2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about NetApp ONTAP?

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What do you like most about NetApp ONTAP?

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Temitope Oladeji - PeerSpot reviewer
NetApp Product Manager at Hiperdist Ltd
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-06T15:10:07Z
Sep 6, 2022

It is very easy to manage in terms of system management and GUI management.

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Gregg Norton - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager - Data Center Services at TTi Power Equipment
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2022-05-31T21:03:10Z
May 31, 2022

You can scale the product up or out.

LP
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2022-02-21T18:16:00Z
Feb 21, 2022

The MFS report is the best feature for us.

AM
Senior IT-Ingenieur at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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2022-01-23T17:06:13Z
Jan 23, 2022

The most valuable feature is the very high IOPS rating which you can achieve with it.

Arman Goudarzi - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Center Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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2021-11-01T19:45:03Z
Nov 1, 2021

The solution is certainly reliable.

VP
Virtual Private Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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2020-12-11T17:11:34Z
Dec 11, 2020

The performance of the hardware is good.

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Rajesh Kumar Ramachandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead ESS - Sr. Customer Support Engineer, Linux / Storage at OHI TELECOMMUNICATION CO LLC
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2020-11-17T19:04:05Z
Nov 17, 2020

The solution is very easy to configure.

ErezShachaf - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Manager at Mekorot water company
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2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The product is stable, easy to deploy and it just works.

LC
Principal Systems Engineer - Datacenter Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-05T05:28:00Z
Nov 5, 2019

The product allowsfor the centralization of large environments.

Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 1, 2021
How does Azure NetApp Files compare to NetApp ONTAP? Which would you recommend and why?
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Nov 1, 2021
Azure NetApp Files is a Microsoft Azure file storage service built on NetApp technology. The platform combines the file capabilities of Azure and NetApp to move critical file-based applications to the cloud. Azure NetApp Files provides high-performance computing at high-speed and is SAP and HIPAA certified. Azure NetApp Files helps for cloud-based workloads that need low latency and high performance. When you need to access a large volume of data, other features we like are its elasticity and the support for multiple protocols. One downside of Azure NetApp Files is that it is not available in the Azure Free tier. Also, it is relatively more expensive than other Azure options like file storage. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is an enterprise-level storage management solution. NetApp gives you not only storage management but data protection too. NetApp ONTAP supports multiple use cases, like block-level storage serving NAS and SAN, backup, archive, DevOps, databases, and disaster recovery. We like having the same consistent storage experience on Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. Other features we like from ONTAP are the dynamic mapping of storage devices and the central management of storage components. The solution provides compression and deduplication. NetApp Cloud Volumes enables our administrators to design, configure, and deploy storage in a hybrid cloud environment. You can also scale the issues easily. Integration with third-party tools is limited, though. Migrating storage workloads between cloud service providers can also be a hassle. From the three major providers, its integration with AWS is the best. The documentation is a bit poor. You can not manage storage across hybrid and multiple cloud environments. ONTAP is more suited for organizations with large storage volumes or that need high performance for their cloud environment. Conclusions It will depend on the use case. Cloud Volumes ONTAP is specifically designed to manage large storage volumes. If you can afford the extra cost, Azure NetApp Files can provide a more comprehensive solution for smaller organizations.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 6, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp ONTAP. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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ErezShachaf - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Manager at Mekorot water company
Nov 5, 2019
What I would like to see in the next release is the ability to combine all the clusters. Make it so that they will work not just pairs. If I have a four-node cluster, I want it to work for four and not just four pairs of clusters. This is what I am expecting as an enhancement.
LC
Principal Systems Engineer - Datacenter Services at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 5, 2019
I think everything can be improved, really. The IT world is evolving all the time, so there's always a new challenge and always a new thing to improve. It is harder to say what that could be. In a perfect world, there should exist some kind of guide as to what kind of workloads you would be able to mix within the same cluster or aggregate. That would be something really good and useful for us because we have centralized everything in just one MetroCluster. Now we are not sure if that architecture is actually giving us a few headaches or if it is something different. We have more than 15 petabytes of space use and we have a really low percentage of failures. In the boxes that are not really I/O (Input / Output) intensive, they are working very well.
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