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.


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

8.3 gets stuck every once in a while.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to our leads.

How are customer service and technical support?

9/10

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

We moved because of the latency.

How was the initial setup?

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

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate any other options.

What other advice do I have?

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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