We performed a comparison between Azure NetApp Files and Microsoft Azure Block Storage 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.
"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."
"Since we have NetApp's internally, we use the SnapMirror predominantly for this process in the cloud which is beneficial."
"Its security and ease of use are most valuable."
"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."
"In terms of latency, bandwidth, and productivity, Azure Block Storage is better than other solutions."
"The price is decent. I rate Azure Block Storage eight out of 10 for affordability."
"Microsoft is currently updating a few features, such as object sizes and tiering, which were not available previously."
"The stability seems to be very reliable."
"It provides secure cloud storage."
"RBAC, access control, soft delete, hard delete, and cool and hot storage tiers are some of the features I have found valuable in Azure Block storage."
"It has capabilities such as versioning and, from a security point of view, you can also back it up."
"It can scale."
"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."
"The pricing definitely needs to be improved."
"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."
"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."
"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 performance could be improved, but all the services in the cloud are improved every week."
"The solution needs a direct connection to visualization."
"The cache issue needs to be addressed to ensure that the correct file is downloaded, especially when it's done manually into the local storage."
"Data gathering features could be improved."
"Azure Block Storage could use more capacity."
"It is also costly and not cheap compared to Internet-based networks."
"The support response time could be quicker."
"The solution could use a couple of security features."
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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.
Massively scalable cloud storage for your applications
Store and help protect your data. Get durable, highly available data storage across the globe and pay only for what you use.
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 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 36 reviews. Azure NetApp Files is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is rated 7.8. 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 Microsoft Azure Block Storage writes "It lets you customize code you can use on that endpoint". Azure NetApp Files is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Nasuni and Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2), whereas Microsoft Azure Block Storage is most compared with Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure Object Storage, Wasabi and Google Cloud Storage Nearline. See our Azure NetApp Files vs. Microsoft Azure Block Storage report.
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