2019-10-30T05:49:00Z

What is your primary use case for Azure NetApp Files?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

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We were looking for a five-part solution that scales well, is fast, and has the ability to be quickly provisioned in the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) environment. Our product requires it to be quick because It is a memory database that also has persistence, which has to be real-time. We are an enterprise performance management (EPM) company. As an 18-year-old company, we have a lot of legacy systems. Around 2011 to 2012, we decided to move to the cloud. We have pretty ambitious plans to lift and shift all of our customers to the cloud. For the past three years, we've been aggressively pushing our cloud offering. It is a fully managed cloud EPM solution that we are providing to our customers. The whole infrastructure, platform, and product are totally managed by us. We are partnering with Microsoft and running it on Microsoft Azure. We are in the process of modernizing the whole offering and making it cloud native. We've been modernizing for the past year and a half. One of the problems that you need to solve is also storage. This is where we bumped into NetApp. It's not only about compute. It's also about storage and networking. The storage becomes quite an important role.

2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
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We're in the energy industry and at our primary use case for Azure NetApp Files is, initially, for archival purposes, including tiering. After the archival-type stuff, we are going to go into putting actual volumes into the cloud, using a cloud-first strategy.

2019-11-18T10:14:00Z
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We have implemented Azure NetApp Files in our lab, and we have tested the NFS and CIFS protocols. We are looking for the multi-protocol approach, where the clients can leverage both protocols to access files, whether they are using Windows or Linux. Once we have this, and the data protection is in place, will we begin using this solution internally.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution for SQL backups and restores. Right now, we've stopped using this solution because we finished our migration. We are looking to work with Microsoft and NetApp to see what other innovations we can do with this solution, on other practical problems in our infrastructure that it can solve.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Some of the instances in the cloud, they needed NFS mount, and Microsoft did not have anything. That's why we are using Azure NetApp Files, we need to export NFS shares across multiple clients. We are using version 1, which is the best version in my opinion. This product is deployed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

2019-10-30T12:02:00Z
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The primary use case for Azure NetApp Files is unstructured data. We have this solution deployed both on Microsoft Azure and on-premises.

2019-10-30T05:49:00Z
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