NetApp OnCommand Insight Scalability

StorageA970f
Storage Architect at US Navy
Again, it's a workhorse. When we started out, we had a very small virtual environment, maybe a 100-150 servers. We're up to about 700 now. OCI has just kept growing with it. It's been able to keep up. It's never once said, "Oh, I can't handle that many." About the only thing we run into a problem with is licensing, sometimes. You may get too many things talking to it and they'll say, "Hey, you didn't really pay for that many licenses." But, at the end of the day NetApp will do whatever it takes to keep you up and running. They're not going to shut you down. So scalability is awesome. View full review »
HighPerfea5c
High Performance Compute at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have like three or four petabytes, but we can use a lot more than that. As an example, back in 2012, we had about 13 racks of it, then we went down to three racks. Recently, we went down to one and a half racks and got more space than we had with those 13 racks, which was only six years ago. We didn't even buy the solid state stuff this time. We just bought the 10 terabyte drives this time, which is pretty cool. The scalability goes way beyond anything we need. View full review »
Jonathan Pure
Lead Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know if I can say too much about that. We have a very specific size, we're medium size. I can't see us scaling up very fast, but from what I've seen, it seems like it should be able to. View full review »
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Madhu Vinod Diwakar
Technology Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We are an 18 to 20 petabyte environment. So far we haven't hit any issues where scalability was a issue. We grew from 14 petabytes to 20 petabytes as of now. Maybe it's because of our relation with NetApp, we haven't had an issue with that so far. View full review »
Brian Bargo
Storage Engineer at Web.Com
You can add as many NetApps in there that you need to, I think. As many NetApps that you can put in there, even EMCs. We have our EMCs in there, SAN switches, and even VMware. So it's definitely scalable. View full review »
StorageA8a75
Storage And Backup Tools Manager at a tech services company
The architecture allows us to put the LAUs and roll them into a single reporting engine, either regionally and/or globally. Even though we have to add compute to monitor more storage, we don't have to go to different places to get that data, it all comes from a single point. View full review »
LeadSystaf8c
Lead Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We have hundreds of systems added to the OCI, and I haven't seen any problems so far: no performance, VM, or applications crashing. I'd say it's good. View full review »
TeamLead5f45
Team Lead Storage at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It can work with any protocol, with any vendor, any type of data or storage solution. View full review »
SystemsA85df
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales to our environment, so I would say it's fine. View full review »
Ken S
Storage Services Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not had a chance to do that at this point. We have a certain set of systems and we are using it for so far. View full review »
Jb Mercer
Technical Engineer at FBL Financial Group
It scales pretty good. You can have quite a few clusters, etc., in one instance of Insight. View full review »
SystemAdb621
System Administrator at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We don't look at it from that perspective. We don't have a lot of devices that we monitor. So we don't need it from that perspective. View full review »
Fernando Vargas
Senior Data Protection Specialist at Cox Enterprises
I have upgraded, maybe four times, different versions. The very first upgrade was not that easy to do because we had an old version and then it required being in a different version to upgrade automatically. But after we did that first one, they've been easy. View full review »
Integrata623
Integrations Director at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had no issues scaling so far. View full review »
SenStor0618
Senior Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It is fairly scalable. We have not hit the limits yet, but we believe that it will be fairly easy to scale. View full review »
SanAdmina6ef
San Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You license it for whatever you need. It can scale out whatever you need to monitor. We've added additional licensing to it. It's licensed by the amount of storage that you use, so we've purchased additional licensing. View full review »
Eduardo Stephan
Storage Analyst at BCCSS
It's just software, it's not a hardware, so I don't see that there will be problems in the future with scalability. View full review »
StorageAfb99
Storage Architect at a energy/utilities company
The scalability is fine. View full review »
SystemsA3a53
Systems Administrator at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Very scalable. View full review »
Gianfranco Lanza
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Yes, because it has a unique server module. View full review »
Seniostoe09976
Senior Storage Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very good (we have scaled out previously), because you can have remote agents as well as just a central console. View full review »
Technolof236
Technology Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Very scalable. We've recently just got the two servers for data warehouse and collection and we've haven't even hit capacity on them yet. View full review »
StorageE3499
Storage Engineer at a marketing services firm
For scalability, out of a 10, I would give it a nine. Mainly, this is because we have some other vendors' solutions, like Nutanix, where we do not have the plugins for them yet. View full review »
AllainFlores
Engineer at TD
Scalability is fairly reasonable. We just increased the number of agents that we have, so we didn't have any issues in deploying it. NetApp has been there with us since Day One to do the analysis and to iron out a plan for deployment. No issues there. That's very standard. View full review »
NasSystec1ae
Nas System Administrator at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
It is very hard to implement. It takes a long time to learn. It is very unique skillset. View full review »
Jose Perez
Performance Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has good stability. View full review »
Carter Beil
Storage Admin at ZF
Very scalable, as long as you have the licenses. You just have to buy more licenses for more storage. As long as you have the money, you can support it. View full review »
Venkat Kotyada
Senior Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is nice, for all scales. View full review »
it_user328083
CIP System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I haven't looked into the scalability yet. View full review »
StorageAf5af
Storage Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think there are issues with the Java Stack. Java seems to use a lot more memory than other solutions. View full review »
Ivan Silva
Storage and VMware Expert at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is good. View full review »
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