NetApp Snapshot Room for Improvement

Soluarch67
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 snapshot of the current data, that is what it needs to do and it does exactly that. I don't think that it can be improved at all. It is like a wheel: it is a round wheel and it is doing its job. You can make a wheel with a different shape, but it won't be better than the round one. Rather than the product itself, the one thing that could possibly be improved is that NetApp global support is not very efficient. I had some issues that I contacted support about and sometimes they react to issues slowly. But the reaction time may be according to the exact product in the NetApp line and the hardware being used. There are different products in the NetApp Snapshot line, built with different approaches. Some are more difficult to use. But from my experience and what I have heard from other users, the level of support in general for NetApp should be improved for better global coverage. View full review »
reviewer973797
Head of Unit at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
OKAN GURSOY
Storage & Backup Expert at 4S Bilisim
I would like to see cloud features added to the next release of this solution. View full review »
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reviewer1027800
Manager with 11-50 employees
I think the automation needs some improvement. It is not very user-friendly and could therefore be adapted a little. View full review »
reviewer1131534
System Administration Supervisor at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
The solution needs to ensure it has higher availability or business continuity. View full review »
Jagdish Hegde
Lead Storage Engineer - Cloud Platform at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
If there is a way to save more on the number of snapshots, it should be included in the next release. If your data is more dynamic and changes frequently, you need more granular retention levels and need to save it for a longer duration, then this becomes a real challenge. View full review »
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