NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays Reviews

NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is the #12 ranked solution of our top All-Flash Storage Arrays tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) - NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays vs NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS)

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Alberto Alberti
Reseller
Senior System Engineer at ICTeam
Jul 01 2019

What is most valuable?

What I really like about this solution is that it is easy to use and the implementation was straightforward. The availability is another feature that stands out for me, as it offers a variety of ways… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The NetApp EF-Series gave our organization easy access to our databases. What's great about this solution is that it speeds up our data store because it is a cheap solution for flash performances.

What needs improvement?

One thing that may need to improve is the software monitoring as it is based on a work station that is serviced to give support to the management. The manager may not be as fast on board the… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our license is fully integrated now, so we don't have any additional payments. We do use volume cryptography, but I believe it is free.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Our client used another solution before but they found that the NetApp EF-Series is much faster when it comes to performance. And they saved a lot of money with the cost of the fast drives.

What other advice do I have?

I will rate this solution a nine out of ten because it has limited storage. Before you take on a project, you must know how much storage you need, but once you focus on the system, it will give you… more »
Real User
CTO
Sep 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The main advantage of this solution is performance. This solution does not have any compression or deduplication, but instead gains better performance through concurrency.

What needs improvement?

We cannot share data in what is described as a trunk port, which is a disadvantage. Technical support is an area that needs improvement. In the next release, I would like to have staged access. The administrator would be able to connect to… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are not talking about using this for all of our data storage, as that can be very expensive. We have singular pricing for the solutions we use. Vendors who provide all-flash storage have singular pricing that depends on a couple of… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If we compare this storage solution with Concurrent, the price is the same, but the performance is much better. The pricing is comparable with other competitors and similar in mid-range solutions, and for high range solutions, it would… more »
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Paulo-RODRIGUES
Consultant
Senior Systems Engineer at Indra
Jan 06 2020

What is most valuable?

In terms of which features I've found most valuable, this includes rapid deployment, easy integration management and cloning of areas - their cloning tools. Also, the deployment is very quick and very simple.

What needs improvement?

There is a lot of room for improvement. What I don't like is that they do not create barriers in the areas. The data management is based on the software and they do not use segmentation on the storage. That is the main problem - there is no segmentation. You cannot segment the data on the database. You put the data there but you don't know where the data goes on each disk. The information will be… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give NetApp EF-Series All Flash a 5. It's a low rating because as I mentioned, they have to improve their software. NetApp is an array that is made on the software. Their problems are on the software and the controlling of the storage where they lack segmentation and federation. Fragmentation, in particular, is a problem that could be improved for big customers since big… more »
Real User
Director at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the performance of the database access. It's simple in operating and for maintenance. Also, they provide a warranty for the I/O output.

What needs improvement?

All-Flash is made by Solid State Disk, it's not like HDD or spinning disk. The price is important, and we would like to have it less expensive. Better integration with other brands is important so we would like to see it easier to integrate.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is an expensive product.

What other advice do I have?

I will continue to use this solution. I think that the technology is still the latest one. If there is more development storage technology in the future with other venders then I will consider using another solution. Depending on the business needs, there are variables to consider with the expense… more »
Real User
IT Storage Specialist - Solutions Architect at Sorint.Lab
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are those that involve the replication process and mirroring. These are very valuable for safeguarding data.

How has it helped my organization?

The product allows us to configure and manage the services we choose to provide and to offer the service to the customers. In our organization, there are at least ten people using this solution to service many customers. This solution is dependable for us and our clients and that is what we needed… more »

What needs improvement?

The product might be improved with additional features for encryption. I think they do not do enough with encryption and that would make it more flexible and useful. I would also like to features that better support the product implementation with cloud solutions. If the problem we need to resolve… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. It has various small flaws like not being very scalable, difficult installation, lacking good encryption and better cloud support. However, we use it for what it is currently designed to do. From one to ten, I would say it earns a seven for the… more »
MohamedYassin
Real User
IT Systems Engineer at Adaptive Solutions
Feb 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to set a specific margin of performance to a specific workload. This feature is unique to this vendor and the competitors do not have it.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the ability to replicate data between All Flash and other NetApp storage systems. Better monitoring should be implemented.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is not available to many users because the cost is very expensive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another enterprise-level storage solution before this one. We switched to NetApp All-Flash arrays because of the high availability and the ability to assign specific margins of performance to individual workloads.

What other advice do I have?

For anyone who has critical workloads like Oracle databases or DB2, NetApp All-Flash Arrays will suit their needs, as long as it fits within their budget. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Real User
Associate Executive - Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The capacity is very good and better than in past models. The management software is very good. It supports reporting and different policies that are useful.

What needs improvement?

The price of the All Flash solution is very high.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an enterprise-level solution and the costs are very high. Adding more capacity will increase the cost.

What other advice do I have?

NetApp All Flash is a system that I recommend for a rapid storage solution. It is good for organizations such as banks and media companies. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Infotechengine67
Real User
IT Engineer at agiba
Sep 17 2019

What needs improvement?

We need a center related to NetApp in Egypt so that we can deal with them directly. If the pricing of equipment were more discounted in Egypt then it would be better. The implementation could be faster.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of this solution is competitive with other vendors here in Egypt.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use another solution prior to this one, and we switched because of the technical support. It had originally started off quite good, but after a while, it was no longer good, which is why we switched.

What other advice do I have?

This storage solution is both stable and scalable, and it works for our needs. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
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What is NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays?

The NetApp EF560 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system for applications that demand extremely high levels of performance and reliability. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF560 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, microsecond response times, and up to 12GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features.

Also known as
NetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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