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Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS is a great platform to solve a large variety of different problems. It is ideal for large organizations that have a variety of different business scenarios and locations. This ability allows global support organizations to have standard tools and methods even in a variety of use cases and site sizes. On the flip side, this flexibility is also sometimes the weakness of the platform. In very specialized use cases/areas such as low latency with flash this can be a detriment. We still seem to use specialty arrays to solve these point requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

QNAP is extremely suited for organizations that want and need to expand their network storage in a safe manner and as a cost-effective solution. It provides a lot of security when it is correctly setup. Units with capacity for 8 or more hard drives can be setup as RAID 10 giving the possibility of 2 hard drive failures yet with all data protected.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NetApp FAS series

  • Backups are a piece of cake with Snapshot technology.
  • Disaster recovery plans are made much easier with SnapMirroring to remote locations.
  • The support is incredible. Auto Support makes it incredibly easy. The Auto Support website also gives you a great view of your NetApp deployment.
  • Redundant paths make updating and maintenance much easier with no downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

  • Ability to scale and increase storage as needed.
  • Safe RAID setups to protect on hard drive failures.
  • A lot of apps to address many aspects of business.
  • Ability to expand memory.
  • New 10GB connection available.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp FAS series

  • We have had too many troubles with the controllers, had one die completely, and are now fighting an issue where the two don't communicate.
  • They try to nickel and dime you with extra costs for additional features.
  • Software upgrades are too difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

  • I can not think of any at this moment.
  • Not a con - but security issues are due to users' negligence.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 7.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

QNAP NAS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer support is effective once communication is established. A technical support person is required on both sides. The support is extremely knowledgeable and provides detailed support and explanation to any issues, as well as some will provide recommendations to the business needs as there are many different technologies or methods depending on what the business is trying to achieve.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetApp FAS series

We ultimately went with the NetApp FAS series based upon the recommendation of our trusted reseller. The device implementation fit directly in with the bigger infrastructure plan/rollout we were in the middle of. However, I did my due diligence when researching the recommendations, and after careful comparison and fact checks, NetApp rose to the top as the most mature and stable platform that did exactly what we needed, and at a price we could accept.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

Cost-effective over EMC Celerra, QNAP was chosen due to its costs and easy maintenance. QNAP can be constantly upgraded and easily maintained over many years.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp FAS series

  • We rely on NetApp FAS for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Negative impact is it has a 5 years life cycle and as a result we find leasing the equipment has provided better ROI than the expense associated with owning and maintaining after the life cycle support ends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QNAP NAS

  • Cost effective to expand storage for all organization.
  • Great hardware that lasts many years.
  • Safety to many different business purposes.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp FAS series

General

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

QNAP NAS

General

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

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