NetApp FAS series

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Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • Clustered storage
  • Multiple connectivity options (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, CIFS/SMB, etc.)
  • Options for mapping volumes to different connectivity types
  • 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"
Jorge Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • NFS delivery for easy management, delivery and expansion.
  • Thin Provision delivery, leaving no waste of data.
  • Easy access when maintenance is required.
  • Monitoring part, in relation to generating historical and governmental data.
  • Discs that need to be changed very often.
  • Better Thin Provision warnings when exceeding the actual storage capacity.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Hardware is flawless.
  • Support is top shelf.
  • Many in one solution.
  • Cost, like most things with NetApp.
  • Upgrades challenging for the gun-shy.
  • Deduplication problematic when it fails.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Unstructured data
  • Lifecycling of hardware (C-DOT)
  • Metro level high-availability (MetroCluster)
  • MyASUP integration
  • 7-mode's licensing model was more favorable.
  • Some CLI commands are too cumbersome without automation, driving users to the GUI.
  • Physical cabling can be daunting for new users or DC facilities.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • NAS Workloads (CIFS, NFS)
  • Snapshot retention/management
  • Disaster Recovery protection (SnapMirror and SnapVault)
  • Storage efficiency (compress, deduplication)
  • The workload balance between the nodes is managed manually
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Backups are a piece of cake with Snapshot technology.
  • Disaster recovery plans are made much easier with SnapMirroring to remote locations.
  • The support is incredible. Auto Support makes it incredibly easy. The Auto Support website also gives you a great view of your NetApp deployment.
  • Redundant paths make updating and maintenance much easier with no downtime.
  • System Manager is missing some commands and therefore you have to rely on CLI. This is not a problem for most admins but it has room for improvement.
  • Cabling diagrams for redundant path can be confusing.
  • When we had one of the older models in place our drives would spontaneously pop out of place due to old plastic clips. We have not had the same issue again with a newer NetApp model.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 5 out of 10
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  • It was fairly easy to implement with guided assistance from NetApp.
  • We haven't had many drive failures.
  • The pricing was right.
  • We have had too many troubles with the controllers, had one die completely, and are now fighting an issue where the two don't communicate.
  • They try to nickel and dime you with extra costs for additional features.
  • Software upgrades are too difficult.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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).

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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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