NetApp OnCommand Insight Reviews

NetApp OnCommand Insight is the #2 ranked solution of our top Storage Management tools. It's rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager - NetApp OnCommand Insight vs Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager

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Real User
High Performance Compute at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The cost, reliability, and support are great features. We are in New Orleans, so being able to SnapMirror, moving the data to another place protected. Also, Snapshots have been very helpful. These are… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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.

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

We like that it is one license and everything is bundled in together. We just made a major investment back in May of this year, so we'll have it for another four and a half or five years easily. Thus… more »

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

In 2001, we switched from LSI Logic. We were sort of building storage on a cheap at the time. Anyway, a guy who used to work here suggested NetApp, though it was certainly more per gig or megabyte at… more »

What other advice do I have?

NetApp is a major player. You should look into them. Their service around the world is incredible along with their support. OCI is moving at light speed. They are doing a good job on the trends. I am… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The last dozen years, nobody's been on our storage list. It used to be Digital Equipment Corporation, but that was so long ago.
Real User
Lead Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 09 2018

What is most valuable?

I've found the performance and capacity trends to be the most valuable features. The solution gives us usage reports. For example, if there's some kind of a peak, it can tell us certain times that usage will go up and come back down. We are getting into the public cloud right now. We have the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to see some kind of email mechanism to send email alerts with system updates. Also, perhaps OCI could send a graph that gives yearly or quarterly reports.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten because of its ability to integrate with multiple systems. This gives me better performance numbers and gives me more information about where my loopholes are, where I need to target my customers, where I need to go back and retain storage. OCI is by far a really… more »
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Real User
Team Lead Storage at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is definitely the reports, the complete analysis of the data. We also like the scalability, since it can work with Hitachi, Isilon, etc. That's also a very useful part of it.

How has it helped my organization?

We have not implemented in a full-fledged way yet, but we expect OCI will be beneficial in helping us save on costs.

What needs improvement?

We have traditionally been customers of NetApp, we have it all over the enterprise. So far it is satisfactory. But I would like to see NetApp focus more on availability and customer support. From… more »

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

We didn't have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

OCI is a very strong product, it has so many features and a handful of features that are really good, such as analytics and the reporting. We are not yet using the machine-learning features of this… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated other organizations, like Hitachi and Dell EMC.
Real User
Integrations Director at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 04 2018

What is most valuable?

It gives us the ability to look at our storage and figure out what we are doing with it. Without it, we are sort of blind. We have all these different aggregates going on, and we don't know what's been stored where, so it allows us to look… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to see additional online training.

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

We didn't have a previous solution. We are very NetApp heavy. This is the solution that they suggested, so we went with it.

What other advice do I have?

Absolutely go with this solution. I manage the team using the product, but I don't have hands-on experience with it.
Raul Sanchez
Real User
Storage and Backup Administrator at T-Systems
Nov 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the security. When we identify a vulnerability, it is easy to mitigate it. NetApp provides the solution. It's also easy to create and move volumes.

How has it helped my organization?

NetApp gives our clients the best infrastructure with fast and easy administration. NetApp products are easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like them to develop voice commands so that I can say to the product, "Create a volume."

What other advice do I have?

IBM is very stable, but I prefer NetApp because it's more stable and secure.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I administrate IBM, Dell EMC, and NetApp, and I prefer NetApp.
Jose Perez
Real User
Performance Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the five minute review. The machine learning features help me troubleshoot faster.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better graphics. We have seen regular graphs and pie graphs. I am sure that there are better ways to show this information. The graphical settings should also be easier to use.

What other advice do I have?

If you are using legacy products, you should upgrade. Look into different solutions. This is one of the best solutions out there. However, each company has their different standards and requirements. Our company does use ServiceNow as part of our infrastructure mapping. This is a very good product… more »

What is NetApp OnCommand Insight?

NetApp OnCommand Insight management software delivers consistent insight across your data center so you can monitor and manage your hybrid IT multivendor storage, compute, and switching infrastructures.

Also known as
OCI
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