NetApp SnapCenter Other Solutions Considered

Aaron Isaacson
Storage Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They had already chosen NetApp as their storage for their filers. We could have looked at a number of different things and at the time that I came onto the contract, they really didn't have anything yet. But I knew from the experience that I had, that I really didn't want to bring Commvault into that solution. There were one or two other more flakey-type solutions that I'd seen in the past and I knew I didn't want to deal with that. I thought that looking at something that was made and supported by the same people who created our filers would make the support a lot simpler for me if I needed to reach out. I knew who I could get and when I could get them. I knew what to expect. That was really why we chose it. The others weren't really much of an option. It wasn't a matter of cost because, if I remember correctly, there really wasn't any cost to having SnapCenter. There's no license involved. View full review »
Christian Gruetzner
Architect, Storage Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't evaluate any other options. Our strategy is a clear NetApp strategy. We have a single-vendor strategy on the storage side. We use only NetApp in our environment. Therefore there was no thought of looking at other applications vendors. When you buy NetApp storage systems, you already have it included in the price. So it wouldn't make any sense to use another backup resource like Veeam, because of the additional license costs. View full review »
Manuel Maurer
ICT System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't look into other solutions because we have the licenses with NetApp. If you buy the storage cluster, you get a premium-license bundle, so SnapCenter is completely licensed with the storage. With other backup solutions, you have to buy licenses for the data volume or the count of instances. That was another main point. We decided to try it, since it was included, and we were happy with it. View full review »
Engineer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We didn't evaluate other vendors. All our databases are on NetApp storage, so we wanted to stick with NetApp. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We evaluated SnapCenter vs Veeam. We found that since SnapCenter was integrated and there's zero cost involved because we had all the licenses, there wasn't a need to purchase something else. We have used it along with Site Recovery Manager. Veeam wasn't going to offer anything unique. View full review »
Rostislav Pilka
Senior Systems Engineer at Our Space Appliances
I have also used Veeam, Dell EMC NetWorker, Commvault, and HPE Data Protector. I have worked with these solutions for installations. The problem with SnapCenter is not the backup solution. While it can help with backup and quick restore, our customers use SnapCenter (the previous version: SnapManager) as an additional tool for backup, not as the primary backup. We have no customer using SnapCenter as a primary backup. View full review »
Storage Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not looked at other systems. We have a primary backup system and SnapCenter for particular systems, and that satisfies our requirements. View full review »
Nikolay Gorbunov
Lead Engineer at a integrator with 201-500 employees
We evaluated SnapCenter vs NetBackup and SnapCenter vs Veeam. View full review »
Edgars Jansons
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We also provide SnapVault and Veeam. I'm a NetApp specialist, I don't install these other products. We have another person who does. View full review »
IT Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We are using Commvault Backup software in our environment. Commvault can also manage Snapshots of NetApp, but SnapCenter is very easy for us. View full review »
Sr. Unix Systems and Storage Administrator at a retailer with 51-200 employees
We evaluated Veeam, Rubrik, Symantec, and Commvault. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We only looked at Dell EMC and NetApp. The ease of access, then cost, were the factors in choosing NetApp. View full review »
Storage Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Yes, we were looking at other software products. If a user already has a backup solution, for example Commvault, it's easier to sell and implement an agent for this product. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We looked Dell EMC and NetApp. One of the features in our requirements was going from a SAN environment to a NAS. These types of features are why we went with NetApp. View full review »

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