2018-10-24T09:09:00Z

What do you like most about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP?


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What do you like most about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP?

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Top 5Real User

We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a physical NetApp storage platform, and copy it over to another NetApp storage platform. It's a solid, proven technology, so we don't worry about whether data is getting lost or corrupted during the SnapMirror.

2020-11-02T06:18:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The storage tiering is definitely the most valuable feature... With respect to tiering, the inactive data is pushed to a lower tier where the storage cost is cheap, but the access cost is high.

2020-10-29T10:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Lastly, the API and web services are fairly good. That is an important feature too. We write some code to do different things. We have code that runs to make sure that everything is being backed up as we say it is and we try to also detect places where we may have missed a backup.

2020-10-22T05:36:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

With NetApp, you can integrate malware scanning or malware protection. This is something valuable that is not offered in SaaS solutions typically.

2020-10-11T08:58:00Z
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Top 10Real User

There is unified storage, which provides flexibility. It is set up perfectly for performance and provisioning. We are able to monitor everything using a separate application. It provides error and critical warnings that allow us to take immediate action through ONTAP. We are able to manage everything, log a case, and follow up with the support team, who can fix it. That is how it is unified.

2020-07-09T06:27:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its features help us to have a backup of our volumes using the native technology of NetApp ONTAP. That way, we don't have to invest in other solutions for our backup requirement. Also, it helps us to replicate the data to another geographic location so that helps us to save on the costs of backup products.

2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The feature which I like the most is that it has the capabilities that the traditional storage system offers. It provides all the functionality. The deduplication and compression work exactly like ONTAP's traditional storage. So people who have experience with that find it very easy to manage.

2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable features are tiering to S3 and
being able to turn it on and off, based on a schedule.

2020-07-02T10:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you have a larger amount of data than normal in cloud, it is easy to provision and maintain. Waiting for the delivery of the controller, the configuration of enclosures, etc., all this stuff is eliminated compared to using on-premise.

2020-07-02T10:06:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

One of the most valuable features is its similarity to the physical app, which makes it familiar. It's almost identical to a real NetApp, which means you can run all of the associated NetApp processes and services with it. Otherwise, we would definitely have to deploy some hardware on a site somewhere, which could be a challenge in terms of CapEx.

2020-07-02T10:06:00Z
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Real User

The solution’s unified file and block-storage access across our infrastructure is invaluable. Without it, we can't do what we do.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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MSP

The stability has been really good.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup was straightforward. We started with a small pilot and we then moved to production with no downtime at all.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features of this solution are SnapShot, FlexClone, and deduplication.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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MSP

This solution has helped us because it is easy to use.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution has made everything easier to do.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Consultant

The fast recovery time objective with the ability to bring the environment back to production in case something happens.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

For us, the value comes from the solution's flexibility, speed, and hopefully cost savings in the long term.

2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-29T09:20:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-23T14:14:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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Real User

The FlexClones make all the management easier for us.

2019-07-02T11:47:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its functionality and technical support are adequate to help prevent failure due to errors.

2019-01-14T13:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-12-19T07:16:00Z
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Real User

If anything happens, their technical support will come onsite and fix it.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the ease of file storage.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

If you have a fair amount of experience with NetApp, you can work on it very easily.

2018-12-10T10:15:00Z
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Real User

SnapMirror helps mirror metadata and data volumes between endpoints in a data fabric.

2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
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Real User

The ability for our users to restore data from the Snapshots is very valuable.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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