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What needs improvement with Microsoft Azure File Storage?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Microsoft Azure File Storage.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Reseller

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 you really need to do a migration. I was investigating when do I get to the boundaries of the premium storage. Because now we have a couple of users using it, but I'm sure that once we got to premium, there will come a time that we will again have performance issues. That's why I was looking into comparisons with the NetApp store. It seems that it has a higher performance for the roaming profile. I feel that we cannot just upgrade but we should really do an immigration with all the difficulties. There are limits to the usage capacity-wise, and it is not easy to measure because they just use some other figures. You really need to understand what you are seeing if you do performance monitoring. I do not think that NetApp is better in that way, to be honest.

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Top 10Consultant

I'd like to see integration with other platforms as part of the solution. If you have a company to do cloud strategy that could have an impact.

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Top 5Real User

I think the place where the product really needs the most attention is in the Intune and the MDM products. They are building it out pretty quickly in updates, yet at the same time that is probably the place where I have seen the most reason to simplifying for ease-of-use. Right now you kind of have to spend some time to wrap your head around the product instead of it being something that is easier to use and easier to onboard into production. In a way, that is just part of the industry standard right now. Any MDM product you choose is going to be a little difficult that way, and it is going to require some build-out that is maybe more than you had expected or cared to dive into. If they improved Intune to where it was more deployable out-of-the-box, that would be great. We just have to wait and see if they can do it.

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Top 10Real User

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. Technical support could be improved.

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Top 10Real User

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.

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