We performed a comparison between Azure NetApp Files and NetApp ONTAP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp, IBM, Nasuni and others in Cloud Migration.
"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."
"One aspect of Azure NetApp Files that I truly appreciate is its remarkable performance capabilities."
"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."
"The most valuable features of the solution is replication to another region and the performance. The solution is stable. The solution is scalable. The initial setup is straightforward."
"Azure NetApp Files has been stable."
"The MFS report is the best feature for us."
"The most valuable features of NetApp ONTAP are its data redundancy, performance, storage catering, snapshot technology, and NetApp Insight."
"Deduplication, data protection, and NetApp block are some of the valuable features of the product."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"It's extremely reliable, very easy to manage. I've been able to reduce the number of people I have managing the storage systems because of the software."
"The most valuable feature is the very high IOPS rating which you can achieve with it."
"From a storage standpoint, NetApp is the number one partner and the number one equipment manufacturer."
"Their SAN storage is great."
"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 deployment process is somewhat complex compared to other storage solutions."
"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."
"The pricing definitely needs to be improved."
"We would like to see more paired regions for the replication."
"The older UI is not ideal."
"They need centralized controls."
"The GUI of NetApp ONTAP is an area with certain shortcomings that need to be considered for improvement."
"The rate of technology could be improved."
"With NetApp ONTAP, the technology is all there, but its management process needs some simplification."
"The price could be lower."
"I believe that the next release should be a bit cheaper."
"NetApp ONTAP has similar areas of improvement as NetApp Private Storage regarding decreasing the error rate, improving the GUI, technical support and stability, and reducing the price."
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.
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.
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 3rd in Cloud Migration with 6 reviews while NetApp ONTAP is ranked 1st in Storage Software with 11 reviews. Azure NetApp Files is rated 8.0, while NetApp ONTAP is rated 8.8. 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 NetApp ONTAP writes "Fantastic performance, and reliability, as well as useful monitoring tools". Azure NetApp Files is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Nasuni, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) and Wasabi, whereas NetApp ONTAP is most compared with DataCore SANsymphony, StorONE Storage-as-a-Service, Dell PowerPath and Kodjin FHIR Server.
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