2018-10-23T08:13:00Z

What is your primary use case for NetApp ONTAP?


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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

We basically use NetApp Storage as mass storage within our offering. We also use it for backup storage, storage for emails, and sometimes for archiving. Mostly it is actually general-purpose file storage.

2020-12-11T17:11:34Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our client's primary use case is for the storage aspect of the solution, mainly for the block size.

2020-11-17T19:04:05Z
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Real User

We use pretty much every part of the product in our company. The core of our company is in the United States and Germany and we are using MetroClusters usually for that kind of workload.

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

We use this solution for Hyper-V, VMware, SQL, Enterprise Vault, and Commvault.

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

We use it to manage data in the cloud.

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

We use ONTAP to take care of the filers. We have quite a few filers and we use it to increase and decrease storage and make new volumes. All the stuff we use Data ONTAP for makes managing all the filers very easy to take care of. The reason that we use Data ONTAP for everything is that we have it on all of our systems, we have a lot of customers. We use it for our virtual environments in which we make a big data store. Our way to tell people is to just pop in VMs and they use it. We have a cloud environment and a lab environment. We either do NFS VM stores, people just pop in VMs or we put them on iSCSI, they connect to the VMs and poof they're there. We have NetApp and then the networking, so we're right on top as an oxygen service. It's used everywhere, production, development, whatever you got, we're there.

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

Our primary use case for ONTAP is for all of the protocols we use like CS, NFS, EFC, ISKC.

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

Our primary use case for ONTAP is that our whole platform is running on ONTAP. We have all the client data that we're using on the files, in our data center.

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

My primary purpose for NetApp ONTAP is for the MetroCluster. We have two data centers and we have it housed there for high availability and fault tolerance.

2018-12-19T07:16:00Z
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MSP

My primary use case is we have both Windows and Unix and they share file systems for compiling code. The big advantage with NetApp is the ability to file Linux symlinks in the Windows environment.

2018-12-19T07:16:00Z
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Reseller

Our primary use is predominately NFS data stores, iSCSI LUNs for SQL databases, and CIFS file share.

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

My primary use case for ONTAP is for VMware. We also use it for exchange and file storage.

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

The primary use case is for storing flat files. The secondary use case is as a conduit for long-term archiving.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

I have use this storage appliance, which they have on-premise. It is for taking backup off onsite data. This is a storage and NAS device.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're using it as a file-based solution. The majority of our business users are file-based. We're also using it for virtualization for backup storage. Its programs are very good. We are also evaluating the All Flash FAS solution.

2018-10-28T07:37:00Z
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Real User

We use this storage device for databases, storing databases, and VMware. When it comes to databases ,we have Oracle, SQL, and mission-critical applications. Therefore, we need very good response times, and we get very good response times from NetApp All Flash systems.

2018-10-28T07:37:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is network-attached storage.

2018-10-28T07:37:00Z
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Vendor

We use it to manage storage for our customers. Our customers use it for mission-critical applications, such as backup circuits.

2018-10-28T07:37:00Z
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Vendor

Our primary use case is file storage. We use it for SMB CIFs and Fibre Channel LUN for Hyper-V.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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Real User

I work for an oil and gas company. We go out to the field and get oil from the ground. The primary use case is for development and preparation for production.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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Real User

I have about 500 volumes that I manage, and I love it.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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Real User

We use it for everything, like the NAS and SAN functionality. It's a back-end for the host VMs and the Microsoft SQL Database, which is directly attached to them. We also use all-in-one file servers.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a NetApp distributor. We offer assistance for banking solutions, energy companies, and companies that do retail.

2018-10-28T07:36:00Z
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Real User

We are using it for the cloud and storage: NAS and SAN.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it to store email files, mainly JPEGs.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case for this solution is the storage and backup.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We're using it for all of our enterprise architecture. So, we use everything from CIFS, NFS, Fibre Channel LUNs, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and iSCSI. Therefore, we're pretty much using the gamut. We have a little bit of SAS storage tier, SATA storage tier, and SSD as well.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for the security business. We use it mostly for capacity-oriented purposes, rather than performance-oriented.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

It's our main storage platform for our business applications. We have SQL and we do a lot of video editing. We also have a lot of media and sound data. Radio stations and TV stations keep some of their data on it.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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MSP

We use it for SMB and CIFS for different departments. It is also used for HIPAA and FTC compliance.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it as a file-based storage. We store a lot of unstructured and application data. Mostly data which needs to be shared across multiple mount points.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for electronic design automation, build, and regression.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using the NetApp solution to host our tier-two storage workloads. We use it for virtualization and as a database for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and Oracle.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it to manage our NetApps.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use Data ONTAP to provide CIFS and NFS shares, as well as direct attached data stores for VMware.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for network shares and being aware of backups.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it with the All Flash FAS solution. There are a lot of the reasons that we chose this solution. We are going the direction of automation in the cloud. It has flexibility and supportability around NetApp solutions and products.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We are a storage provider for a government entity. We serve data to profilers and other government entities.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

It is the easiest way to backup, restore data, and access data along with keep it secure. It has an easy interface to manage all the data.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for the NAS solution. We have a NAS infrastructure with NetApp ONTAP.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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LeaderboardReal User

ONTAP is currently being used for data backups, migration of data, and volume management.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We have an SAP HANA migration project going on. We bought NetApp a couple of years back, and our first solution was to migrate the data to the HANA boxes. In terms of mission-critical applications, the first phase of migrating the legacy systems was to migrate all the mission- and business-critical applications to the new platform. The customer has a lot of legacy applications. Most of the mission-critical applications have been moved. The only mission-critical application that is left is the website application that the customer uses. Once that is done, all of the mission-critical applications will be in NetApp.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for storing unstructured data.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's our enterprise storage solution where we keep 95 percent of our data. We use it for our mission-critical applications: All our SQL, Exchange, data warehousing, and anything with heaving I/O processing.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Vendor

ONTAP is the OS for NetApp storage controllers. We use it to provision storage or line volumes for our internal customers requesting storage either for databases, the storing of flat files, etc.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case is as an application file server.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

ONTAP runs our Tier 1 data center. We use it for running all our virtualization, backups, etc.

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Consultant

* SnapVaulting * SnapMirroring * Backing up

2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
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Real User

We use it for enterprise storage. We use data ONTAP to solution and enterprise storage for our core data centers. We use a lot of SnapVault and SnapMirror features for disaster recovery and daily backups to meet SLAs.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

We use it for all our storage requirements.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

One use case is user files, when customers are trying to place their unstructured data and then access it remotely. A second case is is VDI. All the VDI uses have their home drives hosted in NetApp. In addition, we use NetApp for general-purpose, such as Unix applications, database archives, big data, when they need a lot of reads and fewer writes. That data comes into NAS. In our firm, we use it for tier-three and tier-four, which needs less than 20 millisecond response times. Those types of applications are deployed in NetApp.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Vendor

The primary use case is to move from Fibre Channel to SolidFire.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

We use it for VMware.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use it for our file server environment: all our home shares, group shares, etc.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

We use it for on-premise storage.

2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
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Real User

We use ONTAP for systems management, running and managing storage appliances. ONTAP, for us, is underpinning all the software that sits on top of our hardware. We manufacture the infrastructure side of NetApp appliances. We use the capabilities of ONTAP for our customers. It's a case of implementation of that software and using that software to manage the storage arrays we're putting into our clients' environments. We also use it for PoCs. We'll deploy the software and demonstrate it for customers.

2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is for serving the file server files. File storage is for the member offices and accessing that data.

2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for cloud. We have a big VMware environment with CIFS, NFS, and other applications. Most of the data is on NetApp.

2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
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