NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Review

Helped reduce our latency and increase our job flow


What is our primary use case?

We use it in the healthcare industry.

How has it helped my organization?

It's helped with latency. It has improved our job flows.

What is most valuable?

It's fast and reliable.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more functionality with the external software, SnapCenter. There should also be more integration with the flash side of things. But overall, it's been pretty good.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My impression of the stability is that it's good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's pretty scalable. When you add more to the environment it helps things, overall.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been really good. NetApp support has been really helpful. We have a SAM that we use as well, and he helps us with issues that come up, bugs, etc.

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

We were pushing what we had too far on performance. It wasn't so good, so that's when we looked at All Flash.

How was the initial setup?

It was really straightforward, for the most part. We were used to working with FAS already and this is just adding All Flash and SSD to the mix. It's a lot of the same standards we had already.

What about the implementation team?

For the installation and configuration, we've done the recent ones directly through NetApp. Our experience with them has been positive.

What was our ROI?

We'll have the solid-state drives around longer so we won't be turning over controllers or disk as fast.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our shortlist was really just NetApp, in our situation. We're pretty much all NetApp. We didn't evaluate anything else for this particular project.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend NetApp.

I rate it at nine out of ten, and close to a ten. We've been pretty happy with the All Flash.

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