NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

With dedupe, we achieved more capacity than expected.


What is most valuable?

Dedupe (cost saving): We were able to achieve a lot more capacity than expected.

How has it helped my organization?

  • More desktops on storage
  • Ease of management

What needs improvement?

  • Software packaging and ordering.
  • We wanted to integrate with replication and Commvault options, and that was difficult.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for about six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not yet encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support at about 8/10.

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

Other solutions were not all-flash compatible.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compare and look for your use case.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Pure Storage, SolidFire, EMC Unity.

What other advice do I have?

The migration plan should be clear upfront.

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