NetApp Snapshot Review

It centralizes your data

What is our primary use case?

Storage-based snapshots without an operational or management overhead, which is usually the case with any backup software.

How has it helped my organization?

Did you lose your VM? No worries, spin up a new VM and attach to data. Set a policy and tag it during storage provisioning. You never have to worry about maintaining millions of files stored across several thousands of virtual machines. 

What is most valuable?

  • It centralizes your data. 
  • It lets your storage take care of backup, DR, and BCP. 
  • You never have to worry about protecting your virtual machines. 

What needs improvement?

If there is a way to save more on the number of snapshots, it should be included in the next release.

If your data is more dynamic and changes frequently, you need more granular retention levels and need to save it for a longer duration, then this becomes a real challenge.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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