NetApp FAS Series Review

It made the workload we needed possible because of its flash cache and we can perform LIF migrations with clustered Data ONTAP.


Valuable Features

The most valuable feature for us is the ability to perform LIF migrations with clustered Data ONTAP.

Improvements to My Organization

It made the workload we needed possible because of its flash cache.

Room for Improvement

It would be nice to be able to mix flash cache with other technologies.

Use of Solution

We've been using it for one month.

Stability Issues

It's very stable.

Scalability Issues

It scales for the kind of customers that we have.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We'd like to get more access to level-two engineers. Sometimes its been a difficult time explaining the problem to level-one people. This process is a little bit time consuming.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was straightforward.

Implementation Team

We did implemented it ourselves.

Other Solutions Considered

When we deployed flash cache, there was no alternative for it. It was the only available cacheing solution.

Other Advice

Flash cache is a great product. If it matches with the workloads, you should consider it.

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