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.


What is most valuable?

  • 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.

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deploying it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

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

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

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

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

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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