NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

It’s a flash array that works seamlessly with other NetApp products.

Valuable Features

  • SnapMirror
  • Migration abilities
  • Easy backup solution
  • Snapshot ability

Improvements to My Organization

It's certainly better than our previous Pure Storage system. It’s a flash array that works seamlessly with other NetApp products. They have the ability of other FAS as well as of flash.

Room for Improvement

In a metro cluster, the bridges are fiber heavy, limiting the performance. This is its only disadvantage.

Use of Solution

We've used it for two months.

Stability Issues

So far so good. We've had no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

It's met our expectations, and we still have room to grow and scale out.

Customer Service and Technical Support

7/10 due to having unsolved tickets.

Over the last year, the quality of their technical support decreased, but it's getting better again.

Previous Solutions

We previously used Pure Storage.

Initial Setup

It's very easy. We've been using NetApp products for five years so its just another NetApp system for us.

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

Other Advice

I would say if you need high availability across different sites, then think if the right product for you because of speed limitations.

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