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"Its elasticity and flexible pricing are the most valuable. For Amazon EFS, you are charged based on the storage. It is also very fast and stable with a very simple and intuitive interface.""We are not that big of a cloud user. We just use it for the storage of our bytes. The most valuable aspect is the storage."

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"The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is that the backup feature is always on.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic.""It's a stable enough solution.""It is easy to use.""I have more than enough personal storage and have had no security issues.""The performance is good.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""The solution is stable and has good performance."

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"It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances.""It should be simplified. There are people who don't have cloud experience. It should be storage that we are able to just connect to."

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"Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing.""I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better.""I would like more storage available.""It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""The solution should have two factor authentication.""I would like to see better pricing.""Having more storage space would be an improvement."

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  • "It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage."
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  • "Better pricing would be helpful."
  • "Its price is fine."
  • "It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription."
  • "I pay a yearly subscription fee."
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    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 »
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    Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
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    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it.

    When mounted to Amazon EC2 instances, an Amazon EFS file system provides a standard file system interface and file system access semantics, allowing you to seamlessly integrate Amazon EFS with your existing applications and tools. Multiple Amazon EC2 instances can access an Amazon EFS file system at the same time, allowing Amazon EFS to provide a common data source for workloads and applications running on more than one Amazon EC2 instance.

    It’s designed for high availability and durability, and provides performance for a broad spectrum of workloads and applications, including Big Data and analytics, media processing workflows, content management, web serving, and home directories.

    Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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    Sample Customers
    Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, Zend
    Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Educational Organization13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 7th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 24 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.6, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) writes "Enables us to predict our storage needs over time and start small and grow as we need ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Cloud Storage Nearline, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3, Huawei FusionStorage and AT&T Cloud Storage. See our Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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