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Pros
"One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated."

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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
"When speaking about a scale-out, you want to have better equipment. You cannot just add a disc to the foreign equipment. You have to buy another one and put it together, like parallel."

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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
"The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000."

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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: One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated.
Top Answer: The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000.
Top Answer: Product support could be improved. It is next day support when it comes to parts.
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
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 College
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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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government7%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise49%
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ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 14th in Deduplication Software with 1 review while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 10 reviews. ExaGrid EX Series is rated 0.0, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ExaGrid EX Series writes "Useful landing zone feature, fast setup, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Quantum DXi Series and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, FreeNAS and Nexsan E series.

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