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Azure NetApp Files

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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I believe for small to mid business application hosting Centurylink provides an adequate service. When moving to larger scale business enviornments I believe the limitations, slowness is going to become a problem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Azure NetApp Files
8.7
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Azure NetApp Files
8.9
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Azure NetApp Files
8.7
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Azure NetApp Files
8.9
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Azure NetApp Files
8.3
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Monitoring tools
Azure NetApp Files
8.5
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Azure NetApp Files
8.3
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Operating system support
Azure NetApp Files
9.3
CenturyLink Public Cloud
Security controls
Azure NetApp Files
8.8
CenturyLink Public Cloud

Pros

Azure NetApp Files

  • Our organization is combination of IBM. it has large applications built on SAP based. these application data is critical to the organization and highest level of security which can be granted from Azure NetApp Files storage.
  • With this storage, we get at most security to the data and also very effective on performance point of view
  • it is very easy to implement for any sort of applications especially for SAP in our organization for large store of data on file system with high level of protection
  • Our Organization has different departments and are connected to Information Technology. most of our databases reside on SQL server and some of are on traditional Oracle databases. Based on company requirement, created several capacity pools and Volumes and assign each to data files, log and back up files of databases. this is the way we get better output and outstanding performance on managing servers with the help of Azure NetApp Files.
  • Based on size of each database on SQL server, it is very easy to customize data and log files and can be placed in different volumes in Azure Net App File system and can allocate required size to the file system and it can be adjusted for auto growth.
  • with this service, our organization accomplished better and safer way of handling databases and other files with these services.
Srinivas Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Offloading the requirements for hosting apps in house - cost savings
  • Access ability - users could access documents and programs from anywhere
  • Collaborative work ability - multiple users could work within the same enviornment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

CenturyLink Public Cloud

  • Perhaps ease of use - it's not convoluted but a little more streamlined of an interface would be great
  • Make your presence more known - in a world of heavily advertised cloud options CenturyLink is not at the top of the pile and I think it may be due to a lack of awareness in the business community. Advertise!
  • Streamline functionality - interface can be a little slow at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

CenturyLink Public Cloud

I did not select the application hosting environment - I was a user. That being said I do not have much of a voice in the difference between hosted services that I have experienced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure NetApp Files

  • Our on-phone employees have been able to retrieve documents faster while on the phone, translating into better sales and retention rates.
  • We don't have to maintain as many of our own file storage devices, allowing our IT team to focus on other mission-critical pieces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CenturyLink Public Cloud

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Azure NetApp Files

General

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

CenturyLink Public Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure NetApp Files
8.1
CenturyLink Public Cloud
7.0

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