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Sean Henry
Real User
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features that the HCI brought was power, simplicity, and flexibility. I don't have a staff of hundreds, I have a staff of seven… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If my people are chasing issues on old hardware, and in the weeds, we're not doing anything that management sees as value. They don't see any value… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see higher level graphics support because we are going to be doing some virtual desktop for our CAD software, and I want to be able… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a project that was overdue by about two years, that couldn't get the performance that it needed. The vendor couldn't spec what we needed… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. We've only had it since March so I don't have much experience with it but I have no doubt that moving forward… more»
Sean Henry
Real User
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

It was designed from the ground up to work together. It’s not disparate technologies that the vendors put together and decided, “These can work… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It significantly reduces downtime on two of our assembly lines. In addition, it allowed us to move forward on one of the products that we’re going… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some additional graphics capabilities because I'd like to look at some virtual desktop integration for CAD software.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

In the first use case, we weren't getting the performance we needed from the old solution. In the second use case, I had an aging infrastructure… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, have a look at this solution. It is simple, and I don't mean "simple" in a negative way. If you're not a company with a staff of… more»
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IT2ced
Real User
IT Specialist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Nov 06 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its data literacy gives us so much flexibility for our development group to be able to stay on task. * The solution integrates well with all the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The integration that it has with some of our data recovery tools, like Veeam, has been helpful. We just had an incident where we had to recover the… more»

What needs improvement?

It is difficult to get acclimated to all the new features quickly. The onboard process could be improved to bring clients up to speed faster.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not using a previous solution. We had a lot of feedback from our developers that they were trying to improve their DevOps operation. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

The solution is a lifesaver. If you ever have some type of disaster and need to recover from it quickly, you can't get any better than this… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Engineering Team at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 24 2018

What is most valuable?

We're trying to move to a much more API-driven management of all of our products, and NetApp's product is, from all the SDS providers we have seen… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits for our organization are the performance that we're able to get out of it, as well as the guaranteed minimum performance from a… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm not a fan of how they don't log you out properly from some of their web tools for management. There are some little things like that, that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We're trying to move away from Fibre Channel as our primary storage method, so moving to the SolidFire HCI product is a step in that direction.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the guaranteed minimum QoS's that you can push out to the LOBs or the people who are using it, and the API as well. We don't use… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Reduced floor space * Low cost of operations * Reduced manpower

How has it helped my organization?

It has automated a lot of workloads. It has automated us from ticketing a large number to a very small number. Our legacy environment with the… more»

What needs improvement?

* Application consistency restorations * More database support * More application-based features There are some legacy applications which still… more»

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

There are the overall infrastructure costs. Even though the initial costing was higher, we calculated for year-to-year for five years. That brought… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go explore the market. Don't just go with one vendor. Try to explore different options, because every environment is different. Test and do a lot… more»
Madhan Maddineni
Real User
SAN Engineer at American Express
Nov 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the convergence. If we were to go with a legacy SAN solution, SAN fabrics, we would have two independent data fabrics… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Every company runs on IOPS, bandwidth, and latency. Five or ten years ago, we didn't have much bandwidth and the latency wasn't great because of… more»

What needs improvement?

To improve the product, they should make it more flexible.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were forced to move from our old product to the new product because of the lifecycle of the product. It expired after five or six years. Once we… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the solution a nine out of ten. I love HCI. It is a cost-effective solution and it is the future as well.

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