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IT Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the best things about AFF are that it integrates seamlessly with what we're used to for FAS as well. We can use the same ecosystem, OnCommand Unified Manager, but get the performance, the raw performance of flash. It's great that way.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One example is we're moving a legacy application over. I'm actually in the middle of a project for that right now, where it's four Windows servers each with eight terabytes, that our actuary department uses for data analytics. With the... more»

What needs improvement?

Looking at the road map that's out there, I think they're heading in the right direction. Additional performance, additional data efficiencies, that's what everybody wants right now. And then the integrations that I'm really excited about -... more»
Real User
System Engineer at Outfront Media
Nov 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of use. To integrate it into our virtual environment is very easy, the integration with VMware is very nice. I think it's better than other vendors have. It makes it easy, even for people who aren't familiar with NetApp, to use. For... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The big benefit is the performance increase over the previous versions and the previous systems. Also, to be able to do things such as moving machines around, moving volumes around, the little maintenance and everyday things you need to do.... more»

What needs improvement?

I've definitely thought about this at earlier times, where I would probably have more stuff than I do now. The integration is pretty good. I think there could probably be some more functionality out of like the VSC-type of plugins for the... more»
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Enterprise Storage Admin at Commonwealth Of Kentucky :Cot
Oct 18 2017

What is most valuable?

* Performance * Integration into the ONTAP * The cost of the product itself With the compression and dedupe, it's not necessarily a one-to-one gigabyte for gigabyte, where the compression and the dedupe allow you to buy a lot less, but to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ease of use: We're familiar with the NetApp platform and ONTAP. We're comfortable with the tool sets that it has. We've been trained on it as a group for quite sometime. We started out with IBM-branded NetApp with 7-mode. We've grown from... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a little more integration with some of the core fundamental components of OCI as part of the ONTAP OnCommand Manager, instead of it just being either all OnCommand Unified Manager or being able to see OCI and all of that... more»
Real User
Lead Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The AFF we have, we use the in-line compression. The in-line dedupe, and the compaction saves us a lot of space because most of our AFFs house VMware VMDK files. We got a lot of compression, a lot of efficiency out of the dedupe because a lot... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the AFF, we can run VMs with databases now. That was one of the big features with the AFF, we needed the speed for databases. By moving them over, we can put VMDKs housing databases on there and use them on the VMware infrastructure now.... more»

What needs improvement?

That's a hard question to answer off the top of my head. I'd have to go through and evaluate everything. Right now, it fits our needs. I'd have to evaluate what else I'd like to see, I guess. While not for AFF specifically, for clusters in... more»
Real User
Systems Engineer II at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 16 2016

What is most valuable?

All Flash FAS: One of the most valuable features is the very low latency, especially when it comes to the databases, very demanding applications. Also I like the very small form factor, compared with the older models; what used to take seven... more»

How has it helped my organization?

All-Flash FAS: We were beginning to have performance problems. Our databases were getting larger and larger, and we needed to move to something that had that low latency, and this has greatly helped us with this. Learn about the benefits of... more»

What needs improvement?

All-Flash FAS: They could maybe make the documentation more available. Every time I want to find a document, I have to log in with my username and password. If I go to Google and look for stuff, it's sometimes hard to find. Things like that.... more»
Real User
Storage Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Nov 28 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the low-latency, high-performance utilizations of the system; being able to deliver a high-tier storage performance for high-impacting customer applications.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved my organization by being able to remove potential hardware issues from the equation; knowing that we're getting top throughput and performance from the system; and then being able to contain customer workloads within their... more»

What needs improvement?

There's nothing that I can think of that they haven't introduced with what they announced at a recent NetApp conference, with the built-in workflow automation, where you can basically deploy it in a matter of minutes for a dedicated workflow.... more»
Real User
Systems Engineer at American Health Network
Oct 19 2016

What is most valuable?

NetApp All Flash FAS: The speed and low latency are the most valuable features. My customers or users noticed an improvement in our EMR application, once we moved our SQL environment over to the AFF. I think the OnCommand System Manager has... more»

How has it helped my organization?

NetApp All Flash FAS: We're also using FlexClones, and we're able to flex clone our database to a test environment and a dev environment. We're able to keep it all underneath one storage system, so we don't have to manage multiple arrays to... more»

What needs improvement?

NetApp All Flash FAS: I'm not involved in the price-making decision. I just throw the number at the manager and say, "Hey, this is what I want." We're going to take a good look at Solid Fire for SQL environment. I’m not rating it higher... more»
Real User
Director IT at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 13 2016

What is most valuable?

We decided to use the All-Flash because of speed. Most of the time, when we looked at the SAP database, what we found was, by using the All-Flash, we got almost 100% improvement on our jobs.

How has it helped my organization?

The best part about it is the density; otherwise, earlier, we used to use a lot of 300- or 600-GB disks. It saves space, saves power and makes us more efficient. The main thing is performance. If you can get the report done in half the time,... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the All-Flash FAS support virtualization better. I find that lacking in some areas; application and for disaster recovery. I know we have to do a lot of setup and we need to know exactly what needs to be done, but I would... more»
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What is NetApp All Flash FAS?

NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

Also known as
NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FAS
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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra Group
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