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NetApp's FAS series systems offers a storage array system for enterprises.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/lW/d9/TDM65US7ZZB7.jpegNetApp -- an excellent platform for virtual environmentsWe have one NetApp FAS2200 device that houses the entire backend of our virtual server network behind two Dell PowerEdge R front end servers. This device houses all of the virtual server files for all of the organization's virtual server infrastructure. This one device -- containing an array of hard drives -- pumps out enough speed and bandwidth to run about 12+ servers at the same time.,Support. Support. Support. It's been a welcomed surprise to have a hard drive land on my desk, and a better surprise to have a NetApp tech arrive soon after to install the drive. I didn't even know the drive failed-- now that's support. AS stated, the ability of these devices to host multiple virtual servers, entire infrastructures, and work well and fast, is a definite strength. The ability to stack these devices and have failover. The upgrade program is great.,The unit did go through a lot of hard drives early on. It took them a while to figure out it was a firmware issue. Once that was fixed, it got better. Firmware should have a "live" update process. The price point could be better.,10,This device took the place of 6 full servers initially, then 6 or more virtual ones were added later. Enough said. Support -- I can't say enough about this. Having that hard drive arrive, without me asking for it, was awesome. Having the tech arrive without me asking for him was priceless. For the initial outlay, we spent a lot, but I'd say we got most of the ROI back within the first year on this device. Really nothing negative to say from an ROI perspective.,Dell EMC XC Appliance, HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and Nimble,Infrascale Platform, Cisco Aironet Access Points, Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series SwitchesNetApp FAS Does it All ReviewIt is being used for the IT department or across the whole organization. It solves our IT Infrastructure growth issue. We are a small NetApp customer that uses mostly features such as Snapmirror and SnapStore primary of NetApp product portfolio. We have approximately 2 NetApp FAS in use today ranging from DR configurations all the way to small corporate data center installations. We are a long term customer with over 5 years of experience with NetApp in production and development at our company.,Replication Recovery Storage Provisioning,Documentation User Interface,8,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.,EMC and IBM,Dell/EMC CX4 series, EMC Clariion CX4 Series, HP StorageWorks XP P9500NetApp FAS... a universal storage problem solver!We are a large NetApp customer that uses the full NetApp product portfolio. We have approximately 20PB of NetApp FAS in use today ranging from very small remote office configurations all the way to large corporate data center installations. We are a long term customer with over 8 years of experience with NetApp in production at our company.,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.,Netapp needs to modernize and unify their management tools, and off tap integration products. Netapp lost focus on solving customer business problems. They were too focused on their transformation to Clustered data ontap. NetApp needs to move from a controller pair architecture (Tier2) to a multi-controller active-active architecture (Tier1).,8,Reduced support costs through standardized global process and tools Reduced configuration variety between various site scenarios.... in turn enabling automation and standardization.... in reducing TCO Decrease RTO & RPO through the use of NetApp FAS snapshots and data protection capabilities.,,NetApp OnCommand, NetApp SnapMirror, NetApp V-Series
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March 14, 2019

NetApp FAS series Review: "NetApp -- an excellent platform for virtual environments"

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We have one NetApp FAS2200 device that houses the entire backend of our virtual server network behind two Dell PowerEdge R front end servers. This device houses all of the virtual server files for all of the organization's virtual server infrastructure. This one device -- containing an array of hard drives -- pumps out enough speed and bandwidth to run about 12+ servers at the same time.
  • Support. Support. Support. It's been a welcomed surprise to have a hard drive land on my desk, and a better surprise to have a NetApp tech arrive soon after to install the drive. I didn't even know the drive failed-- now that's support.
  • AS stated, the ability of these devices to host multiple virtual servers, entire infrastructures, and work well and fast, is a definite strength.
  • The ability to stack these devices and have failover.
  • The upgrade program is great.
  • The unit did go through a lot of hard drives early on. It took them a while to figure out it was a firmware issue. Once that was fixed, it got better.
  • Firmware should have a "live" update process.
  • The price point could be better.
This platform is perfectly suited for any size virtual environment. As a backend to the production servers, these devices truly excel. If you are a busy IT person, running the department, doing the work too, doing project management, etc., then you simply can't beat the support provided by this company. They monitor remotely and have an excellent SLA. I would not recommend this product to small businesses, as the entry point is very high, and you do need technical know-how to have these devices in play.
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April 11, 2018

NetApp FAS series: "NetApp FAS Does it All Review"

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It is being used for the IT department or across the whole organization. It solves our IT Infrastructure growth issue. We are a small NetApp customer that uses mostly features such as Snapmirror and SnapStore primary of NetApp product portfolio. We have approximately 2 NetApp FAS in use today ranging from DR configurations all the way to small corporate data center installations. We are a long term customer with over 5 years of experience with NetApp in production and development at our company.

  • Replication
  • Recovery
  • Storage Provisioning
  • Documentation
  • User Interface
It is ideal for large organizations that have a variety of different business scenarios and locations from small to large. It is flexible and can grow.
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April 26, 2016

NetApp FAS series Review: "NetApp FAS... a universal storage problem solver!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We are a large NetApp customer that uses the full NetApp product portfolio. We have approximately 20PB of NetApp FAS in use today ranging from very small remote office configurations all the way to large corporate data center installations. We are a long term customer with over 8 years of experience with NetApp in production at our company.
  • 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.
  • Netapp needs to modernize and unify their management tools, and off tap integration products.
  • Netapp lost focus on solving customer business problems. They were too focused on their transformation to Clustered data ontap.
  • NetApp needs to move from a controller pair architecture (Tier2) to a multi-controller active-active architecture (Tier1).
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.
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