FreeNAS Competitors and Alternatives

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John Boggero
Consultant
Consultant at ITIP
Jun 02 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the readability of the site system. FreeNAS is very efficient. It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments. The reporting is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution supports our organization quite well. We are able to make the best use of VMware, very easily.

What needs improvement?

The support for S3 needs to be improved. The default settings for taking snapshots are not wisely-set.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year. The only other costs are for the hardware in the data center.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use TrueNAS, which is exactly the same product but it is commercially supported and it has technical support included. Prior to this, I also worked with a similar… more»

What other advice do I have?

One of the improvements in the most recent version is the support to better control the temperature of the equipment. For example, we are able to retrieve and monitor the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also have experience with storage solutions from Nexenta and DataCore, which I evaluated at the same time as FreeNAS. In our trial, we found that you can migrate from… more»
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