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.


What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the 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.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

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

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.

How was the 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.

What about the implementation team?

I implement it for our customers.

What other advice do I have?

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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