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Azure NetApp Files Now Available to Government Agencies

by Adam Armstrong
Azure NetApp Files

Today NetApp announced that its Azure NetApp Files is available in the government region data centers on Microsoft Azure. This means all of the benefits and savings of the service can now be leveraged by federal, Department of Defense, and state and local agencies that have strict government security and regulatory compliance requirements. Deployment of Azure NetApp Files to government data center regions started in Virginia, followed by Arizona and Texas deployments.

Today NetApp announced that its Azure NetApp Files is available in the government region data centers on Microsoft Azure. This means all of the benefits and savings of the service can now be leveraged by federal, Department of Defense, and state and local agencies that have strict government security and regulatory compliance requirements. Deployment of Azure NetApp Files to government data center regions started in Virginia, followed by Arizona and Texas deployments.

Azure NetApp Files

As we stated during the initial release, Azure NetApp Files, a NetApp ONTAP powered Azure file-service, enables file-based enterprise workloads to be moved and deployed in Microsoft Azure through enterprise-grade storage and data management. Meeting the FedRAMP requirements means that the Azure native, high-performance file storage services will bring TCO, performance, management, and confidence to government agencies.

Benefits include:

  • Migrate and run. Agencies can move and deploy their most demanding enterprise file applications without code changes.
  • No separate contracts or term agreements. Delivered as an Azure first- party service, which allows customers to provision workloads through their existing Azure agreement. No additional NetApp ONTAP licensing is required. Pay for only what you use. The service has no back-end read or write or other back-end fees.
  • Multiple performance tiers. The service offers three levels of performance to allow optimized performance according to needs without sacrificing performance, reliability, or security.
  • FedRAMP certification. 50% of the $80 billion per year that the U.S. Government spends on IT is data categorized as High Impact level. With FedRAMP High Impact level certification, agencies with the most rigorous security requirements can take advantage of the smooth migration of their most intensive workloads by using Azure NetApp Files.
  • Simplifies migration to the cloud. NetApp Files eliminates a common cloud-first barrier by creating the right infrastructure environment for agencies resources, budget, and skillsets.

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