Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp Cloud Insights.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
As I went through learning the querying, it could have been a little more intuitive. I'm still fresh into the system. 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. Getting that, out-of-the-box, would be helpful. There is training that has been provided. I just haven't gone through all of it yet.
Their pricing model needs improvement.
There are some very specific things for improvement in the Cloud Secure product. I have already given this feedback to the product managers regarding this area.
There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way. We do get by with it, but typically it requires engagement with NetApp to get us the reports that we need.
What do you like most about NetApp Cloud Insights?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
What is the most important first step for a company to take when moving towards mainframe migration? Where should evaluation of potential solutions begin in a large financial organization? Which users' input is most valuable?