NetApp ONTAP Pros and Cons

NetApp ONTAP Pros

reviewer1223520
Principal Systems Engineer - Datacenter Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments.
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reviewer1467219
Virtual Private Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The performance of the hardware is good.
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Brad Schlicht
Infrastructure engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
We've seen return on investment for ONTAP specifically on the performance recently. Where we had our file storage solution sitting on a hybrid storage solution and we were having continuous performance issues, as our workloads went up we were able to put in an 8300 all-flash array. Since we've put that in, we've been under one-millisecond latency, and that's allowed us to not have delays in some of our EDI transactions. Our end customer integrates and interfaces with that technology. Fewer outages equal more business, more profit, more revenue, and immediate ROI. We've been really happy with the new All Flash hardware solutions.
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ErezShachaf
Storage Manager at Mekorot water company
The product is stable, easy to deploy and it just works.
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reviewer1333320
Team Lead ESS - Sr. Customer Support Engineer, Linux / Storage at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The solution is very easy to configure.
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SeniorSte931
Senior Storage Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
You can scale it however you want, depending on your data center footprint.
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Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Vauable features include the ability to manage our data anywhere, multiple consumption modes, and rapid deployment.
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NetApp ONTAP Cons

reviewer1223520
Principal Systems Engineer - Datacenter Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Technical support is good but they can take some time on critical problems.
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reviewer1467219
Virtual Private Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The setup can be a bit complex, depending on the environment.
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Brad Schlicht
Infrastructure engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Some of their products have been really good for us, on certain versions. We've run into a bunch of verts, though. That's NetApp's word for their bugs. Stability has been the main complaint that I've had with the product. Because it's so feature-rich and has so much software related to it, it does come with a decent amount of bugs so we do a lot of upgrades to patch bugs.
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ErezShachaf
Storage Manager at Mekorot water company
We had a few small issues with setup, but once everything was done it just worked.
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reviewer1333320
Team Lead ESS - Sr. Customer Support Engineer, Linux / Storage at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The back-up side of the solution could be improved, as could the archive. We still have to rely on third-party backup programs and other archiving solutions. If it was offered by NetApp itself, it would be much better.
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SeniorSte931
Senior Storage Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
It takes them a few seconds to do a failover. I hope they can reduce this to milliseconds or at least drive it down to less than two seconds. Some of their competitors are already doing this.
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