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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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"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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"The most valuable feature is the speed.""The high performance and high availability improved our overall processes.""It's easy to use, has good stability, and many features."

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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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"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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"The pricing should be more competitive.""I would like to have replication functionality built directly in the product, rather than having to use a separate device for this.""Other vendors have included a block and file system. IBM doesn't include a file system. And yet, it's very necessary for all organizations' networks to have file systems. We have other systems for the file system, however, ideally, we would like to have one system with these features.""IBM's support is not good. I experienced a big problem where I opened the console IBM Storage and would see that something was broken. I called the call centers, and I said, "I have a problem. My drive is not working." They want me to give them the serial number, I gave it to them and they told me "I cannot find your product. Your product is not here.""

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"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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"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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"The price of the FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is reasonable.""There are pricing options from the mid-rand to the high-range, of which the suitability depends upon the requirements."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASOceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage SystemIBM FlashSystem 9100, FlashSystem 9100
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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.

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.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) end-to-end with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize - all in a powerful 2U enterprise-class storage system. Providing intensive data driven multicloud storage capacity, FlashSystem 9100 is deeply integrated with the software defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage allowing you to easily add in the multicloud solutions that best support your business.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupTelecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider50%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Midsize Enterprise6%
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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 5 reviews while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is ranked 4th in NVMe with 4 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.6, while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe writes "Good performance, easy to manage, and remains stable even during maintenance". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and IBM FlashSystem, whereas IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and IBM FlashSystem.

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