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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure NetApp Files vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial.""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.""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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"The solution is easy to use.""It's easy to use.""The solution is flexible and very user-friendly.""From an availability perspective it's fantastic; from a security perspective it's fantastic.""The most valuable features are stability and ease of use.""The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard.""It's easy to use.""The solution is stable and has good performance."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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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"The user interface could be more intuitive.""It would be helpful to offer more packages to increase the storage.""In the next release, if improvements are made to the GPU instances for machine learning, for example, it would be helpful.""Having more storage space would be an improvement.""I would like more storage available.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""I would like to see better pricing.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are currently on a pay-as-you-go model with the storage that we use.""NetApp is a premium offering, so it's not a cheap product, but it is well-priced. It combines a couple of properties which customers like us are willing to pay. Could it be cheaper? Yes, but if you combine fully supported, fully managed, easily provisioned, scalable, and quick all in one product, it's a good selling point. You can ask a lot of money for all these. If you have a use case like we do, it's a perfect match. It's like the Porsche of storage solutions in the cloud. It is totally worth the cost.""It is expensive in small environments, which could be better. The reason is the four terabyte minimum. A one terabyte minimum would be better."

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"I pay a yearly subscription fee.""The solution comes with a cost once a person has exceeded a certain limit.""The solution is free.""I am paying a yearly subscription fee.""The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription.""I pay monthly for Google Cloud Storage. It could be cheaper, but for now, it's okay.""It's an inexpensive product.""Its price is fine."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Azure NetApp Files is a Microsoft Azure file storage service built on NetApp technology. The platform combines the file capabilities of Azure and NetApp to move critical file-based applications to the… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: It is expensive in small environments, which could be better. The reason is the four terabyte minimum. A one terabyte minimum would be better, but it is what it is right now. I think it's needed that… more »
Top Answer: Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
Ranking
3rd
out of 26 in Cloud Storage
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8,089
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5,919
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5
Average Words per Review
1,072
Rating
9.0
7th
out of 26 in Cloud Storage
Views
2,607
Comparisons
2,270
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
275
Rating
8.8
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Also Known As
NetApp ANF, ANF
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Overview

Extreme File Performance
Azure NetApp Files allows you to target any of your business-critical file workloads with extreme file throughput with sub-millisecond response times.With three service levels you can change on-the-fly, you get the performance that’s best suited to the application.

Simple, Seamless Experience
A seamless Azure experience for your file services workloads. You can deploy and manage Azure NetApp Files directory from the Azure Portal or automate using the Azure API or CLI integration.

Secure Your Data
Built-in capabilities ensure your data is protected at all times in Azure: from always-on encryption to point-in-time data copies (without added capacity costs). And with Microsoft‘s world class support, you can rest assured that you‘re in good hands with Azure.

Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

Offer
Run your most demanding Linux and Windows file workloads in Azure

Running performance-intensive and latency-sensitive file workloads in the cloud can be hard. Use Azure NetApp Files to migrate and run complex, file-based applications and simplify storage management.

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Sample Customers
SAP, Restaurant Magic
Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company25%
Educational Organization17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise46%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure NetApp Files vs. Google Cloud Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure NetApp Files is ranked 3rd in Cloud Storage with 3 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 7th in Cloud Storage with 21 reviews. Azure NetApp Files is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Azure NetApp Files writes "We can expand our storage on-the-fly without the need to reprovision". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Azure NetApp Files is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Dropbox and Oracle Database Backup Service, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Zoolz Intelligent Cloud. See our Azure NetApp Files vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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