NetApp FAS Storage Arrays vs. Unitrends

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
Score 8.5 out of 10
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NetApp's FAS series systems offers a storage array system for enterprises.N/A
Unitrends
Score 7.9 out of 10
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The Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliances are hardware developed for data backup and management. They cover enterprise backup, ransomware detection, recovery assurance, proactive monitoring, and cloud continuity into a single platform for organizations of all sizes.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Considered Both Products
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays

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Unitrends
Chose Unitrends

Unfortunately Unitrends did not solve the problems we had, it just added to our problems by having to deal with the Unitrends issues.

We made a significant investment in Unitrends and it is difficult to abandon that in such a short time to reinvest in something else, but we …

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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
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Ratings
Unitrends
7.8
359 Ratings
5% below category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings7.2301 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.0289 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings8.0287 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings6.4261 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.0267 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.2337 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings7.2212 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings7.2325 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.0242 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetApp FAS Storage ArraysUnitrends
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(13 ratings)
8.0
(371 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(25 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
7.9
(23 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
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5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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3.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Kaseya
We have a traditional stack and pretty typical needs as a manufacturer. I have used and evaluated everything out there, but the Unitrends solution fits very well and was competitively priced. I would think if it fits us, it could fit anyone like us with a similar stack.
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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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Kaseya
  • It has fully automated and customizable dashboards that can run with less administrative attention.
  • It should be able to run on virtual machines or be deployed as a virtual machine within MS Azure or AWS.
  • It's AI-based ransomware detection helps to understand data characteristics and alerts for ransomware attacks.
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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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Kaseya
  • Errors on backup jobs could be more clearly explained. As the administrator of the device for my company, I often don't know what caused an error, and can't tell from the error information what happened or caused the error.
  • Updates of the devices should have an automatic option. It takes to much time to do an update to the devices if updates haven't been maintained.
  • Shutdown and restarting the device should be available from the main UI screen to eliminate some time when doing updates or if you're doing some maintenance on the device.
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Likelihood to Renew
NetApp
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Kaseya
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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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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Kaseya
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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Reliability and Availability
NetApp
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Kaseya
The appliances have been there when we need them and have rarely if ever gone down. Hardware issues have been resolved quickly.
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Performance
NetApp
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Kaseya
The hardware is adequate and speedy. The user interface responds quickly. Backups complete quickly.
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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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Kaseya
They're incredible, attentive, thorough. They make sure my issue is resolved and follow up. I'm usually behind on giving them a reply or an update. They have always gone above and beyond for me, and I'll continue to do the same for them.
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Online Training
NetApp
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Kaseya
It was sufficient to get started. It was not super deep. We called support often to get going.
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Implementation Rating
NetApp
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Kaseya
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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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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Kaseya
Symantec Backup Exec was the primary tool used for backups for years. We also used Veeam for some Office 365/Exchange backups. Unitrends once configured and set up works very well against the competition. Backup Exec interface was more user friendly. The search tool for exploring backups was much better than Unitrends as well. Unitrends is much faster if you need to restore an entire VM or large file folders. Also once you have Unitrends all set up, it is very low maintenance, it just works. If something fails 9/10 it will correct itself on the next backup that is scheduled to run
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Scalability
NetApp
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Kaseya
Once you exceed the capacity of the appliances, you have to forklift a new appliance. This is very expensive.
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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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Kaseya
  • It has saved some deleted file server data for our business department.
  • We have lost some reports for the business department due to an overlooked setting that make the backup reports look great, but the server was not being backed up in reality.
  • Less anxiety for the IT department, we have backup plan and that is worth a lot to us.
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