"There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."
"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors."
"It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"
"I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good."
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good."
"This is a predictable and dependable service."
"One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware."
"The most valuable feature is the virtual machine."
"The system is more secure, and this is valuable."
"Microsoft Azure is scalable."
"Reliable with ease of provisional services."
"The most valuable feature is the instant availability of resources."
"Azure is very user friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive."
"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."
"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."
"There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved."
"They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved."
"The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right."
"The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon."
"It could be more secure."
"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."
"They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."
"Due to the pandemic, I haven't been able to utilize their full resources. This has made it complicated to scale up. I hope this will be resolved after the pandemic."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"We have faced some issues on the pricing side, but it has improved lately. We are trying to adjust to the new pricing methods that they are using now. It should be better from now on."
"Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found."
"Its pricing should be better. In terms of features, I am yet to explore the whole solution, and the current features seem okay."
"Azure calculator could be improved, there are issues with login synchronization."
"The deployment was quite complex."
"The cost of the product is too high. It would be ideal if they could lower it a bit for their customers."
IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
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Reviews from Real Users:
"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 177 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". 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". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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