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Pros
"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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"Stability is not a concern with this product.""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."

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

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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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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.
Top Answer: Another department handles this. I don't have any knowledge of pricing and licenses.
Top Answer: It is not straightforward to setup.
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8.3
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7.7
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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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Sample Customers
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
Top Industries
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise62%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 134 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 App Engine and Google Cloud. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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