Compellent vs. NetApp FAS Series

Compellent is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 2 reviews vs NetApp FAS Series which is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 22 reviews. The top reviewer of Compellent writes "You can create volumes and easily assign them to VMware clusters, increasing their size". The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "The most valuable features are the snapshots, the flash pool that we’re using, and cluster mode. ". Compellent is most compared with Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series. NetApp FAS Series is most compared with IBM Storwize, EMC Isilon and Hitachi NAS. See our Compellent vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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Pros
Easy management of volumes: You can create volumes and easily assign them to VMware clusters, increasing their size.The process of reallocating data from fast disks (SSD or SAS) to slow disks (SATA) gives you better performance and better use of resources.

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One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage.It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.The initial setup was so straightforward. It was well-documented.It is very flexible. It integrates well with the public cloud and other components, so everything can be API driven. Therefore, it is very easy to automate it.Using the built-in Snapshots and SnapMirror technology, we were able to have better working data protection locally and off-site.The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization.End-users like that they can rely on the Snapshot technology so they can do their restores themselves.Most valuable features are its ease of use, robust Snapshot functionality, and that you can use it in two datacenters with SnapMirror-ing.

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Snapshots in VMware. You can’t do snapshots since the storage itself does that. Therefore, some apps (Veeam, for example) don’t work well with this kind of tiering storage.

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I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.It lacks automatic tiering, When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.The only downside is in ease in management; it is not easy to use.It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support.We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.When getting new hardware, always tell the account manager that you are also considering other brands. They will be forced to adjust the price lower.Needs to ​add wizards for newer, inexperienced users.

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Always keep in mind, this is not just a enclosure with disks is a complete SAN as a service. There is software, license, and storage in one single solution.

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The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.There are products available in market with comparatively lower costs.Most storage vendors also have software, or licensing bundles, which may offer the required licenses considerably cheaper, but do also maybe offer licenses, which are not needed.The process for going to cluster mode is expensive.

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Overview

Help extend the life of your storage investments with Compellent Storage Center solutions. Flexible, non-disruptive storage options including flash-optimized solutions that offer flash at the price of disk, enable your data center to grow seamlessly without forklift upgrades.

NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
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