2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering NetApp Cloud Backup?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp Cloud Backup, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Anthony Njoroge - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager - Netapp at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-03-01T23:07:41Z
Mar 1, 2021

The new name is SaaS Backup for Office 365. I would recommend it because it makes it simple to manage backups from Office 365. It's really simple to use, very simple to scale, very simple to remove a license on a user who's no longer there and reuse that license. You're able to keep the backups of users who have left the organization. You're able to keep all that backup swab just in case you need it for either compliance issues or if they return to the organization. You're able to restore all their emails and objects easily. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. The one thing that I'd want to see is integration into SnapCenter, which is NetApp's single pane of glass' for their backups. Not just for on-premise, but for the cloud as well, because there are CBL and Azure NetApp Files on Azure. If that integration could work, that would be good. I think that would be beneficial to the customer — as such, it works very well. If there were a litigation search function that could search through the organization to look for a specific email in case there's a litigation hold, that would be good. Also, a function to restore to an on-premise exchange would definitely be helpful for customers who are running a hybrid exchange implementation. It's there, but you have to restore and run on the exchange, and then move the data back to on-premise. If we could have a function, or a tool, which we can take that backup from wherever it is, and just restore it to exchange, that would be perfect as well.

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Pre-sales Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
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Top 20
2020-03-16T06:56:09Z
Mar 16, 2020

I don't use the solution myself, I recommend it to customers. We're a Star Partner of Netapp. The solution is a cloud-based subscription. It doesn't need a deployment. It's subscription base, therefore, it's sort of its own service. The solution is great for reducing headaches in the IT department. It's easy to use and narrows issues surrounding taking Office 365 to the cloud. Users can simply install it and get safe, easy access to cloud backups. They can retrieve data easily if it's deleted. They have a great data protection policy in place. All of these reasons are why I would rate it an eight out of ten.

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Head of Purchasing at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
Jul 2, 2019

It is a good solution. I would rate it nine out of ten.

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My organization is very happy with the security that NetApp AltaVault gives us for our data on the cloud. First, it gives us the option for data recovery, which is very good, especially if someone accidentally deletes an important file on the cloud. But then, it also gives us some solid protection at the same time. It encrypts our data, making it even more secure, especially because users are given control over their encryption keys. It uses AES 256-bit encryption, if that gives you some facts about how it works. I think you can definitely trust it to keep your data safe.
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Is the NetApp AltaVault efficient for this purpose?
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Beth Safire - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hello, you can definitely use NetApp AltaVault for reducing your data and giving yourself some more storage. This product offers you deduplication and compression, helping you achieve that. I'm sure you're aware of what compression is but if you don't know what data deduplication is - it's basically getting rid of useless copies you once created but then either haven't used or didn't get updated during the data replication process. And those copies really take up your cloud storage space and don't let you run it efficiently so yes, you can most definitely use the feature of AltaVault to reduce your data and give your cloud more space to run properly.
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You can not only use NetApp AltaVault for data reduction but I'd suggest you absolutely do it! It can reduce your data up to 30 to 1 ratio and of course, I don't know how much you've got on your cloud, but I bet you always wish for more space, right? I know I do. Back when I started work in my current organization, our cloud was flooded with copies of data we weren't using and that wasn't even eligible for backup. When we deployed NetApp AltaVault, we felt the effect of this great feature of it in basically no time, considering how long we had struggled. You may be using a different cloud than ours but look it up and chances are AltaVault supports it so you can start using it soon.
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