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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"Technical support, from what I understand, is quite helpful and we speak with them regularly.""The cycle development time is pretty fast, and there's very good coupling within the whole set of Microsoft tools, from database to the ETL engine, ingestion through Azure Data Factory, then modeling Synapse Analytics, and reporting through Power BI.""It's a cloud service, so it's always up to date.""Kubernetes service and API management are the most valuable.""The system is more secure, and this is valuable.""If you have large traffic amounts, Microsoft Azure will continue to provide our customers with the best storage experience.""Reduces work for our IT teams and saves us a lot of time.""It is easy to use. It is also stable."

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"Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application.""The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications."

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"Azure calculator could be improved, there are issues with login synchronization.""The solution could always work to reduce its costs.""We like that they have the new capabilities, but sometimes they're deprecating capabilities faster than we can handle. If we had to improve it, we would want to stay on some of these older capabilities a bit longer.""I would prefer Microsoft Azure to increase the free trial, then developers can take advantage, and it could increase their sales.""The solution could be easier to use. However, when comparing it to AWS it is a bit easier.""Integration with other cloud environments can be tricky at times.""It would be nice to have faster support.""For deploying multiple resources in a big number, such as in hundreds, we need a streamlined process and more user-friendly scrips. The scripts have to be more user-friendly, and they should also supply some standard templates to deploy multiple resources at a time. Currently, it is very easy to deploy a couple of resources, but if you want to deploy multiple resources, it becomes complex. The material that they provide for integration with an existing on-prem data center is complex. They have to make them user-friendly. The scripts related to resource management need to be simplified."

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"Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions.""The solution only offers support for one server.""Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an expensive product.""We have an annual license subscription to use the solution.""The pricing of Microsoft Azure is not very flexible.""As of now, there are no monthly or yearly subscription fees.""I currently use the pay-as-you-go option.""Its pricing model can be improved. It is variable, and if you do a simulation now, within a few months, the price can change, and your simulation would no longer be valid.""The licensing fees depend on the number of users that we have.""There is a license for the solution."

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"I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."

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Also Known As
Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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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.

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
Top Industries
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Healthcare Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm16%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise65%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 151 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while OpenShift is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Oracle Cloud Platform and VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). See our Microsoft Azure vs. OpenShift report.

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