NetApp FAS Series Review

Valuable features include thin provisioning, simple management, and fast snapshots

What is most valuable?

  • Fast Snapshots
  • Thin provisioning
  • Simple management

What needs improvement?

With scalability, we feel the system is limited. 

For how long have I used the solution?

From 2013 until now; four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues. The system is rather stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, we have encountered issues. The system is limited by the number of enclosures.

How is customer service and technical support?

The tech support is very good. We use a third party support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we used VNX5300 NAS. We found this one better suited to our needs.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward, not very complicated.

What about the implementation team?

We used a third-party for setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we did not. We were given direction from the University.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it to anyone. It is good for some of the NAS and VMware implementations.

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