NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

It has SnapManager, something Pure Storage lacks, allowing us to copy production DBs.


Valuable Features

The speed is really the most important feature for us. The SnapManager feature is also very important.

Improvements to My Organization

It will reduced query time because we have a lot of them that take a long time to execute. We created the database because we need to know which product I have available in the warehouse, and this is most important thing for me. Because we have the flash array, the queries to find this out will be much faster.

Room for Improvement

The product is great for us now.

Use of Solution

We bought it recently and use it for BI and partially for SAP. We are planning on implementing ONTAP.

Scalability Issues

It will scale to our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's very high.

Technical Support:

It's been perfect so far.

Other Solutions Considered

I looked at Pure Storage and we decided to get NetApp because they have SnapManager, which Pure Storage doesn't. I need to create a copy of the production DB and without SnapManager, I cannot do this.

Other Advice

Buy it if you need the speed and SnapManager.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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