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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""Some of the most valuable features are how convenient and easy to use this solution is. It's very user-friendly and meets all my requirements.""The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard.""The solution is flexible and very user-friendly.""It is stable and scalable.""It's easy to use.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic."

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

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Cons
"The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.""The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem.""The user interface could be more intuitive.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity.""This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft.""I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better.""It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""In the next release, if improvements are made to the GPU instances for machine learning, for example, it would be helpful."

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"The solution should support all the legacy storage systems.""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.""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 initial setup is complex. Unless you have done it a few times it, it is going to be hard.""The storage account key could be a security issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its price is fine.""The solution is free.""The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription.""It provides a very limited amount of storage because it's free.""It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them.""The solution is free unless you want to increase the GB data allowance. There is a cost if you want to increase the size of storage space which is expensive.""It's an inexpensive product.""I pay a yearly subscription fee."

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"For one terabyte of data, we are spending about 150 Euro every month."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
Top Answer: 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 »
Top Answer: We have performance issues with Microsoft Azure File Storage. We have a standard version and we have also a premium version. I would like to upgrade to premium but that is not possible on the fly. So… more »
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8.8
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7.6
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MS Azure File Storage
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Overview

Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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
Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Talon, Camden
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company31%
Educational Organization15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Cloud Storage is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 22 reviews while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 6 reviews. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". 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 is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Huawei FusionStorage and AT&T Cloud Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier and Wasabi. See our Google Cloud Storage vs. Microsoft Azure File Storage report.

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