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We performed a comparison between Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) and Google Cloud Storage Nearline based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Public Cloud Storage Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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"The capacity and space on offer are excellent.""Nearline is highly stable."

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Cons
"It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances.""The user activity needs to be more connected."

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"They need a better, more visual, user interface for folders and files.""Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools."

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  • "It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage."
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    Questions from the Community
    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: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.
    Top Answer:It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage.
    Top Answer:The capacity and space on offer are excellent.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure about the licensing arrangement. We may pay yearly, however, we may also have negotiated pricing over more of a long term. We do plan to use the product for the long term.
    Top Answer:They need a better, more visual, user interface for folders and files. Right now, you can see a list of five. You need to see some details, more folders, and be able to drag and drop the folders. That… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

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    Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, Zend
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Retailer7%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) writes "A fast, stable, and scalable solution with flexible pricing and good elasticity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage Nearline writes "One of the top 3 clouds that is easy to use and has excellent capacity". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon S3 and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3, Wasabi, Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) and Microsoft Azure Block Storage.

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