Top 8 Cloud Migration Tools
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAPTurbonomicAzure NetApp FilesCisco CloudCenterCloudEndure Live MigrationHyperCloudNetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google CloudAvepoint FLY
We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a physical NetApp storage platform, and copy it over to another NetApp storage platform. It's a solid, proven technology, so we don't worry about whether data is getting lost or corrupted during the SnapMirror.
The automation and orchestration components are definitely the best part, as you can tell it what it can do and when, and just let it be.
We like that Turbonomic shows application metrics and estimates the impact of taking a suggested action. It provides us a map of resource utilization as part of its recommendation. We evaluate and compare that to what we think would be appropriate from a human perspective to that what Turbonomic is doing, then take the best action going forward.
You can change it non-disruptively. You can increase the size and decrease the size online, which is a huge benefit compared to Azure disks. It just works seamlessly. You don't need to stop the instances.
Cisco has a lot of published information and documentation that helps users understand the product and its offering very well.
The initial setup is fairly straightforward if you have a basic setup.
The most valuable feature is the live, block-to-block replication.
For the customers I work with, it provides flexibility as far as storage is concerned, so it's security and access.
High availability is very important to us because we have a production environment. High availability is the highest priority for us to continue keeping our systems running.
The solution is very straightforward to use. It's not overly difficult to figure out.