Net App Solid Fire offers a competitive product at an attractive price point
April 27, 2020

Net App Solid Fire offers a competitive product at an attractive price point

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NetApp SolidFire

Net App Solid Fire is currently in full use at my organization. I made the decision to purchase and implement this infrastructure. Once set up, the devices seem to run almost flawlessly. The set up took quite a bit of time to initially configure and there, for those who like to know ALL of the details, seems to be a good amount of nooks and crannies to find little settings.
  • Speed is incredible.
  • Ongoing maintenance is great.
  • Price point was quite good.
  • There seems to be an overarching view (with drill downs) of the entire infrastructure.
  • You need a solid partner to implement this product initially.
  • As this product is still integrating with Net Apps mature support systems, I still think that there is room for a better end to end experience.
  • The ROI was quick - under 1 year
All in all, Net App Solid Fire is a strong competitor to Nutanix AOS or HPE SimpliVity. It is conceded that there are plusses and minuses for the competitive landscape, however, Net App Solid Fire is a worthwhile competitor at a very competitive price point.
In the single experience that our technical staff had with Net App Solid Fire technical support staff, we were impressed with their depth of knowledge, onshore support, communication skills, rapid solution, and follow up. The technical support personnel were really quite good and did a follow-up call after the fact to ensure that we were pleased.

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Excellent all-in-one solution. We chose to purchase a disk and compute nodes across two disparate sites. The failover capabilities are quite good, particularly when paired with a backup solution (we happen to use Veeam). Not the cheapest solution out there. It still needs some maturation. Could stand to have a better end to end administrative experience.

NetApp SolidFire Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings