NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP Previous Solutions

Christian Gruetzner
Architect, Storage Services at All for One Steeb AG
We only used native Azure services. We went with Cloud Volumes ONTAP because it was a natural extension of our NetApp products. We have a huge on-premise storage environment from NetApp and we have been familiar with all the benefits from these storage systems for several years. We wanted to have all the benefits in the cloud, the same as we have on-premise. That's why we evaluated it, and we're in a very early stage with it. View full review »
Eyal Shimony
Sr. Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
There was a lot of downtime with our previous solution. Also, the performance wasn't what it should be. Any update that we did required downtime, and there were quite a lot of updates because there were a lot of bugs. That's where Cloud Volumes ONTAP is very good because they're using the same software as in their devices. There are no special needs or special bugs. They're using a very mature a solution. View full review »
SystemsPd6ff
Systems Programmer at a university with 10,001+ employees
We had always done block storage and we had a large IBM infrastructure, a large ESX infrastructure, physical servers. We knew that we needed a file service, so we set that up. It was really a first for our university. We switched from IBM to NetApp because we thought we'd get better support from NetApp, and we really have. IBM did a good job, but it was obvious that IBM and NetApp didn't always play well together. IBM was slower to put out patches and fixes compared to NetApp. When IBM was telling us to go to the NetApp site to find support, we figured we'd just switch to NetApp. View full review »
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SeniorMa9b1f
Senior Manager, IT CloudX at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before NetApp we used a home-grown server in the cloud, a Linux server with a big disk. It was less simple to manage. We're also using Avere, a storage solution that was purchased by Microsoft a month or two ago. It's mainly responsible for real-time data synchronization between on-prem and the cloud environment. It's different than NetApp which doesn't provide the kind of synchronization solution that Avere does. It's two-way, real-time data synchronization between the Oracle storage solutions which we have on-prem and the Avere solution that we have in Azure. NetApp does not help with such requirements. View full review »
James Koepsel
Principal Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We needed persistent storage in the cloud for platforms, and there's really not options right now in AWS or Azure. View full review »
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