NetApp OnCommand Insight Benefits

Storage Architect at US Navy
We do a lot of databases within that app and we had a problem with a lot of our databases running slowly. Once we got OCI, we started seeing where the IOPS were really failing us. We actually found that we had built some machines too big. Everything's got to be scaled to size and we actually found that out by making some of the machines smaller; and some of them did better on SATA instead of SaaS. But all that we found from OCI. It helped us improve the application side for what we call our customer, basically another Navy employee who is running, say, a database for time clocks. They would say, "I'm having people that are complaining, when people are punching in they're not able to go to work because it's not coming back as fast." So we were able to improve those kind of speeds and help people service our Navy personnel faster, better, and more efficiently. View full review »
High Performance Compute at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It houses our most important data for the whole Gulf of Mexico. As a whole, it works on the most critical data on NetApp right now. So, it's critical. View full review »
Jonathan Pure
Lead Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's improved the organization in that, when people complained about an issue in the past, we had to go to all these different systems to look at the performance data; going into vSphere, going into SolarWinds. This ties it all together in one place so that we can get to the root of the problem more quickly. That makes the business happy because then we're not churning on trying to figure out what caused their performance problem. View full review »
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Madhu Vinod Diwakar
Technology Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Right now, it's our single pane of glass to monitor our entire infrastructure. It is the first point of troubleshooting where we go to see any anomaly, or for troubleshooting any performance issue. It's doing a good job so far. We're happy. With a single pane of glass to look at, regarding any outage or any disconnect or regarding any TDP issues in our vSphere environment, we can go back and look at the data warehouse and see any changes in the infrastructure; like a port going offline or a port flapping. That's something that we haven't had the flexibility to do before, so that's the number one addition to our infrastructure. View full review »
Brian Bargo
Storage Engineer at Web.Com
I'd say for the cDOT side of it, yes. We had a solution for 7-mode, but for cDOT we didn't really have anything yet, so it helped by making sure that our NetApp source is staying healthy and our implementations are working. View full review »
Storage And Backup Tools Manager at a tech services company
Definitely, the single pane of glass for capacity management. Every customer has multiple vendors of storage, which allows us to bring those into a single report, deliver those, not just to engineers, but also to the operations level and business owners of those organizations as well, so they can make sound business and financial decisions. It's uniquely valuable, because it's really at the top of its class. Everybody else who's doing storage, monitoring, and reporting, they don't have a standard base for doing this. They customize it for every vendor who's out there, whereas the NetApp approach was to build a base and a solid foundation, so regardless of what vendor you actually bring in, or new data source you add, it's always the same information. Therefore, you really can have a homogenous view. View full review »
Lead Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It has definitely improved our organization. For example, we have, in total, 46 data centers and we're trying to make them into four or five data centers. OCI has helped us integrate all the other vendors into one OCI. We are trying to see what its usage is around a specific time. Since we know what the capacity usage trend is, we can try to buy storage in our data center with NetApp storage and then we can establish that within NetApp. View full review »
Team Lead Storage at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have not implemented in a full-fledged way yet, but we expect OCI will be beneficial in helping us save on costs. View full review »
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The benefits are just allowing us to get a better view of our environment, because today we just don't know what's happening. I know it's going to help us change our services that we offer today. Now, we're going to be able to set up different tiers and service levels based on our actual usage. View full review »
Ken S
Storage Services Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I can get the overall usage, performance and, later, we see all the details across the board. View full review »
Jb Mercer
Technical Engineer at FBL Financial Group
We have the server team actually logging into it and looking at it now. It's a good way to tell right away if it's the storage or the virtual machine. View full review »
System Administrator at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The things we're able to derive, we're able to use that and figure out what the next steps would be that bring value to the company, or our organization. We get strategic insights and plan ahead. View full review »
Fernando Vargas
Senior Data Protection Specialist at Cox Enterprises
It gives us a lot of data that, years ago, we didn't have. We can present that in order to prepare, when we're going to buy new equipment. We know, when we create a lifecycle, how long it's going to last, the current equipment, and what are we going to replace it with. We use it for troubleshooting and to identify the root cause of problems. We also use it for proof of concept and comparisons. We're in telecommunications and media. I would say OCI is uniquely valuable to us because it give us the data and it provides a more visual a way of evaluating our current storage environment. View full review »
Integrations Director at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once we gathered and saw what we were doing with everything, we saved close to a petabyte worth of data by being able to delete old data and move stuff around. Thus, we became more efficient. It's exactly what we needed. It has helped us optimize our storage. View full review »
Storage Engineer at Cerner
It's a reporting tool so we can see where we get issues with latency, and we can see issues with port saturation, and it shows us each of our clients. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The benefit is that it is not just the storage itself. It also covers our switches. It is multi-vendor, therefore we are not just talking about NetApp. We also have the ability to report on VMs, which is pretty important nowadays, because almost all our systems are VMs. View full review »
San Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's able to simplify looking at performance on all of our clusters, all of the nodes, all the volumes, in one place, without having to log into each individual storage array and look at it. View full review »
Eduardo Stephan
Storage Analyst at BCCSS
It gives us a better view of into what is happening with the environment, like performance issues or predicting problems. This is the most important part for us. We can predict when storage will be out of space, so we can start buying before something bad happens. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can see the real-time status of the systems and, of course, monitoring. We have visibility in general. View full review »
Gianfranco Lanza
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
With the alerts of saturation of FC ports in their early states, we can proactively anticipate performance issues on the server or databases. View full review »
Senior Storage Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We can analyze the arrays overall performance down to a LUN level, very quickly, with this product. It is uniquely valuable because it covers the entire industry, just not NetApp products, but also HPE and other vendors. We have a multi-vendor platform, so having a single solution to monitor all the platforms really helps us out a lot. View full review »
Technology Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We're in the telecommunications industry and we're an actual service provider as well. I work in the service providing part . We have all of these external customers that have their pay-for-storage on our storage arrays. We're able to see through annotation how much each of those customers is using and we can use it for billing purposes. It's given us a better concept of what we've got out there and where our hurt points are, where we need some more work in the different areas, where we might need to move volumes around to get better performance, and also definitely to see where that capacity is, see if we need to add more storage. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a marketing services firm
Biggest benefits are with analytics on devices and some of the applications. Case in point, Exchange and SQL, seeing how they are doing with trending, then as we are adding things, see how it is changing that trend. In the government and military industries specifically, it is unique. It has helped a lot. It is a little misunderstood still, but what we are getting out of it and what we are providing to the leadership has been extremely valuable to them. View full review »
Raul Sanchez
Storage and Backup Administrator at T-Systems
NetApp gives our clients the best infrastructure with fast and easy administration. NetApp products are easy to use. View full review »
Engineer at TD
It's a centralized structure that has the ability to connect to any storage platform, it doesn't matter if it's NetApp or not, and be able to report consistently on all my fabric. It's the greatest advantage that I've have. View full review »
Nas System Administrator at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Time to resolution has gone way down, especially when working with the current performance issue. As an industry, the product is uniquely valuable because it can actually snap into multiple different products, not just NetApp. It can do multiple different products. View full review »
Jose Perez
Performance Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It makes it easier to log into the performance of VMware. Now, we are upgrading to Microsoft Hyper-V, so it makes it easier to see improvements. View full review »
Carter Beil
Storage Admin at ZF
It's centralized. It's got a lot of data in there. We can utilize the data that's in there and the output to other systems to run scripts off of it. Therefore, it's pretty versatile. View full review »
Gary Yan
Staff Engineer at Trend Micro Inc.
Has made our operations simpler. Helped to know our datacenter, every detail. Helped to view our company infrastructure very well. View full review »
Venkat Kotyada
Senior Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Because we can use it financially, we use it for inventory purpose. You can use it, not only for reporting, but you can identify connectivity and storage issues. You can pull performance reports. We are a consulting company and we use it for various purposes. View full review »
CIP System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is uniquely valuable because it lets you see everything from the storage to our virtual or VM environment. It does the whole path; it does storage, the fiber channel, the network, and the fee center. View full review »
Storage Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's quicker to fix issues. View full review »
Ivan Silva
Storage and VMware Expert at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It simplified the administration of our storages and environment. View full review »
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