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Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Azure NetApp Files

    84%
    Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    7 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS CloudFormation and Azure NetApp Files are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    7.9

    Azure NetApp Files

    79%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    AWS CloudFormation is well suited for scenarios where all of your resources need to be provisioned on AWS but it is not suited for hybrid cloud deployments. It's very easy for someone new to learn. The level of customization offered as part of the template specifically for AWS services is great. There is also a UI tool where we can drag and drop the services we want and it generates an yaml file which is very easy to use. The visibility of stacks and its resources and one place where we can track and identify the issues in deployment is great.
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    NetApp

    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.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    NetApp

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Error Description upon Failure Needs to be Improved.
    • Slow to create, delete or update.
    • Need to delete resources manually. It can ask before starting deletion whether to skip those resources or delete them.
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    NetApp

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    AWS CloudFormation

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    AWS CloudFormation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.001
    Handler Operation$0.00092

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per handler operation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

    Azure NetApp Files

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure NetApp Files editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard Storage$0.14746 per GiB1
    Premium Storage$0.29419 per GiB2
    Ultra Storage$0.39274 per GiB3
    Cross Region Replication Minutes - Replication frequency is every 10 mins$0.14/GiB4
    Cross Region Replication Hourly - Replication frequency is every 1 hour$0.12/GiB5
    Cross Region Replication Daily - Replication frequency is once a day$0.11/GiB6
    Backup$0.05/GiB7
    Restore$0.02/GiB8

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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.

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    We didn't look into anything else as Cloudformation was "built-in" for AWS, it just kind of made sense to go with that. Terraform was something that we briefly looked into Terraform but decides to stick with Cloudformation because our task was relatively "simple". Apparently if it's a bit more complex, Terraform might be the way to go.
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    NetApp

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • It has a positive ROI
    • Less time inverted in bugs
    • More stable source code
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    NetApp

    • 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.
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