Azure NetApp Files Valuable Features

Vladislav Malicevic
Vice President Cloud Operations at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Ease of provisioning: It's very easy to consume the product. We are not doing this manually. We are doing this programmatically, but it's very easy and seamless for us to consume it. It's like any other Azure component. It's very good and well-integrated into the ecosystem of Azure. There is tight integration. We didn't need to learn anything new. It feels like we know everything already, although under the hood, the product is something totally different. However, it seemed very easy for us. 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. The performance is quite good, so it's almost on par with the make of SSD storage. It provides a quick, scalable storage solution. We were looking for a supported solution. We didn't want to experiment. We didn't want to look for open source, though we did look into open source initially before we bumped into NetApp. We figured out that adding yet another unknown into our system was not going to bring us benefit. It would be another problem that we would need to tackle. So, we said, "Okay, let's look for a supported solution," and NetApp was one of them. Then, we turned to NetApp. View full review »
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. Replication is important to us because we are a financial company, and we would like to have a second copy of the data available to use no matter what. Whether we are running on-premises or in the could, we would like to have it available in a different region. The data protection is important because regardless of the disaster recovery, we were running into a situation where the data is corrupted in both locations. SnapLock is used for WORM files, where they are locked for a certain amount of time and nobody will be able to delete them. It is SEC compliant, which is important because we cannot put data onto these systems until the FINRA or SEC compliance is there. This solution is intuitive, easy to learn, and easy to use. View full review »
DayaKadam
Storage Engineer at Walgreen Co.
* You can scale. * The response time is very good on Azure NetApp Files. This is important because it solves the problem where we can export our Unix NFS shares with Windows as well as our UNIX clients. View full review »
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MikeCostanza
Senior Manager at Restaurant Magic
The most valuable features are the quick spin-ups and spin-downs, ultra-fast SQL backup and restore. The speed of Azure NetApp Files is incredible. Instead of taking three to four hours to do a back and restore operation of a large database, we were able to conduct it in about 15 minutes. View full review »
reviewer1232997
Senior IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features of Azure NetApp Files for us have been the ease of use and the pricing to get off-prem. View full review »
Rob Fivey
Solutions Architect at Champion Solutions Group
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. View full review »
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