Azure NetApp Files Review

A flexible solution for dealing with unstructured data, integrates well with Active Directory


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case for Azure NetApp Files is unstructured data.

We have this solution deployed both on Microsoft Azure and on-premises.

How has it helped my organization?

Azure NetApp Files gives our clients better options.

My clients have seen a performance increase in a range of between five and thirty percent.

The scale-up and scale-down capabilities of the solution have provided flexibility in both capacity and performance, as well as billing. It has streamlined our operations, making them more flexible and allowing for easier growth.

The dynamic resizing has given us better position, accuracy, and deployment, so in this perspective, it has saved time.

As a partner, we have multiple use cases on a daily basis. There is a lot of flexibility and lots of use cases that fit well with this solution.

With regard to the ease of use and reduction in management versus the cost, this solution is excellent. The time to market is quick.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its flexibility.

The speed of this solution is adequate.

The fully integrated Active Directory was exactly what I was looking for.

What needs improvement?

This solution would be improved with more innovation.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been selling NetApp for about fifteen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has been good to this point.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability has been good, so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for this solution has been good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are a Microsoft Premier Partner in Cloud, which made for a nice bridge because we were already partners with NetApp.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of Azure NetApp Files varies. It can be anywhere from the basics to extreme complexity.

What about the implementation team?

We are the solution integrator who implement this for our clients.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing fees for this solution vary, ranging from a single shelf to a full suite.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options. NetApp is always on our short-list.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend Azure NetApp Files.

This solution just fits our needs, and I would rate it a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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