NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

I think it is a very stable product.


What is our primary use case?

It's, mainly it's for storage, we have various databases with different applications and we are using it just for storage, mainly as just a storage for our systems.

What needs improvement?

A while ago, they performed slowly, but now they are quite fast. 

I think the major thing to improve is in terms of the implementation, especially where that technology is implemented for the first time. Be sure the partners are well aware in terms of what needs to be done from the moment the sale is initiated, or a purchase order is provided, to the point of being implemented.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think it is a very stable product.

How was the initial setup?

Implementation was not easy.

What was our ROI?

When evaluating a possible solution, I look for:

  • Technical Capabilities
  • Scalability
  • Cost

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

Always consider whether you can afford the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at IBM and EMC, but eventually we chose NetApp AFF because we already had people experienced with NetApp AFF. We did not want to invest in new technology completely.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you are very clear in terms of what you want to buy. Your specifications have to be very clear, so there are no gray areas. From there, it`s up to which vendor provides you with the right proposal, and if its cost-effective go for it.

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