We performed a comparison between Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) and Microsoft Azure Object Storage 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.
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"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."
"With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market."
"The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster."
"This product is very reliable and all of the security that our client requires is available."
"The solution offers good documentation."
"Technical support has been excellent."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure Object Storage is that it is on the cloud."
"It's easy to use."
"We can do data queries easily."
"It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances."
"The user activity needs to be more connected."
"If we look at the different versions of that ADLS, it really does not have a hierarchical storage mechanism."
"Technical support should be a little bit faster."
"Azure's technical support could be better - they take a long time to respond, and issues get transferred to multiple engineers, so you have to repeat the whole story every time without getting any proper resolution."
"Currently, the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is just a Windows app. I don't know if it's available on mobile, such as iOS or Android. I don't know if the app is mobile-friendly. It should be mobile-friendly."
"We would like it if we did not have to use another encryption solution to encrypt the storage."
"They could improve AI and ML-based modules. They should add more modules based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Pricing is a little bit tricky with Microsoft Azure. They do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed after a month or two because it is based on usage. This is a little confusing."
"The administration of the solution is not as easy as we would like it to be."
"Uploading files from the UI has presented some issues. When editing work and once you delete a file, it takes some time to recreate the same file."
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.
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Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 15 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is rated 8.4. 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 Microsoft Azure Object Storage writes "Great for copying data, extremely stable, and has a relatively easy initial setup". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon S3 Glacier and Oracle Cloud Archive Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Amazon S3, Wasabi, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Google Cloud Storage and Oracle Database Backup Service.
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