Good pricing and works well, but it is old-fashioned and should be replaced with something new
Pros and Cons
"The pricing of this solution is good, which is an advantage that positions this product well."
"I do not like Hitachi NAS because it's an old-school NAS solution, compared to the other, newer-type solutions such as Isilon from Dell or Qumulo."
What is our primary use case?
I am working for a reseller and this is one of the solutions that I have experience in dealing with. This is a NAS gateway solution that provides access to storage that is externally attached.
What is most valuable?
The pricing of this solution is good, which is an advantage that positions this product well.
What needs improvement?
I do not like Hitachi NAS because it's an old-school NAS solution, compared to the other, newer-type solutions such as Isilon from Dell or Qumulo. It is an old-school gateway NAS solution, so for me, it is not good.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been familiar with Hitachi NAS for about two years.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
I have experience with several NAS solutions including those by HP, Dell, NetApp, and Hitachi.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
This solution is priced well and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
What other advice do I have?
It is not possible to improve upon this solution. Rather, they should just create a new product to completely replace this one.
Overall, this is a good product for what it is, but it is old-school. I would completely renew the product. It works nicely, but I would not recommend it for the same reason that people don't buy old-fashioned clothes.
I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller