NetApp SnapMirror Primary Use Case

PhPr
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is as a system integrator, we don't use it for ourselves because we don't have such a big infrastructure. We don't have, for example, the disaster recovery requirements but our customers generally use the replication for disaster recovery. Another way to use SnapMirror is to replicate, to use it to copy the backups. For example, you make a copy of the data on your main storage and you just move it to backup storage, which is not really disaster recovery, you can say that it's a technical backup solution. Some customers will use it as an asynchronous replication which is a good idea. Synchronous replication is not always ideal because you are not sure about the pertinency of data. In the case of snapshots, asynchronous SnapMirror, when we are making snapshots and then replicating the snapshots, you can be sure that at least the second snapshot is good and concurrent. That's the difference between synchronous and asynchronous. View full review »
AbdulSalam
Sr. Manager - System Analyst (Datacenter Infrastructure) at Bank Sohar
NAS Filer with quick recovery features within same site or across DR site. Being a unified storage, it is used as a Block (SAN) storage as well with pretty decent performance. View full review »
Tom Evert Olsen
Senior Infrastructure Architect at Proact It Norge As
The main reason we use NetApp SnapMirror is to try to have a disaster recovery site. We want to have the possibility to do disaster recovery to failover to another site when there is a problem, but also to failover to another site during maintenance, for instance. So if the customers are going to do some maintenance, they can failover to the other site and keep on running. View full review »
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reviewer598200
Senior Application Engineer Presales Support at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
We are a solution provider, and this is one of the products that we resell to our clients. I am a presales engineer and have experience with this solution. I teach my customers how to use it. This solution provides safety and data protection for my customers. The deployment model depends on the customer. However, in Poland, the private cloud model is the most popular. Many are moving to a hybrid-cloud, but the public cloud is still not very popular. View full review »
TamirFahima
IT Infrastructure Manager at Afcon Holdings
This solution is a storage replication software, embedded in storage filing that takes a snapshot copy and transfers it to a different location and a different Net Application. The deployment model we are using is on-premises. View full review »
reviewer691557
Senior Infrastructure Engineer with 201-500 employees
We primarily use the solution for the infrastructure and for backup replication. View full review »
Systemagr67
System Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for replicating data in the storage system. View full review »
reviewer829905
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I use the on-prem deployment model for this solution. View full review »
reviewer957945
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The primary use case of this solution is as a storage device. The deployment model we are using is on a private cloud. View full review »
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