2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about NetApp HCI?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NetApp HCI?

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31 Answers
VL
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-04-01T08:24:19Z
Apr 1, 2022

It is scalable, and NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) makes its deployment easier.

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AB
IT Deputy at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-01-17T06:06:18Z
Jan 17, 2022

NetApp HCI is a stable solution.

Massimiliano Bartolozzi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at Lucart
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-02T11:58:00Z
Jul 2, 2021

The ability to size the available space in a way that matches our company's needs is most valuable. For instance, you can decide if you want 80/20, 70/30, or 60/40 space. Redundancy depends on your needs without changing the appliance. You just add space and decide the percentage of space that you need free and the percentage of space that you need for backup. It is all automatic, and you don't have to do anything. You just add space, and the system automatically configures itself with the chosen option.

PeteNinis - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-18T10:14:00Z
Nov 18, 2019

The most valuable feature, currently, is the density of the system as hardware. I'm able to leverage the density of the product and remove bigger hardware which requires more space, cooling, and power costs, obviously. There are cost savings, obviously.

JP
Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

Our goal with NetApp HCI is to have no single point of failure.

Steve Lamesey - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Hardwood International Corp
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

This is a strong product and it works very well, and the processes around it continue to grow and mature.

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LS
Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The most valuables features of it are the deduplication and the compaction because the ratios are much better than what we normally get on our FAS storage.

JB
Infrastructure Engineer at Digicert
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The most valuable feature of this solution is the SolidFire interface.

EH
Senior SAN / Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

When you are doing lifecycles for your equipment, you can just swap out pieces of equipment. We used to do one big iron to another big iron, and that's a major migration hassle. Whereas, with this environment, you can go with small nodes, one at a time, and do a refresh.

SS
Senior Project Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

Simple setup and having the storage and compute right on one deployment is the most valuable aspect of this solution. They're able to get set up and ready to go and start having their DevOp team deploy to that environment.

PC
Senior Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

It is easy to administrate the solution, and the company handles its technical support well.

Ketan-Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre-sales Solution Architect at SHI international corp
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

It is a unique product with simplified setup and independent control over storage and compute.

BA
Storage Operations Manager at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The NetApp Deployment Engine that comes with it makes the actual deployment and usage very easy. That's our primary focus and it's hyper-converged. That's something that we want to use as well.

PH
Network Professional at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The ease of deployment is a positive feature that allows us to scale easily.

Kenneth-Williams - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Platform Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

It is easy to set up, and you don't have to do much work to get it to do what it needs to do.

DL
Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

HCI definitely improved how flexible we scale, and our entrance into the cloud. The features are very rich, in terms of both avenues. It's helped us flexibly move and shift our workloads around, back and forth.

RD
Storage Administrator at a tech vendor
Real User
2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

It has reduced our hypervisor footprint by around 20%.

CW
System Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The most valuable feature is the software design storage that really provided a faster, agile, easier to scale up and out storage path.

SH
Storage Engineer at HS UCI
Real User
2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The most valuable aspects are that it's an all-in-one solution and it's very self-contained.

CF
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:27:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The multi-vertical aspect is what is most valuable for us. The main reason we wanted a multi protocol was because Amazon was not able to provide us with access to the same data as we could get from Linux and Windows lengths. That was our value proposition for this solution.

DS
Storage Lead at Xerox Corporation
Real User
2019-10-30T05:49:00Z
Oct 30, 2019

It allows me to move a VM set and require extra performance. I can easily move them onto it and have it just run.

it_user1128318 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Citrus Consulting
Consultant
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

We like SnapMirror and we've been using it for many years. We also like the object storage tools, as well as cloud sync for customers wanting to integrate between the cloud and local.

SS
System Engineer with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
Sep 29, 2019

It's an all-flash solution. NetApp guarantees 3-to-1 or more than 3-to-1. It has guaranteed performance, like 15K IOPS per node.

NS
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

The scalability is great, because it can scale independently.

PR
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2019-07-04T07:00:00Z
Jul 4, 2019

The solution is very scalable.

Sean Henry - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-19T07:16:00Z
Dec 19, 2018

Stability is one of the things we absolutely have to have, because if the HCI is down, our assembly lines are down, and that could potentially lead to our customer being down. If our customer is down, that's $10,000 a minute; and any time the assembly line is down, that could potentially lead to overtime. We don't get to charge one and a half times for something we billed just because you happened to build it on overtime. Any technology we bring in, has to be built for what I call "three in the morning." It can't be built for whenever everybody's in the plant, everybody can watch it, and everybody can babysit. It has to be built for three a.m. when you've got a skeletal staff there, and you just have to know that it's just running. As I stand here, right now, I don't have to check my phone, I don't have to check my email. I know it's running. Period

AJ
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-31T13:46:00Z
Oct 31, 2018

It has automated a lot of workloads. It has automated us from ticketing a large number to a very small number.

SV
IT Specialist at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-10-24T13:31:00Z
Oct 24, 2018

The solution integrates well with all the other applications that we use on our environment.

BH
Engineering Team at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Real User
2018-10-24T09:09:00Z
Oct 24, 2018

We're trying to move to a much more API-driven management of all of our products, and NetApp's product is, from all the SDS providers we have seen, the most fully-baked API out there.

Sean Henry - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-23T12:29:00Z
Oct 23, 2018

In terms of helping us with storage persistence across private and hybrid clouds, we do store data internally and in Azure. It has allowed us to consolidate a number of workloads, across our old NetApp and a number of our older storage arrays, into a single unit and have that unit also working with Azure.

MM
SAN Engineer at American Express
Real User
2018-10-23T08:13:00Z
Oct 23, 2018

The most valuable feature is the convergence.

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AJ
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 31, 2018
There are the overall infrastructure costs. Even though the initial costing was higher, we calculated for year-to-year for five years. That brought us into a position where we decided, we have to go for HCI rather than having distributor systems.
PR
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 4, 2019
Licenses run on a yearly basis, and there aren't any additional fees other than the standard licensing fee.
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