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We use it for backing up our VMware environment. Can configure a single backup for all the VM servers.
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The most valuable feature is its consistency.
The ability to clone backups.
I have everything I need in the backup or in the partition.
It works with different types of partitions or different OSs.
Stability is always good. I have used Acronis for 10 years now, if not more. I have never had a problem with availability, etc.
It is a very fast and reliable backup, which requires less management and restores quickly.
The user interface (UI) is easy to use.
It is fast and easy for an image-based backup across all platforms.
The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments.
The fast recovery time objective with the ability to bring the environment back to production in case something happens.
Multiprotocol is the most valuable because Amazon was not able to provide us with access to the same data from Linux and from Windows clients. That was our value proposition for CVO, Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
ONTAP's snapshot copies and thin clones in terms of operational recovery are pretty useful in recovering your data from a time in a snapshot. That's pretty useful for when you have an event where a disaster struck and then you need to recover all your data. It's pretty helpful and pretty fast in those terms.
Replication to the cloud is the most valuable feature. Deduplication and compression are also very important to us. We are in the process of adopting to the cloud. We are going to AWS and we are trying to do a safety technician call out with integration to the cloud. NetApp allows us to move some of the volume to the cloud, at the same time that we continue providing the cloud services that we have on premises.
The product is stable, easy to deploy and it just works.
For us, the value comes from the solution's flexibility, speed, and hopefully cost savings in the long term.
The initial setup was straightforward. We started with a small pilot and we then moved to production with no downtime at all.
This is not a feature-rich solution.
I would like to see better centralized management, because I use it across multiple clients. To have a console that centrally manages them would be nice.
I would change the GUI a little to make it a bit more interactive. It should have a slightly more updated look, not something which looks like it was designed five years ago despite the fact it is easy to follow and very appealing.
It would be nice if it could support more types of storage: EMC, HPE, Veeam, etc.
If there was a wizard that would lead you down a road, when creating a backup, that would probably be better than having to go online or call somebody to actually do a backup. It's not intuitive...
I can't select a network location. I have to map a drive on the server, and then I have to select the mapped drive in order for it to put the backup out there.
It would be nice to have it on the cloud platform without using third-party equipment.
Technical support is good but they can take some time on critical problems.
The integration wizard requires a bit of streamlining. There are small things that misconfigure or repeat the deployment that will create errors, specifically in Azure.
Not a perfect ten because it's not very efficient with upgrades and management.
In terms of improvement, I would like to see the Azure NetApp Files have the capability of doing SnapMirrors. Azure NetApp Files is, as we know, is an AFF system and it's not used in any of the Microsoft resources. It's basically NetApp hardware, so the best performance you can achieve, but the only reason we can't use that right now is because of the region that it's available in. The second was the SnapMirror capability that we didn't have that we heavily rely on right now.
I would like to see something from NetApp about backups. I know that NetApp offers some backup for Office 365, but I would like to see something from NetApp for more backup solutions.
We had a few small issues with setup, but once everything was done it just worked.
I would like this solution to be brought to all the three major players. Right now it's supported only on AWS and Azure. They should bring it to Google as well, because we would like to have flexibility in choosing the underlying cloud storage provider.
In the next release, I would like to see more options on the dashboard.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.
I like the pricing, and that it is easy to use and has performed well.
When it comes to elements like cost, I think it is the only backup solution which has perpetual licenses, whereby you buy the license once and for all.
For NetApp it's about $20,000 for a single node and $30,000 for the HA.
Depending on the licensing you choose the price varies. For our company and our needs, the cost is very fair.
Our licensing costs are folded into the hardware purchases and I have never differentiated between the two.
Cost is a big factor, because a lot of companies can't afford enterprise grade equipment all the time. They skimp where they can. I would recommend that they improve the cost.
Cloud is cloud. It's still expensive. Any good solution comes with a price tag. That's where we are looking to see how well we can manage our data in the cloud by trying to optimize the costs.
I know the licensing is a bit on the high-end. That's when we had to downsize our MetroCluster disks and just migrate to disks that were half used. We migrated into those just to reduce maintenance costs.
In addition to the standard licensing fees, there are fees for Azure, the VMs themselves and for data transfer.
The standard pricing is online. Pricing depends. If you're using the PayGo model, then it's just the normal costs on the Microsoft page. If you're using Bring Your Own License, which is what we're doing, then you get with your sales contact at NetApp and start figuring out what price is the best, in the end, for your company.
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Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today.
Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 protects data on 21 platforms. With active protection from ransomware, 15-second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and backups that are two times faster than the closest competitor, it is easiest to-use, fastest, most secure and complete backup solution available today.
Acronis Backup simplifies the management of data protection and reduces IT manual efforts with innovative features that automate data protection. These features include a zero-installation, unified touch-friendly web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data, agentless and agent-based backups; and flexible granular, bare-metal, and dissimilar hardware recovery options.
The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.
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