The leading vendor options for modernizing file storage offer enterprises the functionality they need to store, access, protect, manage, and secure unstructured file data efficiently and economically. However, sorting through the cloud-based solutions that are now available to replace traditional file storage can be complicated given the different approaches and architectures offered by vendors.
This paper was written to help stakeholders – IT leaders, cloud architects, infrastructure and operations personnel, storage directors, heads of business, and more – think through the criteria for choosing the cloud file storage solution that best meets their needs and understand the options that are available to them today.
Based on customer survey results and analyst reports, enterprises want cloud file storage solutions to offer advantages in three main categories: Savings, Simplicity, and Scale; the ‘promise’ of the cloud. The generally available cloud-based file storage solutions — Nasuni Cloud File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Azure Files, Amazon FSx for Windows, and Windows File Servers — hosted in the cloud were evaluated against these three criteria.
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