My NetApp SnapMirror Pro Review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2018

My NetApp SnapMirror Pro Review

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetApp SnapMirror

It is being used for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity by our the whole organization. We are a Health Care Co. SnapMirror in conjunction with VMWare SRM to provide failover and testing of our critical production as well as test virtual servers and applications. NetApp SnapMirror also helps us address the issue of backing up systems and recovery within 4 hours RTO and provides faster RPO. We are a long-term customer with over 5 years of experience with NetApp in production and development at our company.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are strong areas where NetApp SnapMirror exceeds by providing multiple recovery options without the need for additional software or degrading network performance.
  • Pro: Stability in storage we have had these in place for 3 years and besides a failed disk, there have been no issues.
  • Pro: Replication options are pretty good
  • Pro: Storage Provisioning as well as a wealth of features that are an additional add-on for competitors
  • Cons: Support is lacking in customer service and being proactive of system alerts and errors
  • Cons: the Learning curve. Easy to make mistakes using the user interface as it does lack functionality.
  • Great for Growth and the price points are not bad. My IT Dept relies on NetApp SnapMirror as our primary leg in BCDR for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Short SDLC and Support Cycle
  • Support is desirable
  • Stable and flexible
Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp SnapMirror for all our storage needs. However, due to the short life cycle of support, it is cost prohibitive to maintain after support is ended. The main reason we have liked NetApp SnapMirror due to the many options and standardized management capabilities and flexible options for provisioning and setup of storage.
It is ideal for small and large organizations that have a variety of different business scenarios and locations regarding disparate IT System and complex BCDR Plans. It is flexible and can grow. Once you get past the initial learning curve and user interface, it is a rock solid and dependable solution.