NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays Review

Almost all of our infrastructure is on cDOT, and now we are able to have a single point of management for all our data. The CLI is very difficult to manage.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the ability to move the workload between peers. It also has a huge advantage of helping us cut down on power consumption.

How has it helped my organization?

Almost all of our infrastructure is on cDOT, and now we are able to have a single point of management for all our data.

What needs improvement?

It's very difficult to manage the CLI. Also, the license model needs work. If you read the label as probable, you need to pay for a license for all the features, even if you are using just one.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I guess at the end of this year or the beginning of the next, we will finish the migration of the whole infrastructure.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

9/10 - The problem is about the failover of the interfaces for some problems. We had some issues last week because of the interface of a cluster physically remained up, but we had a report noting issues with traffic management on it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

8/10

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

No previous solution was used.

How was the initial setup?

It was simple.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at EMC and IBM, but we chose EF because of the need to take snapshots and to save it to another system.

What other advice do I have?

It must be evaluated depending on the workload of the applications.

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