NetApp HCI Scale Compute/Storage Independently

How does the solution’s ability to scale compute and storage independently affect capacity, performance, and upgrade planning in your organization? Please provide examples.

DonSchaefer
Storage Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Because NetApp usually marries capacity, performance, and upgrade planning together, there's not a whole lot that I need to worry about at this point. But I do know when I need to have high performance, I will use the HCI (for those few that I need it for).
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Kenneth-Williams
Systems Platform Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution's ability to scale compute and storage independently makes things easier for us because it does most of the stuff automatically, and we don't really have to touch it all that often.
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Scott-Hansen
Storage Engineer at HS UCI
HCI's ability to scale, compute, and store independently is nice because we can expand either the storage or the compute. There are different ways to expand different pieces and not do it all-in-one. With some of the competitors, you buy compute and you have to buy storage, so that is an important differentiator for NetApp.
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reviewer1223550
Senior Project Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution’s ability to scale compute and storage independently is pretty simple. They have their own development team, so they're able to do their patch releases in the DevOp environment and then do canary deployment into their production to do testing before they deploy the production.
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reviewer1223565
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is nice to have separate compute and separate storage for each node, but in some ways that it sort of a downfall, too, because in a true HCI environment the storage and compute would be together in a single node. I can see the benefits of having them separate in that you are able to take one down and not affect the other. But, I think that if you really want to go dense, then you'd want to have the true HCI, which has them together in one.
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reviewer1223523
Senior Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution's ability to scale compute and storage independently does not affect capacity performance and upgrade planning in our organization because of what we do.
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Ketan-Patel
Pre-sales Solution Architect at SHI international corp
They are the only product on the market that has independent compute and storage capability. No other the product has that.
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Steve Lamesey
Vice President at Hardwood International Corp
This solution can scale compute and storage independently, whereas in competing solutions if I need more compute, I have to bring more storage along with it. This means that I have idle storage. Conversely, if I need more storage then I have to bring more compute along with it. With NetApp, I get to look at each of those separately and then plan separately. It allows me to utilize my internal resources better because I'm not spending money on things that I don't need, and it allows me to tailor that solution and that platform more to my business needs versus working with a platform that does great things, but I'm having to bring things in at a scale that I don't need.
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reviewer1223604
Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Part of the planning for our system, or our environment, was that it has to have the capacity to scale. This means that this solution's ability to scale compute and storage independently is something that we took into consideration. We can add an additional chassis at any given time.
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