Microsoft Azure File Storage Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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Adi Levin
Real User
Technical Director at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the high availability, high performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption.

What needs improvement?

Some of the areas that could be improved are the dashboard, and to have a richer functionality. Because there are so many services offered by Amazon, they can do anything. If we were to add anything… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have not used any previous cloud-based solutions.

What other advice do I have?

It's difficult to offer advice as it depends on the use case and what this solution is intended for. This solution is managed fully, and there is no need for upgrades or anything. It's cloud-based. If… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other options. Amazon accounts are straightforward. There is always a choice on whether or not you will use the cloud. If you make the choice to use the cloud then you can choose if… more»
MarioAfonso
Real User
Operations Engineer, Public Cloud at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 05 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the diverse facilities offered by the solution. If a facility tool upgrades, it also upgrades in the cloud. This is very dynamic. Is it very easy to manage and we haven't had any problems with file system limitations or performances. The backup to the firewall has been working well. I like… more»

What needs improvement?

So far we haven't had any difficulties with migrations. Sometimes I call support to help me with the migration of the servers. So far it has been all very easy.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have a small contract with Amazon, but I don't use that very often because it doesn't offer that much storage.

What other advice do I have?

Implementations with other products are easy. In the past we had to use a multi-cloud, but we had a preference for one unique tool for each subject that we wanted to manage. So now we are using one cloud only. We had a very new team and we were building everything from scratch. I will rate this… more»
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