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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Microsoft Azure File Storage?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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4 Answers
Marcus Van Houten - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager / Solution Architect at Ultimum
Top 10
23 December 20

We are using the VP storage version. Our primary use case is for roaming profiles flowing on the frictional desktop.

Executive at Avanade
Top 10
04 October 20

We are partners with Microsoft and I'm an executive of the company.

Senior Director of IT Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
26 February 20

My company is a managed services firm. We do have a firewall internally, but we have about 70 banks and probably about 30 to 40 clients in other verticals that we are servicing. So it is not just us or our clients that we use products for. I am constantly looking at a lot of different client bases as far as different industries and needs, and a lot of different solutions and possibilities. A lot of what we use Azure File Storage for at our company is BLOB storage because the format is flexible in terms of pulling stuff down. Usually what we are doing is storing and retrieving IT management information. We have to be able to store and pull specific files from storage. BLOB storage is a good solution for that type of management. Most of our clients are using a private cloud because it is a requirement for them. As financial institutions, that is kind of where they have to go to properly secure critical data. We go public because there is no requirement on our end to do private cloud. For our financial institution clients, there are requirements from oversight boards and governing institutions that they need to have critical information stored privately because they are handling people's money.

MarioAfonso - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Engineer at Nokia Corporation
Real User
05 November 19

Our primary use case of this solution to migrate several products to the cloud. We use several Microsoft products simultaneously.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 21, 2021
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21 November 21
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 solution can scale up or down as needed (as files are added or removed). It is pay-per-use - you will only pay for the storage you are using. This eliminates storage administration tasks and is a real time-saver. There is no minimum fee and no setup cost. You do need to have some programming knowledge to use Amazon EFS. You need to closely monitor the time constraints in relation to the amount of data you are backing up with or your process may fail. You most likely need to manually pause applications and processes backing up, and only backups can be stored on Amazon EFS. With Azure File Storage you can easily share data across cloud and on-premises servers. Azure File Storage can help simplify hosting for high availability workload data and migrate file share-based applications to the cloud, with no code changes. You can access what you need anytime, anywhere, using any device. Setup and deployment with Azure File Storage can be quite complex. We believe this solution should support more legacy storage systems and have better overall integration with other solutions. Azure File Storage has some scalability limitations, which could be problematic for some. The pricing should be more transparent so that you have a better idea of what your incurred costs will be. Conclusion Using either of these solutions, one does need to be a bit tech-savvy. They are not for the complete novice. We like Amazon EFS best. The easy and flexible scale up and down protocol that it has in place is perfect for our ever-changing business organizational needs. For us, Amazon EFS is very cost-effective and time-efficient. We like that.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 17, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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CTO & Co-Founder at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
13 February 20
The pricing is a little bit hard to determine. I never know how much it's going to cost me in advance, only after the fact.
SHAHNAWAZ ALI - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Cloud Platform at AGILE CLOUD SOLUTIONS LLC
27 July 21
The pricing is okay, however, it's quite a bit higher compared to AWS. You only pay for storage. However, if you think you might need support, and you want better support options, you may need to pay for the premium Microsoft support services.
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