4. How can I make sure my data is protected?
Data protection is a major concern when you’re moving core applications to the cloud—especially when you are dealing with sensitive information such as financial, personal, and healthcare data and must comply with strict data storage requirements. You need to feel confident that your data is protected both at rest and in flight.
Azure NetApp Files offers built-in capabilities to ensure the highest levels of data protection in Azure with access control and always-on encryption. Critical security and compliance capabilities include FIPS-140-2 compliant data encryption at rest, RBAC, AD authentication, and export policies for network-based ACLs. Azure NetApp Files also complies with leading industry certifications such as HIPAA and GDPR.
The solution also helps you prevent accidental data loss and corruption with built-in, rapid backup and restore capabilities based on NetApp Snapshot technology. You can also easily move your data across regions when you need to create secondary and tertiary copies to protect against site failures.
5. How can I meet my application requirements most cost effectively?
With cloud solutions, you want to get what you pay for, but you don’t want to pay for more than you get. Azure NetApp Files eliminates storage bottlenecks for enterprise applications. That means cloud infrastructure can be reduced by up to 60%, and costs go down as well.
Because Azure NetApp Files is fully integrated as a part of the Azure infrastructure, you consume it from your Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) Azure commit directly—no additional licenses required. On top of this, you get reduced costs with a smaller storage footprint as NetApp Snapshot copies don’t add to your Azure data footprint.
It’s easy to adjust both service levels and capacity in seconds without a time-consuming data copy, so that you always have what you need without paying for more. Just turn Azure NetApp Files on automatically from your Azure portal and select service and performance levels.