NetApp ONTAP Review

The initial setup and deployment were straightforward

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is to move from Fibre Channel to SolidFire.

How has it helped my organization?

We see it drastically improving our organization. We are trying to move away from Fibre Channel. SolidFire with iSCSI will change a lot going forward in the organization.

What needs improvement?

The vendor diagnostics, which allows for movement from one vendor to another vendor using the application technology that is available. It should be able to talk to any vendor, not just NetApp to NetApp. We should be able to replicate the data, so the next feature should not be vendor specific.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable, and upcoming releases will make it more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Right now, there are some limitations. However, what I am hearing is that future technologies will be more scalable than what we have now.

How are customer service and technical support?

They have pretty good technical support. They have a different support model for the hypervisor customers, so I have been quite happy with the support until now.

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

The previous solutions that we have are both IP and Fibre Channel-based. We are moving away from Fibre Channel, so we wanted to look for a new solution which was IP-based.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and deployment were straightforward.

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at multiple vendors.

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