NetApp is losing market FAS
March 15, 2021

NetApp is losing market FAS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetApp FAS series

Our NetApp's served file shares, VMware, and Microsoft LUN data. This was used across our organization. We went through 2 hardware refreshes. Originally we needed to start with entry-level SAN and move away from file server-based storage, but it expanded over time.
  • 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.
  • Management
  • Support for popular software suites.
  • Recent hardware technology.
  • Great return due to hardware longevity.
  • Since we expanded slowly, significant rack real estate was used.
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.

Do you think NetApp FAS series delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with NetApp FAS series's feature set?

Yes

Did NetApp FAS series live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NetApp FAS series go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NetApp FAS series again?

Yes

NetApp FAS is great if you need to combine CIFS and iSCSI/LUN into one box. The local node clustering worked rather well and the transition from one node to another was within reasonable time limits.