NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP Other Solutions Considered

John Hegyi
Lead Storage Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I always try new products. I've used the SoftNAS product, and a couple of other generic NAS products. They don't even compare. They're not on the same page. They're not even in the same universe. I might be a little biased but they're not even close. I have looked at Azure NetApp Files, which is another product that NetApp is putting out. Instead of Cloud Volumes it's cloud files. You don't have to deploy an entire NetApp infrastructure. It gives you the ability to do CIFS at file level without having to manage any of the overhead. That's pre-managed for you. View full review »
Christian Gruetzner
Architect, Storage Services at All for One Steeb AG
We have a single-vendor strategy. View full review »
Padmaja Reddy
Storage Architect at NIH
We use Caringo. It's object storage migration for age old data. It is a cheap solution for us, so that's why we use that. When we compared prices, Caringo was much cheaper. Once we migrated everything to Caringo, there were challenges because it's another vendor, and then you're working with two different vendors. We started having issues, so now we use StorageGRID. We chose NetApp because we already had the infrastructure. Adding additional resources and features into the mix is much easier because it's one vendor, and they understand the product. If we needed to add something and improve on the solution, it's much easier. View full review »
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Systems Programmer at a university with 10,001+ employees
Our shortlist was really only NetApp. We looked at about a dozen other products, Hitachi and everything else, but NetApp really had the best product. View full review »
Storage Admin at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
For the DR we are using NetApp but for the production, a lot of the cloud architects in our company want to go native to Azure or native to AWS. Since we are a NetApp Cloud shop for a while and even our RND on-prem is mostly just all on NetApps. We want to keep that going, going into the cloud because it's a lot simpler to manage our infrastructure, our storage and take advantage of all the efficiencies that NetApp provides. Whereas if you don't use that, all of those savings, and if you have a lot of data as we do, petabytes of data, and Microsoft and AWS, take advantage of all those efficiencies and we don't because we don't have that capability. With the NetApp integration, we can take advantage of all those efficiencies and other performance. View full review »
Consultant at I.T. Blueprint
When it comes to choosing the right solution for our clients, they trust our judgment in recommending something that they know is going to work for them. Most of our clients are looking for availability in disaster recovery data and centralizing it into one cloud location. In some cases, a customer doesn't want to go with multiple clients, they want to have it all in one place. They are also looking for simplification in management of the entire solution, provisioning, managing copywriting from a similar interface and a company that can be responsible for the support. Our customers evaluate other vendors as well. They have looked at AWS, several from Veeam, and partners from ASR for different replication software. Customers decide to go with NetApp because of our recommendations. I have experience with other application services including Commvault, Veeam, and ASR. View full review »
Senior Manager, IT CloudX at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We checked Dell EMC and HPE but we chose NetApp. The Storage team made the decision. One of the main reasons they chose NetApp was the existence of NetApp on-prem and the knowledge of it the team had. We are familiar with NetApp and the products are good, so we decided to extend the success to the cloud as well. View full review »
Ed Alexander
Senior System Engineer at Red Hat
We've looked at other storage solutions and we just keep coming back to NetApp because they provide us with everything we need. They have great support and the hardware has drastically improved in horsepower and capacity, so we're happy to stay with them. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
They use some native things that are inherent to the AWS. They have looked at those things. NetApp has been one of the first ones that they looked at, and it is the one that they are very happy with today. View full review »
Storage Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did evaluate other solutions. We evaluated the main players in this area, like EMC. There are some features that we really liked from NetApp. One of them is the ability to consolidate files and blocks. Other vendors have some mirror solutions, but they are not in the maturity level that NetApp is. We also really like that NetApp has a product for the cloud that is really working and is proven and valuable. Other vendors do not have that, or if they have it, you need to deploy something in the middle. That is something that we like. We don't need to deploy anything. We can just run the backup directly from the OS and spin out the solution. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is reliable, and Commvault is not reliable. Dell EMC sucks. They are not innovative. They haven't done anything in years. NetApp is the best solution out there. View full review »
Pre-sales SE at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The customer was happy with NetApp and did not look at any alternatives. View full review »
Lead Storage Operations at Autodesk, Inc.
We did not consider anyone else for NAS. View full review »
Sr Systems Engineer at Ucare
I have tried Pure Storage and EMC RecoverPoint, but ONTAP is easier to use. View full review »
James Koepsel
Principal Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also use Avere Gateways. That's pretty much it. I was the one who evaluated and approved the use of ONTAP Cloud. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated Hitachi and IBM, but still we are using NetApp because of its marketing. View full review »
CTO at Poria
We chose NetApp because after we did the pilot, we saw the difference between both of the companies. View full review »
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