• The Wall Street Transcript
    IT Budgets Prioritize Data Storage Spending; NetApp ($NTAP) A Top Pick- http://su.pr/2nlTiL
    2/22/12
    Reply (10)
    • jdub2788: we just bought a Net app stroage solution here. I actually installed it. It's awesome. DVMT did their dog an pony show stll went with NTAP
      2/22/12
    • dfree: how much did you pay for it? was it more or less than the DVMT box?
      2/23/12
    • jdub2788: less, about 10% less, so not that big a difference, but we have all DVMT equipment, we wanted another vendor to keep EMC honest.
      2/23/12
    • dfree: not to be too nosy but what were unique features of NTAP box? more RAM? better I/O speeds?
      2/24/12
    • jdub2788: it had everything we needed like deduplication, fault tolerance, site replication, snapshotting, vmware support, CIFs for user home shares
      2/24/12
    • jdub2788: it has onboard ABE, quotas, reporting, alerting, supports T1-T3 storage, and the price was good. DVMT product support sucks, NTAP decent.
      2/24/12
    • jdub2788: DVMT had a lot of cool technology that we didnt need for our company so didnt see the value in paying a higher price
      2/24/12
    • The Wall Street Transcript: That's great intel for me thx as my company is about to but a mess of hardware.what are you running on it specically?
      2/25/12
    • The Wall Street Transcript: Buy a bunch of hardware I meant to say
      2/25/12
    • jdub2788: we are running netapp for our VMWare environment, CIFs file shares for user home directories, and virtual file servers. Its pretty cool.
      2/28/12