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Top Rated
283 Ratings
Top Rated
283 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Azure NetApp Files

    85%
    Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    8 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    8 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    8 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Amazon S3

    92%
    66 Ratings
    7.9

    Azure NetApp Files

    79%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    Amazon S3

    77%
    10 Ratings

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.7

    Amazon S3

    97%
    38 Ratings

    Azure NetApp Files

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3.Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    In my opinion, I would say it is more suitable to huge workloads, where you really needs the reliability and performance that a Netapp storage provides to you, larger share sizes, etc. Use cases where you really needs to store large amounts of non-structured data.It is not a cheap solution, I mean, you can find other options to store your data on the Cloud at smaller prices. So, for small companies, or companies that depends mostly on web-applications, or don't have such a specific requirements, I would not go with Azure Netapp Files.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon S3

    • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
    • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
    • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
    • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    • We have found that it scales very well. In some cases we had a large existing storage infrastructure and were able to migrate it while other times we started from scratch with low storage demands and Azure NetApp Files fit the bill each time.
    • We have been impressed with the replication capabailities.
    • The read and write speed when interacting with files is a major asset.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon S3

    • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
    • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    • It does not support file locking although its available as an add-on
    • Design is far from native and has a learning curve
    • We would like to have backup functionality built in so that we don't run into the issue where the replication process makes a copy of the corrupted data.
    HARDIK CHUDASAMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon S3

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Amazon S3 Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Azure NetApp Files

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Azure NetApp Files Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard Storage$0.14746 per GiB1
    Premium Storage$0.29419 per GiB1
    Ultra Storage$0.39274 per GiB1
    Cross Region Replication Minutes - Replication frequency is every 10 mins$0.14/GiB1
    Cross Region Replication Hourly - Replication frequency is every 1 hour$0.12/GiB1
    Cross Region Replication Daily - Replication frequency is once a day$0.11/GiB1
    Backup$0.05/GiB1
    Restore$0.02/GiB1
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Azure NetApp Files (ANF) cloud file storage service is charged per hour based on the provisioned ANF capacity. Customers can provision a minimum of 4TiB of ANF capacity and then add additional provision capacity in the increments of 1TiB. Cross Region Replication pricing varies by the desired replication frequency per unit of data, and the region of the destination volume.

    Usability

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 7.7
    Based on 10 answers
    It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
    Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 9.7
    Based on 38 answers
    AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon S3

    Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    Azure NetApp Files is very well integrated with Microsoft Azure, we use the same request methods that everyone knows from Azure. NetApp and Microsoft has built a very efficient solution that allows you to transfer virtually any service to the Microsoft public cloud. Azure NetApp Files also protects our data very well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon S3

    • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
    • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
    • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure NetApp Files

    • 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.
    • Its security and ease of use are most valuable.
    • It is stable and scalable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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