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NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP Pros

JV
Infrastructure Consultant - Storage, Global Infrastructure Services at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
With NetApp, you can integrate malware scanning or malware protection. This is something valuable that is not offered in SaaS solutions typically.
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JeremyHarrison - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Analyst at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a physical NetApp storage platform, and copy it over to another NetApp storage platform. It's a solid, proven technology, so we don't worry about whether data is getting lost or corrupted during the SnapMirror.
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Shricharan Ganesh - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The storage tiering is definitely the most valuable feature... With respect to tiering, the inactive data is pushed to a lower tier where the storage cost is cheap, but the access cost is high.
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John Boncamper - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The Cloud Manager application that's on the NetApp cloud site is easy to use. You can set up and schedule replications from there, so you don't have to go into the ONTAP system. Another feature we've recently started using is the scheduled power off. We started with one client and have been slowly implementing it with others. We can cut costs by not having the VM run all the time. It's only on when it's doing replication, but it powers off after.
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AE
Lead Storage Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
It is much easier to control data since we can run queries across all our platforms with just one solution. Not only that, we can also monitor all the platforms with Active IQ, where we can see all the alerts, messages, and space consumption through a single application. This is regardless if the data is on-prem or AWS. It is much more efficient.
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Sandeep Gawde - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of administration, the portal which provides the dashboard view is an excellent tool for operations. It gives you volume divisions, usage rates, which division is using how much data, and more. The operations portal is fantastic for the support team.
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OJ
Senior Systems Engineer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The main benefit we get from this product is the ability to deploy it anywhere we want, whether that's on-prem, a remote physical location, or in the cloud. It doesn't matter from an operational perspective where it is. The command line and operating system are the same.
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DF
Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Lastly, the API and web services are fairly good. That is an important feature too. We write some code to do different things. We have code that runs to make sure that everything is being backed up as we say it is and we try to also detect places where we may have missed a backup.
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WH
Senior Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
I like how you can easily pair on-prem with the cloud and the cloud backup feature. I like the whole integration with on-prem and the cloud for SnapMirror relationships.
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LP
Technology Advisor Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
One of the features our customers like is that it can be used from one cloud provider to another. They can use it from Azure to AWS or vice versa. That way, they don't need to use the same provider for backups. If something goes wrong on the primary site, having the same data in another cloud service provider is important.
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NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP Cons

JV
Infrastructure Consultant - Storage, Global Infrastructure Services at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
If they could include clustering together multiple physical Cloud Volumes ONTAP devices as an option, that could be helpful.
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JeremyHarrison - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Analyst at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
When Azure does their maintenance, they do maintenance on one node at a time. With the two nodes of the CVO, it can automatically fail over from one node to the node that is staying up. And when the first node comes back online, it will fail back to the first node. We have had issues with everything failing back 100 percent correctly.
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Shricharan Ganesh - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It definitely needs improvement with respect to clustering and with respect to more collaborative integrations with Azure. Right now, we have very limited functionalities with Azure, except for storage. If CVO could be integrated with Azure that would help. When there is any sort of maintenance happening in the cloud, it disrupts the service in Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
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John Boncamper - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Cloud Volumes ONTAP's interface could use an overhaul. Sometimes you have to dig around in Cloud Manager a little bit to find certain things. The layout could be more intuitive.
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AE
Lead Storage Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The solution is not stable when using single nodes. This is a problem. NetApp should work on this solution to make it more stable with HA nodes and resolve this issue.
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Sandeep Gawde - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The only area for improvement would be some guidance in terms of the future products that NetApp is planning on releasing. I would like to see communication around that or advice such as, "Hey, the world is moving towards this particular trend, and NetApp can help you do that." I do get promotional emails from NetApp, but customer-specific advice would be helpful, based on our use cases.
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OJ
Senior Systems Engineer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The encryption and deduplication features still have a lot of room for improvement.
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DF
Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
I'm very happy with the solution, the only thing that needs improvement is the web services API. It could be a little bit more straightforward. That's my only issue with it. It can get pretty complex.
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WH
Senior Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
They definitely need to stay more on top of security vulnerabilities. Our security team is constantly finding Java vulnerabilities and SQL vulnerabilities. Our security team always wants the latest security update, and it takes a while for NetApp to stay up to speed with that. That would be my biggest complaint.
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LP
Technology Advisor Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We have customers that are still using IBM mainframes and that very old SNA architecture from IBM. There are questions about how you interconnect the data on the mainframe side... But I don't know if it's worth it for NetApp to invest in developing products to include mainframes for a few customers.
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Buyer's Guide
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.