Free up storage space with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
December 16, 2020

Free up storage space with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Randy Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

We currently only use NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP to offload and store snapshots for disaster recovery. It is used across all of our critical production data across all departments. NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP allows a simple way to offload storage requirements while having another tier of redundancy. We are a pretty small company but have some high-end needs in terms of redundancy and disaster recovery.
  • Simplicity
  • Flexibility
  • Cost savings
  • Additional cloud vendor support
  • Expanded capabilities
  • Lower pricing tiers for licensing
  • Free/included entry tier
  • Not really any noticeable impact yet
  • We are utilizing the free tier that is provided as a promotion with current systems
  • It remains to be seen if it will continue to be enough value to renew the subscription
There really isn't any other option for a work-alike, particularly if using NetApp as primary storage. For us, the option was to just not have this extra tier, utilizing more storage space for snapshots and leaning more heavily on our separate backup servers. We still use the separate backup servers, but having the snapshots also available gives us more options for restoring data.
Haven't had to use it.

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

Not sure

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

We don't use any other cloud storage, so we don't really have a comparison. This is our first foray into utilizing cloud storage.
It has provided us with another layer of protection, but otherwise has not changed any standard processes. That is a good thing. It is pretty transparent.
Zimbra, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
It is well suited to store lower-tier data in the cloud to free up space on primary storage. For our use, it is really only currently viable for things like snapshots and backups. Other organizations may find it useful for secondary-tier archival storage as well. At this point, I don't really trust any cloud solution as primary storage for anything. This may change in the future, but for backups and such, it is a nice option.