NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

We were able to migrate from a flash pool to AFF very effectively and efficiently. They need to decrease the latency and to improve the transmission in PNE STE using compression.


Valuable Features:

  • Clustered Data ONTAP for our VMs
  • Search efficiency
  • Unified storage multi-protocol 
  • We went from fiber channel to NFS and we had to buy a new controller.

Improvements to My Organization:

We were able to migrate from a flash pool to AFF very effectively and efficiently.

Room for Improvement:

They need to decrease the latency and to improve the transmission in PNE STE using compression. We need to add a non-AFF note to do this at the moment.

Use of Solution:

We've used it for six months for our Oracle databases.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deploying it.

Stability Issues:

It's very stable.

Scalability Issues:

It scales to our needs.

Customer Service:

10/10. I ask for Jeffrey who works at NetApp.

Previous Solutions:

We used a flash pool, and switched to improve performance.

Initial Setup:

The initial setup was straightforward.

Implementation Team:

We implemented it through the NetApp team, who were good.

Other Solutions Considered:

No other options were evaluated.

Other Advice:

Before buying, look at the migration plans. Try it and buy it.

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