Why Azure SoftNAS over NetApp Files?

Capacity savings up to 80% on storage expenses

Buurst SoftNAS on Azure is a proven storage technology offering enterprise customers a capacity savings of up to 80% on storage expenses while offering high performance and data security. The chart below highlights our extensive default feature set in comparison to a competitor.  

Default ResourceAzure NetApp FilesBuurst SoftNAS
Number of Accounts per Azure Region10No Limit
Number of Capacity Pools per Account25No Limit
Number of Volumes per Subscription500No Limit
Number of Volumes per Capacity Pool500No Limit
Maximum # of Files (maxfiles) per Volume100 millionNo Limit
Number of Snapshots per Volume2552^64
Minimum Size of a Single Capacity Pool4 TiB1 GiB
Maximum Size of a Single Capacity Pool500 TiB2^27 TiB
(dependant on available disk capacity)
Minimum Size of a Single Volume100 GiB1 GiB
Maximum Size of a Single Volume100 TiB2^27 TiB
(dependant on available disk capacity)
Maximum Size of a Single File16 TiB16 EiB
Maximum Size of Directory Metadata in a Single Directory320 MBNo Limit

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