NetApp Snapshot Other Solutions Considered

Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
A lot of vendors have a Snapshot solution. Snapshot is just the name of a solution by NetApp and represents one approach. Different vendors have different types of solutions for capturing data states. For example, it's like a diesel car, a car that runs on ethanol, or electro cars. All of them are cars. It is the same situation with the Snapshot solutions — they all make snapshots. NetApp invented it first and then other vendors just created something which looks like and behaves like Snapshot. NetApp's Snapshot is better — if we compare with all the storage solutions — because there is no performance overhead. If we are talking about classic storage, the products are not so different if we are comparing NetApp and other snapshot solutions. In my opinion, Data ONTAP storage performance is very good, and the other vendors are just trying to achieve the same performance. View full review »
Salim Habsi
System Administrator at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're not necessarily planning to switch. When we want to bring in new products we need to have a commercial technical evaluation, so we bring in around two or three people to suggest options. I will give you an example: It's like purchasing a car. When I go to the showroom, I will tell the salesman that I want a Mercedes Benz. He will tell me, don't buy a Mercedes, it has no extra features, take a Porsche. So Dell and NetApp are like a Mercedes Benz and Porsche. They are in competition and Mercedes Benz is trying to reach the level of Porsche. View full review »
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