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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.

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The most important thing for me is reliability.The most valuable feature is the API because it is very flexible.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 cost value, which is very important for long term retention.With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market.This solution is easy to use, and performance-wise it is better than others.

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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.

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I would like to have out-of-the-box connectors to make integration with other products easier.I would like to see a reduction in pricing so that they can be more competitive.Technical support should be faster at resolving issues for tickets that we create.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.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.The cost of support is always expensive.Object re-use should be improved in order to get better performance and reduce the cost.

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The cost should be reduced to make it more competitive.The cost of this solution is high compared to others, although there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.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.We have a separate package and pay extra for additional technical support.The cost is based on the amount of traffic and we paid approximately 18 lakh Rupees ($25,000 USD) last year.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: Initially, the cost of storage seems to be small. But customer cost for the storage is really very high and this doesn't work for India. We do not have that kind of economy and we are basic market… more »
Top Answer: 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. We help create direct connectors to the cloud storage so we can… more »
Top Answer: The most important thing for me is reliability.
Top Answer: The cost of this solution is high compared to others, although there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
Top Answer: I would like to see a reduction in pricing so that they can be more competitive.
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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, 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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Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, ZendUmbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
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Computer Software Company48%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Computer Software Company60%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Logistics Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Google, NetApp and others in Public Cloud Storage Services. Updated: August 2020.
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Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 6th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is rated 7.8. 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 Microsoft Azure Object Storage writes "Good metadata analysis and quite stable but there are performance issues with Azure Table storage". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 and Oracle Database Backup Service.

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