We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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 solution can scale to fit any requirement."
"Integration with the entire Azure platform."
"General user familiarity with Office 365 products make adopting this solution easy to adopt in production."
"The initial setup is fairly easy."
"The interface is very good."
"It was quick to synchronize back from Azure to the on-premise server."
"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."
"The initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard."
"Lacks integration with other platforms."
"The storage account key could be a security issue."
"Microsoft Azure File Storage is not that scalable. Once you reach the boundaries, you need to migrate to another solution."
"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."
"It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage."
"For one terabyte of data, we are spending about 150 Euro every month."
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.
Fully managed file shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol
Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 7th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 6 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.6. 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 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 EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Google Cloud Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier, Oracle Database Backup Service and Google Cloud Storage. See our Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.
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