Azure File Storage

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Azure File offers fully managed file shares in the cloud, accessible via the industry standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Azure File shares is mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Azure File Storage review by Michael T.
Michael T.
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"Shared storage for Azure resources"

What do you like best?

File storage is very common thing that we know as network shares in our in-premise infrastructure. Cloud version is using SMB protocol and can be managed though Azure portal. Shares can be accessed by using storage access key and URL or integrated with Azure virtual networks, so these will be accessible by virtual machines within desired subnets. As a regular shares, these could be mounted as network disks and used just like your shared location in datacenter, the only difference that you does not need to manage the servers hosting this shares, Azure will take care of it. Different redundancy options allows keeps you safe from additional costs for not important data, as well as loosing critical files in case of Azure datacenter outage. File service has very affordable price, and you only charged for actually used space, but not for all share capasity

What do you dislike?

Hard to access the shares from non-Azure locations, this is actually very secure, but not very comfortable. Access keys requires extra attention to keep you data secure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep you storage access keys safe, perform additional control for people who can have access to these. Regenerate key immediately if you even suspect that these were compromised, this will keep you safe from data loss

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shared location for different IT management tasks

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Azure File Storage review by Victor R.
Victor R.
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"Network shares for your Azure resources"

What do you like best?

File Storage provides basic functionality of File Server utilizing SMB 3.0 protocol. You can create file shares, control quotas for these and attach this shares as network drive to any virtual machine, just like it is working on-premises with file server. The only difference that you don`t need separate server, and don`t have to pay for the service itself, you are charged only for data stored on these shares. So if you have a share with 500GB quota and storing only 50MB there, you will be charged for 50MB. And storage costs in Azure is very low. It also provides great file transfer speed between the share and Azure virtual machines, much faster that even SSD based file server. It can provide desired level of redundancy for you files, so even in case of some availability issues in Azure sitem files will remain available at least for read purposes

What do you dislike?

Nothing in my mind. Maybe that you should not use these shares with on-premise resouces, unless you are using ExpressRoute and MPLS circuit for connection. Speed will not you happy in this case

Recommendations to others considering the product

Probably the most simple way to organize your file transfer across Azure VMs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File shares for Azure Virtual Machines

What Cloud FIle Storage solution do you use?

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Azure File Storage review by Michael L.
Michael L.
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"Advanced cloud storage for sharing data"

What do you like best?

File Storage allows you to create file shares using SMB 3.0 protocol. Flexible access control with Shared Access Signatures and ability to mount shares as network drives allows you to skip creation of additional expensive virtual machines as file servers. Shares could be accessed with 'net use' or Azure Storage Explorer tool. You can limit your storage usage by setting up quotas for each share. Great speed when accessing these from Azure resources in the same region. Low storage costs

What do you dislike?

hard to access these from other Azure regions or outside of Azure. Downloading files to on-prem locations will consume outbound azure traffic that you will be charged for

Recommendations to others considering the product

using these instead of file server will save your costs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File server for Azure VMs

Azure File Storage review by Roberto C.
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"It is a great product that offers cloud storage on different platforms in a simple and flexible way."

What do you like best?

It offers comparative advantages which guarantees performance quality and the use of this product, one is that it is very easy to handle which different types of users within the organization can take advantage of the maximum of the implementation of the product, besides it is multiplatform what avoids the acquisition or change of operating systems in the company, and among other aspects works with hybrid ube and it is safe since the data is encrypted at rest, which provides a lot of peace to the organization, no doubt this product has a high trajectory quality guaranteed by the Microsoft company.

What do you dislike?

According to the functionalities characteristics, it is a good product and , nevertheless there are several products in the market with similar characteristics, which Azure File Storage has a high competence which its main role is to maintain the quality be your service, which in this way can not only be chosen as an option as the best, and improve and expand in relation to the functions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a product that is worth acquiring to the future clients I recommend if you are not very sure you can try the trial version, in relation to the economic costs and the biggest benefits, good storage, insurance, quality and good value. technical support, is an alternative that you will not regret for the benefit of your organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Expansion of storage and everything in the cloud, reducing costs which improves operational efficiencies within the organization, and all this results in increased quality, increased production and services.

Azure File Storage review by User
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"Azure, from my point of view"

What do you like best?

You can cache shared shares of Azure files on Windows computers.

Create file shares in the cloud, without having to manage the overhead of a physical server or device. The most monotonous work is done automatically

What do you dislike?

Unable to create Azure file shares from storage accounts that are only for blobs or from premium storage accounts.

The fsutil reparsepoint utility command can also delete a recurrence point of analysis.

It is a very new program that is still in beta, it fails a lot and it hangs, it closes unexpectedly and sometimes it leaves your computer blocked for a few minutes. Besides, I realize that the price is quite high for the functions it has.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very safe, data is encrypted at rest and in transit, very easy to manage without the need for hardware or operating system implementations, intelligent, thanks to the caching of local files that are used more frequently. Created to offer hybrid flexibility. Access your data from wherever you want, multiplatform and harmonious

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to store large amounts of data in the cloud, all the studies that are performed, data, analysis and DNA sequencing, Azure is used to have the entire cloud as an additional backup and has no problem in case the computer does not work and also to be able to access them from home or from another side when we move to another city to work or present a certain project, we access Azure online and download the data that we need.

Azure File Storage review by Stever Jose G.
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"Secure storage and easy access and administration in the cloud"

What do you like best?

Since the implementation, it guarantees easy access to shared resources in the cloud.

It's easy Shared access

Fully managed

Tools and scripting support

Resistance

Friendly programming

Savings in costs for storage and data security.

What do you dislike?

Lack of compatibility with different platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Azure file backup is a solution that allows us to store data securely, because the cost benefit is not a problem because it helps us to reduce the time and loss of information.

And as always I say ask your provider a test or demo of the solution to see the functionalities of the solution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Availability of shared files accessible 24 hours with the backup and security required by the company.

Azure File Storage review by RANGER C.
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"Safe and secured!"

What do you like best?

Safe and secured to store your documents and files , i really love it becuase i can store my files and access them anywhere, very realible no need to bring extra harddrives, you can easily share or send files from collegues

What do you dislike?

None! The storage is enough for 1 TB of file is enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Safe and secured, files on the go

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

File on the go, you can access your files easily without bringing any laptop or hard drive, and files are safe and secured.

Azure File Storage review by Andrey G.
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"Fast and secure file shares"

What do you like best?

The speed and security of this storage, no one can get access without your permission. Perfect for file sharing between Azure based servers. Can be accessed from on-premise environment

What do you dislike?

On-prem access can be very slow depending on your bandwidth, but this was expected

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use File Storage if you want to leverage the costs of virtual machine for file server. Storage in Azure is very cheap unlike VMs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing the files that need to be accessed from different virtual machines in azure without need to deploy additional file server just for this

Azure File Storage review by Caroline J.
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"Remote user loves azure "

What do you like best?

I like the ease of access to your files- comes in super handy to access whether switching machines or just newtorks

What do you dislike?

Some of my older colleagues are often confused by it - however I believe this is just because they are used to older software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mainly use it to share excel files with colleagues- I work remotely so it is super easy for me to be working with people on the same team even from several states away

Azure File Storage review by Jimmy M.
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"Keep your files safe in this robust cloud storage"

What do you like best?

Every file it's encrypted and secure.

Uses the lastest technology protocols SMB 3.0 and HTTPS.

It's cross-platform available for windows, linux, or mac.

What do you dislike?

Requires a high speed Internet connection to move a lot of data.

It is very difficult to figure out what a certain addition will do to impact your monthly pricing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great offering that can help any business from startup to large enterprises.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure has helped us create and scale huge amount of data.

Azure File Storage review by Palak S.
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"Great cloud file sharing service"

What do you like best?

This service allows you to host your files in the cloud. The files are always being backed up and there is no worrying about the server going down.

What do you dislike?

Downfall is if the internet goes down you're out of luck and can't access your files unless you have backup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The new thing is being in the cloud. Azure will help you get there and is definitely reliable with the exception to if you lose internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficiency, productivity, cost.

Azure File Storage review by Haley C.
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"Keeping Files Safe"

What do you like best?

Encryption of files is a major plus. Up to date on the usage of technology. Constant backup of the files eases any worry of a computer shut down.

What do you dislike?

The cost is more than some comparable products. You need to have knowledge of the program or it is not very user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing and Sharing files is made easier.

Azure File Storage review by Kirill B.
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"Share as a Service"

What do you like best?

File service allows to have network shares that could be mounted as network drives without actual file server. Incredible speed while using with Azure VMs

What do you dislike?

Using File Storage with on-premises resources could be not a good idea, speed will be very low

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider this for Azure VMs rather than creating separate file server

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shared storage for Azure VMs

Azure File Storage review by Ruby O.
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"Review"

What do you like best?

I like that you can control what cache saves to your history. I also like the ease of file syncing.

What do you dislike?

It does require that you know a little more about software design which isn’t for everybody.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you understand more about file syncing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps with group collaboration.

Azure File Storage review by Jose Antonio M.
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"SMB 3.0, love it!"

What do you like best?

The security it has, using SMB 3.0 i feel safer.

What do you dislike?

I think is a very expensive product, there are cheaper options

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider if you have enough money for this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having virtual machines in the cloud is useful because you don´t need to keep a infrastructure in your office

Azure File Storage review by Amanda W.
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"User friendly customizable storage"

What do you like best?

I like that your able to create folders to organize files

What do you dislike?

Haven’t had any dislikes to date. If I had to choose then it would be the inability to have multiple admins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having information readily available to selective groups or everyone is a great tool

Azure File Storage review by Mary Charlotte S.
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"Easy to use but not to it's fullest Extent"

What do you like best?

Easy to see and communicate among various remote parties and teams.

What do you dislike?

Can be hard to initiate a new page and keep track of documentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to understand the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits that it keeps everything online for you but it isn't super user friendly.

Azure File Storage review by Erinn D.
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"How did I not find this sooner?"

What do you like best?

Very easy organization! It was easy to manage my files in a way that made sense.

What do you dislike?

Not as aesthetically pleasing as google drive or dropbox

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to have a workspace where everyone knows where everything is.

Azure File Storage review by Administrator
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"Azure for file sharing "

What do you like best?

I like that we can all work on the same files without having to keep them on desktops and individually update.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit slow depending on the size of the file and your internet speed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's worked well for us because of multiple locations and constant in-house server failures. Definitely worth a try if you are mobile.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security is crucial; no potential breaches by using a secure storage method.

Azure File Storage review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Azure File Storage"

What do you like best?

I like the Cost and Scalability of the product

What do you dislike?

It requires platform experties and management for support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When communicating between applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to share data between applications running in Azure.

Azure File Storage review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Azure storage works well, but can be improved"

What do you like best?

Simple options to upload into blob storage, integration with Azure OLAP

What do you dislike?

Navigation is a bit cluttered (compare with Google Drive and AWS S3)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try some automation options via data factory v2, etc. before resigning to the out-of-the-box experience from Azure File Storage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure SQL Datawarehouse. This was an alternative to data factory v1 that was fraught with technical errors at the time.

Azure File Storage review by Administrator in E-Learning
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"Works well"

What do you like best?

This makes file sharing so easy. You can sync all or some of your files and the iOS app works great.

What do you dislike?

It auto updates itself and sometimes it’ll really slow down the computer when it does.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sending large files outside of email is so easy now. Most of the time, we don’t have to use any FTP solution.

Azure File Storage review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Azure File Storge"

What do you like best?

Howeasy is to add storage and deploy that in the cloud and as the demand increase one can add storage with a click of a button

What do you dislike?

we should be able to integrate this with Azure AD the feature which is missing or even Windows AD

Recommendations to others considering the product

give it a try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

trying to map network drive and give access to users

Azure File Storage review by User in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Good product!!"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and how compatible it is with other programs I use on a daily basis.

What do you dislike?

There really isn’t anything that I dislike about this product. It is a great product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to keep all my files in electronic form versus having paper files which aren’t good for the environment.

Azure File Storage review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"A very efficient managed file transfer software"

What do you like best?

1) Native file format with REST & SMB Access,2)Helps to sync data that has been placed in multiple location.

What do you dislike?

i did not like its lift and shift migration startegy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it has helped our employess to access their folders from any place and on any device.

Azure File Storage review by User
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"Cloud or On premise Easy Storage"

What do you like best?

I originally like the option of on-prem and cloud but with costs the cloud option is best

What do you dislike?

Price increases, Cloud option is reasonable will save a lot of infrastructure in environment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Safe reasonable storage in the cloud

Azure File Storage review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Azure file storage"

What do you like best?

Easy upload and retrieval of files with minimal issues

What do you dislike?

Not much functionality beyond file storage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clearing up space needed for other important documents. Easy access of files from everyone given access

Azure File Storage review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Decent product"

What do you like best?

I like that it is from a trustworthy company and it is a reliable product.

What do you dislike?

It is an expensive product for a small business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lots of accessible storage over the Internet.

Azure File Storage review by Consultant
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"Easy to use, as long as others in the company are using it as well"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and integrates with other software

What do you dislike?

Not everyone is well verse in it or don't use it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to store and share important files. Cloud based storage helps overall

Azure File Storage review by User
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"Azure: comparte"

What do you like best?

Realmente me gusta la idea de recursos compartidos

What do you dislike?

No veo nada especial respecto a otros modos de compartir más comunes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Poner a disposición de todos recursos, documentos, ideas

Azure File Storage review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Good Product"

What do you like best?

I’m confident all documents are secure and confidential.

What do you dislike?

Not much. From my experience it worked quite well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Confidentiality and joint access.

Azure File Storage review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

The collaboration features are great!

What do you dislike?

The nagivation can be confusing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization

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