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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

It works well as run-of-the-mill NFS that is managed as a service rather than a server. It works anywhere NFS is usable.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

I have recommended the platform to students, friends and family members alike. The help and documentation is very easy to follow for a beginner. Plus, GCP has built in tools which make some common tasks that non-production level cloud users need to accomplish very easy in an automated way. Now, to address the question of recommending GCE to a colleague, ultimately the organization will have to make a decision regarding the entire cloud platform. It wouldn't make much sense, outside of a special case, to use GCE for some parts of your cloud infrastructure and a competitor on other parts. That practical caveat aside, I believe that the GCP brings a strong suite of tools to the table overall and is good value for money at this time as well. Developer familiarity to certain competing platforms can be a sticking point, but a colleague who is already asking for a recommendation is likely already open minded about moving to GCP.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Google Compute Engine
8.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
Google Compute Engine
9.2
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Google Compute Engine
8.7
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Google Compute Engine
8.8
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
Google Compute Engine
8.4
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
Google Compute Engine
7.7
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Google Compute Engine
8.2
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
Google Compute Engine
8.3
Security controls
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
Google Compute Engine
8.9

Pros

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS is easily made high-availability.
  • EFS is simple to implement.
  • EFS uses native NFS file-sharing protocol.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
  • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
  • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS could be made highly-available across regions.
  • EFS could be made with a better on-premise extension than Cloud Gateway.
  • EFS could be made to support CIFS/SMB.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
  • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
  • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 9 answers
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation is sufficient for setting up and it is basic NFS for mounting so not much support is required. I have not had any issues to warrant a request with AWS support.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.8
Based on 11 answers
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

EFS is essentially an NFS export offering, just simplified and accessible through all the automation and scalability that AWS offers. It provides high-available replicated data in multiple AZs with is akin to something like DRBD, but without having to manage the layer of software that does replication and keeps track of roles.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

App Engine is somewhat similar, but we use it together with Compute Engine. App Engine is good for serving end requests to users -- it can scale automatically to any number of requests, but has it's own limitations. Compute Engine does not have any limitations. but you have to manage it by yourself and scale it manually as needed. I tried using Amazon's EC2 before the Compute Engine was released, but at that time their UI wasn't friendly, in the end Compute Engine provider much better integration with App Engine since their VMs can be really close to each other to reduce network delay. Google Cloud's UI is really good, you don't always want to manage your stuff using API.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • EFS has made managing NFS file exports easier with less administration.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Compute Engine

  • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
  • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
  • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

General

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

Google Compute Engine

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
Google Compute Engine
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Google Compute Engine
9.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Google Compute Engine
9.1

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
Google Compute Engine
8.8

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