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NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is #6 ranked solution in best NVMe All-Flash Arrays and #22 ranked solution in best All-Flash Storage Arrays. PeerSpot users give NetApp NVMe AFF A800 an average rating of 8 out of 10. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most commonly compared to Dell EMC PowerStore: NetApp NVMe AFF A800 vs Dell EMC PowerStore. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 24% of all views.
What is NetApp NVMe AFF A800?

Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

NetApp NVMe AFF A800 was previously known as NetApp NVMe, AFF A800.

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NetApp NVMe AFF A800 Pricing Advice

What users are saying about NetApp NVMe AFF A800 pricing:
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
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    Director Global Storage at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup
    Pros and Cons
    • "We find the product to be very flexible."
    • "The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use this solution for the database.

    What is most valuable?

    The solution works well.

    I can't think of any specific feature that stands out for me. There isn't one that I prefer above others.

    The initial setup was pretty easy.

    The ease of use of the solution if great.

    We find the product to be very flexible.

    What needs improvement?

    I can't recall any shortcomings in the product. There aren't really any features that are lacking in any way.

    The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for seven years at this point. It's been a while. I have a good amount of experience with the product.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is very stable. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze and there haven't been any bugs or glitches.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The product has been rather scalable. It's good. We don't have a problem with scaling if we need to. Other companies should be able to scale too.

    Currently, we have hundreds of users on the product right now. Most are database administrators.

    We may increase usage in the future.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I've dealt with technical support in the past, mostly for drive replacements or items of that nature. They've been very good in that respect. We're satisfied with the level of support we've been given as an organization. They are very responsive.

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

    We also use IBM and HP among other solutions. However, we've never used another product for this particular use case.

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution's initial setup was not complex at all. We found the process of the implementation to be very straightforward. It was easy to execute on.

    The deployment took less than two weeks. It was a fairly quick process.

    We don't really need to have any staff for maintenance.

    What about the implementation team?

    We handled the process of the implementation completely in-house. We didn't require the assistance of an integrator or consultant.

    What was our ROI?

    We still have and use the solution, which means it is doing what it is supposed to do. 

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

    We find the pricing to be very high. We'd like the company to lower it a bit to make it more affordable. Right now, it's pretty expensive.

    We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. I don't know the exact cost off the top of my head, however. It's my understanding that there are no costs above the standard licensing fee.

    What other advice do I have?

    We're just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with the company.

    I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using.

    Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. The ease of use and flexibility are great, however, it loses points due to its relatively high cost.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    service engineer
    Real User
    Simple to install and implement, with cooperative technical support
    Pros and Cons
    • "You can easily scale up, and scale-out."
    • "Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial."

    What is our primary use case?

    I am an implementer.

    The use case depends on the customer and what their requirements are, and if they want to use it as a SAN or a NAS.

    What needs improvement?

    Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I don't use NetApp NVMe AFF A800, I download it. I am installing and implementing it for customers.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is a very stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's a scalable solution. You can easily scale up, and scale-out.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is very cooperative. They are on par with what  I need.

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

    We have AFF 800, and AFF 8700, AFF 2220, AFF 560, 80, and StorageGRID.

    I'm working on all of the current NetApp platforms, such as the E-Series, ONTAP, and StorageGRID.

    The most recent experience is with the AFF A220, which was the latest download.

    How was the initial setup?

    It's a very straightforward installation and implementation. It's really very nice.

    The time it takes for deployment is determined by several factors; it is not a simple, straightforward task because you must have a network ready from the customer's side and collaborate with the customer to develop a solution for his readiness of the site, such as the cabinet, networking, and cabling. Once everything is ready, it can take approximately one week to two weeks maximum.

    We require two technicians for racking, and stacking.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I was doing some general research. I'm a NetApp employee, and I was going through and double-checking some thind to double-check the end of service, end of availability, and other such things for various storages here and there.

    What other advice do I have?

    Make sure that everything is ready from the customer's side, such as the management network. If you're using SAN, make sure that this only is working parallel with the customer because you have to provide the VPNs from the storage and you must have the host also already.

    I would rate NetApp NVMe AFF A800 a ten out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Engineering Manager, R&D at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Secure environment, user-friendly interface, and good technology

    What is our primary use case?

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is mainly used for data center storage. It is very good. It can handle applications well, such as Oracle, or any other application. It is good at keeping all types of data secure. It has a great security layer.

    What is most valuable?

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using NetApp NVMe AFF A800 for approximately 10 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable and it allows performance tuning in a secure environment in the datacentre.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability…

    What is our primary use case?

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is mainly used for data center storage. It is very good. It can handle applications well, such as Oracle, or any other application. It is good at keeping all types of data secure. It has a great security layer.

    What is most valuable?

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using NetApp NVMe AFF A800 for approximately 10 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable and it allows performance tuning in a secure environment in the datacentre.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of the solution is good and they are now competing with EMC.

    We have approximately100 people using the solution in my organization and Approximately 10 are managers.

    How are customer service and support?

    The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative.

    How was the initial setup?

    There were some challenges with the initial installation in the data center. However, once installed it was user-friendly.

    What about the implementation team?

    The implementation of the solution timeframe depends on many factors, such as configuring disaster recovery. We use a team to do it, there are many counterparts that are required to be coordinated. Mainly network infrastructure teams.

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

    There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others.

    I rate NetApp NVMe AFF A800 an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Amandeep Singh Hunjan
    Team Lead at Adani Enterprises Ltd
    Real User
    Top 5
    Stable, good performance, and facilitates meeting requirements for compliance
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features are stability and performance."
    • "The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

    What is our primary use case?

    The primary use case is video surveillance.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Our implementation of this product helps us to meet our compliance requirements.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are stability and performance.

    What needs improvement?

    The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using NVMe AFF A800 for approximately one month.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a very stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scalability-wise, we have not had any issues with it.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have had no issues with technical support.

    How was the initial setup?

    This is a complicated piece of technology and it is not easy to set up. I would like to see it simplified.

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

    Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We evaluated a solution by Dell EMC, along with this one.

    What other advice do I have?

    In summary, this is a good product, it is serving our purpose well, I am satisfied with it, and I absolutely recommend it for others. At this point, I can't see any requirements that need to have functionality or capabilities added.

    I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.