NetApp ONTAP Review

We save a lot because of the deduplication and compression

What is our primary use case?

We use it for cloud. We have a big VMware environment with CIFS, NFS, and other applications. Most of the data is on NetApp.

How has it helped my organization?

It has the ability to bring up disaster recovery quickly.

What is most valuable?

  • High availability
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Encryption

What needs improvement?

The toughest thing that we have right now is a cabling issue. There are so many that you need to connect.

I would like to see more S3 integration with other vendors, objects, or instruments. We are a big Dell EMC shop and would like to have this integration.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. Given you have so many nodes in a cluster, the volumes, connections, and lifts can be moved anywhere within the cluster.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is better than some of the other solutions that we have used. It is easy to expand nodes.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are a premiere customer. When we call, we get someone on right away.

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

We have grown with NetApp. As they grow, we grow.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, but there is some complexity. 

What about the implementation team?

We used professional services from NetApp for the deployment. Our experience with them was good.

What was our ROI?

We save a lot because of the deduplication and compression.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a mixture of NetApp and Dell EMC.

What other advice do I have?

NetApp does NAS well and better than other vendors.

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