NetApp FAS Series Review

Its data compression saves a lot of capacity we'd otherwise have to have. It could improve by better integrating with other technologies like VMware, as there are some version conflicts.


What is most valuable?

  • Clustered data ONTAP
  • Data compression
  • High Availability
  • Snapshot technology

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us reduce costs because its data compression saves a lot of capacity we'd otherwise have to have.

What needs improvement?

It could improve by better integrating with other technologies like VMware, as there are some version conflicts. When you are using the newest storage virtual console, you cannot use VM Wall, the VM-specific firewall.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using it for a year for SQL databases.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable and we've had no problems in the year we have used it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has scaled to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is good; we've had no problems with them.

Technical Support:

Technical support is good; we've had no problems with them either.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used HDS before NetApp and we switched because of the snapshot technology and high-availability function.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was pretty straightforward, the implementation of the system was easy, and we had great support from the NetApp team.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor team who had strong expertise, and we are happy with the implementation. It’s important to have NetApp technicians implement the solution because it is helpful to have some experts.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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