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NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) Primary Use Case

Storage Administrator at Sensa ehf.

We use it as the backbone for all our VM and Hyper-V infrastructure. We also use it as file servers for external users, so we have a couple of users who are connected to it for file server purposes. We have everything connected to it, e.g., we have a repository from Rubrik down to AFF.

We have our own customers for whom we have deployed the solution. For our hosting options, we use NetApp as well. Since we are selling hosted services and have customers connecting into our environment, the solution has definitely helped a lot from that standpoint.

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Sr. Technology Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

We are using AFF for a few clients. It's a specific type of data we use for these arrays, not like a block kind of thing or regular data. A few clients have particular requirements about where we put all the data. We are primarily using FAS, and we have around four or five AFF boxes. We don't deal with AFF regularly. 

We're not currently using NetApp Cloud Backup, but we're planning on implementing it. I'm not sure because my architect is the one who manages the end-to-end services for NetApp. He makes all the decisions on the NetApp side whether we use AFF or FAS. AFF is a unified storage box, so we route certain data to AFF. 

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HM
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The main purpose of the AFF is to work with applications that require high-intensity I/O operations. For example, we run some open-source DBs, as well as Oracle, that require high-intensity I/O. We also have a high-performance computing setup.

We have two locations. In the first location, we have an AFF cluster. In the second location, we have an AFF cluster that works in combination with ASAs.

Our environment is primarily made up of open-source applications. 

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MD
AWS Solutions Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

We host NSS as a part of a cluster. We use AFF to support data analytics, machine learning, cloud integration, and SAP workloads as well.

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Director of the Projects Department at ALPIX

It's used for SAN environments and a lot of VMware utilization.

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JG
Vice President Data Protection Strategy at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is primarily used for data protection and disaster recovery, business continuity, and cybersecurity.

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Systems Management Engineer at Linklaters

The primary use case for AFF is for use in our production environment. Within our production environment, we have a number of different data stores that AFF serves. We use a number of protocols from NFS to CIFS, as well from the file system protocols, and in the block level we use iSCSI.

We are a fully on-prem business as far as data positioning data sets. 

We don't have real-time applications that we run in-house, being a law firm. The most important thing is the availability of our environments and applications that we serve to our client base. We don't have real-time applications that we could be measured in real tangible form that would make a huge difference for us. Nevertheless, the way it goes: the faster, the better; the more powerful, the better; and the more resources you can get from it, the better.

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NK
Sr. System Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees

We use it mostly for user file data. We are also providing data stores for our VMware platform.

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MB
Senior Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We are mostly using it for ESX, i.e., a mix of both CIFS and NFS shares, and NAS purposes. 

We have a team of four core NetApp trained people from the storage team who are managing NetApp. Two of them are in the learning stage, and I am one of them. 

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BS
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees

I primarily use the solution for asically all my main data for all my ESXi hosts.

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Consultor and Co-founder at OS4IT

We use it for different machines, Oracle Database, super server database, and a few BDI projects.

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Head of Infrastructure, Network & Security Management at Vos Logistics N.V.

We are using this product for performance and growth.

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MO
Consulting Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use it for storage for VMs and backup units.

We use this solution on a daily basis. In Sweden, typically small to medium-sized companies use this solution.

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