NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

It sped up our data queries and we can work more efficiently. These queries are now done in seconds rather than minutes, affecting everything we do on a day-to-day basis.


Valuable Features

It’s really reliable and fast. My customers have several other NetApp systems, but here they really needed the low latency.

Also, clustered Data ONTAP is valuable.

Improvements to My Organization

It sped up our data queries and we can work more efficiently. These queries are now done in seconds rather than minutes, affecting everything we do on a day-to-day basis.

Room for Improvement

I haven’t encountered anything the customer needs that this solution can’t do.

Use of Solution

We've used the 8080 for eight months and the 8060 for two months. They're used mainly for VMware products and SQL databases.

Stability Issues

I haven’t had any stability problems yet with our current customers.

Scalability Issues

It scales to our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

We haven’t needed to escalate to NetApp’s tech support.

Previous Solutions

I went from working with NetApp FAS to AFF, so I stayed in the family. The customer was satisfied with their FAS system but needed lower latency, so it was a clear choice.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was very straightforward. When you've worked with NetApp for a while, it is very easy to setup their new systems. If you are new to the system, then there is a learning curve, but NetApp provides great documentation.

Implementation Team

I implement it for our customers.

Other Advice

It’s a great choice, and you are on the right path using this product.

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