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"They allow a special price if you are working closely with them. Since we have a lot of NetApp systems, we got some kind of discount. That's something they do for other customers, not just for us. The price was fair. In addition to the licensing fees, you're paying Amazon for your usage...""The standard pricing is online. Pricing depends. If you're using the PayGo model, then it's just the normal costs on the Microsoft page. If you're using Bring Your Own License, which is what we're doing, then you get with your sales contact at NetApp and start figuring out what price is the best, in the end, for your company.""In addition to the standard licensing fees, there are fees for Azure, the VMs themselves and for data transfer.""Cloud is cloud. It's still expensive. Any good solution comes with a price tag. That's where we are looking to see how well we can manage our data in the cloud by trying to optimize the costs.""I know the licensing is a bit on the high-end. That's when we had to downsize our MetroCluster disks and just migrate to disks that were half used. We migrated into those just to reduce maintenance costs.""Cost is a big factor, because a lot of companies can't afford enterprise grade equipment all the time. They skimp where they can. I would recommend that they improve the cost.""Our licensing costs are folded into the hardware purchases and I have never differentiated between the two.""For NetApp it's about $20,000 for a single node and $30,000 for the HA."

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Also Known As
ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVOAmazon Glacier

The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.

Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

Fully managed file shares that use the standard SMB 3.0 protocol

Key scenarios:

  • Share data across on-premises and cloud servers
  • Migrate file share-based applications to the cloud with no code changes
  • Integrate modern applications with File storage
  • Simplify hosting for high availability workload data
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Sign up for a 30-day trial to see how Cloud Volumes ONTAP can help you optimize cloud storage costs and performance, while enhancing data enterprise-grade protection, security, and compliance - wherever your data lives.

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Sample Customers
Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON SemiconductorKing Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify,, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloudTalon, Camden
Top Industries
Healthcare Company26%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company6%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company11%
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise80%
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise77%
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Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Microsoft Azure File Storage is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 5 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure File Storage is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "Excellent storage capabilities, great cost savings, and very efficient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure File Storage writes "A cloud file storage solution that plays well with familiar products but is difficult to configure and build-out". Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Microsoft Azure Object Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure File Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Azure NetApp Files, Oracle Database Backup Service, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.

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