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Pros
"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."

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"This solution is easy to use, and performance-wise it is better than others.""With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market.""The most valuable feature is the cost value, which is very important for long term retention.""The metadata that the solution provides is quite valuable for us. If we need to analyze the latest data from a particular department or particular user, we can simply query through the metadata we store in Azure Object Storage and simply fetch those records which are maybe one day or one month old. this metadata storage is really handy for us.""The most valuable feature is the API because it is very flexible.""The most important thing for me is reliability.""This product is very reliable and all of the security that our client requires is available.""The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster."

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Cons
"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.""It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances."

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"Object re-use should be improved in order to get better performance and reduce the cost.""The cost of support is always expensive.""They could provide multiple tools to provide you with cost calculations, giving you a better picture or providing better details of the cost calculations over the years.""We've seen some performance issues with Azure Table storage. It's quite slow. The performance surrounding it should be improved to speed things up a bit.""Technical support should be faster at resolving issues for tickets that we create.""I would like to see a reduction in pricing so that they can be more competitive.""I would like to have out-of-the-box connectors to make integration with other products easier.""Technical support should be a little bit faster."

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

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"The cost is based on the amount of traffic and we paid approximately 18 lakh Rupees ($25,000 USD) last year.""We have a separate package and pay extra for additional technical support.""For the cloud, you get charges every day if you are going to download anything, besides the cost for storage those charges are always there.""The cost of this solution is high compared to others, although there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""The cost should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Pricing is always confusing for all Microsoft products. For this solution, they do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed."

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Questions from the Community
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: It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances.
Top Answer: The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster.
Top Answer: Pricing is always confusing for all Microsoft products. For this solution, they do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed.
Top Answer: There are a lot of points for improvement at the moment. For example, in the case of this product, we are not able to do a backup of what we call NAS, network-attached storage appliances, directly to… more »
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Also Known As
Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, Azure Object Storage, MS Azure Object Storage, MS Azure Object Storage, MS Azure Object Storage
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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.

REST-based object storage for unstructured data in the cloud

  • Store infrequently accessed data in a low-cost cool storage tier
  • Store frequently accessed application data in a hot storage tier
  • Stream video, audio, and other media to web, mobile, or desktop applications
  • Power big data analytics
  • Access your data more securely, both over the wire and at rest
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Sample Customers
Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, Zend
Umbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company10%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 7th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 10 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Object 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 Object Storage writes "Great for copying data, extremely stable, and has a relatively easy initial setup". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Azure NetApp Files and Nutanix Volumes, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3 and Wasabi. See our Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage report.

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