Compare NetApp FAS Series vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance

NetApp FAS Series is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 18 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 11 reviews. NetApp FAS Series is rated 9.0, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Reduces the workload and therefore reduces resources needed from the company". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with EMC Data Domain, Dell EMC Data Domain Boost and HPE StoreOnce. See our NetApp FAS Series vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.
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Pros
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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It is very capable of scaling and very good for heterogeneous environments.We have good data backup coverage.The most valuable feature is that the backup and restoring process is very fast.Compared to a homemade installation, this appliance is very stable.We rarely need their help. I would give their technical support an 8.5 out of ten. We are satisfied.They are a large company with good best practices, and they give good support.The intelligent policies feature is used in order to protect the VMware infrastructure. One of the things that makes a big difference for our company is the usage of these intelligence policies. The system automatically provides extra protection for any VMware server application or service. From a backup administrator's point of view, this is what we call peace of mind. It reduces the workload and therefore reduces resources needed from the company.The most valuable feature of this solution is that it can be used in many different kinds of systems.

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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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I would like to see support for databases such as MySQL and MongoDB.This solution has to have better integration with the cloud, as well as with other solutions such as Business Intelligence products.We had some problems with the backup of the physical server.The scalability isn't great. Every time you want to add storage, you can't just add a little bit, you need to add a lot.They need to make the licensing more clear. They should give all of the licensing details for the portals and be more clear. I have accidentally purchased the incorrect license because it's not clear.I would like to see a product that requires less expertise to manage it.The only drawback for NetBackup, and of course for Veritas, is that they have stuck to the same environment and to the same UI - User Interface. This needs to be improved in future releases. It needs to be more dynamic.Technical support for this solution needs to be improved.

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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.

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It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others.The price of this solution is very high compared to other solutions.The licensing costs are approximately 150,00 Saudi Riyals.The licensing costs for this solution are very high.

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Overview
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.The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community CollegeBeta Offshore
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm24%
Healthcare Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Retailer10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
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