NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Pricing and License Cost

Michael Archuleta
CIO at Mt. San Rafael Hospital
The total cost of ownership has increased a little. When I look at building very strong, good strategies that get presented to the board of directors and the additional executive teams, I look at two things: I look at ROI and I look at total cost of ownership. At times, my overall goal is that I want to get out of the data center business. I know that TCO really does increase because you have that on-prem solution, but I think moving forward into the cloud-based initiatives that we have, we're going to definitely start seeing a decrease within that TCO because now we don't have all of this inventory to take care of. We're being a lot more efficient and a lot more agile as well too. View full review »
Manager San Operations at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Definitely go with NetApp. You're going to look at other vendors. They may come in at a cheaper price point, but you will pay in the end with management costs and downtime. Definitely go with NetApp. You're going to look at other vendors. They may come in at a cheaper price point, but you will pay in the end with management costs and downtime. View full review »
Network Services Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The total cost, the pricing of it, has gone up quite a bit. View full review »
SAN Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Using NetApp, our total cost of ownership decreased by 17%. View full review »
Manager Biomedical System Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Look at the different options that NetApp offers. Look for a model and option which fits your needs correctly. Don't buy a low-end product for a high-end job. NetApps offers a lot of different options. Just take your time and work with the consulting teams. Lay out what your needs are to ensure you are purchasing what will help you be successful. View full review »
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our initial perception of NetApp was it's extremely expensive and a little too inflexible. However, once we did get into the NetApp ecosystem, we realized that the cost effectiveness was greater than we originally thought. The cost effectiveness is due to deduplication compression, the number of managed hours that we need to maintain the system, and the flexibility of NetApp which is geared toward keeping their systems more resilient. View full review »
Mohammad Ashfaqur Rahman
System Administrator at Dhaka Bank Limited
So far, I understand the cost is less than many other storages of same/similar performance benchmark. If you go for Replication, Vault, and NAS, please ensure that the license has been ordered at the very beginning. However, licenses can been added or modified without rebooting the system at any time. View full review »
Jake Oyortey
Ceo at Enterprise Computing
Price is always good, as long as price is coming down, especially for flash systems. The entry point for potential customers, who are looking at coming onboard for flash systems, it may be a bit expensive. It would be good if the price comes down. View full review »
Josh Johnson
Infrastructure Admin 3 at Grant Ham University
Obviously depending on the price point, NetApp is obviously a little more expensive than your generic Dell SAN solution or whatever. View full review »
Payload Integration at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our total cost of ownership has increased. SSDs are expensive. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
I would like the pricing to be cheaper. View full review »
Emilio Marcos Lopez
Systems Mgr at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Negotiate everything, i.e., including the price for the future capacity upgrades as part of the deal. View full review »
TAM & Solution Architect with 51-200 employees
Licensing is very simple: all flash solutions include the entire license. Regarding pricing, storage efficiency can lower the cost per TB. View full review »
ICT Operations Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
Always consider whether you can afford the solution. View full review »
Nico Becker
Storage Admin
It is pretty expensive compared to other solutions. I would give it a seven or eight out of 10 in price (where 10 is expensive) compared to similar solutions. View full review »
CTO at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Compare and look for your use case. View full review »
Rostislav Rusev
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
With other options, you need to buy a couple of different products to achieve the same outcome. View full review »
Bunyamin Tasdemir
Managing Partner & CTO with 1,001-5,000 employees
NetApp is getting too expensive. View full review »

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