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Score 7.9 out of 100
136 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.5

Azure NetApp Files

85%
7.7

Google Compute Engine

77%
Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 8/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Dynamic scaling

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
8.3
83%
24 Ratings

Elastic load balancing

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
20 Ratings

Pre-configured templates

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
26 Ratings

Monitoring tools

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
5.8
58%
27 Ratings

Pre-defined machine images

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
6.1
61%
27 Ratings

Operating system support

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.6
86%
27 Ratings

Security controls

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
27 Ratings

Automation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Compute Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Azure NetApp Files

79%
8 Ratings
8.7

Google Compute Engine

87%
27 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure NetApp Files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Compute Engine

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Azure NetApp Files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Google Compute Engine

91%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Google Compute Engine

86%
19 Ratings

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

Google Compute Engine

We use Google Compute Engine in a hybrid and multi-cloud solution. We find that using it for direct ad-hoc use cases meets all of our demands. We have attempted some more complex networking and multi-regional use cases but were not able to achieve satisfactory results. Google Compute Engine is extremely appropriate for anyone requiring quick, scalable, reliable infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Google Compute Engine

  • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
  • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
  • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
Tyler Johnson | 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

Google Compute Engine

  • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
  • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
  • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.

Google Compute Engine

General

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

Starting Price

$0.004,237 GB

Google Compute Engine Editions & Modules

Edition
On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS$0.031611 / vCPU1
Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs0.006655 / vCPU1
One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.019915 / vCPU1
Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS$0.014225 / CPU1
On-demand price - Predefined Memory$0.004237 / GB1
Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory0.000892 / GB1
One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.002669 / GB1
Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory$0.001907 / GB1
  1. Hour
Additional Pricing Details
Prices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.

Likelihood to Renew

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.6
Based on 19 answers
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
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

Google Compute Engine

I've used the AWS stack, the Azure stack, OCI, and IBM cloud. I have found GCP and AWS the easiest to deploy, configure, manage, and so on. Google has offered me at least 5 free in person classes to train me in new features on the platform. Likewise AWS has offered me probably 10 to 15 guided online tutorials, with a person to field any questions. All of this free training will no doubt affect my experience in a serious way, so keep that in mind as a reader. Outside of ease of use and configuration, I haven't experienced performance problems across any of the cloud services that I have used.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Google Compute Engine

  • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
  • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
  • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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