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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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"I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management."

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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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"The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage appliance, they should make it easy to integrate them. They need to open up more to ensure that it can work in any environment and IT ecosystem."

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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.""The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice."

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"The price could be better. We have many competing products now like Huawei and Dell EMC, and these are slightly cheaper."

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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.
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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.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance integrates the cloud into its core architecture, making cloud storage available to all users and access protocols while eliminating on-premises cloud access licensing charges and the need for external gateways. Built using a powerful SMP design, multi-threaded OS, massive DRAM caches, and all flash storage, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance powers the most demanding applications, from fast query responses and, rapid transaction processing to virtualization and cloud workloads. With these performance levels, you can easily achieve 4:1 consolidation of your current NAS filers and gain a higher return on your storage investment.

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Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
Translational Genomics Research Institute, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, CyberSolutions Inc., Y-Telecom, First Alliance Bank Zambia Limited, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Mutlinet Pakistan, TDC A/S, Digi-Key Corporation, Thurgau Cantonal Bank
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
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NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 11 reviews while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is ranked 9th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 1 review. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4, while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance writes "A stable unified storage system that enables quick access to data". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and HPE StoreEasy, whereas Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Dell EqualLogic PS series.

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