If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
For anyone who has critical workloads like Oracle databases or DB2, NetApp All-Flash Arrays will suit their needs, as long as it fits within their budget. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
NetApp All Flash is a system that I recommend for a rapid storage solution. It is good for organizations such as banks and media companies. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
On a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give NetApp EF-Series All Flash a 5. It's a low rating because as I mentioned, they have to improve their software. NetApp is an array that is made on the software. Their problems are on the software and the controlling of the storage where they lack segmentation and federation. Fragmentation, in particular, is a problem that could be improved for big customers since big data is so important for them.
We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend this product for high-speed database applications. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
This storage solution is both stable and scalable, and it works for our needs. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
I would rate it a nine out of ten. In order to make it a ten, they should make the price cheaper. I would recommend it. It is very stable, fast, and offers good support. It fits our needs. We don't have issues with it. If you need a stable solution, you should choose NetApp. We have two NetApp solutions in my company and we don't have problems with either one of them.
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. It has various small flaws like not being very scalable, difficult installation, lacking good encryption and better cloud support. However, we use it for what it is currently designed to do. From one to ten, I would say it earns a seven for the scalability and a seven for the stability. These things hurt the other things it does well.
The more you can make it integrate into one solution, the better it is. It is less of a headache than having to configure three or four different things. One solution and one GUI is just the way to go. I would rate the solution about seven out of ten. It would be closer to ten if it supported integration with other products, not just Cisco.
I will rate this solution a nine out of ten because it has limited storage. Before you take on a project, you must know how much storage you need, but once you focus on the system, it will give you great performance, reliability and ease of use.