NetApp OnCommand Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. NetApp OnCommand Insight and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,223 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Read reviews of NetApp OnCommand competitors and alternatives

Real User
Storage Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The high availability is one of the most valuable features. But it is also nice that it is easy to do snapshots and to recover things using SnapVault. Those are great features.

How has it helped my organization?

The product helped improve the way our organization functions because we are able to centralize mission-critical applications on the MetroClusters. Previously they were spread out in our environment… more»

What needs improvement?

I think everything can be improved, really. The IT world is evolving all the time, so there's always a new challenge and always a new thing to improve. It is harder to say what that could be. In a… more»

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

We never needed to invest in a new solution because we were always using NetApp. We were using Windows Servers before for NAS (Network-attached Storage) environments.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have to run proper procedures for discovery, so we invited every vendor in the market and then we continued working with them until we narrowed down the solution to only NetApp. The reason we ended… more»
Real User
Governor at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is deduplication, as we have no duplication in the snapshots.

What needs improvement?

The administration is difficult, so we want to add hyper-converged infrastructure. I would like to have site-to-site replication capability for applications. This is something that is available in other products and it would make new sites very easy and fast to set up.

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

Prior to using Dell EMC VPLEX, we used NetApp. Both of these are good products and are very powerful.

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.
Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP vs. NetApp OnCommand Insight and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,223 professionals have used our research since 2012.