We performed a comparison between Amazon S3 and Azure NetApp Files based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Public Cloud Storage Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Great for storing all types of data."
"This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes."
"The most useful features of Amazon S3 are the intelligent multipart upload."
"The most valuable features of Amazon S3 are the global availability, resiliency, and ease of access control."
"The most valuable feature of Amazon S3 is storage, which provides a personal capacity."
"Amazon S3's best features are its reliability and capacity to expand."
"The most valuable features of Amazon S3 are its storage capabilities, security, and integration."
"We appreciate that this solution is relatively easy to use, straightforward, and reliable."
"This solution definitely makes us more efficient in being able to provide storage quickly to our customers in the Azure Cloud."
"Azure NetApp Files has been stable."
"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."
"Its security and ease of use are most valuable."
"Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial."
"The pricing and licensing are pretty complex."
"It is difficult to retrieve files in an emergency because the public cloud has data limits for immediate downloads."
"Technical support could have a faster response time."
"They should improve in the area of metadata curation."
"The tool helps us with data backup storage of payment files and helps us avoid issues with clients when we miss the data. For instance, in the payment file of my Google client, you can find details of one-to-one transactions like the payment information on the file header, payment ID, payment client ID, group headers, etc. We get these details into the file format of ISO which is the accepted format at JP Morgan & Chase. Once we get the file format, we process it through S3."
"Amazon S3 could improve the load balancers. They are very basic compared to other solutions in the industry, such as F5. It has to be able to be analyzed up to a certain level."
"Amazon S3 could improve by being more secure."
"We would like Amazon to reduce the price of storage."
"Azure NetApp Files could improve by being more diverse to integrate better with other solutions, such as Splunk and the on-premise version. There are some use cases that are not covered natively by Azure. It is not the best solution because it is not external from the cloud which for me is the best type of solution."
"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."
"The main hurdle in promoting this solution is the price. Its price definitely requires an improvement. It is more expensive than other options, so customers go for a cheaper option."
"The pricing definitely needs to be improved."
Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
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.
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.
Amazon S3 is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 53 reviews while Azure NetApp Files is ranked 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 5 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while Azure NetApp Files is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Deploys in minutes, easily scalable, and extremely stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure NetApp Files writes "We can expand our storage on-the-fly without the need to reprovision". Amazon S3 is most compared with Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Oracle Cloud Archive Storage, whereas Azure NetApp Files is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Nasuni and Google Cloud Storage. See our Amazon S3 vs. Azure NetApp Files report.
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