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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

For cold backups, archive data, and if you need cheap online storage that will not be regularly accessed. Also very good for streaming videos or audio files, for example, if you have an online education portal, you can store all the video files in Blob storage and then just load them on your website. The same applies for storing website content, pdfs, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

Onsite storage needs and backing up to Azure.
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • Reduced cost. We were able to reduce our storage infrastructure by several hundred terabytes by consolidating redundant copies and dedupe/compression on files.
  • Extremely high level of redundancy. We can replicate data in a variety of ways that we would never have been capable of on our own hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

  • Performance via the SSD drives.
  • Writes back to our Private Cloud via Azure.
  • Easy to Admin via Web client interface.
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Blob Storage

  • One thing we wish was done better is more guidance for building it out from day one. We did not know what we were doing and until we hired an implementation person that understood what we wanted to do. We spent a lot of time and money doing things over several times.
  • Help customers hook up with talented (local) implementation specialists would be great.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

  • Additional fail-over functionality
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Blob Storage

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StorSimple

StorSimple 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If I wanted to use just onsite storage the StorSimple device is already paid for.
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

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Alternatives Considered

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob is the only major cloud object storage platform that we use today.
Michael Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Blob Storage

  • Azure Blob Storage is just way cheaper than anything we could afford to do on-prem. Forecasting spend is way easier with predictable growth than it is with large capital expenditures every few years, and that ability to grow or shrink dynamically is simplifies things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StorSimple

  • Great Folks on the MSFT Implementation team
  • Great value on year 2
Scott Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

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

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
  1. per GB/per month
  2. per month
  3. per GB/per month
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StorSimple

General

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

StorSimple Editions & Modules

Edition
Virtual Appliance$4.111
Cloud Array$4.111
Physical Appliance$43.841
  1. Per Day
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