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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.2

    Azure NetApp Files

    82%

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    Azure NetApp Files ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.6
    86%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    8.5
    85%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    8.7
    87%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure NetApp Files is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    Azure NetApp Files

    79%
    8 Ratings
    7.0

    Lumen Public Cloud (discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)

    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
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    Pros

    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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    Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)

    • 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
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    Cons

    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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    Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    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.

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    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Lumen Public Cloud (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)

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