Review of NetApp SnapMirror based on industry experience
Updated December 09, 2021

Review of NetApp SnapMirror based on industry experience

Sarthak Panchal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NetApp SnapMirror

Well from my perspective we provide end-to-end support for NetApp Snapmirror. Troubleshooting issues like snapshot policy on the source and SnapMirror policy on destination( i.e. DR site). Currently, we have a large customer base and we have overhauled around 500+ SnapMirror relations this year. Response of business is quite spectacular.
  • It's a data protection Technology.
  • Highly stable.
  • Replicates read only backup copies from source to DR.
  • Cascade SnapMirror.
  • Broader bandwidth.
  • High resiliency.
  • Business continuity.
  • High fault tolerance.
  • Point in time data replication and restores for snapshot.
  • Well no negative impact yet.
  • There are no hindrances related to ROI.
  • Breaking the snapmirror relationship will cause the volume to be RW which causes some problems.
Well, the different products have different portfolios and their ups and downs. ONTAP Select is used for deploying HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure ) solutions or deploying the VM on the cloud. Whereas if we see the NetApp FAS series it is a NetApp NAS solution. NetApp Snapmirror is a Disaster Recovery solution that provides us snapshots and data when a disaster occurs.

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Response time is quite good. It is very easy to set up and use. Also, the filesystem which manages the snapshots work on your WAFL that is re-direct on write. Highly stable and efficient. There are very few or no scenarios where we have faced a customer complaint related to NetApp SnapMirror. Customers were quite satisfied with this DR solution.

Using NetApp SnapMirror

150 - The business is banking as well as the Financial sector. Also a lot of customers have switched recently to NetApp. We have a lot of functional areas where we see this technology is a keen factor for dependency as most of the data is been stored as snapshot copies which are then replicated to the DR site.
40 - The type of skill required to provide support on NetApp is we to persuade NetApp learning site and do the NCDA certification which will definitely increase your talent and interest in learning NetApp. Also, it is high time now for NetApp that all the products are booming like hell. So it is a pretty good time to start a career as a NetApp Admin now.
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Resiliency
  • Fault tolerance
  • Cascade Snapmirror
  • Sync Snapmirror
  • Semi Sync Snapmirror
  • On Premises(i.e. Snapmirror at Customer site) to Azure replication
  • On Premises(i.e. Snapmirror at Customer site) to AWS replication
  • On Premises(i.e. Snapmirror at Customer site) to GCP replication
Very well versed and a good product to deal with downtime to recover from the failure is pretty good. Also, NetApp's engagement on Incident calls is very professional and humble. I would give a 100% rating to this product as I have been working on this for the past 5 years. It is stable, fast and highly reliable

Evaluating NetApp SnapMirror and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Everything mentioned able can be evaluated as an important factor as NetApp has been a reputable and very visionary product. Its cost is also pretty good as compared to the EMC Symmetrix and Isilon. It is way good in terms of response as well. Factors that make it better are its ease of use and certainty.
Well, I have seen and worked on a lot of products may it be a Backup solution, a SAN solution, NAS solution. I have tasted the flavor of each tech which is good for the experience. I would recommend everyone to go for the solutions which save time, money and effort. And NetApp is the product that does that.