NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

The whole process of compilation, builds, and exports takes a lot less time. So instead of 10 builds per day, I can do three times as much. I would like better monitoring apps or software.


Valuable Features

Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3b3 is valuable. Also, valuable is the easy migration between our old NetApp solution and this one. It was painless, as there was no downtime and we saw immediate results.

Improvements to My Organization

Lower latency means faster end products. From development to the end, it now takes less time to compile a product and export it. The whole process of compilation, builds, and exports takes a lot less time. So instead of 10 builds per day, I can do three times as much.

Room for Improvement

Knowledge base on the internet needs improvements so that I can find my own solution for stuff. I'd also like better monitoring apps or software.

Use of Solution

We've been using it for about six months for low latency and critical loads.

Stability Issues

10/10

Scalability Issues

It's very scalable.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

8/10

Previous Solutions

Before this we were using 7-Mode and other NetApp FAS products. We upgraded for speed and newer features.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was really easy. It took three days to set up once we got it.

Implementation Team

We used a vendor team with in-house personnel. The vendor team were 9/10.

ROI

8/10

Other Solutions Considered

  • HP 3PAR 7400
  • XtremIO
  • Nutanix
  • SimpliVity

We chose NetApp for a mix of reasons -- the price was great and also because we were working with NetApp before. It was really easy to migrate everything and keep everything using NetApp technology.

Other Advice

It's good, but not perfect. If you are already working with NetApp, this is the very clear choice.

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