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Pros
"When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."

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"It was quick to synchronize back from Azure to the on-premise server.""Implementing Microsoft Azure has meant that we are using the same solution as our customers who use Azure Public Cloud. This allows us to integrate our application, as well as provide the solution to them.""The storage in this solution is excellent.""Azure File Storage gives good value for money, so I don't find it expensive.""It was easy to set up.""We have not explored the desktop performance analysis of the file storage, but the user interface, API, and the response that we receive over the file storage are very good. We have a lot of customers that connect to the client-side, click the images, and upload them. The beauty of the solution is that we can mount the file storage into a critical server as well as an external drive. The speed that we receive with the images is pretty good.""The solution can scale to fit any requirement.""The initial setup is fairly easy."

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Cons
"I think performance can be improved."

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"Microsoft Azure File Storage is not that scalable. Once you reach the boundaries, you need to migrate to another solution.""The solution should support all the legacy storage systems.""The storage account key could be a security issue.""Lacks integration with other platforms.""In our use cases, we see the weakness in mobile internet connectivity.""If the file is large, there may be a delay in download time.""Azure File Storage's stability is okay, but sometimes we have trouble with the link to the Azure VPN disconnecting.""It would be helpful if we could remove data that we don't frequently access to reduce the cost of the storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."
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  • "For one terabyte of data, we are spending about 150 Euro every month."
  • "One of the major benefits for AWS is that they have a very large customer representative base where clients can be picked from, they offer large discounts and credit. We were not able to receive the same kind of offers from Microsoft Azure File Storage. We tried to approach Azure while hiring for our disaster recovery discussion, but we didn't receive anything from Azure."
  • "The price is comparable to other competitive solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon's S3 Glacier or Elastic Block Store data storage software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Amazon's S3 Glacier, which… more »
    Top Answer:When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one.
    Top Answer:Amazon EBS is expensive. What I want Amazon to do is lower the price. All the functionality that I could think of and would like to consume is already there. It's just that there's a subset of it… more »
    Top Answer:Amazon EFS is easy to set up: you can use the AWS management console, API, or command-line. Amazon EFS can grow to petabytes and deliver consistent low latencies and high levels of throughput. This… more »
    Top Answer:We have performance issues with Microsoft Azure File Storage. We have a standard version and we have also a premium version. I would like to upgrade to premium but that is not possible on the fly. So… more »
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    Also Known As
    MS Azure File Storage
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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.

    Fully managed file shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol

    Key scenarios:

    • Share data across on-premises and cloud servers
    • Migrate file share-based applications to the cloud with no code changes
    • Integrate modern applications with File storage
    • Simplify hosting for high availability workload data
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
    Talon, Camden
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Media Company8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 9 reviews. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) writes "Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure File Storage writes "Good performance, stable interface, and different storage mounting options". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Google Cloud Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Zadara.

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