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NetApp Reviews

Christian Gruetzner
Real User
Architect, Storage Services at All for One Steeb AG
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The high availability of the service is a valuable feature. We use the HA version to run two instances. That way there is no downtime for our services when we do any… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's helped us to dive into the cloud very fast. We didn't have to change any automations which we already had. We didn't have to change any processes we already had. We… more»

What needs improvement?

Scale-up and scale-out could be improved. It would be interesting to have multiple HA pairs on one cluster, for example, or to increase the single instances more, from a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The standard pricing is online. Pricing depends. If you're using the PayGo model, then it's just the normal costs on the Microsoft page. If you're using Bring Your Own… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We only used native Azure services. We went with Cloud Volumes ONTAP because it was a natural extension of our NetApp products. We have a huge on-premise storage… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't be afraid of granting permissions because that's one of the most complex parts, but that's Azure. As soon as you've done that, it's easy and straightforward. When… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a single-vendor strategy.
Ricky Santos
Real User
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 02 2019

What do you think of NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS)?

What is our primary use case?

We have deployed NetApp AFF with four nodes; two of these are in our primary data center, and the remaining two are in the second data center. We are using Cluster Mode configurations.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization has improved because this solution provides a Highly Available storage system with DR configurations, deployed across two data centers.

What is most valuable?

The features that I found most valuable are SnapMirror and SnapVault; these provide DR and backup for data redundancy. The High Availability and Cluster-mode Setup are also very useful.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the High Availability of the NFS and CIFS sharing during upgrade and patching; this would help to avoid…
Michael Archuleta
Real User
CIO at Mt. San Rafael Hospital
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The user experience has been absolutely amazing. We're about 80% virtualized on the desktop standpoint, so we do utilize VDI very highly. Using the All-Flash FAS solution, we had to basically determine that there was going to be some… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Everyone looks at health care because health care has been an amazing organization to be in. We're seeing the transformation of how we're becoming a digital company. Every organization is becoming a digital company, and we're starting to… more»

What needs improvement?

Considering that NetApp has health care view and that really strong health care initiative, they really need to consider what they need to do next to improve better data sharing and to make sure that the information that we are sharing with… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The total cost of ownership has increased a little. When I look at building very strong, good strategies that get presented to the board of directors and the additional executive teams, I look at two things: I look at ROI and I look at… more»

What other advice do I have?

I am part of the NetApp A-Team. I've been a huge advocate towards NetApp. I would say that nothing is perfect, but NetApp is leading the way when it comes to digital transformation and digital efficiencies as well. Their focus towards… more»
KevinRapson
Consultant
Director at Citrus Consulting
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

We like SnapMirror and we've been using it for many years. We also like the object storage tools, as well as cloud sync for customers wanting to integrate between the cloud and local.

What needs improvement?

I'm pretty happy with the product altogether. I'm pretty much a fan of the product. I think we've started to move more and more into Kubernetes and I think that's an area where we start to grow more I think. Probably the engineering guys would know more than I would what could be improved. From my perspective, I'm happy with the solutions as is. As I said, we'll start getting more and more into… more»

What other advice do I have?

The best thing to do is to make sure that you understand exactly what outcome you're looking for because there's quite a wide range of technologies with NetApp. I believe they cater to all of the different environments, but you need to make sure that you build the solution according to the applications and outcome that you're looking for. I'd rate it as ten of ten, from my perspective.

NetApp Questions

Asiri Dissanayake
System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Dec 03 2019
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
Oct 31 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is NetApp HCI vs Nutanix.People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between NetApp HCI and Nutanix? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a… more»
James TateThe biggest difference is the ability to scale compute and storage… more»
ArchiSolut677If your prime consideration is initial cost then Nutanix with it's ability to… more»
Ahmed GomaaNetApp is all flash based on SolidFire Storage . support only VMware but… more»