NetApp FAS series

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Score 6 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Dell EMC PowerScale is [a] good product, however, the product is not good with small files; even after enabling the small file efficiency, the product did not perform well. However, [the] NetApp FAS series gave us the results we expected in our performance testing; after performing all testing, we decided to go with [the] NetApp FAS series. When it comes to NetApp [FAS] series, we don't have to invest in different products just to get slightly different solutions, it's like [an] all-in-one product.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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We had chosen NetApp FAS series because of its high performance, deduplication, manageability, and backup features. Although I have been able to use these NetApp FAS series features, the implementation of them has not worked as well as with other storage providers. There was probably a time where NetApp FAS series was one of the most innovative storage platforms on the market, but it appears that time has passed.
Jorge Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Huawei Dorado V6, is also very good, but still does not deliver all the facilities that are in NetApp [FAS series]. And EMC All Flash, but the price is much higher.
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Like most other unified solutions, NetApp excels in one particular area, unstructured data. Whilst it can, and does support the presentation of block-based volumes, I do not view it as a strong suit for NetApp. When comparing to other products, the two Unified products that I see it compete with are DellEMC Unity or VMAX/PowerMax with eNAS. The VMAX/PowerMax with eNAS is probably the most Tier 1 enterprise-class solution, but the complexity of integration between the two products, and the inability to manage things such as your own upgrades should be reviewed with care.
Score 10 out of 10
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NetApp is a truly unified solution, with a single OS to manage both SAN and NAS workloads.
Both the legacy EMC solution we had in place and the 3PAR + Storeasy solutions used a server host backed by SAN LUNs to provide NAS workloads. It works but adds some complexity and performance/availability issues.
Also, the 3PAR + Storeasy solution used a Windows host as the 'NAS server', and Windows is not so good to manage NAS workloads at this size.
Score 10 out of 10
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We had used a Dell EMC product before moving to the NetApp. This was in combination with a tape drive array. The drastic improvement in moving to the NetApp was incredible. Our backup maintenance time was shortened to next to nothing. No more tapes. No more running out of space constantly.
Albert Buendía | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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NetApp is best as a Windows file server virtual machines alternative and is perfect as a native CIFS server. We backup with NMDP protocol.
Pure Storage is the winner for virtual machine storage with its incredible performance.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 5 out of 10
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Only other SAN we used before this was an EMC CX300 that was used for around 8 years. It was ok in that it didn't have major issues, just some bad drives here and there, but the interface and setup of it were horribly difficult.
Score 8 out of 10
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We once relied on EMC and and IBM for storage. Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp for all our storage needs. The main reason we have liked NetApp FAS is due to the many options and standardized management capabilities from one pane of glass. We don't have to buy 3-6 platform solutions to solve 3-5 different problem. We have been able to buy a single solution that is able to solve most if not all our problems. This is a significant operational advantage to our organization.
Score 8 out of 10
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Over the years we have consumed pretty much all industry storage solutions. Over the years we have used all major vendors and many start up storage vendors. The main reason we have liked NetApp FAS is due to the exhaustive capabilities and standardized management capabilities from a global company perspective. We don't have to buy 5 platforms to solve 5 different problems. We have been able to buy a single solution that is able to solve those 5 different problems. This is a significant operational advantage to our organization.

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What is NetApp FAS series?

NetApp's FAS series systems offers a storage array system for enterprises.

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What is NetApp FAS series?

NetApp's FAS series systems offers a storage array system for enterprises.

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