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Azure NetApp Files

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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

Linode

I am sure Google, Microsoft and Amazon's services are probably more cost effective in the long term or possibly the very short term. But if you don't have an entire tech team behind you or the time to figure out the cost calculator Linode is a good option. They are also currently pretty competitive on price.If you are a competent Linux user then these VMs are a good option. I have now switched all my webservices to a $5/mo Nanode and it is serving me well.If you do not have the knowledge to install Apache and some internet security then possibly not the best option.If you are a Blender user and want to rent an NVidia RTX 6000 (or 4) for a few hours then it is also a good option
P Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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

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

Linode

  • Exceptional uptime and reliability.
  • Easy to use control panel.
  • Ability to install various operating systems, fully customizable to your own needs.
  • Kept informed about any upcoming hardware maintenance with the ability to adjust the maintenance window to better serve our needs.
  • Easy automated backups at the touch of a button.
  • Affordable, excellent prices and package options.
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

Linode

  • Should consider allowing/supporting *BSD & OpenSolaris/IllumOS Unixes in their choices of .ISOs.
  • Should be a little more speedy updating non-systemd (real server) GNU/Linux .ISOs
  • For the number of servers they administer, might consider enlarging their team, but their current customer support team is more than adequate.
David Chmelik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 6 answers
I've been with them a long time. They provide me with the capabilities I need coupled with knowledgeable support that's not pay-for-extra.However, if I move to a non-Linux OS, the level of support by necessity will drop off. I can still ask questions about the infrastructure but I my ability to ask about OS features will decrease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Linode is perfect for what it offers: The UI is a great start. Managing DNS is straightforward. The API is simple and well documented. Everything just works. The performance of the VMs is good and global coverage is more than sufficient for me. Private Layer 2 networking is the only feature I miss which would be really adding value.
Harald Kubota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
There is very little planned downtime. Whenever planned downtime is necessary I'm always given lots of advanced notice and an explanation that I can pass along to my users that they'll understand. I really appreciate that Linode appreciates my commitment to reliable service to my users. It shows that they believe they've been successful when I'm successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Linode is an infrastructure provider issues related to performance are really on me. Linode provides a capable infrastructure and allows me to tailor performance of the services I provide to my customers to my specific situation. Linode allows me to implement "tweaks" that, from experience, I know will do the job with little risk without a whole bunch of static from idiot support 'droids who just get in the way ("this isn't supported at the present time").
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 8.5
Based on 184 answers
The support is always responsive and is able to help with all my queries so far with a professional and efficient manner. There is no comparison to other companies, they are the best at customer support and I am satisfied completely with their efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 8.7
Based on 5 answers
I wish it hadn't taken as many iterations as it did. Some of it is my own fault and some of it was related to limitations imposed on me by the programming environment I chose to use. All in all, I'd say I did a pretty good job. I'd stack my homegrown spam defenses up against anyone's!
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

Linode

I'd say Linode's main competition is DigitalOcean, I always liked to use Linode instead of DigitalOcean, even though [DigitalOcean's] website looked more professional, and their panel was more robust. Nowadays though Linode has gotten much better but they can do more for sure. Comparing infrastructure and servers together I didn't see much difference for my use cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure NetApp Files

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Linode

Linode 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Although I use only a fraction of their product offerings, the total set makes scalability an easy goal to shoot for. As I said, I have a few customers that use the services my Linode provides...and I like it that way. However, should I need to scale up, I can...without incurring any more cost than I need to.
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

Linode

  • Linode can be spun up so fast it is easy to jump right in.
  • Linode gives true console access, which AWS does not! That means things like single user mode and disk repairs (if even necessary) are actually possible. You can treat your machine like a pet, not cattle, if you want.
  • Linode has a fantastic mechanism for creating snapshots easily and affordably, and without shutting down the system; it's nice to know that safety net (and it works, btw) is there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Azure NetApp Files

General

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

Linode

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure NetApp Files
8.1
Linode
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
9.1

Usability

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
9.1

Performance

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
9.1

Support Rating

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
8.5

Implementation Rating

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
8.7

Scalability

Azure NetApp Files
Linode
9.1

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