NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

We do not use it for our customers, just to manage our internal CRM proposals. It helps us manage our entire CRM.

What is most valuable?

  • Speed
  • Performance
  • Low latency

How has it helped my organization?

We do not use it now for our customers, but just to manage our criticla internal CRM proposals. It helps us manage our entire CRM. We had problems with latency in the regular NetApp storage devices (many concurent access attemps for small data) and AFF has improved it.

What needs improvement?

The price needs to come down. Also, it has a learning curve and I needed to learn a lot to do the installation.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We had no problems with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From what I know, no problem at all with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not scaled it yet, but we are thinking about it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is perfect every time.

Technical Support:

Technical support helps us every time.

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

We used IBM before, after the contract finished we tested NetApp, and from what I know it filled the hole. It’s excellent. It has flash pool disks on a cluster, and we switched as we got it for a good price. We have a dual strategy with Inter Telecom and normally we get good prices for NetApp products.

How was the initial setup?

I set it up the first time myself. I needed to learn it and read the user guide for it, but it’s easy for technical people.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tested many products, but no other flash ones.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise you to make sure that you need flash as it is very specific and regular FAS may work for you. However, if you need flash, this is a good product to get.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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