NAS Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Alex Lovett says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
IT Operations Manager
* The Remote Copy Group is amazing for the replication stuff. * We also use dynamic optimization to go between tiers. * The reporting, as well. We can quickly see performance per CPG and per LUN. You can drill right down to see actual performance to the virtual volumes themselves. That's really good. View full review »
Luc Bussieres says in a NetApp FAS Series review
Senior System Administrator at a marketing services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are the snapshots, the flash pool that we’re using, and cluster mode. When we are doing an upgrade, there is less of an impact on the customer when you use cluster mode. It still has some with CIFS, but at least it has less impact. View full review »
Henry says in a NetApp FAS Series review
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
Powerful Easy to use High availability DFM OCI Data fabric FPolicy Cluster-mode Hybrid cloud solution View full review »
Storage Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Certainly the cost. It's something that we own. We negotiate whatever deal we can get on the type of storage that it is, but it's totally under our control, as opposed to putting it out in the cloud. We like that. View full review »
Hashem Dabbas says in an IBM Storwize review
Senior Systems Engineer & Support Contracts Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Virtualization and Data Migration. V7000 is built with IBM Spectrum Virtualized software, which is part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family. V7000 software: * Provides a single or multiple pool(s) of storage * Provides logical unit virtualization * Manages logical volumes * Mirrors logical volumes V7000 hardware provide the below features: * Large scalable cache: thru IO groups methodology * Copy services: metro mirror, global mirror, Data Migration, point in time copy, active-active copy (Hyperwap) * Space management: thin provisioning, Easy Tier, and compression The Storwize V7000 nodes in a clustered system operate as a single system and present a single point of control for system management and service. View full review »
Alfred Morgan Jones says in an IBM Storwize review
Senior Systems Consultant at a tech services company
Storage virtualisation: Use o storage pool to spread I-O load across as many disks as possible, reduces “hot spots”. Ability to manage third-party arrays and virtualise them: One screen to control multiple arrays. Simplified administration. Auto-tiering with Easy-Tier: High usage volumes and parts of volumes are automatically moved to high performance disks in manageable “chunks”. This means volumes with heavy I-O usage are are moved to SSD for the best response. Zero admin overhead. View full review »
C832 says in an IBM Storwize review
COO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The user interface is very mature and it's becoming more mature all the time. They made it very easy for the user, very friendly to work with. They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time. This feature makes it much easier for us, as a business partner, to convince the customer that it can be done in a very short time, without any concerns about losing data or something breaking. That's one of the main features, and it works. It helps me a lot when talking with potential customers who are stuck with all this data and, when they think of moving on to new systems, the first thing that bothers them is how to migrate all this information to a new system. The other stuff that everybody sells today like tiering, which IBM calls Easy Tier, and FlashCopy, they have been around for years with the other vendors as well. View full review »
CloudSol560f says in a NetApp Private Storage review
Cloud Solutions Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mirroring and Snapsnots. Snapshots are very robust. Snapsnots will always work and you can dive into them and receive information. There are a lot of other storage companies that have this feature, but we feel that the NetApp Snapshot feature is the best. View full review »
InfraMgr972 says in a NetApp FAS Series review
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We like its resilience. It's reliable storage. View full review »
EboHagan says in a NetApp FAS Series review
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. You can experience two disk failures and still be up. Another feature is the deduplication. It saves a lot of space. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage. View full review »
SenNetAd299025 says in a NetApp FAS Series review
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols. It has been pretty stable, but the capacity requirements have changed overtime. Our utilization has been very high, so the performance has taken a hit, which is why we are replacing it. View full review »
Pnina Sharir says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Scalability, because our customer is fast growing and our solution should be able to start very small and grow very quickly. View full review »
StorageA404a says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are using the SSMC tool. In combination with it, there is a lot happening around InfoSight, and we are spending a lot of time on it. It does seem like there is some additional functionality built into InfoSight that we can use effectively. View full review »
TechDire6cb5 says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Tech Director Data Centers with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is flexible. We receive a lot of flexibility. We do at capacity on demand (COD), so we do not buy it upfront. They have a convenient capacity model that works well for us. HPE are a sub to the ones we buy it from, but they are the best sub that you could ask for. Whenever we have a problem, they come right onsite. View full review »
Dharmendra Gurtata says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like is the flexibility and the pricing of the storage compared to other enterprise storage solutions. Also, the technology - they use chunklets, they spread the data out and offer resiliency. View full review »
Eduardo Fontanella says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Infrastructure Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Stability * Performance These features are why we like this product. View full review »
Dwayne Vidi says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Director of Technology at a university
So far, we have yet to have a disk fail on either system, other than one I forced to fail when we first got the system in. So the reliability of the 3PAR system has been outstanding. We've had maybe one controller go bad, but not enough to bring the whole system down. It was just random, maybe a degraded state, until HPE Support came and fixed it, and they have been fantastic. View full review »
SanAndStd11c says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
SAN and Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is its ease of use. Initially, when we had the hybrid solutions that had SSDs and Fibre Channel drives, the AO was the thing we liked the most - moving the data around where it was needed to be kept for hotspots. But now we're using the all-flash arrays and, with the deduplication and compression, it just really fits our virtualization environment very well. View full review »
Wayne Cross says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Director IT Security and Infrastructure at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the uptime. It doesn't go down. You can do firmware updates on it, no issues. View full review »
ManagerL4e9d says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Manager Lab Operations at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
* VVols are important for us * Thin Provisioning * Deduplication View full review »
DataCentc0ab says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Data center team lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using the Remote Copy functionality a lot, just for DR. That is one of the main features that we're highly dependent on and like to use. View full review »
GlobalMa4cee says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Global manager, servers and storage at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
Reliability, the fact that it works really, really well. It is a really solid platform. View full review »
SrEngine483a says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Sr Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We're utilizing the Peer Persistence. Also, we haven't had to fully embrace it yet, but the predictive analytics, where we're getting notifications prior to a failure - we've gotten some during our PoC and testing - has been helpful. View full review »
ProjectD7fc0 says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Project Development Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are lots of valuable features, so it's difficult to isolate a few. Number one, being able to provision drives on demand, as opposed to populating a whole stack of drives and not using them. In the latter scenario, you are locking your money in, you don't get a return on investment. On the fly, you can build up your storage as needed, so that's a very good feature. The second one is the mixture of drives. You can have SSD drives, fast disk drives, and slower drives, redundancy between drives, and hot-swappable drives on the SSDs, the faster hard drives, and the slower drives. This is a huge advantage as opposed to some other systems out there. And of course, there are plugins and compatibility with the standard HPE hardware and it gives you a single panel to view the performance of your devices. From a single panel, I can see the performance of my service, my network, and my storage. View full review »
SystemsM2aeb says in a HPE 3PAR Flash Storage review
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Redundancy * Performance (I/O and stability) * The tiering View full review »

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