FlexPod History of Innovations

Has the solution’s history of innovations affected your operations? Things like all-flash CI, private and hybrid cloud deployment, secure-multi-tenancy, end-to-end NVMW, cloud storage tiering? If yes, please explain how.

Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had primarily used another vendor for our Tier 1 storage applications, then when the all-flash options came out, they were seemed to be doing better. It was a more reliable, well-developed product. We actually switched when we upgraded our existing arrays to the all-flash offerings that NetApp had.
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Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It certainly has increased the speed of operations.
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Senior Systems Engineer at First Ontario Credit Union
This solution's history of innovations affected our operations because by using all-flash, we've sped up applications that couldn't do what they do because they were inefficient. These inefficiently-built applications needed more resources, so we used all-flash to compensate.
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Senior IT Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We have done the all-flash at some sites. The one site where we totally blew the configuration, we came in with an All Flash FAS, and it went from them not knowing if they were going to be able to do year-end closing to year-end closing happening because they're an Oracle site. They had been on SAN previously, and all our ROBOs are NAS. We don't have any SAN in our ROBO environment, which is our FlexPod environment. So, they went from a SAN environment to a small FAS that didn't meet their needs, then with that AFF, we've had no problems since then. We installed it right before Christmas, literally two days before Christmas by pulling out the old and putting in the new.
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Infrastructure Engineer at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
With respect to the history of innovation, it has affected our ease of use, cost of ownership, we use less manpower to manage it, and we have better uptime. As far as disaster recovery, that's been a really big plus because we have the two fabrics.
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Director of Data Center Operations at Barry University
With respect to the history of innovations, the strategy that NetApp has taken with Cloud volumes online, Azure NetApp files, and all of those things, is good. We've already started using cloud volumes online and we're putting in a new solution with NetApp where we're going to be tiering everything off to Azure because we have a huge presence there. For example, we have a SQL server there, and we're going to be replacing the drives that are on SQL with Cloud Volumes Online so that we can leverage efficiencies. Other data, such as shares, are also going to be tiered off to Azure so that we don't have to be using production cycles, production backups and IOPS and everything, locally. We're instead going to send it to cloud storage.
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Cloud Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The history of innovations has had a positive effect on our organization. NetApp is always coming up with features that I want before I know that I want them. For example, it was helpful when we no longer had to dedicate a certain number of disks to our root volume.
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Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
The history of innovations, in particular, the inclusion of all-flash, has had a positive effect on our database performance.
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Sales Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The all-flash with the fabric interconnect, along with the connections between the solution, that is the most important aspect.
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CTO at ForceOne
FlexPod has a long history of innovations in each release. They introduce each new functionality into FlexPod, like cloud integration and All Flash FAS. We are seeing all the time NetApp and ONTAP working together to create new features.
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Sr Storage Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The history of innovations has not affected our operations. We've been pretty stable. We haven't really done a whole lot as far as, being on the bleeding edge of anything.
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