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Ken Gole
Real User
Storage Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Certainly the cost. It's something that we own. We negotiate whatever deal we can get on the type of storage that it is, but it's totally under our control, as opposed to putting it out in the cloud… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As opposed to cloud, we have full control over security, use, who uses it. We own a number of different companies, so we can partition however we want. There are no privacy concerns or… more»

What needs improvement?

We had to write a number of custom tools or scripts ourselves to use it as a staging area between our on-premises datacenter and our cloud installation. If they had a better set of tools to allow us… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We phased out IBM storage we used to have. In consultation with our NetApp tech team, they strongly urged us to consider this solution. They very much encouraged, explained the benefits, and we went… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When it came time to replace, we evaluated EMC, NetApp, IBM again and chose NetApp and have not regretted it. It has been a very good decision. The evaluation of NPS in our organization included me… more»
Real User
Cloud Solutions Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 13 2018

What is most valuable?

Mirroring and Snapsnots. Snapshots are very robust. Snapsnots will always work and you can dive into them and receive information. There are a lot of other storage companies that have this feature… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were having a very hard time managing our data and backing it up for our marketing division. The data was coming in with people making calls, campaigns, and gathering leads, so everything was in… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the Active-Active feature. Some competitors, like Nutanix, already have it. I would like NetApp to add it to stay competitive. Their global sales process needs improvement. The… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using HPE 3PAR. We did not having the feeling that this was a serious solution.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We found ourselves looking at what we wanted to do with cloud and how we would like to build it, then maintain it, etc. We decided on two competitors: EMC and NetApp. We made the decision to go with… more»
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Pat Cates
Real User
Sr. Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of NetApp Private Storage?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for our company storage and the performance has been outstanding.

How has it helped my organization?

We get our data faster and it's very reliable; we don't go down.

What is most valuable?

Speed Reliability

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has been outstanding.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very good.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

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

The price could be lower.

What other advice do I have?

Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are reputation reliability technology.…

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What is NetApp Private Storage?

NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets you use multiple industry-leading clouds and maintain complete control over your data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp.

Also known as
NPS
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