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Pros
"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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"The feature of taking snapshots from the replicated volumes has allowed us to use them for DR testing to validate the application consistent point of recovery."

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Cons
"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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"The main pain point that we experienced is during device creation. For every newly provisioned volume, creating replication relationships between production and DR site, creating snapshots for third copy at DR site, and configuring them in appropriate replication groups and device groups means that there are lot of steps involved and a lot of room for error. There has to be a lot of checks and balances which need to be incorporated to make sure that the solution is set up correctly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We are able to easily do Azure backups and restores.
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: The dashboards are in need of improvement. The configuration could be improved by providing more options, in particular, during the initial setup phase. It would be helpful if more functionality could… more »
Top Answer: The feature of taking snapshots from the replicated volumes has allowed us to use them for DR testing to validate the application consistent point of recovery.
Top Answer: The main pain point that we experienced is during device creation. For every newly provisioned volume, creating replication relationships between production and DR site, creating snapshots for third… more »
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Overview

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

The Symmetrix Remote Data Facility family of software is the gold standard for remote replication in mission critical environments. Built for the industry-leading high-end VMAX hardware architecture, the SRDF family of solutions is trusted for disaster recovery and business continuity.
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MazdaGlobal Security Provider, SSM Health Care, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Shriners, BZWBK, Qatar Islamic Bank, Sudwestrundfunk (SWR)
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Midsize Enterprise8%
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NetApp Snapshot is ranked 1st in Data Replication with 11 reviews while Symmetrix Remote Data Facility is ranked 7th in Data Replication with 1 review. NetApp Snapshot is rated 8.8, while Symmetrix Remote Data Facility is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of NetApp Snapshot writes "Very user-friendly, extremely stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symmetrix Remote Data Facility writes "RPO and RTO have improved drastically". NetApp Snapshot is most compared with NetApp SnapMirror, Dell EMC AppSync and Dell EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication, whereas Symmetrix Remote Data Facility is most compared with NetApp SnapMirror and Dell EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Remote Replication.

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