NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

We have reduced latency from 100 milliseconds to just 1 millisecond. However, 8.3 is not as stable as 7-Mode as it gets stuck every once in a while.

Valuable Features:

The flash pool and flash cache features are most valuable to us because they automate storage tiering combine HDDs and SSDs.

Improvements to My Organization:

It's highly integrated with VMware and it's very fast. We have reduced latency from 100 milliseconds to just 1 millisecond.

Room for Improvement:

8.3 is not as stable as 7-Mode as it gets stuck every once in a while.

Use of Solution:

We've used it for three to four months for OLTP and our Oracle database.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

8.3 gets stuck every once in a while.

Scalability Issues:

It scales to our leads.

Customer Service:


Previous Solutions:

We moved because of the latency.

Initial Setup:

It's easy. If you know NetApp, it’s actually easier than 7-Mode.

Implementation Team:

We did it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered:

We didn't evaluate any other options.

Other Advice:

It makes things fast, but not as fast as IBM flash. Try it on real loads before you buy.

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