"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."
"The system is more secure, and this is valuable."
"Azure is very user friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive."
"The product brings a lot of value to our business and customers."
"The solution is very simple to use. It has a lot of great practical applications we really appreciate."
"We've found the solution to be extremely flexible."
"Infrastructure as a service is most valuable."
"It's been pretty useful in terms of migration and disaster recovery strategy."
"It's very easy to build a new service and get it into production."
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."
"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 pricing could be better."
"Support could be improved. If you pay for a higher plan, it's okay, however, the lower plans don't offer as good of a service experience."
"The diagnostics should have more logs."
"The solution is less mature than AWS."
"The cost of the product is too high. It would be ideal if they could lower it a bit for their customers."
"I would like to see the console improved."
"Technical support could be better. They need to be more responsive."
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Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.
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 works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with 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.
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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"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," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Amazon Lightsail is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 185 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". 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 Lightsail is most compared with Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and SAP Business One on AWS.
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