NetApp Snapshot Scalability

GeorgeAjayi
CEO at BDPR Technologies Limited
Scalability is very good. For example, if you start with the most elementary package, you can easily migrate to the mid-range package. All you need to do is change your contracts. Once you address your contracts, the product is already scaled to the mid-range. The same thing applies to the enterprise. Because of the way it is structured, you have the entire structure of the product already there. The solution that we use for the entry-level is the same solution that we use for the mid-range and also the same structure we use for the enterprise version. So the only thing that makes a difference are the contracts. This structure makes it very easy to scale — vertically and also horizontally. So the scalability aspect of the product is very, very good. We have all types of customers. Our clients are small, medium or enterprise companies. If they are a small company just starting, there is a NetApp version for them and they can start with the minimum contract. If they are a medium-sized company, there is a version available for their needs. If they are an enterprise-class company, they can start with the enterprise contract. Mid-sized and small clients can scale up as they need to just by paying more to upgrade the contract. It is very scalable. One last thing is that you can have both NAS (Network-attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network) in the same storage component. So when they buy the product they can use the same storage for both NAS and SAN and everything is embedded in the system. View full review »
reviewer1157766
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
By itself, it isn't really correct to talk about the scalability of Snapshot. Snapshot just takes what is essentially a photo of the current state of the data. That photo itself cannot be scalable. As far as the whole system — such as the storage capacity and the hardware components — this is scalable, but not the Snapshot itself. Imagine a hard disk which is part of your computer and this computer can be part of a larger network. The network can be scalable or not scalable. Your computer, which contains the hard disk, can be scalable or not scalable. You can add CPUs, you can add memory, you can add additional hard drives and so on. But the hard disk inside your computer, can not be scalable or not scalable. It's just a component. View full review »
reviewer997818
Solutions Engineer with 10,001+ employees
Right now, we don’t plan to increase usage. We have 150-200 people on the solution currently. We will still use the solution, but not so extensively. View full review »
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Manuel Costa
System Administrator - Infrastructure Area Coordinator at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is different from the other solutions that we have used. We haven't needed to scale yet but if we were to, it has good capabilities. We have around 200 users using this solution. View full review »
reviewer973797
Head of Unit at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. It's very easy to expand if you need to. We've been happy with the scalability offered. We have about 2000 users currently. View full review »
OkanGursoy
Storage & Backup Expert at 4S Bilisim
This solution is scalable. We have approximately seventy-five users. We have no plans to increase our usage at this time. View full review »
reviewer1027800
Manager with 11-50 employees
In my opinion one would easily be able to scale on this solution. We currently have about ten users. View full review »
reviewer1131534
System Administration Supervisor at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
The scalability is good. View full review »
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