2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering NetApp Private Storage?

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

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

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10 Answers
AM
CTO at Dataposit Ltd
Reseller
2022-09-05T15:43:42Z
Sep 5, 2022

I'm a vendor. I'm a partner and a reseller. If you're not multi-skilled, then I wouldn't recommend it. If you are good, if you still want to do it, it's a good solution, and you should take some training. Otherwise, you'll find it difficult to do, or you have to get somebody to take you through your first setup or get a vendor or partner to take you through. The beauty is it's worth it. You'll struggle for a month, however, then, once you master it, they don't change it. I'm going to stick here til the end. Even if it costs more, I'll always find a way of convincing the customer to get it. Based on the cloud integration, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. The disc themselves will do it if you need performance. However, the fact that without touching anything, you don't even need backup software, and you don't need anything as this box can do so much on its own. That's why I give them extra points compared to other vendors.

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Harinder  Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Architect at Cisco
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-27T22:21:38Z
May 27, 2022

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate NetApp Private Storage an eight out of ten.

Husam Kabaha - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Mechkar
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-11T16:36:00Z
Mar 11, 2022

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rare NetApp Private Storage an eight out of ten.

Joshy Varghese - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Evenor Info Solutions Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-29T16:12:59Z
Oct 29, 2021

I rate NetApp Private Storage 10 out of 10.

PA
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-22T12:32:49Z
Sep 22, 2021

I would recommend that because technology is changing it would be best to use a software-defined solution. Here in Thailand, software-defined solutions are slow to come to the market making it more difficult for customers. NetApp has to market the solution better to be able to capture more customers. If your company has the budget for NetApp Private Storage I would recommend it. I rate NetApp Private Storage an eight out of ten.

NK
Senior Engineer for Planning and Deployment of VAS Systems and Services at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-09T17:03:35Z
Jun 9, 2021

For NetApp, my personal experience is as an integrator, however, can't speak to if we are using NetApp at the moment in our company. There are some other kinds of storage solutions, however, it's not currently NetApp. Personally, I have experience with NetApp, however, not in my current company. I use it in the cloud solution. It is on-premise, however, it's on-prem in an enterprise cloud solution for enterprise purposes. It's located in some kind of private cloud solution. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I'm mostly been happy with the product so far.

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EW
Systems Engineer Systems Engineering & Adm. at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-09T08:07:00Z
Mar 9, 2020

I would say compare with whatever is out there. I think that NetApp makes a quality product. I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

AM
CTO at Dataposit Ltd
Reseller
2019-12-16T08:14:00Z
Dec 16, 2019

My advice for those who are considering using NetApps Private Storage is to get yourself trained on the solution. It is worth it because the architecture does not change very often and certification and skills will be valid for a long time. I would say they should get a reseller — of course, they have to pay that person to do the implementation — and then after about six months, take training to enhance their knowledge of the product. When you complete the training you will be good for a long time after that. The NetApp company is stable. They are not going to sell out or be bought. They have created the product in such a way that somehow it is available for less now than the original cost and it is ten years later. That alone is amazing. The biggest lesson I have learned from using NetApp Private Storage is that the most important thing is to properly evaluate the requirements for the setup. For example, you want to make sure you have 70% free space if you want to use data searches. Do not push the recommended maximums, especially when it comes to capacity. Another thing I would say is you should make sure you get the maximum performance from your storage space and drives. NetApp has a good storage operating system. The performance is fast. Taking advantage of compression, software acceleration, and flash are just some of the tricks for making the solution go faster and perform better. But you should be careful, again, not to go far above the performance maximums at any time. Of course, you have to size correctly or else you could find yourself in big trouble. NetApp has really added a lot of features over the years to improve the product and performance. They can do things now like control ingress. They can control egress. These were things that you never imagined or you never thought were going to be possible before but they can do it now. I think what happens is that sometimes there are so many new features on NetApp that it becomes a challenge in terms of knowing how to use them correctly. I think that is where the training comes in as an important factor. The user communities are also very important because they help you to stay on top of things. Participating there and watching trends in the discussion will help keep you informed. The storage operating system is the same as before, but other users' experience with a new add-in can help you understand how to use it and how you can configure it. There are so many new features that appear that sometimes you don't have any idea they are even there and discussion boards can help you understand what is trending and why. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a nine out of ten. Really, I sell only NetApp because I know it and its really good and very predictable.

EK
Cloud Solutions Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-08-07T08:19:00Z
Aug 7, 2018

If you are in the process of acquiring a new storage solution, you have to first understand not the technical side of the platform, but the human side. You have to dive in and know many levels of the type of support, sales, management, etc. Then, move on and research the technology. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: innovative.

PC
Sr. Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
May 16, 2018

Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * reputation * reliability * technology. My advice would be to take a look at this solution.

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EK
Cloud Solutions Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 7, 2018
It gave us a platform which could clearly arrange all our files and volumes.
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CTO at Dataposit Ltd
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NetApp has really added a lot of features over the years to improve the product and performance. They can do things now like control ingress. They can control egress.
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