NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

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

What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for two months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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

How are 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.

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

We previously used Pure Storage.

How was the initial setup?

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

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What other advice do I have?

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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