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"The FlexClones make all the management easier for us.""NetApp's XCP Migration Tool... was pretty awesome. It replicated the data faster than any other tool that I've seen. That was a big help.""NetApp's Cloud Manager automation capabilities are very good because it's REST-API-driven, so we can completely automate everything. It has a good overview if you want to just have a look into your environment as well.""Another feature which gets a lot of attention in our environment is the File Services Solutions in the cloud, because it's a completely, fully-managed service. We don't have to take care of any updates, upgrades, or configurations.""Unified Manager, System Manager, and Cloud Manager are all GUI-based. It's easy for somebody who has not been exposed to this for years to pick it up and work with it.""We use the mirroring to mirror our volumes to our DR location. We also create snapshots for backups. Snapshots will create a specified snapshot to be able to do a DR test without disrupting our standard mirrors. That means we can create a point-in-time snapshot, then use the ability of FlexClones to make a writeable volume to test with, and then blow it away after the DR test.""We're using snapshots as well and it's a pretty useful feature. That is one of the main NetApp benefits. Knowing how to use snapshots in the on-prem environment, using snapshots on the cloud solution was natural for us.""The solution’s Snapshot copies and thin clones in terms of operational recovery are good. Snapshot copies are pretty much the write-in time data backups. Obviously, critical data is snapshotted a lot more frequently, and even clients and end users find it easier to restore whatever they need if it's file-based, statical, etc."

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"The initial setup was simple and easy. Anyone without prior experience can install, configure, and use it.""The intuitive interface allows you to set up and perform backups and restores easily.""Reverse Delta is Altaro proprietary backup deduplication technology. With Reverse Delta, the latest version of a file is always made available in its entirety, not as a delta file.""This solution is stable.""The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.""The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery.""All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole package is excellent for me.""The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency."

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"The solution backs up to the cloud regularly, and you are able to set how regular you'd like the backup to happen."

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"The only issue we had lately was that outside our VPC we could not reach the virtual IP, the floating IP. I heard that they have fixed that...""Scale-up and scale-out could be improved. It would be interesting to have multiple HA pairs on one cluster, for example, or to increase the single instances more, from a performance perspective. It would be good to get more performance out of a single HA pair.""One difficulty is that it has no SAP HANA certification. The asset performance restrictions create challenges with the infrastructure underneath: The disks and stuff like that often have lower latencies than SAP HANA itself has to have.""Some of the licensing is a little kludgy. We just created an HA environment in Azure and their licensing for SVMs per node is a little kludgy. They're working on it right now.""The DR has room for improvement. For example, we now have NetApp in Western Europe and we would like to back up the information to another region. It's impossible. We need to bring up an additional NetApp in that other region and create a Cloud Manager automation to copy the data... I would prefer it to be a more integrated solution like it was in the NetApp solution about a year ago. I would like to see something like AltaVault but in the cloud.""How it handles erasure coding. I feel it the improvement should be there. Basically, it should be seamless. You don't want to have an underlying hardware issue or something, then suddenly there's no reads or writes. Luckily, it's at a replication site, so our main production site is still working and writing to it. But, the replication site has stopped right now while we try to bring that node back. Since we implemented in bare-metal, not in appliance, we had to go back to the original vendor. They didn't send it in time, and we had a hardware memory issue. Then, we had a hard disk issue, which brought the node down physically.""We have used technical support. As long as they don't call me at four o'clock in the morning to tell me that a drive failed and they are sending me another one, I like it. They have a tendency to do that.""Multipathing for iSCSI LUNs is difficult to deal with from the client-side and I'd love to see a single entry point that can be moved around within the cluster to simplify the client configuration."

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"Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage.""Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would be very helpful.""The initial set up was complex, and I was not able to do the set up myself.""The scalability of the solution is limited.""Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran.""If you look into the performance of a virtual machine and you look to the performance of the physical machine, the correlation between these is totally unclear.""To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.""The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer."

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"We don't really need any extra features. I've already got more than what I expected out of it."

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"They allow a special price if you are working closely with them. Since we have a lot of NetApp systems, we got some kind of discount. That's something they do for other customers, not just for us. The price was fair. In addition to the licensing fees, you're paying Amazon for your usage...""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.""In addition to the standard licensing fees, there are fees for Azure, the VMs themselves and for data transfer.""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.""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.""Our licensing costs are folded into the hardware purchases and I have never differentiated between the two.""For NetApp it's about $20,000 for a single node and $30,000 for the HA."

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"​By implementing the solution at multiple locations, significant cost savings were achieved.""Altaro VM Backup is affordably priced. It is a best value for its price and has almost every feature that an expensive, popular product offers.""The pricing is okay,""VMware is a little pricey, but it is a good solution and priced similar to other products.""Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.""The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company."

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"Our total is less than $1,000. It's likely $700 to $900 in monthly costs. Our total predicted data is 2,700 GBs, which is just over half full. We max out at around 5,400 GBs."

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ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVODatto Cloud Continuity for PCs
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Overview

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.

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs is much more than just cloud backup. MSPs can protect clients’ Windows-based computers from downtime and data loss and more importantly, rapidly recover data if disaster strikes.

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Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON SemiconductorThomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
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Healthcare Company26%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company7%
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Government20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
University6%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise80%
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Altaro VM Backup is ranked 9th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 7 reviews while Datto Cloud Continuity is ranked 11th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 1 review. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.2, while Datto Cloud Continuity is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datto Cloud Continuity writes "Good pricing, easy to scale, and backs up locally and to the cloud". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and Vembu BDR Suite, whereas Datto Cloud Continuity is most compared with Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Azure Site Recovery and StorageCraft ShadowProtect.

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