NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays Review

Easy to use, flexible, and stable


What is our primary use case?

The majority of my clients wanted to establish a MetroCluster operation and wanted their business to be stable using multiple data centers. That is why they wanted storage that was going to provide a place for their virtual machines.

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features include MetroCluster switchover, in terms of disaster recovery, it is easy to use, and flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for almost one year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In my experience I found the solution to be stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

There could be an improvement when it comes to SLA support, it could be faster. In case of emergencies, when you need urgent feedback from the support, it is delayed because you need to make multiple calls. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup for installation was straightforward. 

What about the implementation team?

The installation took one day to configure.

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

Most of my customers pay for the license on a yearly basis. It can be expensive depending on the capacity number.

What other advice do I have?

When you are dealing with a virtual machine or on-premise, one of the in-demand storage is NetApp. Veeam is also compatible with NetApp, you will not have any concern, it is a total package. 

I rate NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

9.8
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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