NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays Review

It is a pretty stable product; it never fails.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Performance
  • Reliability

The primary use case for our EF-series system is High Performance Computing (HPC) big data analysis. The AF system is dedicated to multiple applications.

What is most valuable?

  • It provides multi-protocol, which is what gives the edge when it comes to big lineage PC workloads.
  • It also gives you a very good throughput using the controllers.
  • It is a pretty stable product; it never fails.

What needs improvement?

Our file system sitting on a controller.

They could improve overall scalability through performance. Denser capacity, which is doable, it is what the competition is doing.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is excellent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very good.

How is customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is excellent.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved in the initial setup. It was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

Go for NetApp. It has the better stability.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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