NetApp Private Storage Other Advice

Ken Gole
Storage Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Currently we have it just at our own datacenter but we intend to set up at an edge of cloud, an Equinix datacenter and use private storage there to backup. We will use it as a staging area between us on-prem and the cloud. It will be really useful for being an in-between and also for disaster recovery and other purposes like that. In our company, not only was there no internal resistance to using the cloud before we deployed the NPS solution, but as a matter of fact it was the other way around. They were very much in favor. Once we explained the use cases they said, "Yeah, that's a good idea." They didn't have too much resistance. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor to work with: * Are they really a partner with us? * Can we count on them? We are a merger-acquisition type company so, if we have a big acquisition, can they help us scale up for that? Can they help us migrate whatever vendor they're using because this is now our standard. We will migrate our new company into NetApp. The ease of being able to do that with NetApp is very good. The only reason why I wouldn't go any higher than nine out of 10 for NPS is the lack of some of those tools I mentioned earlier, being able to use it in certain ways. Other than using it as your own private NetApp and creating your own tools to make it work the way you want. If they had a software suite that would help with that, it might push it to a 10. If I were advising a colleague who is looking at this kind of solution, I would just challenge them to compare the support structure, the cost structure, the various options that they have for private storage. NetApp has a very good selection for different size companies. Certainly, they could run it up against any competitors they like, but I think they'll find NetApp is a very good choice. View full review »
CloudSol560f
Cloud Solutions Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If you are in the process of acquiring a new storage solution, you have to first understand not the technical side of the platform, but the human side. You have to dive in and know many levels of the type of support, sales, management, etc. Then, move on and research the technology. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: innovative. View full review »
Esequiel Silveira
Network Administrator at Universidade Feevale
For us, the primary use case for NetApp Private Storage is backup in the cloud, in the future. For us there hasn't been internal resistance to using the cloud. We are growing and starting to use cloud solutions but slowly. We will grow a little bit for a year, cloud solutions, software on the cloud. We are new to NetApp, we are starting to use the NetApp strategy. We are using cloud solutions from NetApp but I think to use in the future. I gave it a nine out of 10 because of the pricing. Lower pricing would make it a 10. Take a look at this solution's performance; also their integration, that this solution can be used for NAS and block into the same box. For me, it's very important because the volume that you have to choose to start out, you can grow to the inside, you cannot have some kind of space to one kind in another. It's very flexible. View full review »
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Pat Cates
Sr. Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * reputation * reliability * technology. My advice would be to take a look at this solution. View full review »
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