"Its ability to scale is most valuable. There are certain periods of the year when we are busier, and we're able to scale up and scale down with Azure depending upon our needs."
"The redundancy across different regions is the most valuable. It provides a big value for cloud services, especially for Microsoft."
"The solution is very flexible, it is not limited to Microsoft solutions. It integrates well with other solutions, such as Oracle. There are a lot of templates we are able to use allowing us to reduce the time for configuration."
"Technical support has been good over the years."
"The application services are the most valuable in Microsoft Azure. I'm not using them directly but I am using the function and the web applications. I don't need to pay a lot for the maintenance. I do not need to have a DevOps employee."
"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."
"We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there."
"To me, the most valuable Azure features are AKS, Cloud SQL, security, and account management."
"The solution does provide quite a lot of support, upgrades, automated batch updates, etc."
"There's a minimum amount of downtime when using the solution. This platform is very effective."
"The most valuable feature is virtual modeling, which is beneficial because you don't really save the data multiple times the way we did in the past."
"The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means means the compression works properly. Before migrating from ECC, we had nine terabytes of data."
"One of the features that I've found most useful is that It's very simple. They take care of the technical aspects of the data, installations, patches."
"Microsoft Azure could improve by being more secure."
"Maybe Azure could add an address code to create your analysis without SQL or Python because some business users don't want it to code. So it's good to have a service application that connects to the data lake to conduct analysis and simplify the business process."
"Maybe Microsoft could improve its monitoring around the networking."
"A good strategy would be to include a feature for integrating with external ecosystems."
"Sometimes performance takes a hit on a slow network."
"Quite an expensive solution."
"I think better accelerators and better tools that can be used to migrate and leverage the existing models and data schemas are needed."
"The support subscription models need improvement."
"They should probably offer more cloud services. Most of the cloud infrastructure providers we have make everything pretty transparent, you know what you're getting, you have all these metrics and measurements and everything in the dashboard. Here you have to go through the contracting negotiations and all those things."
"This product is not mature enough at this point in time."
"Our data centers are in Europe and come under GDPR regulations, and this doesn't apply to the Middle East yet. It causes a lot of confusion."
"The solution is scalable from an infrastructure point of view. However, it becomes more complex over time because technology is changing so fast."
"The customer has a lot of dependencies on SAP which means they don't have much flexibility to go and update the system when or if they need to. They will need to wait for the quarterly updates. It's possible to maybe raise a special request with SAP if it is absolutely necessary."
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.
SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure private managed cloud solution. It empowers organizations to unlock the full value of SAP HANA in the cloud - accelerating growth and innovation, driving IT and business transformation, quickly delivering business outcomes, and reducing risk.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 185 reviews while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is rated 8.2. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud writes "A flexible platform with good support and minimal downtime". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and Google App Engine, whereas SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS, Oracle Cloud, SAP Hybris on AWS and SAP Business One on AWS. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud report.
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