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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month.""Nearline is highly stable."

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

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Cons
"Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools.""The solution needs to offer better System Information and Event Management (SEIM). I'd like to discover how we could implement something like that within Google's cloud."

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"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 solution should support all the legacy storage systems.""The initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard.""In our use cases, we see the weakness in mobile internet connectivity.""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.""Lacks integration with other platforms."

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  • "Right now, for the number of servers and the storage that I have, I would say I'm charged between $125 and $150 per month."
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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
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    Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools. We need to improve anything related to security, whether we're talking about IT, the technology platform on the… 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
    MS Azure File Storage
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    Overview

    A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

    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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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Media Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    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 Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews. Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage Nearline writes "Easy to implement with good pricing and new features added regularly". 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". Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Wasabi and Microsoft Azure Block Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store). See our Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.

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