NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

With flash, our customers can see lab results much faster and can then send new requests for labs faster. A couple of areas during setup, could be streamlined or made a little more clear.


What is most valuable?

  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Data recovery
  • Protection

How has it helped my organization?

Our company has a web application for post-lab test results, and with flash, the application is much faster than it used to be. The customers can see results much faster and can then send new requests for labs faster.

What needs improvement?

At the moment it's perfect to me because I haven’t used it that long.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for about a month with different applications for laboratory software.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far the stability is excellent

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The customer service is pretty good.

Technical Support:

The technical support is pretty good.

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

We used NetApp FAS previously and switched to the flash version.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was generally straightforward, though there were a couple areas that could be streamlined or made a little more clear in terms of which direction we should go.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor team.

What was our ROI?

It's too early for us to tell.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a pretty good solution; go for it.

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