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Aaron Isaacson
Storage Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
To understand the broader picture of where we were coming from, we had an existing network that was hodge-podge and built over the years; a combination of three different kinds of SAN storage from EMC to EqualLogic and we had a tape backup solution from Dell. They were all running a little bit here, a little bit there. They were using Commvault for some of the stuff and there was major overhead. It was a lot more than one person was going to be able to handle in my position. What we did was build a parallel network that was going to replace the whole thing, based completely on NetApp and using SnapCenter and VMs. It's far more streamlined. I came across SnapCenter because I had worked previously with contracts with the Navy and Marine Corps and they had been exclusively using NetApp filers for the last nine to ten years that I'd been working on it. They had used a couple of different solutions before that, but then I heard that SnapCenter was coming, as I came out of this contract. We had a NetApp resident on our previous contract and he kept me updated: "Hey, this is coming out," or "We have this new tool." So I heard about it from him. I said, "Let's look into this and see what it's going to take." I read about it on the internet, I looked at some of the documents from NetApp; how to install it, how it works, how it interacts with VMware or Oracle or other databases. View full review »
Ivo Dissel
Senior Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are using Data Protector backup software and SnapCenter. Before SnapCenter we used SnapDrive from NetApp. Before that, we were using EMC Legato NetWorker. We switched to SnapCenter because our colleagues here were already using NetApp. We're a hospital, we don't need high-end banking server rooms with Fibre Channel. This is an NFS solution so we decided to implement this storage. It was an all-in-one package: backup, file services, and VMware. That was really what convinced us to buy SnapCenter. View full review »
Christian Gruetzner
Architect, Storage Services at All for One Steeb AG
We used the SnapManager products before, and Snap Creator. The Snap Creator and SnapManager products were discontinued by NetApp. And they're not centralized, so it's definitely a benefit for us that SnapCenter has a centralized UI and centralized interface and centralized REST API. That's a huge benefit in the end for our administration. View full review »
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Manuel Maurer
ICT System Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We switched this year to SnapCenter. We got a new all-flash MetroCluster. For that reason, we switched to SnapCenter and we left the technology of SnapManager for Oracle Databases and for the SQL backups, as well as the Virtual Storage Console we used earlier for VMware backups. Another reason we switched is that before we had three tools. Now, we have all those in one, with the possibility to also back up other types of databases like SAP HANA or MySQL, etc. That was another the main point in choosing SnapCenter. Finally, I expect NetApp will cancel support for SnapManager in the future and will only go with SnapCenter. View full review »
Engineer1785
Engineer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We switched from SMO because it was going to be discontinued. Going forward, we can't install it on our production servers anymore. That's why we went to SnapCenter. SMO is not going to be supported as of spring 2019. View full review »
SysEngineer3401
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We're using NetBackup. We haven't replaced any solution. View full review »
Keith Alioto
Lead Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
For Oracle, we do manual backups. For the other platforms, we would use a combination of VSC, SnapManager for Exchange, and Snap Manager for SQL. We switched to put everything under one umbrella and not have multiple, fragmented points of administration. View full review »
StorageA7b81
Storage Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use different backup solutions for systems that SnapCenter doesn't support. We use Commvault. We started using SnapCenter this year. We had a few new NetApp systems and it was cheaper to use SnapCenter than Commvault because it's included and bundled with the system. It's better to use SnapCenter than to pay for Commvault. It's better value. View full review »
Nikolay Gorbunov
Lead Engineer at a integrator with 201-500 employees
We did have a previous solution. We switched to this one because it allows us to have a better RTO/RPO and the solution is included in our bundle. View full review »
Edgars Jansons
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We used SnapManager. We switched because SnapCenter provides centralized management. It's also a newer product and it supports new databases and operating systems. View full review »
ITManagec1d3
IT Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We were using NetApp's previous software, SnapManager: SnapManager Exchange, SnapManager SQL, SnapManager for Hyper-V, and SnapManager for VMware, etc. SnapCenter is the software which collected all the different kinds of SnapManagers into one bundle. That's why we started using it. View full review »
reviewer974046
Sr. Unix Systems and Storage Administrator at a retailer with 51-200 employees
SnapManager Suite for VMware, SQL, and Oracle. View full review »
Joao Lavrador
Storage Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of our customers were using Veeam and Commvault before using SnapCenter. They did not replace the other tools, they are doing some backups with them as well. The solutions are complementing each other. View full review »
StorageE2f71
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
For ERP SAP, we were using a Dell EMC solution previously, but a few things changed from the application teams perspective on what they needs were. So, this drove us to think about other solutions and not just fix on one solution that had been working fine for them. We wanted something that had both cost effectiveness, but also brought both backup and storage together in one platform. This made the difference in going with NetApp SnapCenter. View full review »
Arnold Romeijn
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We used Virtual Storage Console from NetApp before and we used a third-party enterprise backup solution. We switched to SnapCenter because of ease of use and cost. View full review »
StorageA9fdd
Storage Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Yes, SnapManager Products. Because of EOA we had to switch to SnapCenter. View full review »
StorageE4022
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We were having some data corruption problems in our biggest environments, so we started looking into it NetApp solutions, that's why we went for SnapCenter (after doing a PoC). View full review »
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