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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

Microsoft Azure

[Microsoft] Azure provides a great "get up and running" environment particularly when you need to map multiple resources together, such as database, web app, storage, and analytics. The "Application Insights" feature is particularly strong because it allows you to do a "one click" install of an agent that can track performance and transactions all the way down to the database level. The [Microsoft] Azure dashboard allows you to easily find resources you need and access the current resources you have. Setting up new resources also uses a well managed "wizard" like structure to make it easy.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.2
Scalability
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.5
Platform access control
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Development environment creation
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Development environment replication
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Issue recovery
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
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

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
Valeri Karpov | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 answers
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.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.8
Based on 22 answers
Such a great platform for a novice or expert to use. There is significant training available to learn how to do complex things with little to know background doing them before. Especially if you live close to a Microsoft training center, they offer many courses for free on site. Even if not, the virtual training they provide is also free and plentiful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.3
Based on 26 answers
Microsoft products are well-known for 24x7 global coverage of customer support. They also sometimes come with a multiple support plan, which caters to different business requirements and needs. However, more support will also mean more cost to bare. Other than that, limited options in technical training sometimes make it quite challenging in finding the right talents for managing Microsoft Azure clouds and more dependency in Microsoft technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Amir Tabei | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • With Hybrid Cloud, organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
  • Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports
  • High performance, Low cost
  • Multiple Storage Services
  • Native MS SQL Database & No SQL support
  • Little Cheaper than piers
  • Offers inbuilt tool like Azure stack to help the organization deliver Azure service from the own data center
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

Microsoft Azure

  • It has taken a few years of planning and growth (which continue), but we've been able to successfully budget and plan for ever increased capacity by starting first with some Virtual Machines and factoring in on-prem maintenance vs cloud constant improvements. VM (server, compute, networking) costs even out quickly over time and will show savings very soon.
  • Because of Azure Application Gateways (which cost very little to set up and maintain), we were able to build a state of the art single-sign-on hub for all of our users and other enterprise platforms (mostly non-Microsoft and non Azure systems), reducing the amount of time to switch among these for workers and increasing overall productivity.
  • With Azure Active Directory, we do not need to maintain separate identity systems and can more easily integrate our organizations credentials into authorization for access to other systems.
Matt Varney | 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

Microsoft Azure

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
Microsoft Azure
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
8.3

Implementation Rating

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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