We performed a comparison between Azure NetApp Files and Box based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Cloud Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"It is really easy to load files to and from this solution."
"I like the ease of use."
"You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives."
"Box is very realistic when it comes to sharing capabilities."
"Box is extremely stable, they have not been hacked or lost any data in the past seventeen years. I am very impressed with it."
"The collaboration of the solution is good."
"It is a very user-friendly product."
"The solution is scalable."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 pricing definitely needs to be improved."
"I don't like the low level of role-based security it provides – it's very cumbersome, and the support is ordinary at times."
"They could integrate better with other platforms."
"The search features and role permissions are not very user friendly. It only searches the first few pages of a document, which is quite a problem."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"If you want to delete something in Box, you have to do it manually, one by one. That was my recent experience. They might have a bulk delete, but I could not find that option. If you want to delete something, you have to go to each and every file and delete it."
"The room for improvement is in the area of integrations. They need to establish more integrations, especially with Office 365 and Outlook."
"With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have."
"One thing that Box would benefit from is a records management component."
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.
Azure NetApp Files is ranked 8th in Cloud Storage with 5 reviews while Box is ranked 6th in Cloud Storage with 8 reviews. Azure NetApp Files is rated 8.6, while Box is rated 8.2. 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 Box writes "User-friendly, easy to navigate, and has helpful support". Azure NetApp Files is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Nasuni and NetApp Cloud Insights, whereas Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Office 365 and IBM FileNet. See our Azure NetApp Files vs. Box report.
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