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Pros
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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"The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""The data factory feature.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.""The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."

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Cons
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved.""Azure could be made more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: OCI is much cheaper (IAAS) in most cases than Azure. ZOOM chose OCI. Also, there are no hidden costs.
Top Answer: The initial setup is straightforward.
Top Answer: We are on a monthly subscription for Microsoft Azure and the cost is more expensive than some of the competitors, such as Amazon AWS. They should be more competitive with other solutions.
Ranking
12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
1,303
Comparisons
1,115
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
458
Rating
8.0
1st
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
51,804
Comparisons
42,133
Reviews
125
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
8.3
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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Overview

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

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 offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all 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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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company23%
Media Company6%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 134 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Heroku, Google App Engine, Oracle Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Business One on AWS.

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