via the app. But in Mexico, we are not allowed to use that technology. This is a significant disadvantage of AWS for those living in Mexico."
"The solution should emulate what MuleSoft is doing. At the moment MuleSoft has a lot of other features compared to Azure API integration."
"I would like to see improved migration tools. It is improving week by week. They just need to make sure that they keep up with the new functionality provided in other clouds."
"There was a time when the solution was updated on their side and all of our functions stopped working. This issue could be worked on to prevent it from happening in the future. They must give us the information of when they are going to updates on the platform side so that we can take the appropriate measures on our side as well."
"The solution could improve by simplifying network management."
"Its costing can be improved. There should be better cost management."
"Use of the solution could be easier."
"I think better accelerators and better tools that can be used to migrate and leverage the existing models and data schemas are needed."
"The cost management and billing section features could be improved."
Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 151 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 176 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google App Engine, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Amazon AWS vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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