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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • NetApp FAS series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

NetApp FAS series

77%
15 Ratings
6.8

Unitrends MSP

68%
10 Ratings

Usability

8.0

NetApp FAS series

80%
1 Rating

Unitrends MSP

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

NetApp FAS series

98%
5 Ratings

Unitrends MSP

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp FAS series

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.
Adam Paradis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

Unitrends is a very well suited backup solution for MSPs requiring diverse support for client systems, backup methods and storage. Its only 'cons' are that it does require some more technical knowledge of Linux, in particular, to potentially get deployments running smoothly and reporting nicely to other tools; and that deployments can sometimes be a bit rocky requiring a bit of troubleshooting to get things sorted between the appliance and agents, especially going into less than healthy client environments.
Werner Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NetApp FAS series

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • Unitrends backup feature is so good and works efficiently.
  • Its UI is simplistic, appealing and without any ambiguity.
  • It has multiple features like Encryption, backup scheduling and compression.
Samuel-Borris James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp FAS series

  • 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"
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • Integration with Kaseya could be better.
  • The standalone backup product need s UI and other features.
  • Remote management of units would be useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp FAS series

General

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

Starting Price

Unitrends MSP

General

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

Starting Price

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

Unitrends MSP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 9.8
Based on 5 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

Unitrends MSP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetApp FAS series

Removing PureStorage, which I consider to be ahead of the rest, NetApp FAS series does its job very well and it is not necessary to pay a lifetime support.
omar lopardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

We compared solutions from Datto, and Veeam and found that Unitrends MSP gave a lower barrier to entry from a cost standpoint. The features that were available out of the box and multi-platform support made the choice a no-brainer when we were looking for options to protect our environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp FAS series

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • It has been a source of additional revenue
  • It has improved our management of client backups while saving us support time
  • It has been effective in [the] restoration of several clients who suffered ransomware attacks
Mike Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

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