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

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"The feature that we like best is integration with Active Directory.""I like the familiarity of this solution.""It's been pretty useful in terms of migration and disaster recovery strategy.""The monitoring features are very good.""The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use.""It's stable, easy to use, reliable, and cheap.""It is easy to use and flexible.""We have found the scalability to be good."

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

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"They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""A good strategy would be to include a feature for integrating with external ecosystems.""Use of the solution could be easier.""I would like to see all of the cloud providers be more compatible with each other.""It would be nice to have faster support.""Microsoft's technical support could be improved.""I would like to see improved migration tools. It is improving week by week. They just need to make sure that they keep up with the new functionality provided in other clouds.""I would like to see this solution support integration."

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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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    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 Provider38%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Media Company7%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Amazon Lightsail is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 176 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, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and SAP Business One on AWS.

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