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Score 8.1 out of 101
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Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud is well suited for companies seeking an easy way to set up a secure cloud storage for your photos, files, videos, music, and more. It was also made to be accessible while on the go via mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers. This makes it perfectly viable for business and business meetings where you have to be traveling. It may not be appropriate for businesses on tighter budgets that are limited. There are alternatives that ooffersimilar functionality for free although limited in functionality.
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Microsoft Azure

Of all the big data warehousing tools I have used, Microsoft Azure was the easiest to learn and implement on big data warehousing. Microsoft Azure is well suited for situations where you have multiple users needing access to multiple datasets simultaneously. It's also useful for situations where you want to capture very large data sets on a continuous basis
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Microsoft Azure
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Microsoft Azure
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Microsoft Azure
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
Microsoft Azure
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Microsoft Azure
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Microsoft Azure
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Microsoft Azure
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Scalability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
9.1
Platform management overhead
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Platform access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Development environment creation
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.3
Development environment replication
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Issue recovery
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.3

Pros

  • Worldwide accessibility, including from China's great firewall.
  • Highly flexible with different server options: Aurora, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Lengthy free trial lets you really dive deeply and explore the solutions offering and all that Amazon has to provide you with.
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  • One of the Main Offerings that Azure provides is PaaS which is quite mature compared to other cloud providers in market.
  • PaaS support in from developing an application to cloud till deploying it. PaaS support complete life cycle of an application: Building Testing, Deploying, Managing and Updating.
  • Microsoft operates across the globe and has the highest number of data centers. It operates in 34 regions and are about to open 4 more regions. This is one of the biggest advantages over all the competitors.
  • Azure has the hybrid capability unlike AWS cloud [which has] only approach. Azure provides us the ability to create hybrid environments allowing us to leverage on premise resources and the benefits of cloud. Azure can also help in building Hybrid applications.
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Cons

  • Honestly it's not that well advertised so not many people know about it.
  • Also, since it's Amazon people might be wary about it costing too much money when there are free resources such as google drive.
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  • As with anything, there are a couple of potential cons with Microsoft Azure. Unlike SaaS platforms where the end-user is consuming information (for example, Office 365), IaaS (Azure) moves business’ compute power from your data center or office to the cloud. As with most cloud service providers, Azure needs to be expertly managed and maintained, which includes patching and server monitoring.
  • Unlike local servers, Azure requires expertise to ensure all moving parts work together efficiently. A common mistake by business administrators that are not fully engaged in how well (or poorly) their cloud servers are operating is to over-provision cloud services. While a common mistake, on premise servers’ compute power does not translate equivocally in the cloud, potentially costing businesses thousands of dollars per year.
  • Need to provide customized SAN storage attached to VMs like AWS
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Microsoft Azure9.9
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Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Microsoft Azure7.0
Based on 2 answers
As a VP i'm not your typical technical person and I'm able to easily use Azure in technical matters so I believe 9 is correct rating.
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Reliability and Availability

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Microsoft Azure6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Support

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Microsoft Azure8.0
Based on 2 answers
The only reason I didn't give it a 10 rating as support is expensive.
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Implementation

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Microsoft Azure8.0
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As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
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Alternatives Considered

When compared to other solutions, Amazon is the dominant household name. With that said it is a bit more expensive than the competition. Namely, Google and their entry into the cloud solutions game is being priced very aggressively and in certain cases much cheaper than Amazon. For example, for 2.1 hours you will be charged for 3 hours with Amazon vs. the 2.1 hours prorated with Google.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased work operation efficiency
  • Short learning curve, easily integrated
  • Very secure with access controls
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  • Microsoft Azure has been a good partner for us, even though we're a small to mid-size company. We've received good first and second tier support with any of our technical issues. Overall, I think using Azure has been a step in the right direction for us.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Azure

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details