ic-azure-netapp-files-1Azure NetApp Files

Powerful Enterprise File Shares

A Microsoft Azure file storage service built on NetApp technology, giving you the file capabilities in Azure even your core business applications require.

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Accelerate Azure Migration with High
Performance and Scalability

Extreme File Performance

Azure NetApp Files allows you to migrate more applications to Azure–even your business-critical 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 directly from the Azure Portal or automate using the Azure API or CLI integration. Because it's an Azure first-party service, all billing and support is directly with Microsoft.

Secure Your Data

Built-in capabilities ensure your data is protected at all times in Azure. Directly built on NetApp highly-available enterprise storage, from always-on encryption to extremely efficient data copies, you can rest assured that you‘re data is in good hands on Azure.


Linux & Windows File Shares

When building simple, shared access to both Linux and/or Windows file data from basic file shares to your most critical file needs, it is imperative have reliable, highly available access to data in order to meet corporate cloud-first mandates.

  • ic-challenge-1 Customer Challenges

    A global beverage company was facing performance and reliability challenges moving core file environments to Azure in order to meet their cloud first initiative as they needed to build custom file servers to support shared file access (NFS) for their Linux-based application.

  • ic-solution Solution

    Azure NetApp Files gave them a simple path to creating Linux files shares. Because of its extreme performance, they could now move some core business applications to Azure. With the added benefit of application-consistent data snapshots and instant cloning, they reduced their data management overhead.

  • ic-results Results with Azure NetApp Files
    • Simple and fast deployment of high-performance Linux file shares
    • Reduce large system restores from a full day to just two hours
    • Reduce data sprawl with built-in data protect, without adding cloud capacity

Database Applications

Get cloud flexibility in Azure for core business applications that need high
database performance, such as Oracle, MySQL, and SAP.

  • ic-challenge-1 Customer Challenges

    A global athletic apparel company was struggling with the migration of their core business applications, which rely on a very high performance database to meet their day-to-day business needs. The database was in an on-premises file environment for simplicity and shared access to multiple tools.

  • ic-solution Solution

    Azure NetApp Files gave them the ultra-low latency, high performance solution they were looking for—and in a native format that made the architecture easy, familiar, and fast to deploy.

  • ic-results Results with Azure NetApp Files
    • Simplified management without requiring specialized storage expertise
    • 10X faster recovery times from data backups

Customer Stories

The relationship with NetApp has been critical in the ability to create those touch points with customers. Azure NetApp Files is a great example. The response times were phenomenal.

Brad Clark, Director Storage Systems and Data Protection, McKesson

Azure NetApp Files was a life saver for storage. We have seen amazing performance increases. Simulations that took over a month to run now take few hours

Juan Pedro Bretti Mandarano, Digital Transformation Engineer E&P Repsol

We are driving a premium cloud experience for our customers and prospects. Azure NetApp Files is simple to use, secure, and very very fast – it's the whole package.

Vladislav Malicevic, Vice President of Development, Cloud Operations and Support, Jedox

Features & Pricing

Azure NetApp Files brings the following capabilities to your data:

  • ic-latency-2 Ultra-Low Latency

    Bring your most demanding applications to the cloud with sub-millisecond latencies.

  • ic-tiers-4 Multiple Performance Tiers

    Choose the performance level that best fits your application requirements and adjusts on-the-fly without having to move data:

    STANDARD | 16MB / second throughput per provisioned TB

    PREMIUM | 64MB / second throughput per provisioned TB

    ULTRA | 128MB / second throughput per provisioned TB

  • ic-regional-2 Highly Available by Default
    Azure NetApp Files is built on NetApp enterprise storage technology directly in the Azure data centers bringing decades of highly available, trusted storage technology directly to your cloud environment. All data written to Azure NetApp Files is highly available within the Azure data centers.
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  • ic-protocol-4 Multi-Protocol Support

    Address both your Linux and Windows file-based applications with NFS and SMB protocol support.

  • ic-data-management-2 Advanced Data Management

    Get built-in, advanced features for your application data environments:

    SnapShot Copies - Increase your application resiliency by taking more snapshot copies that do not impact your performance, time or capacity.

    Rapid Clones - Get your application and services to market faster with rapid, low cost data copies.

    Data Encryption - All data at rest is encrypted by default so your data is always protected.

  • ic-azure-2 Azure Native, First-Party Service and Support

    Azure NetApp Files is an Azure native, first-party service delivered directly through the Azure Portal. You get the familiar interface with the built in Azure tools just like any other Azure storage service – Including Microsoft world-class procurement and support.

Azure NetApp Files (ANF) is charged per hour based on the provision ANF capacity. Customers can provision a minimum of 4TiB of ANF capacity and then add additional provision capacity in the increments of 1TiB. There are no upfront cost and no termination fees.

Azure Native Service and Support


Azure NetApp files is an Azure native service delivered directly through the Azure portal. With built-in Azure tools, you get the familiar interface and features of any other Azure storage service – Including Microsoft’s world-class procurement and support.

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