NetApp FAS Series Room for Improvement

reviewer1366854
Computer System Administrator at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
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. I've actually spoken to NetApp about that. I understand from a little bit of my research that they do have another product out. They've renamed it. I don't know how much they've changed it. I don't know if they have made that a better fitting piece or if it's just got a different name. I still have not moved to their most recent version. I believe they have incorporated several updates that I haven't had experience with yet. I'd hate to say, "Oh, we should put it that in there," and it's already there. View full review »
reviewer1215186
Assistant Director, IT at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We'd like to move to a solution that does more beyond just data, like starting to get more to servers and network specialization and data visualization and things like that. Server network and management specialization or consolidation. And also, trying to see a bit more single plane of glass in terms of managing, so that it gives you more insight in terms of what's happening. Ideally the solution should have one console, the ability to use a single plane of glass across the enterprise. Because we have one VRR, one size duplication so just to have one console where you can manage everything else in harmony would be a good additional feature. View full review »
reviewer1359462
Principal Architect Infrastructure Solutions at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product. Some of our customers complain about not liking the UI, whereas others say that they love it. Also, some say that the FAS is too slow and some say that it performs fine. It's all relative and depends on the customer as well as the use case. View full review »
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Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
I would like to see an improvement in the licensing on Data Mirroring (SnapMirror) features. Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly. View full review »
Paul Macharia
ICT-I Manager at KTDA
Netapp closed their local offices in our country leading to no technical and sales support representation. View full review »
Sanjiv Khushu
Chief Evangelist & CEO at Evantage IT Consulting Services Pvt Ltd
* Integration with most of the third-party BR tools * A clear roadmap for next releases should be available. View full review »
Aklilu Shiferaw
System Engineer at Symbol Technologies PLC
Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system. View full review »
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