What do you like most about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP?
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The solution’s unified file and block-storage access across our infrastructure is invaluable. Without it, we can't do what we do.
The stability has been really good.
The initial setup was straightforward. We started with a small pilot and we then moved to production with no downtime at all.
We are definitely in the process of reducing our footprint on our secondary data center and all those snapshots technically reduce tape backup. That's from the protection perspective, but as far as files, it's much easier to use and manage and it's faster, too.
The most valuable features of this solution are SnapShot, FlexClone, and deduplication.
This solution has helped us because it is easy to use.
This solution has made everything easier to do.
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it makes our data readily available and we don't have to go through a lot of trouble to access it.
Multiprotocol is the most valuable because Amazon was not able to provide us with access to the same data from Linux and from Windows clients. That was our value proposition for CVO, Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
ONTAP's snapshot copies and thin clones in terms of operational recovery are pretty useful in recovering your data from a time in a snapshot. That's pretty useful for when you have an event where a disaster struck and then you need to recover all your data. It's pretty helpful and pretty fast in those terms.
Replication to the cloud is the most valuable feature. Deduplication and compression are also very important to us. We are in the process of adopting to the cloud. We are going to AWS and we are trying to do a safety technician call out with integration to the cloud. NetApp allows us to move some of the volume to the cloud, at the same time that we continue providing the cloud services that we have on premises.
The fast recovery time objective with the ability to bring the environment back to production in case something happens.
It gives a solution for storage one place to go across everything. So, the customer is very familiar with NetApp on-prem. It allows them to gain access to the file piece. It helps them with the training aspect of it, so they don't have to relearn something new. They already know this product. They just have to learn some widgets or what it's like in the cloud to operate and deploy it in different ways.
The solution’s Snapshot copies and thin clones in terms of operational recovery are the best thing since sliced bread. Rollback is super easy. It's just simple, and it works. It's very efficient.
For us, the value comes from the solution's flexibility, speed, and hopefully cost savings in the long term.
The solution’s Snapshot copies and thin clones in terms of operational recovery are good. Snapshot copies are pretty much the write-in time data backups. Obviously, critical data is snapshotted a lot more frequently, and even clients and end users find it easier to restore whatever they need if it's file-based, statical, etc.
Unified Manager, System Manager, and Cloud Manager are all GUI-based. It's easy for somebody who has not been exposed to this for years to pick it up and work with it.
NetApp's Cloud Manager automation capabilities are very good because it's REST-API-driven, so we can completely automate everything. It has a good overview if you want to just have a look into your environment as well.
We're using snapshots as well and it's a pretty useful feature. That is one of the main NetApp benefits. Knowing how to use snapshots in the on-prem environment, using snapshots on the cloud solution was natural for us.
The FlexClones make all the management easier for us.
Its functionality and technical support are adequate to help prevent failure due to errors.
ONTAP has been very stable for us, specifically in the cloud environment. It allows us to have high availability as well as standalone systems if that's what we want within our specific workloads. Also, on-premise has been a very stable environment. We have very few outages and when we do, we work with support to get systems back online in a timely manner.
If anything happens, their technical support will come onsite and fix it.
The most valuable feature is the ease of file storage.
If you have a fair amount of experience with NetApp, you can work on it very easily.
SnapMirror helps mirror metadata and data volumes between endpoints in a data fabric.
The ability for our users to restore data from the Snapshots is very valuable.