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"The solution has been very stable so far.""It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments.""Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it."

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"NetApp has really added a lot of features over the years to improve the product and performance. They can do things now like control ingress. They can control egress.""Very stable and very scalable."

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"The latest version of the dashboard doesn't work as good as the previous version.""The support for S3 needs to be improved.""They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better."

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"There may actually be so many features that the end-user gets lost in the volume.""The hardware does not last as long as it could with new software."

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"We use the free version of the program.""For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year.""Its price is okay. It suits our needs."

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Top Answer: The one thing I've noticed with NetApp when you buy hardware and you can use it for a while and then you have to get new hardware. I wish the hardware would last a little bit longer. Instead, in three… more »
Top Answer: It back ends some ESXi through NFS shares. I think our database people use it some as well and we have SnapMirror. We've done snapshots for a long time and I found pretty good value there. SnapMirror… more »
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FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets you use multiple industry-leading clouds and maintain complete control over your data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp.

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FreeNAS is ranked 6th in NAS with 4 reviews while NetApp Private Storage is ranked 5th in NAS with 2 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 8.2, while NetApp Private Storage is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Efficient, good reporting, and integrates well with both Windows and Linux systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Private Storage writes "Has many new added features and it can control ingress and egress ". FreeNAS is most compared with NETGEAR ReadyNAS, NetApp FAS Series, StarWind Storage Appliance, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) and Huawei OceanStor 9000, whereas NetApp Private Storage is most compared with Qumulo, Buurst SoftNAS, Hitachi NAS and Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon). See our FreeNAS vs. NetApp Private Storage report.

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