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HubStor versus Azure File Sync (AFS)

Determine what’s right for you.

Compare HubStor and AFS

If you’re digging AFS, then we hope you enjoy! But AFS is not optimal for everyone.

It depends on your requirements and the scale at which you need to operate. Here are key differences we hear from IT leaders.

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Azure File Sync
HubStor
Seamless storage tiering for Windows Server
Yes
Yes
Fast file share recovery using offline files instead of full download
Yes
Yes
Global namespace
Yes
No
Storage tiering for non-Windows shares
No
Yes
Unlimited object counts, directory sizes, and file size
No
Yes
Supports Windows Data Deduplication Drives
No
Yes
Supports NTFS, FAT, FAT32, and ReFS
No
Yes
Available in all Azure regions
No
Yes
Granular control of bulk recovery capabilities
No
Yes
Data governance controls like legal hold, retention periods, and PII detection
No
Yes

Cloud tiering and backup that scales

Achieve economies of scale as you grow, leverage low-cost archival tiers, and meet compliance and discovery requirements as they arise.

HubStor, the cloud data platform

  • Offload data to the cloud that clearly isn’t active.
  • Pay only for what you use with inline deduplication and compression savings.
  • Streamline data recovery and storage migration scenarios.
  • Run securely on a SOC 2-compliant SaaS architecture.

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Top reasons to make the switch to HubStor

Backup really should be convenient and affordable.

Platform architecture

HubStor is a platform play that takes you beyond Windows Server tiering. Backup VMs, Office 365, and non-Windows file shares. Deliver journaling and compliance. Modernize content archiving. Protect data in PaaS and SaaS services too.

Software-as-a-Service delivery model

Stay out of the weeds with HubStor’s SaaS backbone. It has the flexibility to be fully managed while hosted in your cloud account.

Storage analytics

HubStor fully illuminates your data storage footprint, highlighting opportunities and risks in your data.

Archive tier

Tiering policies in HubStor can help you cost efficiently store data sets in the cloud’s Archive tier with base prices as low as $0.00081/GB/month.

User portal access

HubStor includes Web-based portal access for your users. Authentication is through your Azure AD domain.

Immutable preservation

Tamper-proof storage gives you protection from ransomware and malicious deletions. It helps you meet compliance requirements also.

Azure AD integration

Azure AD and HubStor sync to provide you a consistent identity and security experience for your file data in the cloud. Sync to multiple domains and work with non-domain joined servers.

Dawn Armstrong

Director of IT, Virgin Hyperloop 

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