"This product is very competitive."
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."
"The performance is good."
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."
"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."
"The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."
"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 the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."
"There are a lot of things that we like about it. It is very easy to provision and configure. It is flexible and scalable."
"Good information protection feature."
"The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately."
"It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive."
"The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."
"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."
"Reliable with ease of provisional services."
"In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support."
"You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%."
"They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved."
"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems."
"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."
"Technical support needs to be improved."
"Its security can be improved."
"The solution could be more cost-effective and secure."
"It can be improved in terms of ease of billing or monitoring of the billing. That gets to be a little difficult."
"It could be cheaper."
"I haven't checked the console for some time, however, compared to the AWS console, the interaction console of the web part, the web services, it's not so easy."
"If the price were reduced then it would be an improvement."
"I would like it if Microsoft communicated better about upcoming changes before they roll them out. Sometimes when Microsoft implements changes, they don't notify the users promptly enough. I would like to know about new features, especially Office 365."
"Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found."
"The pricing needs to be a bit lower. It's an expensive solution right now."
"I think better accelerators and better tools that can be used to migrate and leverage the existing models and data schemas are needed."
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 8 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 177 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. 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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