NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP just works
December 15, 2020

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP just works

Bill Floyd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is used by the entire organization to manage storage volumes on AWS. We use NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP to provide a consistent, easy-to-manage, reliable, high-functioning, and scalable storage management solution across our AWS environments including support for the AWS Government Cloud.
  • Ease of allocation and management of storage in AWS
  • Less costly than the native storage management on AWS over 10Tb
  • Performance and scalability
  • Easy to setup and configure
  • More competitive pricing at lower volumes of storage
  • Make it possible to manage storage across hybrid and multiple cloud environments
  • Increased costs at lower data volumes but better pricing by 20% over 10Tb
  • Easier to manage storage volumes with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
  • Better performance with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
We evaluated AWS Storage Gateway against NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and we found that NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP outperformed AWS in the following areas:
  1. It is easier to set up, configure, and implement than AWS.
  2. It has an easier to use and familiar storage volume management interface and it is easier to operate.
  3. It performs better than AWS consistently with the workloads that we implemented. Your mileage may vary.
  4. It has better pricing at larger data volumes (>10Tb) but can be more costly by 10-15% at less than 10Tb.
I have used NetApp solutions at various companies in the data center over the past 10+ years. NetApp always provides exceptional customer support with excellent support during setup/configuration and implementation. No professional services or consulting needed to get up and running quickly. Ongoing support and maintenance is also excellent--not that we need to use it very often due to the excellent reliability of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

Do you think NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP's feature set?

Yes

Did NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP again?

Yes

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP provides a reduction of cloud storage costs by 15-20% with storage volumes of over 10Tb. However, under 10Tb NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP can cost as much as 20% more than AWS native storage management. You should balance your need for easy-to-manage storage volumes with increased performance against the volume of storage you will be managing.
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP has lived up to it's promise of increased performance by 20-30% with the workloads that we implemented. The promise of increased reliability has been fulfilled but it is difficult to measure against AWS, where we had not encountered any reliability issues.
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is best suited for larger storage volumes (>10Tb) where increased performance is critical within cloud environments. It provides easy-to-set-up, configure, and manage storage volumes with a familiar management interface if you have ONTAP in your data center storage environments. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP can be a better solution than the native AWS storage management solutions because of the extensive storage management features available based on NetApp's years of expertise.