Why Azure SoftNAS over NetApp Files?

Capacity savings up to 65% on storage expenses

Why Azure SoftNAS over NetApp Files?

Capacity savings up to 65% on storage expenses

Buurst SoftNAS on Azure is a proven storage technology offering enterprise customers a capacity savings of up to 65% on storage expenses while offering high performance and data security. The chart below highlights our extensive default feature set in comparison to a competitor.

  • Price compare is based on a per year amount
  • Price is based on list price Q2 2021
  • Price compare does not factor in data tiering as Azure NetApp Files does not support this feature
  • Price amounts do not account for data compression or data deduplication
  • Azure NetApp Files max support is 100TB in a single volume
  • SoftNAS max support is 1.2PB on Azure
Default Resource Azure NetApp Files Buurst SoftNAS
Number of Accounts per Azure Region 10 No Limit
Number of Capacity Pools per Account 25 No Limit
Number of Volumes per Subscription 500 No Limit
Number of Volumes per Capacity Pool 500 No Limit
Maximum # of Files (maxfiles) per Volume 100 million No Limit
Number of Snapshots per Volume 255 2^64
Minimum Size of a Single Capacity Pool 4 TiB 1 GiB
Maximum Size of a Single Capacity Pool 500 TiB 2^27 TiB
(dependent on available disk capacity)
Minimum Size of a Single Volume 100 GiB 1 GiB
Maximum Size of a Single Volume 100 TiB 2^27 TiB
(dependent on available disk capacity)
Maximum Size of a Single File 16 TiB 16 EiB
Maximum Size of Directory Metadata in a Single Directory 320 MB No Limit

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