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ANF Expands in Germany to Meet Fast-Growing Demand

October 22, 2020

Topics: Azure NetApp Files Azure3 minute read

Demand for high-performance cloud file storage is at an all-time high. To help enterprises like yours migrate even your most challenging workloads to Azure, we are pleased to announce the addition of another new Azure NetApp Files data center in Germany. We now have multiple data centers in Germany delivering the security, performance, and scalability Germany-based enterprise customers require.

The new Germany North data center is the latest in our fast-expanding network of data centers providing Azure NetApp Files service to global customers. The additional data center means you now have enterprise file storage available in a primary and secondary region on German soil, providing you with protection against natural disasters or other regional disruptions while meeting government and business sovereignty objectives.  

Azure NetApp Files meets GDPR requirements

Our data center is fully General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and meets the stringent requirements of the German government for data sovereignty. Germany-based companies that are bound by those sovereignty regulations now benefit from multiple locations for Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest-growing services in the Microsoft Azure portfolio.

Migrate your mission-critical applications with Azure NetApp Files

Azure NetApp Files is a fully managed, native Microsoft Azure service built on robust NetApp technology. It provides the ultra-high-performance file storage, plus the sub-millisecond latency that enterprise customers like you need to migrate even your most demanding workloads to the cloud. Think SAP, HPC, WVD, and databases such as Oracle. Azure NetApp Files delivers on-premises or better performance in the cloud. Exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

We know you don’t need the same amount of throughput at all times. Azure NetApp Files delivers on-demand scalability to help you control your costs. You’ll gain scalable capacity pools as well as three performance tiers to choose from – Standard, Premium, and Ultra – and the ability to change tiers on-the-fly as your needs change. Scaling up and down is fast and simple. With no special training and no complicated code changes. You get these capabilities at 99.99% availability guaranteed for both Windows and Linux file environments, and for the first time, you can support both simultaneously.

Customers share their success stories daily

“In order to accelerate the migration of SAP ERP on-premises to the cloud easily and quickly, customers can’t be expected to re-architect everything they’ve done and compromise their experience just because the cloud doesn’t have the same offerings. With Azure NetApp Files, now they don’t have to.” ​

- Germany-headquartered enterprise customer

Watch for new regions as our expansion continues

We are continuing to expand regions around the world in response to accelerating demand for Azure NetApp Files. We currently have data centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, U.K., UAE, and Asia-Pacific including Japan, Singapore, India, and Australia. We’re adding new regions and new countries all the time.

Get started with Azure NetApp Files

Join the many enterprise customers that have been consuming petabytes of this native Azure high-performance, low-latency, scalable, and secure cloud file storage service. Getting started is simple. No new contracts to sign. And our service is billed directly against your annual Azure monetary commitment. Experience on-premises or better performance in the cloud for workloads that were previously considered un-migratable. You’ll wish you’d registered sooner.

Contact Sales to register and get all the benefits of Azure NetApp Files working for you.

Managing Director – EMEA, Azure Business Group, NetApp