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Pros
"The data structure and the types of data that are supported are very good.""Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month."

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"Implementations with other products are easy.""The interface is very good.""General user familiarity with Office 365 products make adopting this solution easy to adopt in production.""Integration with the entire Azure platform.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""The solution can scale to fit any requirement."

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Cons
"The pricing is quite high.""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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"Sometimes it takes very long to refresh the information.""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 initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard.""Lacks integration with other platforms.""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."

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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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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 Provider31%
Computer Software Company20%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
541,108 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 6 reviews. Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 8.0, 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), Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Oracle Database Backup Service, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier and Rackspace Cloud Files. See our Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.

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