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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.""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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"There is a free-to-use version. This is the version I use.""It's easy to use.""Google Cloud Storage is fast, and it's scalable.""Google Cloud Storage is highly reliable.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""It's easy to use.""The solution is flexible and very user-friendly."

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Cons
"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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"The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.""I would like more storage available.""The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.""The solution should have two factor authentication.""The solution should offer more free storage.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""I would like to see better pricing.""The user interface could be more intuitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage."

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"Better pricing would be helpful.""The solution is free.""It provides a very limited amount of storage because it's free.""The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription.""The solution is free unless you want to increase the GB data allowance. There is a cost if you want to increase the size of storage space which is expensive.""Its price is fine.""The price could be cheaper.""It's an inexpensive product."

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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: 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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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.

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
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company31%
Educational Organization15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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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 22 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, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Cloud Storage Nearline 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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