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NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Pros and Cons

NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Pros

Storage Administrator at Sensa ehf.
It impacts customer retention because of its overall ease. When you are running a business, where time is a factor, that is the biggest selling point. Things happen really rapidly, when they happen, and being able to say, "Yeah, we can get this up and running in a day, if you want," or even less time in some cases. Sometimes, that can be what makes or breaks our case.
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JG
Vice President Data Protection Strategy at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other manufacturers claim simplicity. In fact, frankly, they do have an advantage in that regard, however, they don't have the functionality. If you were to compare one of those products to NetApp, head to head from a feature perspective, NetApp would wind up in the top 10.
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Systems Management Engineer at Linklaters
We have had issues before on our infrastructure where 20 to 30 percent of the people would come to us pointing the finger at the storage technology or storage back-end. That is now virtually zero.
Using System Manager for green management or command line interface, we have a single point for managing the cluster. It is much easier to manage. It is very seamless. The product is robust and solid.
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BS
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
Technical support has been okay.
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Consultor and Co-founder at OS4IT
The cloning and snapshot features are the most valuable. With snapshot backup, we can clone a big database in minutes. We take a lot of snapshots for clients in different environments.
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Head of Infrastructure, Network & Security Management at Vos Logistics N.V.
Technical support is good.
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MO
Consulting Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is very simple.
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LN
Solutions Consultant at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I like some basic features like Snapshot, FlexClone, and advanced features such as SnapMirror, and SnapVault. They also recently enhanced the market with Cloud Volumes ONTAP. I think that NetApp is a very good product.
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System Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
It has a good interface. Its configuration and flexibility are also good.
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NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Cons

Storage Administrator at Sensa ehf.
I don't like the newest GUI. It needs more options. Some features have been removed. Oversight is not as good in the new GUI compared to the previous version. Though, it might be something that we just need to get used to.
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JG
Vice President Data Protection Strategy at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From my perspective, everything works well. They've already announced that they have some features in their next release that make the existing investment more usable, by adding software features to your existing legacy hardware investment.
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Systems Management Engineer at Linklaters
We have been seeing some challenges around the application layer implementation. We are having some teething problems now with the cooperation between the application layer and backups to things, like SnapCenter. This may be a question of product maturity.
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BS
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
During the initial setup, you need to know what you are doing.
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Consultor and Co-founder at OS4IT
The admin tools and the integration with other products and clouds can be improved. It should also be easier to identify and troubleshoot problems in this solution. It takes a long time, and it should be improved.
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Head of Infrastructure, Network & Security Management at Vos Logistics N.V.
When comparing with Pure for example, with Pure you have no maintenance anymore and with NetApp, you still need maintenance.
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MO
Consulting Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Their backup software could be improved.
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LN
Solutions Consultant at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It would be better if they just improved the performance of the system.
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System Administrator at a government with 201-500 employees
Its integration could be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.