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Henry
Real User
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
Dec 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Powerful Easy to use High availability DFM OCI Data fabric FPolicy Cluster-mode Hybrid cloud solution

How has it helped my organization?

Home directory access & Innovative clinical data and IT storage solutions from NetApp to share patient data across the continuum of care. Through improved flexibility and… more»

What needs improvement?

I have found it to be expensive. It is good as a NAS, but not a good option for SAN.We use it for storing medical images.

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

Research fully

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

Pure Storage for SAN

What other advice do I have?

Think carefully before you jump into NetApp. There are so many competing products and you should do a proof of concept before you buy it. I'm a bit worried since NetApp is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC
Henry
Real User
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
Nov 15 2017

What do you think of NetApp FAS Series?

What is most valuable?

Better performance and lower costs.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a great help.

What needs improvement?

It may need more flexibility to fight with other competing arrays.

For how long have I used the solution?

Over 10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Nothing special.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not really.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Good. Technical Support: Cool.

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

EMC.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Vendor.

What was our ROI?

Three years.

What's my

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Real User
Storage and VMware Expert at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 07 2016

What is most valuable?

It gives us the flexibility to work with all protocols on the same Storage Box. The WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) is the best feature implemented on this storage… more»

How has it helped my organization?

All the protocols on the same box can solve all the configurations problems. They also help centralize and simplify all connections into one box. The feature snapmirror is… more»

What needs improvement?

Unify all backup software on the single tool to simplify the administration.

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

The price, sometimes, is very high, but the ROI is guaranteed.

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

In the past, I used, and still work with, solutions like Fujitsu and Hitachi, but when I have an opportunity to work with a NetApp solution, I don't want to go back… more»

What other advice do I have?

Study the NetApp solutions, and before you implement be sure to do PoCs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Ye I did, but I didn't find another solution that could centralize all the protocols into one box without an appliance.

What is NetApp FAS Series?

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.
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