NetApp ONTAP Primary Use Case

Peggy Balaberda
Storage Tech at General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc.
We use ONTAP to take care of the filers. We have quite a few filers and we use it to increase and decrease storage and make new volumes. All the stuff we use Data ONTAP for makes managing all the filers very easy to take care of. The reason that we use Data ONTAP for everything is that we have it on all of our systems, we have a lot of customers. We use it for our virtual environments in which we make a big data store. Our way to tell people is to just pop in VMs and they use it. We have a cloud environment and a lab environment. We either do NFS VM stores, people just pop in VMs or we put them on iSCSI, they connect to the VMs and poof they're there. We have NetApp and then the networking, so we're right on top as an oxygen service. It's used everywhere, production, development, whatever you got, we're there. View full review »
reviewer1223520
Storage Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
David Boone
Operations and Server Manager at Denver Health
My primary purpose for NetApp ONTAP is for the MetroCluster. We have two data centers and we have it housed there for high availability and fault tolerance. View full review »
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Rob Cargill
Technical Director at Venn IT Solutions
Our primary use is predominately NFS data stores, iSCSI LUNs for SQL databases, and CIFS file share. View full review »
Brad Schlicht
Infrastructure engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
My primary use case for ONTAP is for VMware. We also use it for exchange and file storage. View full review »
John Kinkead
Technical Analyst at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's our main storage platform for our business applications. We have SQL and we do a lot of video editing. We also have a lot of media and sound data. Radio stations and TV stations keep some of their data on it. View full review »
ErezShachaf
Storage Manager at Mekorot water company
We use this solution for Hyper-V, VMware, SQL, Enterprise Vault, and Commvault. View full review »
James Warthen
Unix Admin at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My primary use case is we have both Windows and Unix and they share file systems for compiling code. The big advantage with NetApp is the ability to file Linux symlinks in the Windows environment. View full review »
reviewer1333320
Team Lead ESS - Sr. Customer Support Engineer, Linux / Storage at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Our client's primary use case is for the storage aspect of the solution, mainly for the block size. View full review »
Oliver Fuckner
Systems Administrator at Strato AG
Our primary use case for ONTAP is that our whole platform is running on ONTAP. We have all the client data that we're using on the files, in our data center. View full review »
SeniorSte931
Senior Storage Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
We're using it as a file-based solution. The majority of our business users are file-based. We're also using it for virtualization for backup storage. Its programs are very good. We are also evaluating the All Flash FAS solution. View full review »
ITEnginebc32
IT Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for the security business. We use it mostly for capacity-oriented purposes, rather than performance-oriented. View full review »
StorageE77ac
Storage Engineer at a individual & family service with 501-1,000 employees
We use it to store email files, mainly JPEGs. View full review »
Harikrishna Kamma
Storage Engineer L3 SME at Dimension Data
Our primary use case for ONTAP is for all of the protocols we use like CS, NFS, EFC, ISKC. View full review »
Pratap Guduru
Chief Administrative Officer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is for serving the file server files. File storage is for the member offices and accessing that data. View full review »
Software67e0
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have use this storage appliance, which they have on-premise. It is for taking backup off onsite data. This is a storage and NAS device. View full review »
Manager1516
Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is for storing flat files. The secondary use case is as a conduit for long-term archiving. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use it to manage data in the cloud. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about NetApp ONTAP. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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