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2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Microsoft Azure?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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101 Answers
Prateek Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at NISG
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-11T07:07:00Z
11 May 22

We have deployed our enterprise application on Microsoft Azure and we are using it for our day-to-day operations and management of that application. The application has millions of users, mainly from the EMEA region, and serves our clients as well as our internal users.

MC
Senior Services Architect at NTT Ltd.
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-08T07:36:27Z
08 February 22

Most of our Customers do not want to have a single Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and have been adopting a Multi Cloud or a Hybrid Cloud scenario. We have addressed client requirements and have adopted CSP depending on the use case. We have worked with Azure and have provided niche solution such as Government Commercial Cloud, Healthcare Cloud etc.

JE
Director at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-01-24T11:05:58Z
24 January 22

We primarily use the solution for backups and ASO.

JR
Project Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-23T17:04:00Z
23 January 22

We, as consultants of Azure, have used the SQL storage accounts, Databricks for computing models, and Data Factory for ETLs.

Dražen Bzik - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Department at Combis d.o.o.
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-20T10:17:46Z
20 January 22

We are using Microsoft Azure for various databases, file storing, backup, disaster recovery. It's a very useful service.

GR
Manager- Projects at Cognizant
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-20T09:41:00Z
20 January 22

Microsoft Azure is for customers who want to move to cloud-based solutions, take advantage of licensing e.g. hardware or software licensing benefits, and other cloud-related benefits, e.g. Azure container benefits, making their applications more scalable, etc.

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NH
Director of Analytics and Cognitive Computing at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-04T20:51:08Z
04 January 22

We use Microsoft Azure to store our data and build analytical tools on the platform. Our Trade Insight Dashboards allow users to explore trade and investment data for more than 150 countries. Users can discover the most traded products of each country, where they are sent to, where do opportunities lie, and which industry has the most potential.

PB
Independent consultant
Consultant
2021-12-28T15:49:59Z
28 December 21

Most workloads can be migrated to Azure. For example, say a small business wants to have a website or even do development.

AlanGulle - PeerSpot reviewer
Advisory Board Member at Codecon VR
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-27T20:15:09Z
27 December 21

We deploy all of our projects in Microsoft Azure. We are a startup company. We have been since the beginning deploying our code in Azure cloud. We are actively using the full capabilities of two cloud services.

ET
Customer Success Manager - Architect: Cloud and Data Platform at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Top 5
2021-12-24T09:13:00Z
24 December 21

My experience is in development and architecture of technology. This includes experience with cloud, cloud maintenance, and multi-cloud. I am certified in Azure Fundamentals. My company is a partner reseller of Microsoft Azure. In our organization, we have approximately 1000 people using this solution and we have plans to increase our usage in the future.

Marco Cenzato - PeerSpot reviewer
Ing. at Wolters Kluwer
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-08T06:16:49Z
08 December 21

Our target markets are advisors and all the staff they need to manage for their customers, such as regulatory information, accounting tax, tax income, tax regulation, accounting, balance sheets. We have also targeted different niche countries. It's a very regulated market and these are our principal customer. At the corporate level, we have another division. That does not produce or sell software, but content, normative content, educational content. For the software division, we work with advisors and payroll consultants.

RM
Team leader Modern Workplace, Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-07T12:06:00Z
07 December 21

With Microsoft Azure, you can replace internal IT infrastructure platforms, and you can create new cloud-driven software developments. Microsoft Azure is a large cloud computing platform. It's a large cloud service for Microsoft that is built on top of tens of thousands of services.

VG
Systems Architect at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-23T17:09:00Z
23 November 21

Our primary use cases are for GPU-centric computing and deploying web services infrastructure solutions.

JV
Director
Real User
2021-11-17T06:32:07Z
17 November 21

I generally, use Microsoft Azure for storage and to have applications running, such as the Microsoft Suite without having to have a physical desktop or hardware. I could use it wherever I want. I could use it from a tablet, instead of having all that files on a tablet, you can have it stored, saved, everything right there in Azure.

Fed Yunis Zapata - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at Canvia
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-10T08:11:00Z
10 November 21

Our primary use case for Azure is for workload, database, and service migrations. I use Azure to migrate services to serverless Azure services. Some of the services I utilize within Azure are Azure SQL database, managed database, Cosmos, virtual machines, service accounts, and infrastructure as a code for migration.

Vishal Khare - PeerSpot reviewer
IT manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-27T07:29:00Z
27 October 21

The use case for Azure is maintenance. Azure maintains the infrastructure so we don't have to, and that's the best use case for any cloud-based application.

TP
IT Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-12T12:41:40Z
12 October 21

I have been using Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure as a Service in the cloud. We're using it to get the devices registered and be Azure Ready at home or the office.

MC
Managed IT Services Provider at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-04T09:16:40Z
04 October 21

Microsoft Azure can be used for everything, including development, hosting and storage. Since it offers active directory as relates to the cloud, it can be used for directory management and logins.

MM
Chef manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-16T12:42:05Z
16 September 21

We are using Microsoft Azure for the UAT environment and data warehousing purposes.

OO
Information System Auditor (IT Audit) at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-14T12:40:12Z
14 September 21

We subscribed to Microsoft Azure, which is a platform as a service where we have our applications in the cloud. We use applications, such as Office 365, on the Azure platform and we are diversifying our infrastructure in the Azure environment from our on-premise solutions.

SP
IT Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-26T13:58:32Z
26 August 21

We use Microsoft Azure for our IDB. That is our primary use, but we also have a certain degree of MDM through Microsoft.

JC
cloud solution architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-08-26T13:03:35Z
26 August 21

We are CSP distributors. We are indirect resellers.

IC
ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-11T17:49:14Z
11 August 21

Microsoft Azure is an directory and identity management solution in the cloud, similar to an access gateway.

VG
Senior Director at Sunera Technologies
Vendor
Top 20
2021-08-11T17:22:01Z
11 August 21

We primarily use the solution for cost reasons, for example, when a client's hardware refresh is coming and they don't want to incur the cost on the hardware. We also use it for capacity as, when they buy hardware, those are constrained by capacity.

WS
IT Consultant at Hostlink IT Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-07T08:44:19Z
07 August 21

In my country, many organizations want to migrate their operations to the cloud. This is why we are using Microsoft Azure.

VM
Remote Product Manager
Real User
2021-07-16T11:42:18Z
16 July 21

We use the solution as our cloud service provider for product and project management.

Ashen Perera - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Engineer / Tech Logic Consultant. at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-11T12:41:11Z
11 July 21

We use Microsoft Azure to patch our servers. We are also using it for creating and access management.

SB
Senior Architect, Technology Transformation Group at Zensar Technologies
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-01T13:49:21Z
01 July 21

Microsoft Azure is mainly used for legacy system migration. We also use it for platform development and new custom development package solutions.

JA
Risk Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-24T16:37:20Z
24 June 21

As the solution is cloud-based, we always use the latest solution. We make use of the solution in the cloud for specific internal applications.

EB
Information Technology Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-10T10:44:44Z
10 June 21

We primarily use the solution in our lab. We use it for critical services for the most part.

Igor Pigariev - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Consultant at Ukroboronprom
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-09T20:38:42Z
09 June 21

We buy licenses in order to provide an ecosystem on Microsoft, using Azure for documents and also for accessing Office 365 and for corporate messaging and so on. We use Azure for everything. For example, we use Microsoft Teams on Azure for our conference calls and we also use scrum tools and project management tools as well. we use it on endpoints to work in remote places. Our CRM and procurement platforms sit on Azure. There's also antivirus features on it.

Jan Stander - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Latreia Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-06T11:08:11Z
06 June 21

We have developed for our customers a website where they do onsite inspections of heavy moving equipment. They have the ability to build reports that are all web-based now and by clicking a button it goes out to their customers. This company is now starting to roll it out. They started in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa. They are currently expanding the system to Brazil and Australia. We had to move from on-premise solutions to a cloud-based system and this what we are using Azure for.

HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-03T16:58:32Z
03 June 21

The solution comes with multiple features, including managing resources and creating a virtual machine. We have the possibility to create a virtual machine depending on the type of storage we want and the hardware configuration we want. We also use it to manage our code base because it comes with all the ICT features to allow continuous integration and so on. We are customers of Microsoft Azure.

Enrico Boseli - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T17:34:31Z
19 May 21

We use it for cloud adoption for medium and large companies. We are using its latest version.

AK
Technical Lead at FD
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-18T15:28:44Z
18 May 21

We are using this solution for multiple purposes. For example, for a chatbot and for multiple authentications for service technologies we are developing.

AM
RPA Developer at Infosight Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-17T17:46:00Z
17 May 21

We have an internal system we are currently building. We use machine learning, where we are training models for extraction. You send a document or an invoice and move it to Azure using an endpoint, and then you get the extracted information. That is what we are currently doing.

AT
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-17T12:00:24Z
17 May 21

We use this solution to integrate with multiple versions of ServiceNow, for automatic ticket closure and ticket opening.

Shankar HN - PeerSpot reviewer
IT strategist at Convergent Wireless Communications
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-17T09:08:20Z
17 May 21

I'm using the entire Microsoft Azure suite for storage applications and database applications.

MT
Senior Manager Global Database Services at Aptiv PLC
Vendor
Top 20
2021-05-17T08:30:44Z
17 May 21

We use this solution to build VMs and create databases. We absolutely plan to continue using Azure in the future. We actually plan on increasing our usage.

FV
CEO at CLIFURVA
Reseller
Top 20
2021-04-29T21:00:52Z
29 April 21

Right now we're designing our desktop solutions. I need, for example, to use a virtual desktop and I need to use infrastructure as a service. I am looking for other infrastructure as a service solutions as well,

KG
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-29T13:48:42Z
29 April 21

We use the solution for executing the ADF pipelines through the database port. We provide the scripts in the database, we run it, and it goes through the ADF pipeline. Afterward, through the database command, the ADF pipeline will run and push the data into Azure SQL.

OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-23T13:30:20Z
23 April 21

It is great for computer resource management at reduced cost. Also in a large environment, it gives you a lot of flexibility to provide different services, like disaster recovery and business continuity.

SK
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-01T10:12:33Z
01 April 21

We primarily use the solution as a platform for our applications and security.

VT
Data Science Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-01T09:48:49Z
01 April 21

We use Microsoft Azure for blob storage and for a lot of the components that they have inside the cloud.

JA
Software Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-01T09:40:53Z
01 April 21

I'm currently trying to build a new product for my company using Microsoft Azure. Prior to that, I was using Microsoft Azure on the cloud to deploy microservices using specific Azure services to host the microservices. But the most common Azure services that we're using is the App Service and relational databases. In terms of the application, the first one was just the Microsoft Azure application and the second one was an integration with Elastic Stack. I'm a software architect.

RL
Enterprise Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-30T23:47:49Z
30 March 21

Our use cases are basically cost agility and efficiency.

DN
Co-Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-29T12:20:00Z
29 March 21

We are using it for disaster recovery and application hosting. We always have its latest version because it is cloud-based.

AA
Founder at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-27T08:32:00Z
27 March 21

I installed it to perform some tests and use it on the Microsoft servers.

SK
Project Specialist at integra software
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-12T17:18:43Z
12 March 21

We use this solution to host applications for our customers. We're implementers, we support our clients. We have 32 customers using this solution. We have a technical team that handles all maintenance-related issues. We have multiple teams in place for each and everything. For each platform, we have an integrated team in place.

AM
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-25T20:32:06Z
25 February 21

We sell Microsoft products, and licensing that is involved in an Open License. We sell a variety of solutions to our customers. Microsoft Azure is a very good solution for many customers. We prefer to offer hybrid solutions to our smaller-sized customers. The online will be through Azure or 365 and the databases we prefer locally. It is used with Exchange, all of the mail, team, and the share products such as SharePoint. Also for security with AI, which we are still testing.

JV
Architect/ Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-25T11:39:41Z
25 February 21

The primary use case of this solution is generally for infrastructure service, and also for VC-migrations and district modernization using the platform service. We're a consulting firm so we use this solution and also deploy it for our customers. I'm an architect/project manager and we are partners of Microsoft.

RakshathShetty - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead, Enterprise Computing Platforms at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-24T18:24:46Z
24 February 21

Within my company, there are roughly 150 employees using this solution. We need about 30-35 people for maintenance.

Karthikeyan Sivasamy - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at Impiger
Vendor
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-23T15:23:00Z
23 February 21

Within our organization, there are roughly 15 people using this solution.

MS
Presales Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-19T16:04:48Z
19 February 21

Within our company, there are around 150 employees using this solution. We have a technical team of about five or six people.

IW
Cloud Architect at a legal firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-18T10:13:40Z
18 February 21

I work for a Naval Shipyard. We build fighter ships for fighter aircraft. The Navy is our sponsor. Everything that we do is Navy or Navy-related. A lot of what we do is classified; however, I can say that we do some robotic AI work. Microsoft is our corporate authentication piece, so everything has to authenticate to Microsoft Azure. Everything in the whole entire company has to authenticate there. Even if you're building something, you have to be leading up to the point where it's going to authenticate to Microsoft. They are the vendor of choice, as far as authentication, but they're not the vendor of choice as far as all things at the shipyard. Our entire organization uses this solution. Size-wise, we're similar to a small city.

JG
IT Infrastructure Architect at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-17T11:03:19Z
17 February 21

We use this solution for IaaS, SaaS, PaaS security, identity, and Kubernetes.

KS
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-15T10:49:23Z
15 February 21

In our company, this solution is mainly used for configuring devices and enabling them to be used by multiple users. I'm a developer.

AM
Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-11T10:41:37Z
11 February 21

We are using the solution for applications.

KK
Senior Software Engineer at Mastek Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-06T08:27:05Z
06 February 21

We use it to create virtual machines for the key vaults and our processes.

NK
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-05T13:26:57Z
05 February 21

We use Azure for storage, virtual machines, virtual networking, and our VPN. We have the Microsoft Firewall set up, and we use Blob Storage. There are many different features we use, based on different requirements.

EY
SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-04T11:59:33Z
04 February 21

We are vendors. We are neutral from the technologies. We provide solutions to our clients as well as implement the customer needs with the different technologies. We have a multi-channel mobile app solution that we implement, and we have an API deployed on Azure cloud. We use API management in the Azure cloud.

MB
User at CGI
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-01T18:46:40Z
01 February 21

We are customers of Microsoft and I'm an IT architect.

JG
General Manager at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-31T06:52:34Z
31 January 21

Our production system is on Microsoft Azure. We are using the latest version of this solution. We have services for the data in the SQL Server database. We also have servers for our web-based applications. All transactions occur in this environment. We also have a mirror environment in Azure, which is a different cloud geographically.

Marvin Lau - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead Regional - Equipo Comercial de Soporte Técnico at SEGA
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-30T14:58:00Z
30 January 21

We are a Microsoft Partner for Central America. The solution is in our portfolio, we provide managed services on Azure for our customers and we use it for our services infrastructure.

SW
Senior System Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-26T15:40:18Z
26 January 21

We primarily use the solution to host the web server.

Oswaldo Figueredo - PeerSpot reviewer
Platform Engineer and Infrastructure Management at Colciencias
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-10T08:24:16Z
10 January 21

We use it for various services and business applications.

MG
Architect at GSPANN Technologies, Inc
Vendor
2020-12-28T12:59:18Z
28 December 20

We are using Microsoft Azure to access the Azure cloud database.

FA
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-24T09:18:58Z
24 December 20

This year, we built our own data center, and we use this solution to extend it into the cloud. We have implemented the ExpressRoute connection, which is an established circuit between the local provider and the Microsoft network edge. This leads you directly to the Microsoft data center. The digital workload transfers from on-premises here to the Azure cloud, which is a hybrid model. We have two different zones in Azure. One is for the intranet, and the other is for the internet.

AL
Digital Architecture Project Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-19T17:44:25Z
19 December 20

We are a consultancy company. We provide technology solutions for our clients. We use Microsoft Azure to provide infrastructure for our clients.

Karthik  Madhava - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Lavelle Networks
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-18T21:16:24Z
18 December 20

We are an SD-WAN vendor and we deal with a lot of networks. Microsoft Azure is one that I use regularly. It's application migration. We run a network as a service from Azure. People are migrating to Azure, either it's MS SQL, SAP on Azure deployments or just running on Azure that we connect. The primary use case is to provide the SD-WAN to connect their remote offices and users to Azure and the data center.

M A Nakib - PeerSpot reviewer
Asst. Manager, Cloud Solutions at Corporate Projukti Limited
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-16T10:37:33Z
16 December 20

We primarily have the solution working as an infrastructure as a service.

KT
President at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-16T08:43:50Z
16 December 20

The solution is mainly used for setting up a big data platform on Azure and using some Azure items to navigate the data links and Data Factory.

SL
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-12-16T07:23:17Z
16 December 20

We work with a lot of cloud-related products, including Azure.

MU
IT Senior Consultant and trainer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-10T17:15:16Z
10 December 20

I primarily use Microsoft Azure for application development in our development environment.

AB
Network and systems administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-08T21:20:57Z
08 December 20

We primarily use Azure for Office 365.

Nelson Boavida - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Unit Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-04T15:58:11Z
04 December 20

We use it to extend our own data centers and banking scenarios for banking solutions.

FA
Senior Regional IT Infrastructure Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
2020-12-03T18:24:09Z
03 December 20

Azure cloud is a platform for many things, such as hosting, file services, application or power apps, and data lake. All these things are a part of Microsoft Azure. We're using it as a full suite. We are a big tenant with all solutions for Microsoft. We are using the latest version of Microsoft Azure.

PeerSpot user
Senior Consultant at Deloitte
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-01T15:21:59Z
01 December 20

Our primary use case is Infrastructure as a Service. We use it for SaaS applications, as well.

SA
Executive Officer at UK export finance
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-21T06:59:50Z
21 November 20

Our whole data center is on this basically. We are UK Export Finance, so we've got financial products there. All of our servers are hosted in Azure. We are using an Azure subscription. We are on Azure Public Cloud, but we have got our own private subscription.

GR
Architecture and Solutions Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-21T01:02:00Z
21 November 20

We are a system integrator and Microsoft Azure is one of the products we implement for our clients. We offer a service for DR solutions with it.

CQ
Cloud Arquitect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-18T20:09:39Z
18 November 20

We primarily use the solution as a single point to check all our application metrics from tool to application.

KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-13T19:25:15Z
13 November 20

This solution is used to migrate data to the cloud. They have a few different ways that this can happen. You can use the public cloud or private cloud, for example. Or you can use a hybrid as well. If you want to add some services, they have that capability to do that. Even if you want to improve your network, and you want to add your storage, or you want to maybe improve the speed of your infrastructure, they have that capability.

DB
Sr Solutions Architect at System Soft Technologies, LLC
Real User
2020-11-06T00:44:18Z
06 November 20

The product is being used for document sharing and archiving. The company wants their customers to be able to pull certain documents that they put on file. The idea is that through active directory B2B, they will offer access to the different files and customers will be able to pull the files they need from the server. The company uses information protection to make sure that only the right people have access to the right files. We are integrators, mainly on the software side. We are partners with Microsoft Azure and I'm a senior solution architect.

JA
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-10-29T19:55:45Z
29 October 20

We are resellers of Intel-based processors and Microsoft software. We offer Windows 10, Windows 2019 server, and HCI for example. We are a technology-based company and we set things up for people. We are dealing with educational establishments, and moving them from on-premises situations to the cloud.

STAR HOU - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Systex Software & Service
Real User
2020-08-09T07:19:54Z
09 August 20

We are a software development company and the primary use case of this solution is to create applications for our customers using the MSDN premium.

OR
Principal Cloud Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-08-06T06:44:42Z
06 August 20

Our primary use case is mostly for deploying services where we do not have the local infrastructure like hardware, or where it's not necessary for us to have the knowledge about how to set up a certain service. We just want to use it without concerns regarding running the service, backup, availability, etc. That's the reason we pay Microsoft the money for its Azure services, so we can just go ahead and use the product. Some of the services they've rendered have become business critical for the company, so we're using the solution on a daily basis.

JG
Product Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-02T08:16:42Z
02 August 20

We are a service provider and Azure is one of the products that I use to assist my clients.

Karthikeyan Chinnadurai - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-19T08:15:41Z
19 July 20

We are a solution provider and Microsoft Azure is one of the technologies that we help our clients to implement. For example, when one of our customers wants to migrate from on-premises to the cloud, we assist them with the process. Once they decide on technology, we build the solution. Our clients implement Azure to use as Infrastructure as a Service.

MT
Principal Consultant at Tech Mahindra Limited
Consultant
2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
15 July 20

I work with our enterprise architecture. In my network, there are almost 400 total applications. I have been working here for almost six months on a network migration and in those six months, I have been working with many of those applications that have been included with the involvement of Azure in the migration. We are migrating everything from the old network to a new architecture. There are multiple teams that I work with and people work with me throughout the organization. I review all the target architectures and the deployment and everything that comes along with the pieces of the migration that involve Azure. Any issues, large or small, I have to look into. These issues might be simple certificate issues or they may involve multiple interfaces that need to be used for a solution. Because we have a very complex system, it is not easy to complete the migration. The landscape also has a mixture of different technologies and platforms. If I have to customize, I just get a Terraform script or ARM template from a developer who is assigned to that task. I review all that stuff that they give to me. When we went to the version of Azure that we use now, there are certain solutions that we created. If we had trouble, we worked with Microsoft to create that solution for our organization and the problems that needed to be solved. We define our own solutions with Microsoft that are not available in the open market. Because of the way we have used Azure, we do not really have a very focused end-product. It is a highly customized product that we have built using many tools. Azure is now a mixture of solutions. There are certain applications, which are IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) applications, where we just go and use them. Then there are certain applications that are a mixture of IaaS and PaaS (Platform as a Service). For certain parts, we use private clouds, public clouds, or hybrid clouds. We originally wanted to use more public clouds, but as we proceed, we are moving into more hybrid mechanisms. In the future, I don't know exactly what direction we will take because the technologies and the climate are changing so quickly. But right now, we are only using Azure with images being created from the existing architecture. For Azure, we use private cloud, public cloud, and mixed, or hybrid cloud as needed and all of these work together. In the future, we may go for some specific function-based services or even open-market APIs. We can use open APIs with Azure. API management is also possible. So there are a lot of permutations and combinations that go with each application based on sizing and NFR (Non-functional Requirements) validation. For Microsoft Azure, we use the product itself as a platform, I work mostly with their services. These can be PaaS services or DNS services, monitoring services, storage services — basically all the supporting services that are available to us with Azure. Anything that is not available, we try to build on PaaS. If the services we want are not available, I have to do a complete fabrication. So we use mostly PaaS services for most of the supporting services and then we work further in solution optimization, which is something we can accomplish through Azure. Ultimately all that depends on the budget. If a company is ready to spend on a cloud solution, an ROI (Return on Investment) model helps. The amount of customizations and the real need for a solution comes out of the realities of the ROI. Our contracts are based on supplying solutions for what the customer needs. If they have selected that a particular application will be available and make this a system mandate which we have to flow, then we have to keep those applications. Azure is one of the tools that we are using to help make these kinds of customizations and to meet their expectations after the migration.

RahulSahay - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Architect at Prolifics
Consultant
2020-07-09T06:27:06Z
09 July 20

My current project is to carry out a comparison between Azure, AWS, and GCP, the three variants of cloud in order to analyze the best possible solution. In terms of costing and services I've been carrying out a comparison between all three. We are currently building the machine learning pipeline. We're partners with Microsoft and I'm a data architect.

SM
System Administrator at A&T Systems
Real User
2020-07-05T09:38:11Z
05 July 20

Everything we have is hosted on Azure, include our email, as well as applications that we use like SharePoint and Office 365.

MEGHNAD MAHATA - PeerSpot reviewer
AVP (Enterprise Architecture) at National Stock Exchange of India Limited
Real User
2020-07-05T09:37:00Z
05 July 20

We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.

AndyChan3 - PeerSpot reviewer
General manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-06-17T10:56:03Z
17 June 20

We primarily use Azure for our ERP system and DR usage. It is set up for multiple production workloads.

Rishan-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Channel Manager (Engineer) at Dataguard MEA
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-05-06T08:55:00Z
06 May 20

Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication configured from one point to another for business continuity and high availability. Altogether, there are eight servers in the local premise which are entirely replicated to the cloud. The kept cloud servers are idle until a disaster happens with the on-premise servers. The project setup was successful even with real-time testing. It was done with automatic failover and failback.

Jesus Carroll - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineer at Prodxia
Real User
2019-07-04T15:52:00Z
04 July 19

Our first deployment was CRM Dynamics, and it was done in the same way that we launched the previous version. However, it was easier than the last migration because the ease of preparing new machines with the wizard contributed to the quick implementation. It also includes great hardware specifications such as SSD Premium, which wasn't there until last year.

Roberto Rubio - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
Real User
2019-01-24T13:13:00Z
24 January 19

We use Azure as an infrastructure service. Most of our customers have web servers but we also manage Azure for SAP R/3. It works fine. They do have a lot of options for SAP All-In-One, but we don't have as many options for SAP Business One. What Azure offers for Business One customers is too short to have enough servers certified. It works fine but it's not a complete solution for customers that use SAP Business One.

Ramesh Karanam - PeerSpot reviewer
Microsoft and Dev-ops Architect at Mphasis
Vendor
Top 10
2019-01-18T09:02:00Z
18 January 19

Working Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to create a Kubernetes cluster. We are maintaining two environments of Kubernetes cluster on Azure using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). We have used other managed PaaS services like ACS, Database, and monitoring, integrated with Jenkins for continuous integration and continuous deployment.

Michelle Sollicito - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-12-21T19:43:00Z
21 December 18

* IoT with C# and .NET Core 2.1. * Raspberry Pi with Raspbian OS. * Docker containers * For use in security applications in the retail sector * Using RabbitMQ for message queueing between the internet of things and the cloud.

Michael Grove - PeerSpot reviewer
Web Developer at Indiana
Real User
2018-07-24T16:25:00Z
24 July 18

We host various sites and utilize this solution for purchasing domains as well. It's simple to host small sites and back-end software applications on Azure instead of on regional servers

AS
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-07-23T06:38:00Z
23 July 18

We wanted to deploy applications and have them interact with services on the back-end, so we deployed Azure for this. The performance has been quite good.

Real User
2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
28 January 18

Installation of SQL Server, Cloudera Hadoop, and MySQL. The performance has been great.

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