NetApp Cloud Insights Pros and Cons

NetApp Cloud Insights Pros

Ed Alexander
Senior Systems Administrator at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc.
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Alex Tsoi
Information Technology Consultant at TELUS Corporation
Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment.
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reviewer1380831
Storage Engineer at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue.
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NetApp Cloud Insights Cons

Ed Alexander
Senior Systems Administrator at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way.
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Alex Tsoi
Information Technology Consultant at TELUS Corporation
Their pricing model needs improvement.
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reviewer1380831
Storage Engineer at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions.
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