NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) ROI

Storage Engineer at Missile Defense Agency
The only thing that I can say about ROI is that our costs are probably going to be less than if we had stuck with our original idea. View full review »
Storage Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I do not study the return on investment or any of those types of things because our department is just constant and we are not a profit center. We know what "I" is, we just do not know what "R" is. View full review »
Data Protection Engineering at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have seen ROI, but I can't quantify how much. View full review »
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Consulting Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The solution has improved application response time. We are using the All Flash FAS boxes of the AFS and our primary use case is around file shares. These aren't really that performance intensive. Therefore, overall, response times have improved, but it's not necessarily something that can be seen. From a sheer footprint savings, we're in the process of moving one of our large Oracle environments which currently sits on a VMAX array, taking up about an entire rack, to an AFF A800 that is 4U. From just the sheer power of cooling and rack-space savings, there have been savings. I haven't seen ROI on it yet, but we're working on it. View full review »
System Administrator at Bell Canada
AFF has given us the ability basically to reduce the amount of time that we are spending on OnCommand. What we have been able to do now is leverage in VSC, which has given us the simplicity to be able to provision data store from within the vSphere environment: provision and deprovision. Now, we can give more options to our users to provision their storage as well, there is less of a footprint for storage admins. They can now focus doing more automation rather than just doing the day-to-day work. View full review »
Greg Weld
Senior CI Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There has been an amazing improvement on ROI due to racks base and power usage going to AFFs, like A700S's being so small and so efficient, take up way less space per terabyte which is a great improvement there. View full review »
Systems Engineer at Cleveland Clinic
Our AFF has improved our application time greatly. Our database response time has gone up a lot from our previous SaaS storage that we had. The systems were nine-years-old and were about do to go. When we went to the flash, we noticed a huge increase application response rate (50 percent or more). It was like night and day. It was more of an expensive system at the time when we bought it because flash was relatively new. We probably save the most amount of money just in the time to set up with it. We had to set up in an afternoon, then we were serving out data later on that day. Just the fact that it's been rock solid. We haven't had to sit there and baby it, fixing things, tweaking and tuning it. It just works. The biggest savings is not having to sit there and keep it warm. View full review »
Manager at Pramerica
We have not seen ROI. View full review »
Storage Architect and Engineer at United Airlines
It is very hard to measure ROI, but we know that it is very good compared to other products. View full review »
Storage Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Our TCO decreased significantly because we were paying maintenance on nine different arrays throughout the country. We've condensed those down to three arrays, and our maintenance fees from the IBM product dropped by over a half million dollars a year, saving us $500,000 USD. We just migrated two petabytes of data storage from IBM over to NetApp All Flash. Some of the performance improvement that we've seen is 100 times I/O and microsecond latency. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at Hyundai autoever
It has improved the application response because the array using the SSD disks are also an NVMe compatible array. We are also using the NVMe host (HBAs) because our fabric is also NVMe compatible with some of the hosts running some mission critical applications with that, AFF, and the back-end storage. We have seen good improvement in the performance of our applications. View full review »
Keith Latimer
IT Operations Manager at Idaho State Insurance Fund
The total cost of ownership has decreased a great deal. As far as percentages, it's hard to gauge, but we did have quite a few personnel staying up, making sure batches ran well every night. Now, batches are being done by 8:00 in the evening, so we don't have to do that anymore. When you start adding the employee hours that we have for people working in the off-hours, and it is not an issue anymore, I suspect TCO might have gone down 25 percent. Setting up storage for an application (storage provisioning) is quick and easy. Maybe a quarter of the time is now spent getting the application up and running, or even less. View full review »
Network Services Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The benefit of getting the product, versus not getting the product, has allowed the clinic to do more. Since they are doing more, the return on investment is shrinking. We bought it two years ago and we have probably already paid for it. The old NetApp we had was paid for. The new NetApp was about $3 million and we paid for that in about two years. It was well worth it because we can do more. For example, our advanced imaging is all pictures, videos; huge amounts of data get used up. Now they can triple and quadruple the amount they could do because of the speed. So instead of seeing ten patients a day, they're seeing 30 or 40 patients a day. View full review »
SAN Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We definitely see ROI. We save a lot more money with this solution. View full review »
Sunder Periesany
Technical manager at Macrovention
For some of our customers, within one-and-a-half years, they get a return on investment. One year after the deployment, the customer will either scale up or scale out. That will give the customer's site a better footprint. View full review »
Systems Engineer at Nordstrom, Inc.
Having our VDI work better is important to us because our work-from-home employees can work a lot better, which helps save money. View full review »
Systems Management Engineer at Linklaters
We benefited from implementing all-flash by reducing our data center footprint. We took it from 30 racks to just over five. This is one of the biggest savings for us. View full review »
Ashwin Bhadra
Senior Manager of Product and Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I haven't calculated ROI because, being into the OpEx model, since we're providing serivces, typically the ROI is 36-plus months. We're not there yet. View full review »
Storage Manager at State of Nebraska
Switching to AFF has improved the performance of a lot of our virtual machines in a VMware environment. The number of support tickets that we receive has fallen to almost zero because of this, so it's been a real help for our virtual server support team. View full review »
Tech Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We use a private cloud, which is Wesco, and it definitely saves us a lot of space. View full review »
Ed Alexander
Senior System Engineer at Red Hat
Our TCO has probably stayed about the same per terabyte of user data. View full review »
Peg Heffron
Network Professional at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We haven't had the time to do a proper analysis of ROI yet. View full review »
Solution Architect at Advanced UniByte GmbH
It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers. View full review »
Storage Administrator at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have seen ROI from this solution. View full review »
Manager Biomedical System Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been able to utilize and leverage equipment which was purchased a decade ago up until this past year. So, we were running disk shells for 13 years and all we were doing was upgrading the filings and controllers, and using the same disk shells. Therefore, we were able to do something where we didn't have to invest that much. Recently, we had to upgrade all our disk shells, but it was a lot less because the technology had changed a lot since those times. It is faster now, and we have SSDs. We have larger drives that are 4TBs and 6TBs. Everything can condense so we are saving disk shell space and rack space. We are paying less now than we did at that time. So, we've gotten our money's worth out of it. View full review »
Sandeep Thota
Consulting Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution helps us improve performance for our enterprise applications, data analytics, and VMs. It is why we provisioned it. Analytics require huge amounts of processing power. With this solution, the processing happens in a tick of a second, which would not happen with regular spinning drives. With SSDs, All Flash FAS, and the help of ONTAP, it nails the performance. Our total cost of ownership (TCO) has decreased by 40 percent. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen ROI, especially in terms of data points and availability. View full review »
Director of Infrastructure Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is reducing our data center costs. We consolidated eight HA pairs into one AFF HA pair. View full review »
System Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have not seen ROI so far. View full review »
Technical Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It does have good ROI. We are able to set up and provision enterprise applications using AFF quickly. We have seen tremendous performance, stability and growth in it. View full review »
Senior in technology and engineer at a marketing services firm
The amount of data that's stored is increasing day by day. We are a financial company so we have new customers every day and we need to keep their information safe and secure. It definitely has that return on investment in that we didn't have to invest in something else, outside of what we have now. View full review »
Principal Architect at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution is too new for us to see ROI yet. View full review »
Storage Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We tested it out against another solution and it worked out very well. Based on that, we took the decision to expand it further. It is working out well from a latency point of view, which is why we have opted for AFF. We are getting results. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The cost savings has been higher than I expected. Our space savings through dedupe and compression is over 50 percent, so we are saving. I think our 8080s has 20TBs. We are saving at least 10TBs and that's over 50 percent of the capacity that we're using. View full review »
Systems Engineer Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
From an application standpoint, we have seen a lot of return investment on the speeds and responsiveness of the actual storage. View full review »
Rodrigo Carte
Head of IT at Inacap
We have seen ROI. Our TCO has increased by 15 to 18 percent. View full review »
Alberto Alberti
Senior System Engineer at ICTeam
I need to ask for it to my ceo View full review »
Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We'll have the solid-state drives around longer so we won't be turning over controllers or disk as fast. View full review »
ICT Operations Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
When evaluating a possible solution, I look for: * Technical Capabilities * Scalability * Cost View full review »
Senior Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen ROI from the product. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
417,803 professionals have used our research since 2012.