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Pros
"The solution is very simple to set up.""We find that it is easy to integrate with other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office.""Microsoft Azure is scalable.""We like that you sign in only once and that grants access to all of the Microsft applications, as well as others such as ServiceNow and SAP Concur.""Provisioning a server is fast, taking only one or two minutes before it is ready.""Azure is stable. I don't have any problems with it.""The product scales extremely well.""The monitoring features are very good."

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"The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.""Stability is not a concern with this product."

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Cons
"Overall, the solution is good but there are some minor technical issues that can be resolved.""Performance could be improved.""I would like it if Microsoft communicated better about upcoming changes before they roll them out. Sometimes when Microsoft implements changes, they don't notify the users promptly enough. I would like to know about new features, especially Office 365.""Sometimes performance takes a hit on a slow network.""There should be more language options for the Azure Functions apps. It supports programming languages, but there are only a few options. It could have more programming languages.""The pricing in our region can be a bit high.""I haven't checked the console for some time, however, compared to the AWS console, the interaction console of the web part, the web services, it's not so easy.""The solution could be easier to use. However, when comparing it to AWS it is a bit easier."

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"In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""It is not straightforward to setup.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Also Known As
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Overview

    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.

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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    BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
    Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 176 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry 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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Google Cloud and Google App Engine. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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