We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is easy to use."
"The most valuable features are stability and ease of use."
"It's a stable enough solution."
"The solution is stable and has good performance."
"The solution is already stable and I have not encountered problems in this regard."
"One of the most valuable features of the solution is its ease of use."
"The performance is good."
"Some of the most valuable features are how convenient and easy to use this solution is. It's very user-friendly and meets all my requirements."
"We are definitely in the process of reducing our footprint on our secondary data center and all those snapshots technically reduce tape backup. That's from the protection perspective, but as far as files, it's much easier to use and manage and it's faster, too."
"Its features help us to have a backup of our volumes using the native technology of NetApp ONTAP. That way, we don't have to invest in other solutions for our backup requirement. Also, it helps us to replicate the data to another geographic location so that helps us to save on the costs of backup products."
"The storage tiering is definitely the most valuable feature... With respect to tiering, the inactive data is pushed to a lower tier where the storage cost is cheap, but the access cost is high."
"There is unified storage, which provides flexibility. It is set up perfectly for performance and provisioning. We are able to monitor everything using a separate application. It provides error and critical warnings that allow us to take immediate action through ONTAP. We are able to manage everything, log a case, and follow up with the support team, who can fix it. That is how it is unified."
"The most valuable features are tiering to S3 and being able to turn it on and off, based on a schedule."
"They have very good support team who is very helpful. They will help you with every aspect of getting the deployment done."
"I like how you can easily pair on-prem with the cloud and the cloud backup feature. I like the whole integration with on-prem and the cloud for SnapMirror relationships."
"One of the most valuable features is its similarity to the physical app, which makes it familiar. It's almost identical to a real NetApp, which means you can run all of the associated NetApp processes and services with it. Otherwise, we would definitely have to deploy some hardware on a site somewhere, which could be a challenge in terms of CapEx."
"Having more storage space would be an improvement."
"The solution should have two factor authentication."
"While the solution seems to be secure, I worry that, with the cloud, there is a chance of hacking. It would be ideal if they could be more transparent about the processes they go through to keep our data secure in the cloud and on their systems."
"They need more enhancements in the security features."
"There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing."
"The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature."
"The problem I face right now is that my data warehouse is being hosted on Google Cloud, however, integration between Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure is a big problem."
"I would prefer more support for alternative operating systems like DSD. The performance could be better because sometimes there are glitches. The price could be better."
"I would like to see more aggressive management of the aggregate space. On the Cloud Volumes ONTAP that we use for offsite backup copies, most of the data sits in S3. There are also the EBS volumes on the Cloud Volumes ONTAP itself. Sometimes what happens is that the aggregate size just stays the same. If it allocates 8 terabytes initially, it just stays at 8 terabytes for a long time, even though we're only using 20 percent of that 8 terabytes. NetApp could undersize that more aggressively."
"If they could include clustering together multiple physical Cloud Volumes ONTAP devices as an option, that could be helpful."
"It definitely needs improvement with respect to clustering and with respect to more collaborative integrations with Azure. Right now, we have very limited functionalities with Azure, except for storage. If CVO could be integrated with Azure that would help. When there is any sort of maintenance happening in the cloud, it disrupts the service in Cloud Volumes ONTAP."
"They definitely need to stay more on top of security vulnerabilities. Our security team is constantly finding Java vulnerabilities and SQL vulnerabilities. Our security team always wants the latest security update, and it takes a while for NetApp to stay up to speed with that. That would be my biggest complaint."
"The automated deployment was a bit complex using the public APIs. When we had to deploy Cloud Volumes ONTAP on a regular basis using automation, It could be a bit of a challenge."
"There is room for improvement with the capacity. There's a very hard limit to how many disks you can have and how much space you can have. That is something they should work to fix, because it's limiting. Right now, the limit is about 360 terabytes or 36 disks."
"I'm very happy with the solution, the only thing that needs improvement is the web services API. It could be a little bit more straightforward. That's my only issue with it. It can get pretty complex."
"When it comes to a critical or a read-write-intensive application, it doesn't provide the performance that some applications require, especially for SAP. The SAP HANA database has a write-latency of less than 2 milliseconds and the CVO solution does not fit there. It could be used for other databases, where the requirements are not so demanding, especially when it comes to write-latency."
"They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
"The solution is free unless you want to increase the GB data allowance. There is a cost if you want to increase the size of storage space which is expensive."
"Its price is fine."
"The price could be cheaper."
"I am paying a yearly subscription fee."
"The solution is free."
"It provides a very limited amount of storage because it's free."
"I pay monthly for Google Cloud Storage. It could be cheaper, but for now, it's okay."
"Some flexibility around the licensing model would help. The product is licensed based on capacity. Basically, the largest capacity license that you can buy is 368 terabytes. At this point, NetApp is addressing some people's concerns around this."
"They have a very good price which keeps our customers happy."
"It is expensive. There are no costs in addition to their standard licensing fees."
"Once we deploy the pay as you go model, we cannot convert this product as a BYOL model. This is a concern that we have."
"If a customer is only using, say, less than 10 terabytes, I don't think CVO would be a good option. A customer using at least 100 or 200 terabytes should get a reasonable price from NetApp."
"Our licensing is based on a yearly subscription. That is an additional cost, but because of the storage efficiencies that the NetApp gives, even with the additional cost of the NetApp license, you still end up saving money versus straight Azure native for storage. It's definitely worth it."
"They give us a good price for CVO licenses. It is one of the reasons that we went with the product."
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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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Google Cloud Storage is ranked 6th in Cloud Storage with 22 reviews while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is ranked 1st in Cloud Storage with 12 reviews. Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8, while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP writes "Helps us keep control of storage costs because it's an OpEx-based model". Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Azure NetApp Files, whereas NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is most compared with Azure NetApp Files, VMware vSAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale and Portworx Enterprise. See our Google Cloud Storage vs. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP report.
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