What Is Azure NetApp Files About?
Azure NetApp Files is akin to cloud-based shared storage for performance-intensive and latency-sensitive applications. It leverages both SMB and NFS protocols, so it’s applicable for both Windows and Linux. The service is designed to migrate and run your most demanding, complex, file-based applications in the cloud with no code change.
Read the article by Nicolas Prigent, a three-time Microsoft MVP, on the essentials when it comes to Azure NetApp Files and how to get started with the service.
We never used NetApp because even the physical machines were crap. Terrible performance and reliability and super high cost. We had to abandon them because they would fail under load. Not cut out for storage duties.