NetApp FAS series vs. QNAP NAS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetApp FAS series
Score 8.4 out of 10
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NetApp's FAS series systems offers a storage array system for enterprises.N/A
QNAP NAS
Score 8.9 out of 10
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QNAP offers a wide array of network-attached storage units for SMBs, home, and enterprise.N/A
Pricing
NetApp FAS seriesQNAP NAS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetApp FAS seriesQNAP NAS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
NetApp FAS seriesQNAP NAS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(13 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(5 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp FAS seriesQNAP NAS
Likelihood to Recommend
NetApp
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.
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QNAP Systems
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.
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Pros
NetApp
  • 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.
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QNAP Systems
  • Management interface is very useful
  • Quick solutions can be produced with flexible storage pools
  • It 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 one
  • With web, ssh, ftp, winscp connections, you can easily access in any environment.
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Cons
NetApp
  • Deduplication job runs at certain times and creates a large CPU overhead for the system
  • Management of a volumes, disk groups, LUNs, etc. is a burden to manage and is not efficient with storage capacity
  • Upgrades are complicated and not "non-disruptive"
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QNAP Systems
  • I can not think of any at this moment.
  • Not a con - but security issues are due to users' negligence.
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Usability
NetApp
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.
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QNAP Systems
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Support Rating
NetApp
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.
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QNAP Systems
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.
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Alternatives Considered
NetApp
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.
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QNAP Systems
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.
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Return on Investment
NetApp
  • 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.
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QNAP Systems
  • I cannot quantify, but it really saves a lot of money for backup.
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