NetApp HCI Review

Has guaranteed performance and good scaling abilities


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for a hyper-converged solution. I'm a consultant and do the design for this solution. 

How has it helped my organization?

  • Predictability. One of the biggest challenges in any data center is delivering predictable results, especially in the face of proliferating applications and workloads. Any time you have multiple applications sharing the same infrastructure, it’s possible for one application to interfere with the performance of another. NetApp HCI solves predictability challenges with industry-leading performance capabilities that allow the granular control of every application. NetApp HCI’s performance settings eliminate resource contention and variable application performance.
  • Flexibility. The relentless pace of business change means you need maximum flexibility to adapt to any workload while using existing investments. NetApp HCI offers a highly configurable design that enables cloud-native application development and agile operations for virtualized environments.
  • Simplicity. A common goal of IT organizations is to automate all routine tasks, eliminating the risk of user errors associated with manual operations. NetApp HCI streamlines installation so that it takes minutes instead of hours, and simple, centralized management with VMware lets you control NetApp HCI through tools you already use.

What is most valuable?

It's an all-flash solution. NetApp guarantees 3-to-1 or more than 3-to-1
It depends on the type of information.

Each node guaranteed performance, around 50K IOPS per node.

What needs improvement?

The price should be lowered. It's a little expensive.

NETAPP HCI's solution is placed high in terms of its price.
The solution is aimed to Enterprise and SMB\SME organizations that require guaranteed performance in high capacity in minimum space.(dense solution)

Unfortunately , the price is the expression of solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is incredibly stable

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. You can scale it with compute nodes or storage nodes, you can choose.

NetApp HCI is a scalable, on-premises hybrid cloud infrastructure that transforms your private cloud into a deployable region of your multicloud. Bring your public cloud on-premises and develop anywhere, on any cloud, with one experience.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give their technical support a five out of five. 

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

It depends on the capacity & computes requirement of the solution which is require

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a ten out of ten.

It has a lot of solutions because you can do replication with Legacy storage nodes with NetApp and to the cloud.

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