Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
If you have a larger amount of data than normal in cloud, it is easy to provision and maintain. Waiting for the delivery of the controller, the configuration of enclosures, etc., all this stuff is eliminated compared to using on-premise.
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.
They have very good support team who is very helpful. They will help you with every aspect of getting the deployment done.
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.
This solution provides a unified storage, no matter what kind of data you have.
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.
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it makes our data readily available and we don't have to go through a lot of trouble to access it.
The fast recovery time objective with the ability to bring the environment back to production in case something happens.
It is fast, simple, powerful, and has a price without competition.
Nakivo gives users confidence in knowing that if something happens with their application server, exchange server, or other applications, they can recover it easily and quickly.
Perfect for someone who doesn't want to waste time.
We spend less time to get data recovered.
Creating a backup task in NAKIVO is fast and easy.
This solution was surprisingly easy to configure.
The most valuable feature is the simplicity of operations.
The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.
The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing.
The product is evolving and the vendor is committed to change.
Its capability to schedule, write and configure the recovery and scheduled steps, such that you don't have to come in and start manually trying to recover the entire machine. You just push a button to recover the VMware and everything is done.
It's easy to use and the interface is quite simple.
The most valuable feature is the integration with our Nutanix environment.
The replication is the solution's most valuable feature. If we have some issues on the VM in the main site we can migrate it to another site automatically.
I would like NetApp to come up with an easier setup for the solution.
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.
We want to be able to add more than six disks in aggregate, but there is a limit of the number of disks in aggregate. In GCP, they provide less by limiting the sixth disk in aggregate. In Azure, the same solution provides 12 disks in an aggregate versus GCP where it is just half that amount. They should bump up the disk in aggregate requirement so we don't have to migrate the aggregate from one to another when the capacities are full.
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.
The solution is very expensive. Due to its design, It's not cost-efficient versus doing a physical environment of similar size.
I think the challenge now is more in terms of keeping an air gap. The notion that it is in the cloud, easy to break, etc. The challenge now is mostly about the air gap and how we can protect that in the cloud.
We would like to have support for high availability in multi-regions.
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.
I would like to have the option of creating a subfolder per job in the backup repository because we had an issue where some files were corrupted and we lost the backup of the majority of the VMs.
We want the backup job to consume fewer resources, as the utilization is very high if we choose the best compression.
It is missing the file and folder backup; however, this product is meant for virtual machine backup and recovery, so that is really outside of the scope of the software.
An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines.
I think it is important to work not only in replicating the virtual machines in Amazon AWS, but in other cloud systems.
An improvement would be to give us more control over the email alerts, with different emails going to different addresses based on a set of rules.
The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference.
The interface is not easy to use and can be made more user-friendly.
The configuration process could be improved.
There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable.
What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect.
Cost is definitely an area where the product could be improved.
You need a lot of knowledge to work with the interface because it is not really easy to use, and it would be great if the dashboard were simplified.
If you have a failover case, you need to work on it manually. It would be helpful if this could be automated. It would simplify things.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
They have a very good price which keeps our customers happy.
They give us a good price for CVO licenses. It is one of the reasons that we went with the product.
For NetApp it's about $20,000 for a single node and $30,000 for the HA.
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.
I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis.
Pricing is easy to understand and very affordable.
It's really cheap, and our company saves a significant amount of money on IT backup solutions per year.
The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is the most competitive in the market.
It has a much higher bang for the buck than other products we evaluated.
The price of this solution is on the expensive side.
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Also Known As
|ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVO||VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager|
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.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking
|VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.|
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