Azure Backup vs. MediaFire

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
MediaFire
Score 3.2 out of 10
N/A
MediaFire is a simple file sharing and storage platform. It allows users to store, share, and view media files within the MediaFire online, desktop, or mobile app interface. The vendor says MediaFire's file storage system is private and secure. In terms of collaboration, users can invite friends to share files via Facebook, Google, Twitter, or email. MediaFire's collaboration features include folder and file sharing, and controls for who can view and/or edit particular files. MediaFire…N/A
Pricing
Azure BackupMediaFire
Editions & Modules
Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure BackupMediaFire
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure BackupMediaFire
Considered Both Products
Azure Backup

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MediaFire
Chose MediaFire
Mediafire needs to improve the end user usability and design. The file encryption at rest and transfer needs to be available which is a default feature in most cloud based storage providers. 3rd party integration needs to improved like outlook etc for ease of file storage and …
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Features
Azure BackupMediaFire
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.7
11 Ratings
3% above category average
MediaFire
7.7
18 Ratings
9% below category average
Versioning9.09 Ratings8.49 Ratings
Video files9.26 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Audio files8.46 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Document collaboration9.05 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Access control9.211 Ratings7.013 Ratings
File search7.59 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Device sync9.06 Ratings7.215 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.8
11 Ratings
2% above category average
MediaFire
8.1
18 Ratings
7% below category average
User and role management9.211 Ratings7.911 Ratings
File organization9.09 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Device management8.48 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
MediaFire
7.8
18 Ratings
9% below category average
Performance9.211 Ratings7.918 Ratings
Reliability9.211 Ratings7.418 Ratings
Storage Reports8.611 Ratings7.912 Ratings
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Azure BackupMediaFire
Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure BackupMediaFire
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(11 ratings)
7.8
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure BackupMediaFire
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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MediaFire
It is well suited for large file sharing and file syncing. Easy to collaborate the files and provide access. File encryption, some features are pretty limited like the ease of use on front end as well. Customer support can be better and improve customer loyalty. Design can be improved for easier navigation and use.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
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MediaFire
  • FileDrop feature. This is an amazing functionality that increases collaboration among our team. People can drop files in a specific folder related to a project and we can keep it organized.
  • Mobile Apps for Android and iOS. The apps works pretty well and you can carry your files everywhere.
  • Regular and Instant Uploads - MediaFire checks for the exact same file in the cloud. If it finds it, the upload will be instant. Otherwise, it proceeds with regular upload.
  • Multiple Upload Types - Basic, Flash and HTML5
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Cons
Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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MediaFire
  • Download Page - When you generate a link to download some files it redirects users to a specific page where they can download the file. The page is sometimes confusing and with a lot of ads which can be a little bit annoying.
  • Customization Option - you can find a customization section in "Settings", but there are just a few things that you can really customize. Maybe improving this would be nice to allow you personalize your environment (for companies, for instance).
  • Blocked options for the free version - There are a lot of interesting options that are available just for business and pro versions. If you could at least test it before upgrading your version it would help users decide.
  • Lack of PC sync client - Would be great if you could install a PC client that would synchronize your files.
  • Problems when refreshing your files list in the browser. Sometimes it gets slow and you have to refresh the entire page to continue.
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Usability
Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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MediaFire
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Support Rating
Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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MediaFire
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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MediaFire
MediaFire's Pro Pricing is cheaper than Dropbox, although they're less known in the industry. I trust them with important documents, and they [have] never lost a file, whereas I can't say the same about other services like theirs. Customer service is fast and friendly if you need them, and their site is very clean and clutter free, which (to me) is important.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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MediaFire
  • Thanks to MediaFire I have been able to recover information stored many years ago on their servers, since they usually do not delete files after a certain time.
  • It has helped me to be able to backup sensitive information from long before the existence of massive clouds, so if you did not make these backups you had to lose all the information, but thanks to half fire that did not happen to me.
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