NetApp Reviews

Real User
Sr. Enterprise Storage Engineer at Providence Health & Services
Dec 15 2017

What do you think of NetApp FAS Series?

Primary Use Case NAS for the enterprise including unstructured data, EPIC Systems + the other 3,520 applications. I love those innovative healthcare data solutions that let me securely manage vast amounts of patient data (32.9 PB), use and share it enterprise-wide, and gain efficiency of scale through cloud solutions and virtualization. • Improvements to My Organization Home directory access & Innovative clinical data and IT storage solutions from NetApp to share patient data across the continuum of care. Through improved flexibility and efficiency, NetApp solutions helps improve my healthcare workflows so you can deliver better patient care • Valuable Features Powerful Easy to use High availability DFM OCI Data fabric FPolicy Cluster-mode Hybrid cloud...
Real User
Lead Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The AFF we have, we use the in-line compression. The in-line dedupe, and the compaction saves us a lot of space because most of our AFFs house VMware VMDK files. We got a lot of compression, a lot of efficiency out of the dedupe because a lot... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the AFF, we can run VMs with databases now. That was one of the big features with the AFF, we needed the speed for databases. By moving them over, we can put VMDKs housing databases on there and use them on the VMware infrastructure now.... more»

What needs improvement?

That's a hard question to answer off the top of my head. I'd have to go through and evaluate everything. Right now, it fits our needs. I'd have to evaluate what else I'd like to see, I guess. While not for AFF specifically, for clusters in... more»
Real User
Storage Admin at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Certainly the cost. It's something that we own. We negotiate whatever deal we can get on the type of storage that it is, but it's totally under our control, as opposed to putting it out in the cloud. We like that.

How has it helped my organization?

As opposed to cloud, we have full control over security, use, who uses it. We own a number of different companies, so we can partition however we want. There are no privacy concerns or separation-of-data concerns. Our European subsidiaries... more»

What needs improvement?

We had to write a number of custom tools or scripts ourselves to use it as a staging area between our on-premises datacenter and our cloud installation. If they had a better set of tools to allow us to migrate data through, more easily,... more»

NetApp Questions

Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 14 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Dell EMC Unity vs NetApp All Flash FAS. One of the users on our site says about Dell EMC Unity, "As long as you know what you're doing storage-wise, Unity is really easy to use." Another user says about NetApp All Flash FAS, "I think... more»
reviewer70797Both the Unity and NetApp all-flash arrays are very good all flash solutions... more»
Reviewer7839213Flash is more reliable with high performance but expensive. Users need to... more»
rrukhaiyar573Unity is still not that reliable .. as it has so many bugs in the... more»
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 06 2018
What were the top 3 differentiators that most influenced your company's decision to purchase NetApp AFF? Based on your actual experience with the product, did it meet those expectations?  Thanks! --Rhea 
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Does anyone have experience with both NetApp AFF and Pure Storage? A number of users recently inquired about how they stack up, what are the reasons you might choose one or the other or the differentiating aspects of each product.  How do NetApp and Pure compare?
Jean Carlos Bitencourt Da SilvaHello, In the design of choice of our AllFlash storage we tested several... more»
Bunyamin TasdemirHello, We don't use AFF but we used 8020 SAS and 8020 SSD and we replaced... more»
reviewer503028I don’t have a NetApp AFF array. Our NetApp is actually quite old so I’m... more»

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