Compare ExaGrid EX Series vs. NetApp FAS Series

ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 10th in Deduplication Software with 1 review while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 19 reviews. ExaGrid EX Series is rated 9.0, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ExaGrid EX Series writes "Enables us to do more backups per day due to increased storage as a result of data deduplication and compression". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, Quantum DXi Series and HPE StoreOnce, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the ease of use and data deduplication. It's extremely easy to use and does a very good job of data deduplication and compression.

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The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.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.

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Cons
I would like for them to develop direct cloud integration with a third-party cloud. Direct integration with AWS and other cloud providers.

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Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.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.

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In comparison to other solutions, it's affordable. They're all too expensive.

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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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9.0
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19
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272
Avg. Rating
8.9
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Overview
The ExaGrid EX Series hyper-converged secondary storage for backup product line consists of eight appliance models. Each appliance is sized for a full backup and for long-term retention. Any ExaGrid appliance can be mixed and matched in the same scale-out system with any other size or age appliance, allowing customers to buy what they need as they need it. This pay-as-you-grow model allows up to 25 appliances in a single scale-out system.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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Sample Customers
NCI Group, North Attleborough Public School, North Kingstown School Department, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Rathbone Brothers PLC, Rio Hondo College, Ruder Finn, Sarah Lawrence CollegeChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
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Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Retailer11%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise68%
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