We performed a comparison between NetApp SnapMirror and NetApp Snapshot based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Equalum, HVR Software, NetApp and others in Data Replication.
"The technology enables us to have a safe backup."
"NetApp Snapshot's most valuable features are the snapshot capabilities, you can take snaps of shared directories, files, and VMs."
"The most valuable features of NetApp Snapshot are the integration with other vendors and customization."
"From a functional standpoint, it's been, pretty much bulletproof. I have never gone to a snapshot and not been able to do what I needed to do."
"Compression and deduplication could be improved."
"NetApp Snapshot's price could improve to allow them to capture more market shares."
"The UI is probably their biggest weakness. There are always glitches in the HTML UI."
"The initial setup of NetApp Snapshot is not straightforward. It's not something that you can do just by clicking on the next step button. It has to be designed and it has to be implemented according to your network capabilities and the use case scenario."
NetApp Snapshot is a data replication software that works through snapshot copies, crucial for the recovery of data. These copies are used as safe points for rollback before upgrades or patches. NetApp Snapshot provides prompt data replication which is also highly space-efficient, and provides users with the full management and control of their data and its copies. Through the various solutions the Snapshot technology has introduced, companies receive enhanced stability, functionality, and performance, as well as storage efficiency.
NetApp Snapshot uses two types of snapshot technologies to handle data replication: Copy on Write (COW) and Redirect on Write (ROW). The COW technologies make a copy of the original information and then only after the replication process is completed does the system overwrite the modified data into the original blocks. In contrast, ROW redirects the snapshots to new storage blocks, updating pointers to those blocks, which always point to the original location. When NetApp Snapshot combines the two technologies, it allows customers to save storage efficiency by way of deduplication and compression.
NetApp Snapshot’s valuable features include:
The benefits of using NetApp Snapshot include:
Gregg N., Manager of Data Center Services at TTi Power Equipment, states that the primary use of NetApp Snapshot by his organization is as a data-protection solution in the cloud and in the data center. He points out that this data duplication software is very user-friendly, extremely stable, and scalable.
Edgar M., Sr. Data Protection Engineer at DataPivot Technologies, uses NetApp Snapshot for its monitoring or clone capabilities, and he agrees that the solution is very stable.
According to George A., CEO at BDPR Technologies Limited, the most valuable features of NetApp Snapshot are the integration with other vendors and customization.
NetApp SnapMirror is ranked 6th in Data Replication with 1 review while NetApp Snapshot is ranked 3rd in Data Replication with 3 reviews. NetApp SnapMirror is rated 9.0, while NetApp Snapshot is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapMirror writes "Provides great data loss recovery and real time replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Snapshot writes "Very user-friendly, extremely stable, and scalable". NetApp SnapMirror is most compared with Dell RecoverPoint, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility, Hitachi Universal Replicator, Dell AppSync and Hitachi TrueCopy, whereas NetApp Snapshot is most compared with Hitachi Thin Image, Dell AppSync and Dell RecoverPoint.
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