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What is Azure NetApp Files?

Azure NetApp Files is a Microsoft file storage service powered by NetApp technology that offers a fully managed, highly available solution for provisioning file services in Azure. With Azure NetApp Files, users don’t have to worry about storage management. The service takes care of all storage administration including the setup, configuration, updates, service levels, and much more.

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Azure NetApp Files brings enterprise-grade storage and data management to Azure so you can get more of your applications into the cloud with ease. Azure NetApp Files removes obstacles, so you can move all your Linux and Windows file-based applications–even business critical, high performance applications–to the cloud. For the first time, you get fast, highly reliable, persistent file storage for your cloud applications without complexity or re-architecting.

  • ic-solution Why Azure NetApp Files Stands Out as a Storage Solution
    • Dual-protocol support: Support for both Linux and Windows file shares, allowing customers to choose the protocol that best meets their application requirements.
    • Lower risk: On-demand capacity and performance changes can be made in seconds without any time-consuming data copy, allowing you to control cloud storage costs right-sized to your applications.
    • Freedom to grow: Spin up to 100TB in seconds, including extremely high-performance storage.
    • Full management: Azure NetApp Files takes care of storage management for you, providing all the setup, configuration, and updates.
    • Reliable database storage: For all major database systems including SAP, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, and Microsoft SQL Server (over SMB).
    • 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.
    • Data security you can trust: Built-in capabilities ensure your data is always protected in Azure: from always-on encryption to point-in-time data copies (without added capacity costs).
  • ic-challenge-1 How Does Azure NetApp Files Help?

    Azure NetApp Files is a highly available and enormously scalable platform for creating cloud-based file-share environments. By virtue of NetApp’s long-running experience of delivering enterprise, on-premises NAS solutions, Azure NetApp Files comes with a complete range of supporting features, including...

    • Linux file environments including connections over both NFSv3 and NFSv4.1
    • Windows applications via SMB with Active Directory integration
    • Export and security policy support
    • Advanced enterprise management features such as fast, highly efficient Snapshot copies and instant dataset cloning
    • Together with NetApp data replication services, customers can easily get their data in and out of their Azure NetApp Files environments with ease

    These features save users time and money deploying and running applications in that cloud that require file services. From both a performance and efficiency standpoint, Azure NetApp Files lets organizations focus technical resources on innovation rather than administration delivering more value to their organization.


Azure NetApp Pricing and Service Levels

Azure NetApp Files has three service levels, so users can choose the performance that best matches their application requirements. Unlike any other cloud storage, Azure NetApp Files reduces customers’ risk by offering on-demand performance changes without requiring a time-consuming data copy.

With three service levels, you can fine-tune your data performance to the needs of your applications and adjust performance on the fly. Performance for each volume scales with the amount of allocated capacity, so performance is not limited as your dataset grows.

Azure NetApp Files is charged per hour based on the provisioned capacity. Customers can provision a minimum of a 4TiB pool and then add additional provision capacity in the increments of 1TiB.


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How to Get Started

Azure NetApp Files is a first-party Microsoft service, that gives you best-in-class performance (throughput and latency) delivered fully integrated as a part of the Azure infrastructure. Plus, you consume it from your Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) Azure commit directly–no extra licenses to worry about.

Getting started is simple. Fill out the form and an Azure specialist will reach out to confirm that Azure NetApp Files is a fit for you, activate your subscription, and answer any questions you have. After that, you can have your Azure NetApp Files instance up and running in the Azure portal in less than 60 seconds.

Azure NetApp Files is the only cloud storage service that does what it said it was going to do and provides consistent, predictable performance

– Fortune 500 Financial Firm

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