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Pros
"We like that the price is cheaper.""I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower."

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"General user familiarity with Office 365 products make adopting this solution easy to adopt in production.""It was quick to synchronize back from Azure to the on-premise server.""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 interface is very good.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""The solution can scale to fit any requirement.""Integration with the entire Azure platform."

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Cons
"The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data.""I would like to see the retrieval time reduced."

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"Microsoft Azure File Storage is not that scalable. Once you reach the boundaries, you need to migrate to another solution.""In our use cases, we see the weakness in mobile internet connectivity.""Lacks integration with other platforms.""The storage account key could be a security issue.""The solution should support all the legacy storage systems.""The pricing could be improved. They need to make the costs more transparent so users know what they will be charged and why ahead of time.""The initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
  • "There is no license, you pay for what you use."
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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."
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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 »
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    I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower.
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    The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data. People will want to keep the content for a… more »
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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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    It was quick to synchronize back from Azure to the on-premise server.
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    For one terabyte of data, we are spending about 150 Euro every month; but we are using the solution at a basic level with standard storage (HDDs and not SDDs). It has been difficult to understand the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Glacier
    MS Azure File Storage
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    Overview

    Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

    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
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    Sample Customers
    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
    Talon, Camden
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "A cost-effective cloud storage service with good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure File Storage writes "A cloud file storage solution that plays well with familiar products but is difficult to configure and build-out". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Oracle Database Backup Service. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.

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