Azure NetApp Files Pros and Cons

Azure NetApp Files Pros

Vladislav Malicevic
Vice President Cloud Operations at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It's elastic, so it scales with our demands. We can start small, then with the addition of customer loads, we can expand on-the-fly without the need to reprovision something.
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reviewer1223400
AVP at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The critical features of this solution are SnapMirror for replication, data protection, and SnapLock.
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DayaKadam
Storage Engineer at Walgreen Co.
It has saved a lot of time. Because in the older, conventional hardware system, they need to raise a ticket to go to storage engineering, then storage engineering would increased the size. Now, it's dynamic. You don't have to do anything. This improved the time by more than 50 percent.
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MikeCostanza
Senior Manager at Restaurant Magic
Using NetApp Files got us out of a really difficult situation quickly, effectively, and at a reasonable cost.
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reviewer1232997
Senior IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
For us, with Azure NetApp Files the ease of use has been big. We have an operations organization where ease of use is key, especially when we're starting to go offshore with that [responsibility] as well.
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Rob Fivey
Solutions Architect at Champion Solutions Group
The most valuable feature of this solution is its flexibility.
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Azure NetApp Files Cons

Vladislav Malicevic
Vice President Cloud Operations at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I have a hunch that storage could be now the most expensive portion of our monthly bill. So I can imagine that, not this year, but next year we will be talking about looking deeper into ways how we can optimize the cost.
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reviewer1223400
AVP at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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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DayaKadam
Storage Engineer at Walgreen Co.
We would like for the files which are coming in that we can version them. 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.
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MikeCostanza
Senior Manager at Restaurant Magic
I would like to see multi-zone redundancy so that I don't have to worry about it. I just back up my data to that one SMB share and I know that it's replicated to a different region.
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reviewer1232997
Senior IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The speed of Azure NetApp Files, from what we PoC'ed, has been tolerable. We've had some challenges with it so far, being in a PoC, but after we [overcame] those challenges, it became tolerable.
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Rob Fivey
Solutions Architect at Champion Solutions Group
This solution would be improved with more innovation.
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Learn what your peers think about Azure NetApp Files. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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