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We performed a comparison between NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and SolidFire based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"We find the product to be very flexible.""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.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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"It's got full API functionality and the performance is pretty steady."

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Cons
"The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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"The upgrade process could be better."

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  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are stability and performance.
    Top Answer:Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
    Top Answer:The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
    Top Answer:I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.
    Top Answer:Within HCI, the whole solution is considered to be quite extensive. As just a storage solution, however, SolidFire is at the same level of pricing as a full SSD solution like ASF. It really depends on… more »
    Top Answer:The only thing I would see as a drawback of SolidFire, is that it's a storage that we can address only with the iSCSI protocol and no other protocol such as FC, or things like that, unfortunately… more »
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    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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    Overview

    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.

    SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Retailer27%
    Legal Firm9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Transportation Company9%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
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    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 22nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8, while SolidFire is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolidFire writes "Easy to manage and deploy with a straightforward setup". NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Fungible Storage Cluster and IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe, whereas SolidFire is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), VMware vSAN, Dell Unity XT, NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays and Dell PowerStore.

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