2018-10-31T13:46:00Z

What do you like most about NetApp SnapCenter?


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What do you like most about NetApp SnapCenter?

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Top 20Real User

It's very helpful because SnapCenter is already integrated with VMware Snapshot, so it's very easy to use.

2019-05-09T13:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been very satisfied with the technical support's help. Their knowledge level is great. For a noncritical question, they will get back to us within a day.

2019-01-13T11:37:00Z
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Real User

A feature that stands out is cloning databases. If you have a SQL database and it's huge, like one terabyte, the classical SQL way would be to do a backup-restore to create a clone of your database for test purposes. With SnapCenter now, we can clone a database but through the Snapshot technology, which means if you right-click and you click Clone, the one terabyte database is there instantly.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the RBAC, the Role-Based Access Control. In our managed service, we can have different layers of security.

2018-12-24T07:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Restoring and cloning are easy to do.

2018-12-24T07:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Being able to add everything in as resource groups is a valuable feature... Having all the SQL servers put into specific buckets, based on their year of release - 2008, 2012, 2014 - allows us to get almost immediate backups that are easily seen and reported on.

2018-12-24T07:46:00Z
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Real User

The central pane view is the most valuable feature. You have one console where you can monitor all your jobs, as opposed to going to different vCenters.

2018-12-24T07:46:00Z
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Real User

The centralized GUI is the best feature, that there is only one webpage where we can see the states of all the backup jobs. We can see all the tasks that are running and we can quickly see if one fails; if they are running or have any issues. We have all that in one place.

2018-12-24T07:46:00Z
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Real User

The backup features are the most valuable because they allow the DBAs to replace SnapManager for Oracle (SMO), which is going away, and to do cloning as well. We can also clone to different servers and have the actual backup clone mounted on different servers. And we can split easily too.

2018-12-20T09:37:00Z
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Real User

The simplicity of backup and restore directly with VMware is an advantage and the time to backup and restore is reduced.

2018-12-19T10:49:00Z
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Reseller

I like the instant backups and recovery feature that SnapCenter provides within NetApp storage systems.

2018-12-19T10:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

What is very handy for our clients is the consolidated view. They have a dashboard with everything, through a single pane of glass. This is what they really need because, within seconds, they can have a good overview and see if there are any errors or any issues.

2018-12-19T10:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The way that it interconnects with VMware is really handy, because you can go right into your vSphere client, where you spend a lot of the day anyway, right-click on one of the VMs where you have backups running for however long, and you can restore either some files or restore the entire thing.

2018-12-19T09:00:00Z
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Real User

The Exchange plugin is the most valuable because we have a lot of customers that use SnapManager Exchange and have to migrate to SnapCenter.

2018-12-13T11:34:00Z
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Real User

It's a centralized, easy-to-use solution empowering RBAC management, monitoring, notifications, extensive logging, and backup schedules for standalone as well as groups of the same types of environments. The cloning capabilities accelerate development.

2018-12-10T16:59:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has very fast backup and can handle a huge amount of data. It also enables really fast recovery.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is that it's centralized. In the old SnapManager days, we had software for each server. Now, with a centralized system, we're able to manage all systems remotely, and all agents remotely, and update them remotely. That's a huge benefit for us.

2018-11-25T07:42:00Z
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Real User

It allows us to easily take a Snapshot and use it with any backup tools. We can also take Snapshots on the application side. We can also take Snapshots on the application side. If we want to restore an SAP or an Oracle machine, a normal Snapshot won't do it, but we can do so with SnapCenter.

2018-11-25T07:42:00Z
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Real User

It's all together managing both storage and backup, which makes it easier for troubleshooting issues and the automation part of it

2018-10-31T13:46:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It has greatly improved our DR activity.

2018-10-31T13:46:00Z
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