NetApp ONTAP Review

Its usability, scalability, and dependability are very good


What is our primary use case?

ONTAP is currently being used for data backups, migration of data, and volume management.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability restore and backup our virtualized servers on demand.

Its usability, scalability, and dependability are very good.

What needs improvement?

We are always looking for more security enhancements and ways to continue to provide security encryption, whether it's data in rest or security in transit. We would also like to have more enhanced encryption beyond the regular TLS and 256-bit. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We were able to deploy multiple infrastructures underneath the cloud environment by utilizing ONTAP. It scales well with our environment.

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

We were previously using Dell EMC for our backup solution. After we created a virtualized environment and used the ONTAP appliance, we were able to provide a seamless process for backups and recoveries.

We chose this solution primarily because our customers were gearing towards NetApp.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. We started off with a small environment, which was used as a test environment initially. Therefore, we were able to deploy it into a much larger environment once we understood what we were doing.

What about the implementation team?

We used an integrator for the deployment who was good. We used a provider through ClearChart, who partnered up with NetApp, and provided engineers who assisted with the integration of ONTAP. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Ultimately, we chose NetApp because we were able to identify its strengths over other competitors.

What other advice do I have?

Stay open to different technologies, as it's an emerging market. I do recommend the ONTAP product. I often offer colleagues a chance to come in and utilize our test environment to explore the different options around.

The product is good and sound. Our customers have been extremely satisfied with how we are using the product.

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