"It's definitely good for unstructured data. In earlier days, we had Centera, so for the DR it's really good. It has load balancing facility, and we're using it with the Kemp Load Balancer."
"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."
"The performance is good."
"This product is very competitive."
"It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."
"The technology is very good, it performs well."
"The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."
"The product scales extremely well."
"The best feature in Microsoft Azure is that I don't have to change computers. I don't have to upgrade or if something breaks or a hard drive crashes. The lack of a physical aspect is the major feature for me."
"It's a cloud service, so it's always up to date."
"Microsoft Azure is an optimized solution when we compare it to any other particular cloud solution."
"The solution offers very good upgrades and updates regularly."
"We like that you sign in only once and that grants access to all of the Microsft applications, as well as others such as ServiceNow and SAP Concur."
"My experience with technical support so far is very good."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of use."
"Technical support needs to be improved."
"Dell EMC ECS could improve by having Relational Database Services(RDS) to review progress. Additionally, if the training was provided it would be a benefit, it would be good for our engineers."
"They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved."
"The disaster recovery could be improved because there should be something in-built within the ECS. Search and recovery should be in-built. Right now, we have to use some external tools for performing the recovery itself. For example, we're using Atempo or deploying Golden Superna, so it has dependency on the external third party vendors."
"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems."
"It is a good solution, except for the cost."
"The solution could be more cost-effective and secure."
"Its security can be improved."
"It is impossible to sell a cloud-based model here in Venezuela because we have strong inflation and most of our clients are immigrating to on-premises solutions."
"There are many bugs in the solutions and we already have a ticket to Microsoft. Their content team is working on that."
"Quite an expensive solution."
"The integration pipeline could be a bit more broad in terms of applications."
"The support, the cost, the way they have the tiers, this could all be improved."
"The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified."
"Microsoft Azure is not always a user-friendly solution. There are too many people who develop this solution. For the end-users, sometimes it's not really fun to use or simple to use. It could be improved."
"The solution should improve the shared cache. For the shared cache, Microsoft uses RADIUS third-party services. We have a lot of trouble with RADIUS and I suppose that is due to the fact that is not owned completely by Microsoft."
Dell EMC Elactic Cloud Storage (ECS) provides a complete software-defined object storage platform designed for today's cloud-scale storage requirements. ECS provides the simplicity and low cost benefits of the public cloud without the risk, compliance, and data sovereignty concerns. ECS benefits include:
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.
Microsoft Azure works as a:
Microsoft Azure is available:
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Reviews from Real Users:
"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.
Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 10 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 185 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". 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". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and IBM Public Cloud.
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