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"Its elasticity and flexible pricing are the most valuable. For Amazon EFS, you are charged based on the storage. It is also very fast and stable with a very simple and intuitive interface.""We are not that big of a cloud user. We just use it for the storage of our bytes. The most valuable aspect is the storage."

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"In terms of its storage snapshot efficiencies, the service is highly efficient. We are only doing things in small batches right now because we have not converted all of the data, but we have tested them in the Google Cloud and they work efficiently.""High availability is very important to us because we have a production environment. High availability is the highest priority for us to continue keeping our systems running.""Storage was taking up maybe 10 to 20% of my life at the startup, and now it takes up zero. I was personally running all the infrastructure for the company. Now that we've moved to NetApp, I don't have to worry about making sure it's up and running. It's made my life personally much better."

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Cons
"It could be better in connecting with Windows Server instances.""It should be simplified. There are people who don't have cloud experience. It should be storage that we are able to just connect to."

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"The user interface has room for improvement. We would like this service to be more integrated with Azure, which is very easy to manage and use. It was easy to create volumes and add capacity pools in Azure, but in Google Cloud, we can only create separate volumes. We need more management or configuration options in the user interface.""It would help if they increased the area in which they employ artificial intelligence, by starting to do assessments on the environments, to project those. They're not using any AI tools, currently, on the administrative side.""I would like for the sales team to get in contact more often and let me know what I should be doing next, what we should be doing about new features. So it would be nice if I heard a little bit more from him. From a technology perspective, I have no complaints."

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  • "It has flexible pricing. You are charged based on your storage."
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  • "We don't need so much space, and there is no option to pay as we go or use just what we need. Also, the only way to increase performance is by increasing the level of the service."
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    Amazon EFS is easy to set up: you can use the AWS management console, API, or command-line. Amazon EFS can grow to petabytes and deliver consistent low latencies and high levels of throughput. This… more »
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    In terms of its storage snapshot efficiencies, the service is highly efficient. We are only doing things in small batches right now because we have not converted all of the data, but we have tested… more »
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    You have to understand what you're going to do with your app. From there, they're very good about working with you to get you set up and make sure you've got adequate storage. Their account people are… more »
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    It would help if they increased the area in which they employ artificial intelligence, by starting to do assessments on the environments, to project those. They're not using any AI tools, currently… more »
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    Also Known As
    CVS for Google Cloud, NetApp CVS for Google Cloud, Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Cloud Volumes Service for GCP, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for GCP
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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it.

    When mounted to Amazon EC2 instances, an Amazon EFS file system provides a standard file system interface and file system access semantics, allowing you to seamlessly integrate Amazon EFS with your existing applications and tools. Multiple Amazon EC2 instances can access an Amazon EFS file system at the same time, allowing Amazon EFS to provide a common data source for workloads and applications running on more than one Amazon EC2 instance.

    It’s designed for high availability and durability, and provides performance for a broad spectrum of workloads and applications, including Big Data and analytics, media processing workflows, content management, web serving, and home directories.

    NetApp® Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud is a fully managed or self-managed file service that is integrated into Google Cloud with the multiprotocol support, performance, and availability required to run business-critical applications. It is designed to provide massively parallel shared access to thousands of Google Compute Engine and Google Kubernetes Engine instances, enabling your applications to achieve high levels of aggregate throughput and IOPS with consistent low latencies.

    Use cases. Customers can use the service to migrate existing enterprise applications to Google Cloud. Other use cases include hybrid deployments, multicloud mobility, big data analytics, web serving and content management, application development and testing, media and entertainment workflows, database backups, container storage, and more.

    Features. Multiple performance tiers, standard file interfaces, advanced data management, metered service, fully managed service, native service experience, integrated support, and integrated billing.

    For more information:

    NetApp: https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-volumes-service-for-gcp

    Google: https://cloud.google.com/netapp

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    Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, Zend
    Atos, Bandwidth, Wuxi NextCode
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    Computer Software Company17%
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    Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 7th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is ranked 11th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 3 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.6, while NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) writes "Enables us to predict our storage needs over time and start small and grow as we need ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud writes "Enables us to fine-tune storage and capacity on the fly as our needs grow or shrink over time". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Azure NetApp Files, whereas NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is most compared with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP. See our Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud report.

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