NetApp OnCommand Competitors and Alternatives

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Principal Systems Engineer - Datacenter Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Has high availability and enables us to centralize mission-critical applications on the MetroClusters

What is our primary use case?

We use pretty much every part of the product in our company. The core of our company is in the United States and Germany and we are using MetroClusters usually for that kind of workload.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments."
  • "Technical support is good but they can take some time on critical problems."

What other advice do I have?

The solution's Snapshot copies and VIN clones work very well and they are easy to use for recovery. We have a huge environment. We are running around 15 petabytes of data, so doing backups and restores is a daily job and these features have done marvelously for our environment. It speeds things up and it is really easy for us to manage, especially in that size environment. Snapshot copies and VIN clones also affected our application development speed and made it way easier. We are not using containers so that has sped things up a lot. We love that feature, really. Consistency of storageā€¦
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Governor at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Easy to set up, good deduplication features, and proactive technical support

What is our primary use case?

This is our centralized storage for our applications and data.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is deduplication, as we have no duplication in the snapshots."
  • "I would like to have site-to-site replication capability for applications."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to use HCI. It has more features than the traditional approach, the administration is easier, and the performance is better. Troubleshooting something that is all-in-one will also be easier. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.