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The primary use case of this solution is as a storage device. The deployment model we are using is on a private cloud.
Our primary use case of this solution is as a system integrator, we don't use it for ourselves because we don't have such a big infrastructure. We don't have, for example, the disaster recovery requirements but our customers generally use the replication for disaster recovery. Another way to use SnapMirror is to replicate, to use it to copy the backups. For example, you make a copy of the data on your main storage and you just move it to backup storage, which is not really disaster recovery, you can say that it's a technical backup solution. Some customers will use it as an asynchronous replication which is a good idea. Synchronous replication is not always ideal because you are not sure about the pertinency of data. In the case of snapshots, asynchronous SnapMirror, when we are making snapshots and then replicating the snapshots, you can be sure that at least the second snapshot is good and concurrent. That's the difference between synchronous and asynchronous.
This solution is a storage replication software, embedded in storage filing that takes a snapshot copy and transfers it to a different location and a different Net Application. The deployment model we are using is on-premises.
We are a solution provider, and this is one of the products that we resell to our clients. I am a presales engineer and have experience with this solution. I teach my customers how to use it. This solution provides safety and data protection for my customers. The deployment model depends on the customer. However, in Poland, the private cloud model is the most popular. Many are moving to a hybrid-cloud, but the public cloud is still not very popular.
We primarily use the solution for the infrastructure and for backup replication.
I use the on-prem deployment model for this solution.
The main reason we use NetApp SnapMirror is to try to have a disaster recovery site. We want to have the possibility to do disaster recovery to failover to another site when there is a problem, but also to failover to another site during maintenance, for instance. So if the customers are going to do some maintenance, they can failover to the other site and keep on running.
We primarily use the solution for replicating data in the storage system.
NAS Filer with quick recovery features within same site or across DR site. Being a unified storage, it is used as a Block (SAN) storage as well with pretty decent performance.