Compare FreeNAS vs. StarWind Storage Appliance

FreeNAS is ranked 6th in NAS with 2 reviews while StarWind Storage Appliance is ranked 8th in NAS with 2 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 8.6, while StarWind Storage Appliance is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "No data are lost when a hard drive fails". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Storage Appliance writes "Has a good management interface and good stability". FreeNAS is most compared with NETGEAR ReadyNAS, EMC Isilon and NetApp FAS Series, whereas StarWind Storage Appliance is most compared with FreeNAS, StorMagic and StarWind Virtual SAN. See our FreeNAS vs. StarWind Storage Appliance report.
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Pros
The solution has been very stable so far.

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The management interface is the most valuable feature for us.We are able to easily back up our data and send it to an offsite location.It is very easy to use and very cost effective.

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Cons
The latest version of the dashboard doesn't work as good as the previous version.

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They could improve by providing integration with HP.An improvement would be if they reached out to education customers with other available products.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We use the free version of the program.

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It costs about 50,000 euros.

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Overview
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.

For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.

Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out. 

StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup. 

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Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative IntegrationsBosch, EC2 IT, Solid Earth Inc., Canon
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