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NetApp slims down latest controller, beefs up channel efforts

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NetApp doesn't win every POC

We completed a POC that put AFF, Xtermio and Pure head to head. For our workload, Pure turned out to be the best option. From a cost perspective, NetApp shelf pricing after the controller purchase still sucks. Pure extended us a maximum shelf price for the next 3 years and has already quoted an addon shelf lower than the maximum price.

In addition, the lack of dedup across volumes destroyed the NetApp $/usable gigabyte value. There were several other NetApp issues, like the fact it took 7 hours across two days with 4 NetApp employees to get the AFF8080EX up and running. We setup the Pure in less than an hour. Management of a NetApp is still much more complicated compared to a Pure or XtermIO solution.

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