NetApp All Flash FAS Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
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»
Anonymous avatar x80
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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Anonymous avatar x80
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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»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Lead Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 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»
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Systems Engineer II at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

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»
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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‚Äôs most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

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