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Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Snapshot has a specific purpose as a means to take a temporary picture of the current state of the data. This is its main feature but also the most important and valuable. Really, it is the only thing that it does.

How has it helped my organization?

Snapshot has improved our operations by allowing the opportunity to manipulate data sets without having to worry about making major mistakes with the data.

What needs improvement?

Because the product is so mature — it was developed 25 years ago — every major feature that should be added to the product is already added. It doesn't seem that this product can be improved upon in significant ways. It is used to make a… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, with one being the worst and ten being the best, I would rate NetApp's Snapshot as a six or seven. The problem with offering advice about this product is that it is just a component of a system. It is almost like… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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… more»
Salim Habsi
Real User
System Administrator at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the console which is the on top command that we use daily. The console is very nice for viewing and we really do use it on a daily basis. They also throw in file arms and disk size. We normally have two VR sites that we just replicate. We'll start it in the evening and… more»

What needs improvement?

For improving the product, I would suggest that NetApp update their products more often. It's possible that I might only get one update in a two-year period. Other products seem to have more regular updates. Also, we use two controllers in our company. If I have a hard disk in the first controller… more»

What other advice do I have?

Our license is coming to an end shortly, at the end of the year, and we will lose the warranty so we're planning on implementing a replacement. We need to get proposals for the new NetApp or new Dell and see who is the winner. Dell has come up with other features, so there's a lot going on now. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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… more»
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Real User
Solutions Engineer with 10,001+ employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the solution are the repurposing and backup features.

What needs improvement?

The solution could include more databases and make it accessible to the DBAs. The automation process should be run in a way where it could be run from the database itself.

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

We bought the license with the machine, so we put everything together and paid for a bundle.

What other advice do I have?

We use a hybrid deployment model. If you do have a storage device, I would strongly recommend that you implement it, especially with the ransomware that's going around. It offers quick recoveries for users, especially on file servers. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Manuel Costa
Real User
System Administrator - Infrastructure Area Coordinator at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The speed is the most valuable feature. The interface is user-friendly and we can do a lot of customization with it.

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to the traditional way we did backups, with Snapshot it takes us less time. It has improved my organization by saving us time.

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

It's not too expensive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used standard backup solutions by Dell EMC. We actually preferred Dell EMC solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I'm quite happy with the solution and the integration it has with other products. I would recommend it to someone considering it. I would rate it with a nine out of ten. Not a perfect ten because there is one point off to give it room for… more»
Real User
Head of Unit at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is fast and it doesn't use any disc space at all. You can also take as many snapshots as you like. These are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution has already updated the one thing I didn't like about it. At the last update they maximized the count of Snapshots. It used to be 255, and now it's 1000. The price could be a bit lower.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't specifically use another solution. We use HPE systems in tandem with NetApp, so I wouldn't say that NetApp was replacing any other product.

What other advice do I have?

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it nine out of ten.
OKAN GURSOY
Real User
Storage & Backup Expert at 4S Bilisim
Sep 16 2019

What do you think of NetApp Snapshot?

What is our primary use case?

I am using the solution for backup purposes in a private cloud environment

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the snapshot and clone capabilities. This solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see cloud features added to the next release of this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. We have approximately seventy-five users. We have no plans to increase our usage at this time.

How are customer service and technical support?

The solution has been working…
Real User
Manager with 11-50 employees
Oct 03 2019

What do you think of NetApp Snapshot?

What is our primary use case?

In the current environment we keep Snapshots for only five days. So we go into the backup solution of using Veeam and VMware.

What is most valuable?

What I find most valuable, is the simplicity of the technology. It has a user-friendly interface.

What needs improvement?

I think the automation needs some improvement. It is not very user-friendly and could therefore be adapted a little. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using NetApp Snapshot for around 11 years now.

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?

In my opinion one would easily be able to scale on this solution. We currently have about ten users.

How are customer

Real User
System Administration Supervisor at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
Sep 23 2019

What do you think of NetApp Snapshot?

What is most valuable?

The feature that's most valuable is the ability to take a snapshot from a machine or VMware.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to ensure it has higher availability or business continuity.

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 scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was good. We used them when we were upgrading the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

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

The pricing of the solution is good.

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