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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Files Connect

If you have enough Mac clients working off a server, and they need search, or have been causing issues with Office docs, then this is definitely for you. Even if it's just a few users, the price of a small license is quite reasonable. If you don't have these issues, I wouldn't bother. The Mac does SMB "relatively" well.
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ZFS

In our case, we use ZFS to store MySQL data. Our MySQL data is of paramount importance, and we need to ensure that the storage that it is kept on is not only fast but also reliable. We can not risk an event that would wipe out all our data. For this reason, we use ZFS to create software RAIDZ to maximize storage redundancy on each MySQL server. We also utilize the ZFS instant snapshot tools to get fully consistent backups of our data without needing to take servers offline for hours at a time.The snapshotting tools are excellent, and allow you to migrate the snapshot data off disk very easily, and import it onto new disks just as easily (so restoring from backups is a cinch).We find ZFS to be a perfect solution for this use case, and I'd expect anyone with similar requirements would see the same benefits.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acronis Files Connect

  • Spotlight Search
  • Mac Connectivity
  • Fixing bad behavior of Mac Office, Adobe Apps, etc.
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ZFS

  • Software RAIDZ. Create storage arrays using best available RAID technologies for excellent disk stability
  • Array images and backups. Allows administrators to instantly create disk snapshots, to minimize time disk is unavailable (on the order of seconds, not minutes or hours).
  • Automatic de-deduplication/compression. ZFS will automatically de-dedup data on disk, allowing for more efficient use of the entire disk for unique data. It will also automatically compress data stored on the disk, allowing for even more usage of the available disk space. Great for infrequently accessed backups (There is some performance cost to compression).
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis Files Connect

  • Would love some type of remote administration (web interface, Mac app, whatever)
  • Some logging level between "OH GOD, TOO MUCH" and the "mediocre" default
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ZFS

  • The CLI tools have a bit of a learning curve to them, there are a lot of tools and commands available. Learning all of them is a large task.
  • The documentation is very dense. This is great, but makes it hard to get up to speed, incrementally, quickly.
  • It's still (relatively) new, so I'd expect getting buy-in from larger enterprises to be a bit of an up-hill battle.
  • Deploying on an existing system requires a completely separate storage array, as you need to reformat and set-up the storage devices without any data on them. This might be prohibitively expensive on time or resources to deploy on existing storage infrastructures.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acronis Files Connect

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Oracle ZFS

ZFS is so far beyond the other filesystems available right now, offering full suites of tools for data management, backup, recovery, maintenance, monitoring, etc. It's not even fair to compare them.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acronis Files Connect

  • Been a great ROI. We wouldn't be able to function without it, given how many Mac users we have.
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ZFS

  • Less risk in data loss, due to higher stability and better disk level backup features
  • Faster recovery times in the event of failure, minimizing offline time in the event of failure
  • Great disk performance and stability, less failures means less down time.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acronis Files Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle ZFS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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