Market growth shows enterprises increasingly choose file-based workload to migrate or rehost in the cloud
Spending on public cloud file storage grew 153% annually in 2019.
Steady growth of public cloud file storage services revenue has resulted in the segment expanding from less than 1% of the total public cloud storage services market, to 8% in 2019 — which represents more than $1 billion in total revenue.
Much of growth is driven by cloud migration, as many file-based workloads and/or applications are not native to the public cloud but are being rehosted from on-premises environments (e.g., “lift and shift”).
But significant challenges exist running file-based workloads in the public cloud, specifically with meeting the right levels of service and performance required to run mission-critical applications.
SAP migrations are some of the most complex and challenging migrations to undertake
However, the performance and scaling limitations of the native file storage that the cloud service providers offer have been an impediment for SAP customers that want to move to SAP on IaaS.
Couple that with the unacceptable risk of planned/unplanned downtime during migration, and risk also becomes a significant challenge.
Enterprises rely on storage OEMs to fill gaps, and ensure performance/reliability of their SAP migration, making cloud migration a reality
We recommend evaluating these integrated and/or native file services to help execute file workload migration, specifically for SAP.
Storage services like Azure NetApp Files help make cloud migration a reality