NetApp FAS Series Pros and Cons

NetApp FAS Series Pros

EboHagan
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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SenNetAd299025
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.
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Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.
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Wouter Coppens
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Albie Bokingkito Jr.
Storage and System Engineer at Thales Services SAS
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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Aklilu Shiferaw
System Engineer at Symbol Technologies PLC
This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.
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NetApp FAS Series Cons

EboHagan
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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SenNetAd299025
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.
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Wouter Coppens
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.
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InfraMgr972
IT Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.
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Albie Bokingkito Jr.
Storage and System Engineer at Thales Services SAS
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.
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Aklilu Shiferaw
System Engineer at Symbol Technologies PLC
Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.
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