It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution.
There are a lot of screens for easy management where you can change some settings. But after a few years, the important settings were better after an upgrade, and all the vendors have other ways to upgrade their systems.
The power systems are very reliable if you are running 24/7 operations. For ongoing mission-critical applications, it's the best solution.
I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most.
PowerScale allows us to manage storage without managing RAID groups or migrating volumes between controllers. It has really simplified things. We're not having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. That takes care of itself. We just worry about the data. It's really easy for deploying and managing storage at the petabyte scale.
The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.
You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring.
Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it.
It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments.
Very stable and very scalable.
NetApp has really added a lot of features over the years to improve the product and performance. They can do things now like control ingress. They can control egress.
Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.
Another good feature is that you can pause the appliance if you want to move it from one location to another and then once it's moved you can resume it, this way you can physically move the whole cluster or storage without any downtime. Its really easy to use, if you have a good foundation in storage and clustering then you will need less then one hour to figure out how to operate it.
This solution allows me to better and more easily manage user data without impacting my primary storage.
The solution's most valuable feature is the duplication.