Microsoft Azure Valuable Features
These are the features I have found most valuable with Azure. For any particular cloud world, when we talk about the cloud computing model, it is all about agility, availability, how you are trying to scale up your environment, how you're providing high availability, your disaster recovery mechanism, and what is the service availability matrix that you're following? We then talk about the workloads which are being supported on the Microsoft platform. Then we come to the commercial side of those workloads. For example, if we are trying to migrate the Windows workload, then Microsoft Azure offers a lot of benefits for Windows and SQL licenses. We can include that in the picture while we are trying to draw a comparison between different providers. Because AWS does not provide that DAM facility, though there is something that they provide, but you need to put it on the installs, not on RDS. Make it easy to install.
The second thing about Azure is that if we talk about Gartner, IDC and Forrester, although AWS is leading the chart in the leader's quadrant, when we look at the recent growth and what companies are acquiring and how much business they are pulling in year to year, there is a greater spike in the Microsoft Azure growth as compared to AWS.
I have worked as a cloud solution architect in India and Microsoft Azure works on data centers. They have three different geographical locations where they put the data centers. So as per the ISO 27001 BSI compliance for DR, disaster recovery mechanism, you need to make sure that the primary and secondary data centers are separated by a geographical zone - which Microsoft Azure adheres to. That definitely makes it a good choice for the client who wants the data to be in India and to also follow the BSI compliance.
Other factors include the Azure Site Recovery. The ASR one-stop DR solution provides RPO and RTO. It also gives you failover and failback scenarios. AWS did not have that kind of platform earlier. They had DM, DMS and SMS for small scale and medium scale app and database migration, but they didn't have a one-stop DR solution. They recently acquired cloud in their platform. Microsoft Azure also recently acquired cloud. They have built that particular platform into their Azure Migrate, which is their cloud feasibilities function provider. If we need to do a feasibility assessment or dependency mapping, we can use that particular tool or the Azure Migrate. It's a very good tool. I use that tool for multiple things.
I am trying to draw a comparison between the two leading cloud providers.
When we try to do backup scenarios, Azure Site Recovery is supported with all kinds of platforms. But it is not capable when you are trying to do recovery of a database or a recovery of an application server which are already on HA, high availability. HA would mean that you have only done the clustering. If there was clustering there, then definitely the ASR does not support it. But if you don't have HA, if you don't have the clustering done, then definitely ASR would be supported in that particular scenario. You can also do big database migrations with the Azure Site Recovery if there is a single database. Otherwise, you can use native database solutions to migrate them to cloud. For example, SQL Enterprises uses the Always On, where you introduce a new machine into the clustering. Then you try to put that as a secondary, and then you migrate.
Otherwise, if you have SQL Standard, then you can use a log sheet mechanism, which can be used to migrate the data. For SAP HANA, you can use HSR, HANA Service Replication, and for Oracle you can use the Data Guard, the negative solutions supported, but definitely Azure is doing that, as well. When we talk about a typical DR scenario, the cost that you are giving within Microsoft Azure would be storage, then the Azure Site Recovery cost, and then the network readiness. Microsoft Azure is an optimized solution when we compare it to any other particular cloud solution.
The solution offers good monitoring features that allow us to configure items better in the customer environment. The monitoring is really awesome.
Occasionally, clients have specific requirements for their applications and we can move them onto Azure services or apps.
Overall, it offers a better way to move the applications and monitor or configure the applications with higher availability. For example, there are load balancers, different types of layers that load balancers use, traffic managers, Front Door, and things of that nature that are available to us and the client via Azure.
Overall, I like how the solution works. It offers everything I need, for the most part.
The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use.
The power share modules have been improved, and the AC module was introduced - which has been great. There are ten or 15 more regions on the way as well.
The tools on offer are excellent. It has some really great environment assessment tools as well.
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.
All the Microsoft Azure's interface for managing the portal is very good and responsive.View full review »
Information Technology Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
There's a feature for automated tasks. As an administrator, handling administrative-type tasks, it's quite useful. For example, I was spending lots of money when I would spin things up. I'd spin up a SQL server. I'd spin up different types of things. They cost a lot of money. I would get distracted, walk away, and go to bed. I'd get up in the morning, and I'd see I'd have a bill. Therefore, I spun up an automated task and wrote a PowerShell script, put it in an automated task, and it would run at seven o'clock every night, and delete all my resources. It saved me money.
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.
All the devices they have up there that replace existing devices in the real world like load balancers or F5 are helpful. I'm not sure how they relate or how they form compared to F5, or the firewalls compare to the ones that are in data centers, however, they looked all right to me.
The solution is mostly stable.
The product scales extremely well.View full review »
Cloud Architect at a legal firm with 10,001+ employees
No features really stand out in particular. The reason that we use Microsoft Azure is that Microsoft has left us no choice — that's what I would say. If you use Microsoft, you've been curtailed in your on-prem data center. There are certain things we can do with Azure on-prem that we can't do on the cloud. We're now fully in the cloud. But even most of the Office products, which are in Office 365, are still on-prem. I came to this company to do cloud, but the company isn't ready to go to the cloud. It sounds like upper management is going to be changing some of the business structures. The better information I can give upper management, as far as our features and capabilities, will help them to make better business decisions. That's kind of where I am currently.
Enterprise Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 don't have that in our on-premise environment. That whole showback capability is very interesting for us. It helps to hold the stakeholders accountable for our spending.View full review »
The solution is very
The scalability is the most unique feature. Whenever our user count is high, and utilization of our application results in high use of resources, Microsoft Azure automatically scales our application so that users can access it without any issues or errors. Microsoft Azure gives you the flexibility to scale your applications up and down at any moment. It is quite easy and impressive.
Additional features that we have found to be very useful are the data security and capacity management.
Azure also provides features such as storage, computing, and networking in the cloud. It offers a wide range of services, such as financial analytics, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Firewalls, and these help our application to run smoothly.
The built-in Microsoft Firewall secures our application in a very unique way.View full review »
Strategic Sourcing Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to scale down is a big thing.View full review »
The most valuable feature of Azure is the flexibility to pick and choose what you need, on the spot, and then be able to manage it yourself.
In Azure, everything is pretty straightforward. Once you know it, the platform is very easy to use.
The training material that they have is very good, and it's easy to understand.View full review »
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 am familiar with Google, and everything I was doing was in Google. I had to control my back proxies and do my own configuration files. With Microsoft Azure, it is all easy.View full review »
Owner at a media company with 1-10 employees
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.View full review »
Sr.Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Its scalability is valuable. Depending on our requirements, we can add as many virtual machines as we want. We are able to get high availability for services. Services are always available, and they have the maximum uptime. If there is any issue with one of the services, another service is always available.
It is pay-as-you-go. You don't have to spend any money upfront. You use the service and pay after one month or a couple of hours of use.
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Microsoft Azure has hundred of services that they offer on the platform.
The Microsoft Azure platform in itself is very good. The documentation that is available I find very handy and the community behind it is helpful. If you have any problems or anything, you can easily reach Microsoft's community, and then there would be someone who would be willing to help. That's a very good plus point for Microsoft Azure.View full review »
Senior Devops at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
One of the services that I found to be great is the connector. For example, the other day, I was creating an application for internal research. With that connector, it was really easy to integrate some services to interact with the connectors. The credential allows you to authenticate with the active directory. Then, with that authentication, you can have the assurance that the people who are consuming the application are the right ones.
I know there have been a lot of improvements and a lot of new services lately. I'm really not aware of all of them.
One thing which is great is that they give users hub integration. That's a strong aspect, which would be good for many people and clients and developers so that they have that integration right away.View full review »
Azure Data Lake is useful. We are in the process of populating the data lake for our current project. Also, we are directly importing for Power BI to using PowerPlay.
Principal Cloud Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the reliability of the solution and the ease of provisional services which can be a click and go. I also like the broad diversity of services that are being offered.View full review »
Software Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The user interface offers a good experience, it's better than Azure itself. The portal is great. Microsoft Azure has very good documentation for any kind of technical person.View full review »
I like a lot of features. For example, the Windows virtual solution has helped in such a way that our client-based application was converted into a web-based version through the use of the Windows Virtual Desktop. It makes life very easy for our users when working remotely from anywhere. Because of Azure, the work from home policy makes our work feel seamless. We make use of SharePoint, and collaboration has been very smooth and wonderful. We also make use of Microsoft Teams. It's been wonderful. It's been very awesome.View full review »
General Manager at a tech company with 11-50 employees
There are many useful features. We use web apps, so instead of starting a web server, we just have machines running some web services. This was helpful for us in terms of the scalability of the application. We also use Active Directory for authentication and some services for the data backup.
It is a very good and reliable solution. It was easy to implement this solution. It fits very well into our plans and covers our needs to provide infrastructure in the cloud. The portal to configure new resources is very easy, and it is very easy to allocate new resources.View full review »
Head of Service Delivery at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The automated connectors to some of our critical enterprise systems are an important feature. These are very large, critical, global HCM systems.
The library of predefined use cases is very helpful and we found the HR use case that we needed within it.View full review »
Director Technology at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Enterprise Technology Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I think the most useful feature has been the remote desktop. It has been very helpful when customers have old applications that are not architected to run remotely.View full review »
Senior Director at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
The analytics services are the most valuable aspect of the solution.
The product has many useful features on offer.
We have found the user interface to be intuitive. Microsoft is a master at UI.
The stability is okay.
The solution has the potential to scale.
We have found the pricing to be reasonable.View full review »
Head of Department at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Azure is helpful when you want to set up a server, such as a Linux test server. For example, we can transfer our code to the test server and do a comparison.
This solution is easy to use. It has quite a good interface for things like provisioning a server.
Provisioning a server is fast, taking only one or two minutes before it is ready. In our private cloud, this process still takes longer.View full review »
With the Azure solution, you can get more value from your cloud investment no matter what your future goals are. It depends on your level of familiarity with the cloud you are using or with your computing. Azure helps you with every stage of the cloud. When you start using Azure, you don't even buy it. It's just a simple sign-in and a free account, and you get free services. It's a great way to get into that kind of technology. That's why I've been using this solution for almost eight years.
They have a feature from the network, the communication, so the firewall is the most communication that we can find when we try to work with the Azure platform. Perhaps it's our environment, and that not all the customers are familiar with how to work with cloud technologies. For that reason, it's the most communication that we can find. I am in the Azure service sales, and that is one of the features that can help you to stay informed and take any action in the area that you found a thing generated for.
It has a personalized dashboard for service issues. You can check the Azure service help, and you can find any issue that you have in your platform. It's a safe point to check when you have an issue, so you can manage the issue and learn how to track that issue, and you can more effectively execute plans that you have to scale or that you have to put in action using Azure bots.
They have free coursework that you can check on the website, and a free update that you can find for SQL server security. We are more familiar with Azure, so maybe we have to wait a couple of years to get more familiar with AWS.
CTO at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
We have yet to explore this solution and what it has to offer because we are still in the transformation phase from Amazon to Azure.View full review »
The product is very easy to provision. This is one of its most valuable aspects.
The solution offers pretty good integration capabilities at this time.
We've found the pricing to be pretty good so far. It's not too expensive.
The initial setup is very straightforward.
The stability is quite good. It's a reliable product.
We have found the scalability to be very good.
The solution offers very good upgrades and updates regularly.View full review »
IT Technical Manager
The most valuable feature for me is the high level of availability and the 99% uptime of the system. I also appreciate the technical simplicity of the system in terms of implementation.View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The principal features that I use include computing, networking, and storage.
The elasticity within the cloud is great for clients to complete their pre-determined goals.
The cost is pretty good. They have a pay-per-use way of dealing with licensing that is very attractive. Migrating to the cloud becomes very attractive due to this.
The solution can scale.
Stability has been good.View full review »
We have found the most valuable feature to be the pricing calculator.View full review »
IT Senior Consultant and trainer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The solution is pretty dynamic.
We prefer that we can configure our environment very quickly.
We can add some notes if we need to. The testing capabilities are great. We can use the load balancing environment, and we can test a lot of different components from an infrastructure point of view. We can also test different scenarios within the application.
The solution is very simple to use. It has a lot of great practical applications we really appreciate.
The feature I appreciate is that everything is basically shift forward from a security standpoint. Most of our systems are integrated with Azure for authentication purposes. Given that I'm a security specialist I use it for that purpose. The rest of the team uses it more for things like application deployment. I also use it to determine sign-ons, and things like compliance to devices.View full review »
User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution has been very stable.
We find the product to be scalable.
The security network inside of the information on the network is very good.
Technical support, from what I understand, is quite helpful and we speak with them regularly.View full review »
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the performance for our digital workloads.View full review »
Azure is very user-friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive. I don't work on the networking or firewall side of things. So I'm not familiar with those areas.View full review »
IT Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
It does what it is supposed to do, and what we expected of it. That's the key benefit. Being cloud-based saves the provisioning aspect of an on-premises solution.View full review »
The solution is good for enterprise control and managing various systems.
The solution is quite stable.
The scalability has been good.
We haven't seen any security gaps as of yet. It feels very safe.
The initial setup is very easy.
Technical support has been extremely helpful.View full review »
CEO at CLIFURVA
We really like the infrastructure as a service and the data center as a service solution functionality.
The backup data center and the business compute solutions for Azure are good. There are a lot of good hybrid solutions with onsite and cloud solutions.
The solution is very easy to set up.
The solution is very stable for Windows setups.
The technical support on offer has been very good.View full review »
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. Also, Microsoft Azure provides a lot of services that can be managed by Microsoft like NetApp and SQL Server on a database.
Microsoft Azure has services such as ACS, Azure Container Service. This is very useful for improvements in running applications in a scalable environment. You will not need to spend time building the cluster on-premises, and you can improve your clusters with a lot of administration options.View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution offers many data security features including securing network access, and the portal is user friendly with a dashboard that makes it easy to find what you're looking for. I'd say the app services feature is great, and they provide free training on how to use that. They provide highly detailed documentation. The dashboard comes with a monitoring section so you can set up alerts for your budget, for example, and it will provide you with some metrics on how it's performing. In general, it's very user friendly.
It's great! It's very useful.
It has a separate environment for developers and developers' solutions. We have environments for PaaS and quality assurance, and we also have an environment where we can lend our solutions to our customers.
We like the Azure DevOps.
If you have large traffic amounts, Microsoft Azure will continue to provide our customers with the best storage experience.
It's very secure.
Microsoft Azure has incredible customization.View full review »
Management Executive at a security firm with 11-50 employees
The solution is fantastic, with Teams, the works. It's just an amazing product.
It is stable and collaborative. It also helps that every person has Microsoft. So, the ease of use and the compatibility between users is fantastic for collaboration.
Director at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The ASO is great.
We enjoy the disaster recovery aspect of the solution, which is very interesting, as we pay when it is on. When it's off we don't pay.
There is no effort investment. We just pay what is being replicated, that's all.
There is the potential to scale.
The stability is good.
We've found the technical support to be responsive.View full review »
Implementation Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We are satisfied with this solution.
We have not had any issues with the performance, or the stability.
It's more user-friendly than AWS.View full review »
IT Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
The most important thing is we don't have to maintain any physical infrastructure. With typical conventional on-premise solutions, we have to maintain many things like the hardware, clusters, etc. With this cloud platform, you don't have to worry about all those things. We have the service always available, and this is the main advantage.
I like that we use everything on our standard Active Directory on on-premises on Azure. The key advantage is that you can have the sole indication based on the cloud. This isn't possible with an on-premise Active Directory. This enables work from home and at the office because it's on the cloud.View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Its resiliency is most valuable. It is also a very scalable solution, so you can spend the resources on demand.
Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I think the single sign-on functionality and the ease with which you can deposit things on the cloud have been valuable.
Azure has very robust security functionalities and authentication features, which come with mobility, along with backup and credential checks.
Scalability is also very robust because you can deploy the solutions on the go, and along with that, it provides you an ecosystem to integrate with the existing Microsoft products. For example, we have Power BI, and it's very nicely integrated with the Azure cloud version.
The interface is quite user friendly and intuitive. The reporting is perfect as well.View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
The product is very convenient for us. It ensures the website is set up right.
The solution can scale if you need it to. Expanding it is easy.
The product is rather stable. We haven't had any issues with it in that sense.
The solution is very easy to use.View full review »
GM COE at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
As a partner, I like that they have a good benefit on margin.
The stability has been excellent. Multi-regions can leverage their capabilities easily.
The product is scalable.
We find the initial setup to be very simple.View full review »
Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution offers many of the same features and has similar functionality to AWS.
The performance is good.
It's easy to use.
We find that it's stable.
The solution scales quite well.View full review »
User at CGI
The solution reduces work for our IT teams. They don't have to keep things up to date, and we can concentrate on our mission. The best feature for us is the help we get from Microsoft to migrate applications to the latest release and support efforts. It saves us a lot of time.View full review »
I have found cost advantage and faster execution to be valuable features. Overall, Microsoft products are budget-friendly.
The cycle development time is pretty fast, and there's very good coupling within the whole set of Microsoft tools, from the database to the ETL engine, ingestion through Azure Data Factory, then modeling with Synapse Analytics, and reporting through Power BI.
You also have the ability to integrate with external tools if required. For instance, if you don't want to model on Synapse Analytics, which is a Microsoft product, you can use Snowflake. So, it allows customers to adopt a hybrid approach of mix and match when needed.View full review »
President at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The solution is quite flexible.
The product has been very stable for us so far.
You can scale the solution if you need to.View full review »
Senior Engineer- Hardware at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use the cognitive service, virtual machines, and customer DB.
We like that Microsoft Azure is scalable and easy to install as well.View full review »
Senior Architect, Technology Transformation Group at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution is very easy to use.
The product has been stable and the performance is good.
It's very flexible. We find that it is easy to integrate with other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office.
The solution scales quite well.
Technical support is very helpful.View full review »
Azure is a good networking solution from a WAN perspective.
Features and functionality from a scale perspective, at least in the top three, are very compatible. These are AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.View full review »
The management part of it is good. Its UI is simple to use. The cost management and billing part is also good. These are the top things that I like in Azure.View full review »
The management aspect of the solution has been good. We've been able to align it with our laptop servers and Microsoft 10 configurations.
The solution continues to improve itself.
The monitoring of the product is good.
Scalability is there if you need it.
The solution is stable.
Technical support has been good over the years.View full review »
DevOps Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The installation of the product is very straightforward. It's quite easy in general.
The product is very stable. The performance has always been reliable.
We've found the solution to be extremely flexible.View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Microsoft Azure has a large scope, it can do many things.
Everything is very easy to work with.View full review »
CISO at a religious institution with 501-1,000 employees
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.View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
One of the most valuable features of Azure is that it's a very integrated solution. You have to learn how to use it properly, but it's not that hard, and you can define your whole scrum process and deploy it from one place. It was a really nice surprise to see how easily integrated this tool is.View full review »
The advantage of Microsoft Azure is its simplicity. It's easy to launch a project. However, the problem with this kind of solution is the reliability for the customers. You have to be sure to stay with Microsoft.View full review »
Manufacture at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the limitless possibilities of the infrastructure.View full review »
Cloud Security Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The product is very flexible.
The performance overall is great.
It's a great advantage for a company to be on the cloud. It gives a company nice advantages.
The solution has proven to be quite stable so far.
The solution has been scalable.
There are no new releases per se; the solution simply adds on more services over time.View full review »
Data Science Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The integration with Databricks is the most valuable aspect of the solution. It's easy to use and to put on the pipeline. Data Factory and Databricks together build a pipeline. They really integrate very well.
The stability is very good.
The solution is comparable to AWS in terms of pricing.View full review »
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees
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.View full review »
Director of Analytics and Cognitive Computing at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The ability to scale up and down the azure services when needed. We could better manage our costs.View full review »
The focus on security is excellent. We really appreciate that about the solution.
The maintenance of the solution is very good.
The migration capabilities are great.
The implementation is easy.View full review »
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
I have found the solution to be flexible, easy to use, and the documents are straightforward to understand. For example, it is flexible, we have a single pipeline that has three phases, within approximately 15 minutes the records get transferred into this solution efficiently.
Additionally, the solution is well integrated with other solutions such as Power BI.View full review »
Team Manager - Public Cloud & Operations at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration between all of the components in Azure.View full review »
Manager- Projects at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
This solution shows good performance. There were learning hiccups initially, but now it's okay.View full review »
Microsoft Azure has a lot of useful features. They have databases, application services, PaaS solutions, such as platform and infrastructure services. The virtual machines' functions and services are good.View full review »
Azure services like EDM and Batch are all famous, but one of the most popular services for development is Azure Functions, especially the PaaS option. Depending on a customer's environment, they can go for the PaaS.View full review »
Software Professional at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ease of use.
It is quite easy to configure, including the resources.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the virtual machine.View full review »
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The product is valuable if you don't want to spend a lot of money configuring your own devices on different machines. I like that if I only want to use limited features, I don't have to pay for it.
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.View full review »
It's a cloud service, so it's always up to date.
Associate Vice President at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is easy to use.
It's great for ready-to-use services.
It's set up to handle any cloud requirement.
The solution is stable.
The scalability is great.
Information Technology Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is very scalable.
The stability is very good. The performance is excellent.
We found the installation to be very easy and straightforward.View full review »
Senior IT Manager at Excelra
The feature that we like best is integration with Active Directory.
Azure is easy to use.View full review »
Systems Architect at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of managing and configuring infrastructures, Azure is fairly good.View full review »
Senior Manager Global Database Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Microsoft Azure is very dynamic.View full review »
Presales Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I like that it's cloud-based and it's 24/7, theoretically. I am also happy with the licensing fees. It's quite competitive in the market. They sell Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and level 5 licenses, and one of them is compatible with PowerPoint. The licensing fee is quite cheap for what they're offering.View full review »
IT Projects Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
As a software data center, we can put some pretty cool applications running there.
The stability is very good. It's reliable.
We have found the scalability to be good.
The pricing is reasonable. It's not too expensive.View full review »
PaaS is a valuable feature, which allows for management visibility of Microsoft. Everything is very good by way of performance. Many of my customers are using SaaS and PaaS and are happy with its tasks and performance. There are many tools, such as monitoring. The security can change along with your defender.
From the perspective of management, the solution has functional apps that are running, SQL as a service. Everything is pretty good.View full review »
The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is the Area feature. Additionally, the SQL Server DB as a serverless pool is useful, storage-wide external tables are helpful, and PolyBase is very good at reading external data. The capacity of Synapse to analyze in analytics is very good and it supports a range of data.View full review »
Junior Mobile Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It's easy to use, and it's scalable. If we want to grow our product more, we can do it. Because of the availability of different geographic zones, we can also have many places and regions.View full review »
It is a reliable solution that is easy to set up.View full review »
The most valuable features of this solution are the Access Management and the PIN modules. They are very good features.
Update management is also very good, for both on-premises and for cloud services.
Microsoft Azure is a very good product. For my requirements, it works fine.
It's user-friendly, and the reporting is good.View full review »
Senior Solutions Specialist (Network & Security) at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like that it is user-friendly and flexible.
It's done a really good job. It's an up-to-the-mark product.
There are many features available in Azure, including hundreds of products. There are more than 200. It is difficult to find fault in this product.View full review »
Senior Vice President Information Technology at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are using Microsoft Azure because our organization uses a lot of Microsoft solutions. We have used Microsoft technology for a long time and we have internal engineers with great capability that understand the technology. This is why Azure is the best for us.View full review »
Network and systems administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
My experience with technical support so far is very good.View full review »
It's been pretty useful in terms of migration and disaster recovery strategy.
Technical manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
This solution is quick, fluent and elastic. It's very easy to build a new service and get it into production.
SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of use.
The Azure APIs is monetization. Its support, monetization for prepaid and postpaid are good features that we look for.View full review »
Digital Architecture Project Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It's a great solution. It's so customizable. Every user can create dashboards to suit their needs. We can create and share them with our teammates easily, too.
Microsoft Azure is also very user-friendly.
It is really scalable and easy to use.View full review »
IT Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
One of the features I have found to be valuable is the scale set feature. We have been able to get good results scaling up and down our applications. Additionally, the dashboard is fuctional.View full review »
cloud solution architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the familiarity of this solution.View full review »
Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Virtual machine services, in SaaS services, M365, and Data Lake are all popular with our clients.View full review »
Microsoft Azure has thousands of services and products.View full review »
Head of Business Security Advisory at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I worked with one of the largest airlines in the region or perhaps even in the world, and Microsoft service was one of the most prestigious ones.
ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Multifactor authentication, cloud App security. The features are easy to manage within the cloud application, has good performance, and is secure.View full review »
The system is more secure.View full review »
IT Infrastructure Architect at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
I like everything, overall.
It's a cloud platform so it's alive.
There are many different components such as SaaS, PaaS, and API, so every month they are releasing a few hundred new features.View full review »
The main benefit of Microsoft Azure is that it is cloud-based. We are using Microsoft Visual Studio for our code and it is tightly integrated with Microsoft Azure. Additionally, the solution is user-friendly.View full review »
Architect/ Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main beneficial features the product provides are security, scalability, and elasticity.View full review »
Managing Director at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
It's stable, easy to use, reliable, and cheap.View full review »
Founder at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Databricks is really nice because you have the power to process lots of data and you can create queries and provide big analysis for the business using a robust cluster.View full review »
Owner and Senior Technical Architect at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
It is so huge and so powerful. The best thing is the possibilities of things that you can actually do with it. If you do it right, you can work or host your stuff a lot cheaper than traditionally.
Its security is good, and it also reduces the strain on internal IT.
Senior Microsoft Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Infrastructure as a service is most valuable.View full review »
This is a very stable product.View full review »
IT Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a very easy-to-use platform, and it is very powerful in terms of data backup and Blob storage. It has very good features, especially if you are using Microsoft products, such as Windows, Microsoft SQL Server.View full review »
Technical Pre-Sales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is quick and easy to deploy. It is flexible, and we can deploy a resource anytime.
We like and prefer the pay-as-you-go model.View full review »
Remote Product Manager
The most valuable features of the solution are for management, such as dashboards.View full review »
Director Software Engineering at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Azure virtual machines are stand-out.View full review »
Customer Success Manager - Architect: Cloud and Data Platform at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The product brings a lot of value to our business and customers.View full review »
I use a virtual machine for remote desktop and Microsoft Azure is user-friendly.View full review »
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are plenty of functions available that we have used extensively. It is a complete platform of services.View full review »
Head of IT Infrastructure at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The platform as a service is a strong feature. The solution also does quite a lot of coding and customization, you can launch it quickly and go live quickly. It's easy to develop, easy to hold space and to maintain.
Information System Auditor (IT Audit) at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are a lot of valuable features in Microsoft Azure, such as Kubernetes, pipelines, and development environments. Additionally, the Security Center is very useful, I always go in to look at the security features and how those assets in the cloud are being protected.View full review »
One of the best features is the last package security of upgrades to Microsoft Azure. Also, we like Azure's compatibility with other operating systems.View full review »
There are a lot of things that we like about it. It is very easy to provision and configure. It is flexible and scalable.
Architect at GSPANN Technologies, Inc
It's a flexible solution.View full review »
Senior System Administrator at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
This product is quite easy to use and is available on-demand.View full review »
Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
To me, the most valuable Azure features are AKS, Cloud SQL, security, and account management.View full review »
Project Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The Azure Portal has an advantage in terms of UX making buying resources or downgrading is really easier to understand. AWS has micro, smaller functionalities whereas Azure has more end-to-end focus which makes it easier saving you time and money.View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is cloud-based storage.
All of the cloud-based features are helpful.View full review »
The solution is similar to a plug-and-play system, it is easy to use.View full review »
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer at a energy/utilities company with 1-10 employees
It is stable and scalable.View full review »
Business Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.View full review »
Techno Functional Project Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Azure is the compatibility with all of our Windows applications and other Microsoft technologies.View full review »
Managing Director at D3
The user interface is very good for administrators.View full review »
Team Lead Information Security Control at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ability to create the actual resource on the private cloud is easy to manage with Microsoft Azure.View full review »
IT Project Manager, Senior Java Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical Lead at FD
The most valuable features of the solution are ease of use and the enhancements are continually being updated.View full review »
Head of PMO and Service Delivery Management at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Microsoft Azure has been easy to use in my experience.View full review »
Personal Banker at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It has multiple features that can be used from the start.
It is easy to use.View full review »
Regional Head of IT at a engineering company with 51-200 employees
Azure is good because it is a Microsoft product.View full review »
Co-Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is easy to use. It is also stable.View full review »
The most valuable aspect of Azure is the flexibility you have for all the services and solutions it offers, even if you use IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, you have the option to only pay for the services you use – “pay as you go”, in a Cloud that is compliant with most regulations, using this advantage you have a lot of options and technologies you can adopt, and easily integrate into your infrastructure, to accelerate your Digital Transformation journey.
We integrating Azure to build solutions that we offer to our customers.View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Microsoft Azure is easy to use.View full review »
Assistant Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features I have found to be the auto-scaling feature and the interface.View full review »
Associate Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The best feature is it's easy to integrate with other Microsoft solutions.View full review »
Project Specialist at integra software
Microsoft Azure is flexible and the performance is great.View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to use and flexible.View full review »
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.View full review »
It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive.View full review »
I have found all the features to be good.View full review »
Azure is very flexible.View full review »
Process Manager at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is easy to use and flexible.View full review »
Architect DevSecOps at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is its ease of use.View full review »
Microsoft Azure is a very fast and high-performance solution. It is the best product today.View full review »
Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
There are several products within Azure.View full review »