NetApp Software and Solutions

NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS)
44 reviews
8 discussions
All-Flash Storage Arrays
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
32 reviews
Cloud Migration
Cloud Backup
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
NetApp HCI
22 reviews
7 discussions
Hyper-Converged (HCI)
NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays
11 reviews
12 discussions
All-Flash Storage Arrays
NetApp Snapshot
11 reviews
6 discussions
Data Replication
NetApp SnapMirror
10 reviews
1 discussion
Data Replication
NetApp FAS Series
8 reviews
2 discussions
Deduplication Software
NAS
Modular SAN
SolidFire
8 reviews
11 discussions
All-Flash Storage Arrays
Azure NetApp Files
7 reviews
7 discussions
Cloud Migration
Cloud Storage
Public Cloud Storage Services
NetApp ONTAP
7 reviews
1 discussion
Storage Software
NetApp Cloud Insights
4 reviews
4 discussions
Cloud Monitoring Software
NetApp SaaS Backup
4 reviews
6 discussions
SaaS Backup
NetApp Cloud Backup
2 reviews
10 discussions
Backup and Recovery Software
Deduplication Software
Disk Based Backup Systems
NetApp Private Storage
2 reviews
7 discussions
NAS
NetApp SnapCenter
2 reviews
11 discussions
Backup and Recovery Software
NetApp StorageGRID
2 reviews
5 discussions
File and Object Storage
NetApp NVMe AFF A800
1 review
NVMe
NetApp OnCommand
1 review
Storage Management
Greenqloud qstack
Cloud Management
NetApp OnCommand Insight
Storage Management
NetApp OnCommand Cloud Manager
Storage Management
Spot
Workload Automation
NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google ...
Cloud Migration
Cloud Storage
Public Cloud Storage Services
NetApp Virtual Desktop Service
Virtual Desktop
NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for AWS
Cloud Migration
Cloud Storage
Public Cloud Storage Services
NetApp Global File Cache Core
In-Memory Data Store Services

NetApp Reviews

reviewer1366854
Computer System Administrator at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Jul 27, 2020
Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for keeping our information reliable. In our case specifically, here at the operations location, we've got a MetroCluster for redundancy.

Pros and Cons

  • "For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation."
  • "The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with NetApp. The FAS Series itself is not as complex as a MetroCluster configuration of the FAS. I would say if you're doing the MetroCluster configuration, it's worth it to get a consultant to assist. Almost every time that I have used a consultant, I have been very glad that I made the decision to hire them. I've done the incremental migrations on my own without difficulty, however, the big changes from platform to platform in particular, and from the non-clustered on tap software version to the clustered on tap software version are…
reviewer1440825
Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 1, 2020
Provides unified storage no matter what kind of data we have

What is our primary use case?

We use Cloud Volumes ONTAP to back up ONTAP Select instances from our plants and distribution centers to Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Azure. We store a backup solution for all or most sites.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "I'm very happy with the solution, the only thing that needs improvement is the web services API. It could be a little bit more straightforward. That's my only issue with it. It can get pretty complex."

What other advice do I have?

My main advice is to get your cloud technical support online. Make sure you have all the prerequisites properly done and you understand how to deploy the Cloud Manager. That's really the main thing. Anytime we want to deploy new sites, we have to get the network people involved for firewalls because in our case, we're coming from Azure, which is where the CVO is, back into our company's network. The security protection is the most important lesson that you've got to get right. The security of your connections is important. I would rate NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP a ten out of ten.
Shricharan Ganesh
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 12, 2020
Tiering saves us significant costs, and Unified Manager helps resolve issues before they have an impact

What is our primary use case?

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is where we host our NAS storage on which we keep our files, et cetera. We have three clusters of CVO, each serving close to 300 terabytes of data. We have our SQL backup workloads and the application data residing in it. We are using the tiering policy, which pushes the inactive data down to cold storage to help save on costs. Cloud Volumes ONTAP is all cloud-based and we have our workloads on Azure.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "It definitely needs improvement with respect to clustering and with respect to more collaborative integrations with Azure. Right now, we have very limited functionalities with Azure, except for storage. If CVO could be integrated with Azure that would help. When there is any sort of maintenance happening in the cloud, it disrupts the service in Cloud Volumes ONTAP."

What other advice do I have?

NetApp, on the whole, is a whole different tool for me. Two years back, when I started, when I had my hands on it for the first time, I found it pretty interesting. I would note its simplicity. It's simple and, at the same, time very powerful and able to handle any sort of storage workloads. NetApp is really cool. If your organization is looking for cost savings, NetApp is the way to go. Overall, I would rate CVO a nine out of 10. We had a lot of problems with NetApp, but those were in the very early stages. And NetApp always promises to upgrade their products and they actually listen to the…
Phillip Graves
Director of IT at Quality Distribution
Real User
Top 20
Nov 3, 2020
Helps us to see interdependencies, overlay latency between two completely separate systems, and query application performance

What is our primary use case?

We use it primarily to look at both performance and security around our NetApp Filers. I know it can expand to other entities within the NetApp, but we really focus on looking at our Filers and using Cloud Secure to see potential ransomware attacks, unauthorized changes to files, and deletions. It's a SaaS solution hosted by NetApp.

Pros and Cons

  • "Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."
  • "In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."

What other advice do I have?

Work with NetApp to get the best support possible. The biggest lesson I've learned from using the solution has been understanding the relational side of things, how our nodes interact with each other, and how applications can affect multiple nodes in our environment. It's helped us to load balance to make our environment more efficient. Because it was so easy to deploy I would rate it a 10 out of 10.

NetApp Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Dec 03 2020

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

PhPrSnapShot functionality itself is not licensed separately, so we can say that the… more »
Asiri Dissanayake
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Nov 03 2020

I'm a System Engineer for an IT company.


I'm comparing Dell EMC Unity and NetApp AFF. Which of these two solutions would you recommend and why?


Thanks! I appreciate the help.

CornelCristeaFirst of all the decision should be taken looking at similar products in terms… more »
Frank RuvoloThey’re both great solutions and I’ve used both. EMC is being VERY aggressive… more »
Huseyin YildirimThe answer depends on your needs and budget. If you want high performance (who… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp StorageGRID, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp StorageGRID.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp StorageGRID?

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Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolidFire, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SolidFire.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about SolidFire?

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Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Azure NetApp Files, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Azure NetApp Files.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Azure NetApp Files?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp Cloud Backup, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp Cloud Backup.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp Cloud Backup?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Anil Vasudeva
President & CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I am the president and CEO of a leading technology market research and consulting company.


I am currently researching EMC Isilon and NetApp FAS Series. What is the biggest difference between EMC Isilon and NetApp FAS Series for clustered storage in terms of performance as well as object storage? How do they compare with Pure Storage with a limited product line? This would be for a company size 1000-2000 employees.


Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Shawn KimIsilon is Scale-out storage, while NetApp is Active-Standby storage… more »
LeandroPulidoI think you need rewiew more than only performance or capacity, I have installed… more »
Bart HarrisonMy recommendation is to take a close look at our CS Concerto Scale-Out Cluster… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp Private Storage, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp Private Storage.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp Private Storage?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp SaaS Backup, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp SaaS Backup.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp SaaS Backup?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp Snapshot, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp Snapshot.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp Snapshot?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!