NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

It has a very fast response time, although it needs higher IOPS.

Valuable Features

The most valuable feature of AFF is that it has a very fast response time. This is a very crucial performance for us.

Room for Improvement

It needs higher IOPS. Pure Storage is better with that.

Use of Solution

We've been using it for two months.

Deployment Issues

We had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

It hasn't crashed, so it's been stable so far.

Scalability Issues

It scales to our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

Previous Solutions

We were running on NFS.

Initial Setup

The reason the initial setup was straightforward is because we've got clustered Data ONTAP on their hybrid system, so we know how to do the installation on our own.

Implementation Team

We implemented it through NetApp.

Other Solutions Considered

We looked at Pure Storage, but only on paper.

Other Advice

It depends on your workload, as you have to add an SSD, so take it only if you need it because the whole thing is expensive. On the other side, if you do need this solution and it does not meet your expectations, you should change your settings, and move from NFS to fibre channel.

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