What do you like most about Azure NetApp Files?
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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.
For us, with Azure NetApp Files the ease of use has been big. We have an operations organization where ease of use is key, especially when we're starting to go offshore with that [responsibility] as well.
The critical features of this solution are SnapMirror for replication, data protection, and SnapLock.
Using NetApp Files got us out of a really difficult situation quickly, effectively, and at a reasonable cost.
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.
The most valuable feature of this solution is its flexibility.