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It is very easy to use with NFS. Creating new volumes and mounting to servers such as ESXi or Linux is a breeze. It does also support CIFS but it is far less intuitive and requires much more effort. Replicated data is also very simple and robust in the form of SnapVaults or SnapMirrors. This data is either immediately or periodically replicated to a peer FAS in the cluster for retention.
We save a lot of money using QNAP for the backup of Virtual machines. We installed a QNAP in the datacenter of our Cloud Provider and the cost of the backup and storage that we use is, at least, 1/10 of the cost that we had in the past. We can choose what kind of drives we can install, so if we want affordable we can use 5400/7200 hard drives, if we need speed we can use SSD drives.
The selling point for NetApp FAS is the application and data protection integration capabilities they provide.We have been able to use NetApp FAS in a variety of use cases with a standard set of management tools.NetApp FAS has evolved over the years from just NAS to also include block protocols. At this time they support almost all industry standard protocols.
Management interface is very usefulQuick solutions can be produced with flexible storage poolsIt can create a powerful customizable system on its own, along with connectivity features and add-ons.A powerful customizable system can be created with flexible connectivity features and add-ons.Advanced user management can be easily provided either in its own interface or on the domain.It can take on the role you want with its integrated modes or add-ons that you can install later.Most wonderful feature, advanced support service, we never had any unsolved problems and the support engineer was always interested, followed one to oneWith web, ssh, ftp, winscp connections, you can easily access in any environment.
Deduplication job runs at certain times and creates a large CPU overhead for the systemManagement of a volumes, disk groups, LUNs, etc. is a burden to manage and is not efficient with storage capacityUpgrades are complicated and not "non-disruptive"
I can not think of any at this moment.Not a con - but security issues are due to users' negligence.
It does have a really nice and easy to use web interface to do pretty much anything you need with it. It was very simple to configure our volumes and luns and connect them to our VMWare environment using the interface. It has options to rename, shrink, grow, and other things with our luns and volumes. It was nice and easy to read graphs to see where you stand on your storage usage at a glance.
NetApp support in Brazil is managed by its partners. We know in other countries, such as the US and NO, they have support directly from Netapp. We have a very good NetApp partner working with us since the beginning, on both the implementation and daily support. Very few cases needed to be escalated to NetApp support, most of the cases are handled and satisfyingly closed by the partner.
QNAP NAS is a really good product, but I think the best part is the support for the products. Whenever I have a question or imagine something that won't happen, I can ask the support side. When the support engineer understands what I want to do, he does his best.
NetApp stacked nicely and gave enterprise-level usability for snapshot-based backups. Our previous RPO was several hours. It was selected prior to me arriving at the company, but It was selected for the hardware refreshes due to its compatibility with several other vendors, like CommVault and VMware.
Our historical supplier was a QNAP partner so we started with them.We resell on request also NETGEAR and Synology. Maybe is for the practice on them but we think that they are easier to use and configure.The thing i can affirm with convinction is that are realy durable! I think i never repaired a QNAP NAS and, we resell them from about 10 years.They have all the functionality we ever had to our customers.
The speed of file recovery is the biggest positive impact. Recovering from a ransomware attack in minutes is something you can certainly brag about.Integration with products like Exchange and SQL can certainly speed up normal day to day processes. Not just in backup recovery situations either.Redundant paths make migrations and updates very easy with no downtime.
I cannot quantify, but it really saves a lot of money for backup.