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AbdulSalam
Real User
Sr. Manager - System Analyst (Datacenter Infrastructure) at Bank Sohar
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the snap shot.

What needs improvement?

It is not as efficient as it needs to be. It doesn't compress the data really well when it is forwarded to a secondary site. The download performance could be better. Our company is Oman, and there is a ticketing problem here. If there are issues, we have to go to the partner who did the… more»

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

We did not previously use a different solution. It was entirely a different use case. Previously, we were using a Windows-based file server. We didn't have the high availability and replication to secondary site, also snap shot's capability, which is what we were looking for.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the private cloud deployment model. I would say that if people are using this product they should make use of the snap shortcut. It would be very useful to them. If they can afford it, they should get the second box to put at a different site and replicate it for maximum protection of… more»
Alberto Alberti
Reseller
Senior System Engineer at ICTeam
Sep 12 2019

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of features that are excellent. The data compression during the transfer, for example, is good. The replication is great. The durability of the solution and the speed of the data moving from one site to another is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using the solution to backup our two data centers between our location site and our data center in Milan, and, in both directions: from Grassobio to Milan and from Milan to Grassobio. From the customer's side, we are storing all of… more»

What needs improvement?

At the moment, we are not using the synchronous mirror, but we can implement the synchronous mirror. The only thing is that it needs another license. This is the same issue we have with business continuity. It needs another license to be… more»

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

I did not previously use another solution.

What other advice do I have?

We are running multiple versions of the solution, including 9.3, 9.5 and 9.6 versions, and, sometimes, we are migrating from 8.2 version of 7-Mode to 9.3 or 9.5 version of NetApp Cluster Telnet. We're a NetApp partner. We use a private… more»
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Tom Evert Olsen
Real User
Senior Infrastructure Architect at Proact It Norge As
Sep 16 2019

What needs improvement?

The product itself doesn't have any big issues. What is lacking and what we need to use other products for, is to have active data centers. You need to implement another solution for it, but that is also available from NetApp. So I don't think there is an option to put that into SnapMirror either. It's lacking that functionality but it's available with other solutions from the same vendor.

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

We've used other vendors from time to time, but it is more because of political issues - nothing technical.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to do a test run first, to see is the solution does what you want it to do. On a scale from one to ten, I will rate the solution an eight, because it doesn't solve all our issues. But it is easy to implement, easy to set up, and it works.
Reseller
Senior Application Engineer Presales Support at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Oct 02 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is easy to implement and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

We have different families of storage, such as the E-Series and Flash systems, but NetApp cannot be set up between them. Currently, there is only a command-line interface, but some users would benefit from the inclusion of a graphical user interface.

What other advice do I have?

No solution is ideal. Every solution should continue to develop because customer requirements change over time. This is a solution that I recommend because it is easy to use. Our customers choose the functionality that is useful for them. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
TamirFahima
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at Afcon Holdings
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like most about this solution is simplicity. They have a very effective dashboard and good reports.

What needs improvement?

This solution is stable but needs improvements with the network. In the next release, I would like to see Data reduction included and WAN optimization.

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

It's part of the NetApp Firewall, so it's free.

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

Previously I did not use another solution. This is the only solution that I have used.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using only on NAS, a file-based storage, not as a storage-based Network. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Real User
Senior Infrastructure Engineer with 201-500 employees
Sep 29 2019

What do you think of NetApp SnapMirror?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the infrastructure and for backup replication.

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very easy to manage. The replication is also very easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

The new coursework models need to be improved. The bandwidth monitoring could also be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very scalable. We don't have plans to increase usage at this time, however.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent. We're very satisfied.

If you

Systemagr67
Real User
System Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 16 2019

What do you think of NetApp SnapMirror?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for replicating data in the storage system.

What is most valuable?

Overall, the product is very good. It's an easy to use tool.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be simplified. They might want to have fewer options on it, to make it less complicated. There are a lot of options we never use ourselves. They're often very specialized and don't apply to us.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for 10-12 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have about 700 users on it currently.

How are customer service and technical support?

Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 25 2019

What do you think of NetApp SnapMirror?

What is our primary use case?

I use the on-prem deployment model for this solution. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the data replication tool. There is also a lot of ability for data migration. 

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to get an active IP number solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SnapMirror for around five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. It's stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good. You can expand your usage on the go. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. It's not hard getting in touch with them. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial…

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What is NetApp SnapMirror?

NetApp SnapMirror technology provides fast, efficient data replication and disaster recovery (DR) for your critical data. Use a single solution across all NetApp storage arrays and protocols. SnapMirror technology works with any application, in both virtual and traditional environments, and in multiple configurations, including hybrid cloud.
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