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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure Backup ranks higher in 3 feature sets: File Sharing & Management, Cloud Storage Security & Administration, Cloud Storage Platform

File Sharing & Management

8.9

Azure Backup

89%
7.6

MediaFire

76%
Azure Backup ranks higher in 6/7 features

Versioning

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Video files

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
19 Ratings

Audio files

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
19 Ratings

Document collaboration

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
13 Ratings

Access control

9.4
94%
10 Ratings
6.9
69%
14 Ratings

File search

6.6
66%
8 Ratings
7.7
77%
20 Ratings

Device sync

9.7
97%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
17 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

9.4

Azure Backup

94%
7.7

MediaFire

77%
Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

9.4
94%
10 Ratings
7.3
73%
12 Ratings

File organization

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
7.9
79%
19 Ratings

Device management

9.7
97%
7 Ratings
7.7
77%
13 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

8.7

Azure Backup

87%
7.7

MediaFire

77%
Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
7.9
79%
20 Ratings

Reliability

9.4
94%
10 Ratings
7.5
75%
20 Ratings

Storage Reports

7.7
77%
10 Ratings
7.7
77%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Backup is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Azure Backup

94%
10 Ratings
7.6

MediaFire

76%
20 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Azure Backup

80%
1 Rating

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

Azure Backup

96%
7 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

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

MediaFire is a great cloud storage platform for individual users or specific departments to use. There isn't enough enterprise management tools for MediaFire to be used in larger companies that need to control the tools that their end-users are using. Setting up the MediaFire cloud platform is pretty straightforward so you don't necessarily need a dedicated storage team to get it up and running and do day-to-day administration.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
  • Easy to implement and to administer.
  • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
  • Easy to back up and restore.
  • Relatively good backup performance.
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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

  • There are more features than you need, just learn how to do it.
  • Really, it is constantly being developed, so I don't think of anything.
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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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Pricing Details

Azure Backup

Starting Price

$0 per GB

Editions & Modules

Azure Backup editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
Backup Instance <50GB$5.00 + storage consumed2
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB$10.00 + storage consumed3
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed4

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

MediaFire

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

MediaFire editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Microsoft

    This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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    MediaFire

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
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    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 access. The large file allowance ranks above other providers.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
    • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
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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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