Compare Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage

Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 3 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "High Availability, with High Performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption at a low cost". 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 S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Google Cloud Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Oracle Database Backup Service and Amazon S3 Glacier. See our Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.
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Pros
The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.The most valuable feature is the storage.It's good for starting up because you only pay for what you use.

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General user familiarity with Office 365 products make adopting this solution easy to adopt in production.The interface is very good.Implementations with other products are easy.

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Cons
The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.The console could be improved - it's not very user friendly for non-technical guys.In the next release, I think that it would be good to have wizards that would update into specific applications, for example, a one-touch configuration in Pagemaker.A feature that should be included is to find and provide a HIPPA compliant solution for the Presigned URL.

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The initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard.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.Sometimes it takes very long to refresh the information.

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This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.

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Also Known As
S3, Simple Storage Service
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Overview

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

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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Sample Customers
Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert LogicTalon, Camden
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Media Company20%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company53%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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