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NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

We us our AFF to support all applications that have a response time imperative or are IO intensive such as databases, email, VMware VMs and applications that have users at a keyboard needing a responsive interaction. It is also where we put all data that must be encrypted at rest such as HIPAA data.
It is of no value to data that is generally archived, little used or has low IO requirements. These would include scanned images, videos, IP Camera storage and most CIFS and NFS file based storage. For these types of applications SATA is still a better choice.
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Reduxio

Reduxio fit into our plans for replacing our aging EMC VNX5500. We were able to reduce our data center footprint from 50 rack units down to 8. The data dedupe or "No-Dupe" as they call it was the main reason for the reduced footprint. We also use VSphere and the API's that tie into VCenter work very well. Your able to carve out storage right from the VCenter web client. Reduxio may be less appropriate when used as a backup repository.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.5
Reduxio
7.5
Flash Array Performance
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
10.0
Reduxio
Data Compression
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.0
Reduxio
9.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
10.0
Reduxio
9.0
Simplicity
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.0
Reduxio
7.0
Power Savings
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Reduxio
5.0

Pros

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • Supports CIFS, NFS, ISCSI and FC protocols. Not all flash products out in the market today support all protocols and this makes it harder for small - mid scale organizations who cannot afford multiple million dollar storage platforms.
  • Handles workloads really well. We have VDI, SQL DB, Production workloads running on it all at the same time and the array doesn't choke on latency or IOPS.
  • CDOT has come a long way and with the newer versions of CDOT, the data reduction and compression makes way for a lot more usable storage than what you pay for in RAW.
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Reduxio

  • High performance.
  • Backdating feature.
  • Professional services.
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Cons

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • The GUI of Ontap is in constant flux. Every time there is an upgrade it appears to be completely redesigned. Some stability in its design would be nice
  • As new or improved technologies addressing compression, compaction and deduplication occur within upgrades it would be nice if preexisting data could benefit from it by background processes looking for opportunities to apply savings to data in place.
  • It is not simple to see when data from the AFF is being access inefficiently through the cluster interconnect. Because data moves sometimes access to the data remains with the nodes that originally owned them. I would like to be able to easily identify these instances so that I can take corrective action.
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Reduxio

  • Some best practice documentation available online would be nice, however their support is available to answer any questions.
  • The available amount of physical storage remaining is sort of ambiguous.
  • The marketing of No-Dup is really not a great idea.
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Alternatives Considered

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

We looked at Pure, Nimble, XtremIO and NetApp. Although all the arrays did really well, the ability to support all protocols sets NetApp apart. Each vendor had its own pluses and minuses and we bought the array that best suited our business needs and budget.
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Reduxio

We were looking for a low cost and high IO performance storage option, and considered Netapp and EMC. Reduxio, as an early stage startup, offered us a test option on their beta site. After more than a year, we got a generally available version, and after an additional 3 months, we went to production.
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Return on Investment

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • Epic, our EMR providor, has very aggressive guidelines for performance. The Netapp AFF meets those guidlines easily eben in a mixed workload environment. This has helped us meet our business objectives by not having to diversify our storage platforms or vendors.
  • Multi-protocol support (block (ISCSI/FiberChannel) or File (NFS/CIFS)) Allows us to use the Netapp systems to solve all storage requirements regardless of the system needing storage
  • Clustered technologies along with non-disruptive movement of data between nodes on the cluster make hardware refreshes simple and allows the business to keep running without interruption even during massive data moves.
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Reduxio

  • One positive impact is the amount of electricity we're saving over the VNX5500
  • The Reduxio is much simpler to manage allowing less training time.
  • The simplicity of the UI will allow us to hire people that may not have as much experience with enterprise storage.
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Pricing Details

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Reduxio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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