NetApp FAS Series Pros and Cons
NetApp FAS Series Pros
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.View full review »
It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.View full review »
The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.View full review »
NetApp FAS Series Cons
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.View full review »
We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.View full review »
I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.View full review »
The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.
When getting new hardware, always tell the account manager that you are also considering other brands. They will be forced to adjust the price lower.View full review »
Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.View full review »