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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

1) If you are gathering lots of data from many different points and transforming that data into something customized, and you need it secure yet accessible, this is a great option.2) If you are looking for a platform and not just a service provider, this would be a great option. As a platform, there is a one-stop-shop feeling that gets you some better customer service and performance. But it also locks you into one provider, so don’t jump in if you feel like you’ll want a lot of flexibility.3) Building or running VMware is really what this platform is all about. If you’re creating an app drawing from some complex data/sources, it’s an easier go with this tool than most others.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.0
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.0
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.0
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
10.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
6.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
9.0
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
4.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
9.0
Security controls
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
7.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
8.0

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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

  • It fills a niche that was needed before we as a company fully embraced the cloud with Azure. It was a great introduction to the cloud and there are some features I wish were more readily available with some of our Azure tools. Staying on top of your expenses is much harder without the transparency Hitachi provides.
  • It allows the small team managing it to simplify cloud operations using prebuilt computing and storage templates. Very easy to monitor, manage and optimize cloud operations.
  • Pre-Engineered, turnkey solutions with prebuilt services make it quick and easy to select the service needed for each app. With many different suppliers, we cater to many different connectors.
Anonymous | 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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

  • Their ability to offer a public cloud solution that feels like a private cloud solution is a great feature, but not one that is easily understood outside of someone using the tool. I think they need more training and marketing around what they can do for cloud-native development.
  • I think they are lacking a solution to play in other playgrounds easily. Many of their offerings are better than what Azure provides, so I think there is room for them to leverage Azure size with customized, personalized features.
  • They really need something big to set them apart from the larger players in this space. I think of Snowflake with their amazing pricing model and the “oops!” button that undoes serious accidental deletes. Something like that would grow the user base and make it a major player.
Anonymous | 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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud is a pleasant surprise, offering better management and control of your cloud containers and VMware. It is a platform and contains all you need to get going, so there is great appeal in smaller companies and isolated divisions/departments in larger companies. If I were managing a small group with a specific endpoint I would no doubt choose a solution like this, but being a large corporation we tend to drive towards larger solutions with internal competencies to support those larger roll-outs.
Anonymous | 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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

  • The positive pricing aspect has been with the rate card and compute pricing transparency, being better able to manage the budget.
  • It is a small solution for us, so we are probably not realizing the potential savings we could get by rolling all our corporate cloud work into a single solution, but it is also good to keep multiple irons in the fire, so to speak.
  • The implementation has done very well in a small, controlled atmosphere. So while the ROI may not have been as high as we’d like to see, the success of the project has made it valuable none the less.
Anonymous | 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

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

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
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud
7.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

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