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Pros
"It is extremely reliable.""The technical support is very good.""The product is very stable.""It is stable and scalable.""The technical support for EqualLogic has been universally outstanding.""Dell's technical support is very good.""Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good.""The solution can scale."

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"The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.""The most important features are SnapVault, Snapshots, and SnapMirror.""For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation.""The most valuable feature is SnapMirror.""Data consolidation and visualization.""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.""The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system."

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Cons
"Synchronous replication uses space inefficiently.""There is no option for mixing RAID types in one device.""Individual file recovery would be a nice additional feature.""The product is reaching the end-of-lifecycle.""The replication efficiency needs to be improved.""There is no inline deduplication capability.""If I need to have more space or more capacity, I need to replace the product. It would be ideal if we could scale without replacing the box itself.""We need more space and we can't get any."

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"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.""Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country.""The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth.""If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product.""The solution could do more than just data.""Its licensing cost can be improved.""There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece.""Interfacing with the cloud environment could be better. I want to be able to move some cloud volume and integrate it seamlessly with my home on-premise storage. Sometimes I have issues with port permissions. NetApp probably needs to improve more on the integration side from on-premise to the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It seemed expensive at first, but the durability lowered the cost of ownership dramatically over time.""Initial packages include all upgrades and services.""There are annual maintenance costs beyond the original licensing period."

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"I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD.""It is expensive.""I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better.""It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.""We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good.
Top Answer: We'd like the solution to have bigger sizing. We need more space and we can't get any. We'd love more memory storage space.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as an array and as a backup. I actually have two.
Top Answer: It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance.
Top Answer: It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.
Top Answer: There should be a separate admin web management for each SVM. We are currently managing all SVMs from a single admin interface. it is a problem. Real-time performance monitoring requires good… more »
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Overview
EqualLogic PS Series arrays bring a new level of performance to service more of your most demanding applications and virtualization requirements, while delivering the simplicity of the EqualLogic management experience. Featuring six array configurations, including 2U/2.5" drive options with All Flash and Hybrid Arrays, it is ideal for companies and organizations with growing data and performance needs.
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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FAW Foundry, AW Engineering, Unimat, eLongNet Information Technology, BDO Brasil, Odyssey Space Research
Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government10%
Healthcare Company7%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government7%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise49%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. NetApp FAS Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,468 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 6th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 10 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 8.0, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "A workhorse that is fast and impeccably reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and FreeNAS. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. NetApp FAS Series report.

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