NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud Overview

NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is the #8 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud Migration tools. It is most often compared to Amazon EFS (Elastic File System): NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud vs Amazon EFS (Elastic File System)

What is NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud?

NetApp® Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud is a fully managed or self-managed file service that is integrated into Google Cloud with the multiprotocol support, performance, and availability required to run business-critical applications. It is designed to provide massively parallel shared access to thousands of Google Compute Engine and Google Kubernetes Engine instances, enabling your applications to achieve high levels of aggregate throughput and IOPS with consistent low latencies.

Use cases. Customers can use the service to migrate existing enterprise applications to Google Cloud. Other use cases include hybrid deployments, multicloud mobility, big data analytics, web serving and content management, application development and testing, media and entertainment workflows, database backups, container storage, and more.

Features. Multiple performance tiers, standard file interfaces, advanced data management, metered service, fully managed service, native service experience, integrated support, and integrated billing.

For more information:

NetApp: https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-volumes-service-for-gcp

Google: https://cloud.google.com/netapp

NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is also known as CVS for Google Cloud, NetApp CVS for Google Cloud, Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Cloud Volumes Service for GCP, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for GCP.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud pricing:
  • "We don't need so much space, and there is no option to pay as we go or use just what we need. Also, the only way to increase performance is by increasing the level of the service."

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JW
President/COO at ChartDoc
Real User
Top 5
Tools and dashboard enable us to view our peak loads and to tune the system as we go, reducing costs

What is our primary use case?

We do electronic health records, electronic billing, and telemedicine, using artificial intelligence. We're quite pleased with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud and we're using it for HIPAA compliance, as well as in Luxembourg, where we have another one of our business units, for GDPR. It's meeting both of those requirements. Google is opening up a new data center in Luxembourg this month, so we've been coordinating with NetApp on that. The tools are very nice and we've been working with them on upscale and downscale of storage. We've been working with them on the architecture for… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "In terms of its storage snapshot efficiencies, the service is highly efficient. We are only doing things in small batches right now because we have not converted all of the data, but we have tested them in the Google Cloud and they work efficiently."
  • "It would help if they increased the area in which they employ artificial intelligence, by starting to do assessments on the environments, to project those. They're not using any AI tools, currently, on the administrative side."

What other advice do I have?

You need to plan out your architecture before you jump into any of these cloud environments. The good thing about NetApp is that they run on all three platforms, Azure, AWS, and Google. You need to have some idea of the architecture that you're putting in place, so you don't have to re-tool the thing later. We're using NetApp's admin tools, but not all of them yet because we're new to Google. And their team has been very proactive in working with us and helping us configure our environment. The service helped us to quickly move large numbers of files to the cloud. We have 15,000 patients' data…
CA
Cloud Infrastructure Responsible at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
A good service for high availability that is very easy to configure

What is our primary use case?

We use it for shared volumes in some environments as well as for high availability.

Pros and Cons

  • "High availability is very important to us because we have a production environment. High availability is the highest priority for us to continue keeping our systems running."
  • "The user interface has room for improvement. We would like this service to be more integrated with Azure, which is very easy to manage and use. It was easy to create volumes and add capacity pools in Azure, but in Google Cloud, we can only create separate volumes. We need more management or configuration options in the user interface."

What other advice do I have?

It is a good service for high availability that is very easy to configure. It is also very easy to put into our system running with NetApp. Currently, it is being used approximately 10 times a month. We have plans to include this service in other systems. Keep in mind that the network feeds require a special configuration. I would rate this service as an eight (out of 10).