NetApp HCI Other Solutions Considered

Ketan-Patel
Pre-sales Solution Architect at SHI international corp
The products that clients are usually evaluating are other hyper-convergent tools because NetApp HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure. There are other parts of the market like Nutanics, VxRail, and Cisco (HyperFlex). When we help clients do a comparison of other products, NetApp wins because of the leading features. For example, they are the only product on the market that has independent compute and storage capability. No other the product has that. View full review »
EdwardHoppe
Senior SAN / Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We evaluated various converged and non-converged platforms before making the NetApp converged decision over other top players in the magic quadrant (IBM, Dell/EMC, Infinidat, Pure Storage). What's missing from all products is the need for better tools to bring capacity, performance, and upgrade planning together for viewing in one pane of glass. View full review »
reviewer948963
Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We also evaluated Nutanix. We checked out Cisco HyperFlex. We took a good, in-depth look at a couple of other companies but I think we just ended up sticking with NetApp. We had a small NetApp footprint. Just FAS stuff and we decided to go all-in and go with HCI and the AFF line. In general, they've always treated us well. They've always been great. I like working with anybody at NetApp. In general, we have a good relationship with both our partners and with NetApp. View full review »
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reviewer1223523
Senior Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are resellers and we do have some competitors, but I would not pick them in Brazil. We need to compete with Huawei sometimes, and on the HCI line, we compete with Nutanix also. I prefer NetApp because I trust the lineup. View full review »
reviewer1223565
Infrastructure Engineer at Digicert
I have been using Nutanix as well. I find that they both have their pros and cons, and we like the interface of NetApp better than that of Nutanix. Nutanix is easier and more straightforward to set up. View full review »
Sean Henry
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
We also looked into Nutanix, Cisco, and NetApp. We chose this NetApp because one, we already had a relationship with NetApp and I know the quality of their work. Two, the unit was built from the ground up to work as a single unit. It wasn't things that were developed separately that happened to work together very well, they were actually designed to work as a single unit. Finally, the price point fit to where our budget was. View full review »
Sean Henry
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Cisco and Nutanix were the other big ones that we looked at. The reason we didn't go with Cisco, to be honest, was that they made it clear they didn't think a company of our size warranted their attention. NetApp did a briefing for just me. That wasn't the only reason, but any company that is willing to stand behind their technology and can't wait to get it into your facility to show it off, clearly they believe in it. It checked all the boxes for what I needed it to do. It was also a company I have a relationship with, so I know that their gear is going to be here. View full review »
Scott-Hansen
Storage Engineer at HS UCI
We have not evaluated other solutions but a lot of our sister companies have done Nutanix and some of the other products that are out there. I've heard it's a little more baked, a little easier to use, but it's also not as flexible as you grow. You have to grow in different stacks. View full review »
IT2ced
IT Specialist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
We considered HPE, Dell EMC, and NetApp. View full review »
Peg-Heffron
Network Professional at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
The vendors on our shortlist were limited to Dell. Really the general organizational trend drove most of our decision. View full review »
reviewer1223568
Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We started with NetApp and did the PoC with it. Things worked well in our environment. View full review »
DonSchaefer
Storage Lead at Xerox Corporation
We evaluated NetApp and a competitor. What I like about NetApp is the storage wasn't defined to a particular node. I can expand the storage to increase across all nodes or I can have a minimal amount. Whereas, the competitor had a certain amount per node, and that was it. There was no expandability. View full review »
Engineerc2b6
Engineering Team at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We looked at Dell EMC ScaleIO, their Ready Node stuff. And I think some of my peers evaluated Hedvig and some other SDS providers. We went for NetApp because of the API functionality that they really built into it. They're all-API first, and then they put everything on a wrapper around their API. Anything that can be done is done via API. View full review »
Madhan Maddineni
SAN Engineer at American Express
We looked at Dell EMC, Hitachi, and HPE. View full review »
Consultnt4675
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated and looked at other options. It depends on the customer, but we looked at something for our customer who had certain requirements for models and formulas regarding the criteria. The customer asked me to look at the most suitable solution for him. View full review »
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