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Azure NetApp Files Pros and Cons

Azure NetApp Files Pros

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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Service Architecture at All for One Group AG
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.
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SK
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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DK
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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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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RF
Solutions Architect at Champion Solutions Group
The most valuable feature of this solution is its flexibility.
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Storage / Virtualisation & Infrastructure Contractor at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial.
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Azure NetApp Files Cons

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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Service Architecture at All for One Group AG
Reserved Instances for Azure NetApp Files would improve more use cases, making them more valuable in Azure as the cost would be reduced.
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SK
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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DK
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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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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RF
Solutions Architect at Champion Solutions Group
This solution would be improved with more innovation.
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Storage / Virtualisation & Infrastructure Contractor at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We were looking for a clustered solution that has over-complicated things because we had it in AWS, which is Amazon. There was a solution for clustered NetApp. That meant there would be two NetApps that were not clustered because there was no solution for a cluster. We would like there to be an HA cluster solution.
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Learn what your peers think about Azure NetApp Files. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.