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Pros
"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.""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.""Its security and ease of use are most valuable.""Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial."

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"It's easy to use.""The performance is good.""Google Cloud Storage performs well and it's easy to use.""The solution is easy to use.""It is stable and scalable.""It's user-friendly. We find it to be very easy to use.""It's a stable enough solution.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use."

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Cons
"Reserved Instances for Azure NetApp Files would improve more use cases, making them more valuable in Azure as the cost would be reduced.""The main hurdle in promoting this solution is the price. Its price definitely requires an improvement. It is more expensive than other options, so customers go for a cheaper option.""We were looking for a clustered solution that has over-complicated things because we had it in AWS, which is Amazon. There was a solution for clustered NetApp. That meant there would be two NetApps that were not clustered because there was no solution for a cluster. We would like there to be an HA cluster solution.""I have a hunch that storage could be now the most expensive portion of our monthly bill. So I can imagine that, not this year, but next year we will be talking about looking deeper into ways how we can optimize the cost."

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"I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better.""Could be improved from a storage perspective and a cost perspective.""The solution should have two factor authentication.""It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing.""They need more enhancements in the security features.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "NetApp is a premium offering, so it's not a cheap product, but it is well-priced. It combines a couple of properties which customers like us are willing to pay. Could it be cheaper? Yes, but if you combine fully supported, fully managed, easily provisioned, scalable, and quick all in one product, it's a good selling point. You can ask a lot of money for all these. If you have a use case like we do, it's a perfect match. It's like the Porsche of storage solutions in the cloud. It is totally worth the cost."
  • "It is expensive in small environments, which could be better. The reason is the four terabyte minimum. A one terabyte minimum would be better."
  • "We are currently on a pay-as-you-go model with the storage that we use."
  • "Its price is double the price of the premium disks, which is the main reason why customers don't go for this solution in the end."
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  • "Better pricing would be helpful."
  • "Its price is fine."
  • "It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription."
  • "I pay a yearly subscription fee."
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    Ranking
    7th
    out of 26 in Cloud Storage
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    8,399
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    1,370
    Rating
    9.0
    6th
    out of 26 in Cloud Storage
    Views
    2,694
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    22
    Average Words per Review
    283
    Rating
    8.9
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    NetApp ANF, ANF
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    Overview

    Extreme File Performance
    Azure NetApp Files allows you to target any of your business-critical file workloads with extreme file throughput with sub-millisecond response times.With three service levels you can change on-the-fly, you get the performance that’s best suited to the application.

    Simple, Seamless Experience
    A seamless Azure experience for your file services workloads. You can deploy and manage Azure NetApp Files directory from the Azure Portal or automate using the Azure API or CLI integration.

    Secure Your Data
    Built-in capabilities ensure your data is protected at all times in Azure: from always-on encryption to point-in-time data copies (without added capacity costs). And with Microsoft‘s world class support, you can rest assured that you‘re in good hands with Azure.

    Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

    Offer
    Run your most demanding Linux and Windows file workloads in Azure

    Running performance-intensive and latency-sensitive file workloads in the cloud can be hard. Use Azure NetApp Files to migrate and run complex, file-based applications and simplify storage management.

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    Sample Customers
    SAP, Restaurant Magic
    Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
    Top Industries
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    Retailer14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Educational Organization13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
    Government4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Azure NetApp Files is ranked 7th in Cloud Storage with 4 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 6th in Cloud Storage with 24 reviews. Azure NetApp Files is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Azure NetApp Files writes "We can expand our storage on-the-fly without the need to reprovision". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Azure NetApp Files is most compared with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Dropbox and Oracle Database Backup Service, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage, Amazon S3 and SmartVault. See our Azure NetApp Files vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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