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Vice President Cloud Operations at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

Ease of provisioning: It's very easy to consume the product. We are not doing this manually. We are doing this programmatically, but it's very easy and seamless for us to consume it. It's like any other Azure component. It's very good and well-integrated into the ecosystem of Azure. There is tight integration. 

We didn't need to learn anything new. It feels like we know everything already, although under the hood, the product is something totally different. However, it seemed very easy for us.

It's elastic, so it scales with our demands. We can start small, then with the addition of customer loads, we can expand on-the-fly without the need to reprovision something. 

The performance is quite good, so it's almost on par with the make of SSD storage. It provides a quick, scalable storage solution.

We were looking for a supported solution. We didn't want to experiment. We didn't want to look for open source, though we did look into open source initially before we bumped into NetApp. We figured out that adding yet another unknown into our system was not going to bring us benefit. It would be another problem that we would need to tackle. So, we said, "Okay, let's look for a supported solution," and NetApp was one of them. Then, we turned to NetApp.

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Service Architecture at All for One Group AG

You can change it non-disruptively. You can increase the size and decrease the size online, which is a huge benefit compared to Azure disks. It just works seamlessly. You don't need to stop the instances.

Fast snapshotting: You can back up and restore in seconds instead of hours.

The ease of use and optimization are very high as Azure ensures the complete service operation. It's a SaaS service, so you don't have to configure or manage anything on the hardware. That is a huge benefit for us compared to our own data centers. We migrate several systems or workloads to Azure right now. That extremely simplifies the use for us because we don't have to administrate the storage nodes.

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Storage / Virtualisation & Infrastructure Contractor at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial.

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Business Development Manager at ITQS

Its security and ease of use are most valuable.

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