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"There are many reports accessing the applications. We receive them very quickly. We used to wait a long time for them. Now, you just need to wait a moment.""If you need a replacement part, they will provide it.""My favorite part is all-flash solid drives. All of my applications are running on an all-flash array. Before, we used to get too many severity tickets on performance, but as soon as we migrated everything to an all-flash array, our critical applications are at top performance.""NetApp AFF is based on Unix, which makes it secure.""The file-based protocol supports NFS and CIFS.""When we move to all-flash, our response times were reduced to microseconds.""It has improved performance for our enterprise applications, data analytics, and VMs. These improvements are a result of all-flash, throughput, reliability, compression, etc.""This solution makes everything a lot faster. The time to move data around, boot and migrate VMs is much faster."

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"We like the way it integrates with our environment. These features help us use multiple soft applications. The new features of going off the grid and replicating really help us. They give us an advantage versus traditional storage resources.""For me, the most valuable feature is the ease of management.""It is lightning fast, low on power and heat, and has a small footprint with great performance.""Unity's are more easily administrated, so we need fewer people to do the administration. We have less overhead because of that.""We have Dell EMC engineers helping us out and doing some over the shoulder training. They are working with our customer right now doing data migration over to Unities from the legacy Oracle stuff. While they're doing this, they're showing people how the Unities work and the ins and outs of the software interface.""It gives me the flexibility with its ability to replicate to itself and the ability to use the Dell EMC Cloud as an option. That's always sitting there and waiting if we need it.""It is pretty stable. I like the stability, because everything works like it should. We made it all redundant. So, we don't have anything to worry about.""A lot of the Unisphere interfaces are greatly improved in terms of monitoring capabilities, alerting, and ease of use. Setting up the storage and the file system are all just a few clicks away."

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"The deduplication features and the graphical user interface (GUI) of the solution are the most valuable to me.""The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment takes about a day.""It is very easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.""The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."

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"We would like to have more behavioral reporting.""To be more competitive in the industry, they can develop deduplication, compression, and smarter features in the same array instead of all-flash.""There are some bugs with the solution which need to be fixed.""One of the features that I am looking for, which is already in the works, is to be able to take my code and automatically move it to the cloud.""I need faster Fibre Channel over Ethernet. They top out at 10GBs today and I would like that to go to 40 or 100.""I come tech support with difficulty because I installed NetApp for many years I know what to expect when I call. When I don't get their support tech that I'm expecting and I'm trying to get to the right one, it can get very frustrating for me personally, trying to all-flash push my way into the right person. NetApp has the right people, it's just a matter of getting to them.""I would like to see the ability to include more applications from applications to managed storage. If we can have more applications or more interface in more applications, that would be great.""As for AFF itself, I don't have any suggestions of what I would be excited about seeing. I think that adding the support for the rest of APIs to AFF would be super handy. I think it's something that we've been waiting for for a while which would be fantastic."

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"We would like an AI feature that would protect the backup and minimize the consumed space so we can maintain the quality of the backup. This would help us minimize our IT cost in terms of the backup procedures.""There's always room for improvement with the UI. That can be a little cumbersome at times.""As the solution continues to grow and gain more traction, things will come up that will just continue to deepen the integration between VMware, vCenter, and all those other components. Anything in the divisibility there and additional tools is always great.""We went to the PowerMax because of the needs that we have for the business. We're doing true enterprise-level storage. So we went from Unity to PowerMax to give us that tier that we were looking for.""What I'd like to see is a little more detail on the networking side. I can go into where it's showing me the replication, but when I go into the network it just gives me broad-based information. I don't know which replication job is actually feeding it. I have to go in and rely on other apps.""I would like to have secure mobile connectivity going forward. This would help me be more proactive.""We noticed in the last release of code that there were some inefficiencies around getting our data efficiency up in terms of dedupe and compression.""If you compare it with VMAX, where we communicate with the box through Solutions Enabler and there are a lot of commands and a lot of flexibility, the command line for Unity needs to enhanced."

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"An area of this product that has room for improvement is the NAS capability.""The speeds of the disks themselves need to be faster. The disks are not flash. When we opened our hard drive from the inclusion, I saw a converter, and it's not entirely flash.""The initial setup was very complex.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our TCO has increased by 15 to 18 percent.""Using NetApp, our total cost of ownership decreased by 17%.""With other options, you need to buy a couple of different products to achieve the same outcome.""The pricing is good.""It consolidates a lot of our storage into one or two chassis, which makes money savings in our data center.""We have used the solution’s thin provisioning to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning on all of our flash arrays at this point. It gives us the choice to be able to overprovision and take advantage of compression, compaction, and thin provisioning all at the same time. We can get more out of the purchases that we make.""I would like it to be a lot less expensive, but it's been a very good solution for us.""The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional shelf, it'll cost me $275,000. So they want you to upgrade by replacing it. It's cheaper to buy a whole new unit than to just scale out. The upside is they last. AFF lasts us three or four years. So that's a good investment."

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"Just from an overall power and heating usage, it costs substantially less than some of our existing solutions""We bought extended warranties out of the box because our customer has a bad habit of managing warranties.""While it has a good price to start, they could always make it cheaper.""It scales, but then you have to buy additional stuff.""With the large Unity that we bought, it has saved us about one and a half rack space. That's our return on investment on our flash array. We also need less Fibre Channel connectivity.""The return on the investment was simply speeding up our entire vSphere stack, which allowed our developers and engineers to get their workloads done faster and simpler. We were experiencing VM snapshot times of 45 minutes to two or three hours, and it shrunk it down to under five minutes.""Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year.""The solution is extremely functional for the price that we pay for it. It is worth the investment."

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"The pricing is very competitive.""There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster.""There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Well, Is one thing NetApp Storage has vs other brand is the mix of protocol CIFS with NFS booth working together in the… more »
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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASEMC Unity, Dell EMC UnityOceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
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NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity, powered by Intel Xeon processors, delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected.

Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupDraper, Rio Grande Pacific, Royal Victoria Regional Health CentreTelecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
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Healthcare Company17%
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Government7%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company23%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Dell EMC Unity XT is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 22 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews. Dell EMC Unity XT is rated 8.6, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity XT writes "Gives me flexibility with its ability to replicate to itself". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". Dell EMC Unity XT is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, IBM FlashSystem, Huawei OceanStor and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our Dell EMC Unity XT vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.

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