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Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (8)
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Cross Region Replication Daily - Replication frequency is once a day
Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
- Provisioning in the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) environment.
- Agility in enterprise performance management (EPM).
- Efficient API connections.
- Reserved Instances for Azure NetApp Files would improve more use cases, making them more valuable in Azure as the cost would be reduced.
- Azure NetApp Files could improve by being more diverse to integrate better with other solutions, such as Splunk and the on-premise version.
- The main hurdle in promoting this solution is the price. Its price definitely requires an improvement.
We also, as an Engineering company, have some requirements to store huge amounts of analysis data for long periods (15+ years) and Cloud seems to be the most cost-effective solution.
Azure Netapp Files sounded like a reliable/robust solution to run our workloads and to store these huge amounts of data on Azure, reducing the costs (when compared to on-prem workloads) while keeping confident/comfortable with Netapp robustness for production data.
We're currently running a couple of CIFS shares on Azure Netapp Files and evaluating it, planning to expand its usage.
- Highly scalable, as many 'Cloud ready' solutions
- Easy to implement, with only a few clicks
- Performance, we were positivelly surprised by its performance
- Deep integration with Azure products, like scripting/CLI/Shell
- High availability, reaching the 'four nines' if correctly implemented
- Backup/files versioning still needs to be improved
- Netapp/Storage administrators may need some time to adapt managing it through Azure Portal interface, it can be really confusing sometimes
- Reporting/data intelligence solutions would be a great addition
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.
- It has
- 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.
We would like to be able to version the files that are coming in. So, if a file is accidentally deleted, there should have a recycle bin option where we can go back and, at least once, clean it up. They could probably improve the versioning and other advanced features. The replication is not available in all the Azure Availability Zones.
- Extremely fast file storage
- Simple to use
- Great API
- Time to Market
- Global coverage.
- 99,99 SLA
- Full integration with Azure also for CLI.
- Database support.
- At the beginning, the interface is not easy to use.
- In my opinion, reporting could be improved.
- 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.
- We haven't done too much yet, but it seems auto-backup needs some improvement. It seems like it is backing up corrupted files, overwriting the previous uncorrupted file.
- This is somewhat related to the previous con but versioning of files would be helpful If there is a corrupted file or a file that has been deleted by a user, quick retrieval of the individual file would be handy.
- Handles high volume very well
- Cloud service enables for endless growth and scalability
- Easy to use for both professionals and end users
- The backup functions could be improved on, maybe integrated somehow
- User friendly in my opinion
- Seemless transition
- Lots of storage available
- Helps us meet our audit controls
- Connection issues at times
- Recovering of files
- Initial or introductory training