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"The most valuable feature is the snap shot.""There are a lot of features that are excellent. The data compression during the transfer, for example, is good. The replication is great. The durability of the solution and the speed of the data moving from one site to another is impressive.""The solution is very stable.""Overall, the product is very good. It's an easy to use tool.""The most valuable feature is the data replication tool. There is also a lot of ability for data migration.""The user interface is very easy to manage. The replication is also very easy to set up.""This solution is easy to implement and easy to use.""They have a very effective dashboard and good reports."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the snapshot and clone capabilities.""Compared to the traditional way we did backups, with Snapshot it takes us less time. It has improved my organization by saving us time.""This is a very mature product that does exactly what it needs to in taking temporary pictures of data states.""The initial setup was straightforward.""It has a user-friendly interface.""The solution is fast and it doesn't use any disc space at all. You can also take as many snapshots as you like. These are the solution's most valuable features.""SnapMirror and Snapshot are both very reliable products.""The most valuable features of the solution are the repurposing and backup features."

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"It is not as efficient as it needs to be. It doesn't compress the data really well when it is forwarded to a secondary site. The download performance could be better.""At the moment, we are not using the synchronous mirror, but we can implement the synchronous mirror. The only thing is that it needs another license. This is the same issue we have with business continuity. It needs another license to be implemented. You need too many separate licenses for the features. They should add some of the aspects of the premium bundle into the basic bundle. Sometimes our customers choose other replication services because of the initial cost of the licenses.""There is probably some limitations when it comes to the scalability of the solution.""The user interface could be simplified. They might want to have fewer options on it, to make it less complicated. There are a lot of options we never use ourselves. They're often very specialized and don't apply to us.""In the next release, I would like to get an active IP number solution.""The new coursework models need to be improved. The bandwidth monitoring could also be better.""We have different families of storage, such as the E-Series and Flash systems, but NetApp cannot be set up between them.""In the next release, I would like to see Data reduction included and WAN optimization."

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"I would like to see cloud features added to the next release of this solution.""Not a perfect ten because there is one point off to give it room for improvement.""Although support is good, the global support is lacking depending on location.""The solution needs to ensure it has higher availability or business continuity.""I think the automation needs some improvement.""The price could be a bit lower.""The company could update their products more regularly.""The solution could include more databases and make it accessible to the DBAs. The automation process should be run in a way where it could be run from the database itself."

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"It's part of the NetApp Firewall, so it's free."

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"The price of this solution is fair.""It's not too expensive.""As far as their licensing costs, the licensing is paid on a yearly basis. The organization pays for the licensing based on the software and the capacity that they choose."

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Top Answer: From a functional standpoint, it's been, pretty much bulletproof. I have never gone to a snapshot and not been able to do what I needed to do.
Top Answer: SnapShot functionality itself is not licensed separately, so we can say that the cost is $0, or it's just included in the base price. You need a separate license (or license bundle) if you want… more »
Top Answer: It would be ideal if snapshots were searchable. It's a very manual activity. If I have to go looking for a file in a stack of snapshots, it's mount one and look, mount another and look, etc. That's… more »
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NetApp SnapMirror technology provides fast, efficient data replication and disaster recovery (DR) for your critical data. Use a single solution across all NetApp storage arrays and protocols. SnapMirror technology works with any application, in both virtual and traditional environments, and in multiple configurations, including hybrid cloud.

NetApp Snapshot point-in-time copy software protects data with no performance impact and uses minimal storage space.

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Sample Customers
University at Albany, City of Houston, Yahoo Japan, Washington Employment Security Department, DG Khan Cement Co. Ltd., AmTrust Financial Services, Sheridan College
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company19%
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company13%
Company Size
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise47%
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp SnapMirror vs. NetApp Snapshot and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

NetApp SnapMirror is ranked 4th in Data Replication with 10 reviews while NetApp Snapshot is ranked 1st in Data Replication with 11 reviews. NetApp SnapMirror is rated 8.2, while NetApp Snapshot is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapMirror writes "Enables us to make a copy of the data on the main storage and move it to backup storage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Snapshot writes "Very user-friendly, extremely stable, and scalable". NetApp SnapMirror is most compared with Dell EMC AppSync, Dell EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility, Hitachi TrueCopy and Global-active Device, whereas NetApp Snapshot is most compared with Dell EMC AppSync, Dell EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication and EDB Postgres Replication Server. See our NetApp SnapMirror vs. NetApp Snapshot report.

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