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2018-06-20T11:13:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering NetApp FAS Series?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetApp FAS Series, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I would recommend I rate NetApp FAS Series a seven out of ten.

2021-11-02T18:11:20Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate NetApp FAS Series a nine out of ten.

2021-10-11T17:47:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I rate the solution eight out of 10.

2021-10-09T10:27:31Z
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Top 20MSP

I rate the NetApp FAS series an eight out of ten.

2021-09-16T17:32:36Z
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Top 20Real User

NetApp FAS Series can use the cloud services in the storage and can be upgraded to the cloud. I could recommend this solution to other media companies to use. It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance. I would rate NetApp FAS Series a nine out of ten.

2021-06-09T19:36:00Z
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I would recommend this solution to new users because it's easy to implement. It's easy to install, it's easy to scale, and there is what we call investment protection. If there's a new controller that comes up, your existing controller can integrate with it. You don't have to trade in what you have. It always has forward compatibility and backward compatibility. I will always recommend NetApp FAS Series. On a scale from one to ten, I would give NetApp FAS Series a nine.

2021-04-22T22:16:29Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) an eight out of ten.

2020-11-24T07:39:25Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate NetApp FAS Series a ten out of ten.

2020-11-05T03:41:14Z
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Top 20Real User

Obviously anyone looking at this solution must have primarily a data storage use case. If they have a strong case for data storage, it's a good solution. From there it's just a matter of managing work flows between SAN and NAS which requires planning. You can then manage your capacities very well if you know your data requirements. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-09-08T09:10:00Z
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We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with NetApp. The FAS Series itself is not as complex as a MetroCluster configuration of the FAS. I would say if you're doing the MetroCluster configuration, it's worth it to get a consultant to assist. Almost every time that I have used a consultant, I have been very glad that I made the decision to hire them. I've done the incremental migrations on my own without difficulty, however, the big changes from platform to platform in particular, and from the non-clustered on tap software version to the clustered on tap software version are more difficult to perform. It's worthwhile to get consultants in those instances. The single FAS setup, I would say, the first time I did it, was probably the biggest learning curve. Regardless of the vendor, I would probably recommend having a consultant come in for the first time you're learning all the ins and outs of the solution. After that, the migration for the individual FAS and non MetroCluster FAS seems to be very manageable if you've got a certain level of experience. If storage is kind of an extra task for you versus your primary task, you're probably going to want to pull in a consultant regardless. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
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The suitability of this product depends on the use cases and the environment. For places where we sell it, it fits well. In places where it doesn't fit well, we would typically go with another solution like NetApp All-Flash storage, or something from another vendor. My advice for anybody who is implementing the NetApp FAS series is to make sure that it's the proper fit. Perform a detailed sizing analysis prior to making the purchase. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-23T07:58:36Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anyone who is considering NetApp FAS is that it is a good product and our only real complaint is the lack of technical support. If they live in a country where technical support is available then I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-16T06:21:11Z
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If you need reliability, definitely go for NetApp. I rate it at seven out of 10 because it has been very reliable but not very good when it comes to IOPS and latency.

2018-07-29T06:51:00Z
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If I were to advise someone researching NetApp FAS Storage or a similar solution, I would want to understand what they really want. I would advise them to go with NetApp because it's unified storage. It supports both NAS and SAN environments, so whether you're doing block storage or you're doing file storage, it is a good solution. Also, the operating system that it runs is called Data ONTAP, and is cloud-ready, so in the future the file storage that you have can be deployed to the cloud. I rate this solution a 9.9 out of 10 because it's never failed me so I'm very comfortable with it.

2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
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I wouldn't recommend NetApp FAS. I don't understand why anyone would go for NetApp FAS when you can get the NetApp AFF, which is an SSD array, for almost a similar price or probably even cheaper. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Cost effective solution * Performance * Reliability * A good roadmap.

2018-07-08T08:03:00Z
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Use NetApp, it is good. There are more specialized products in the market, but NetApp is a very good general fit. We have a lot of product knowledge, and it is not 100 percentage perfect. However, we know where it behaves well, and where does not. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: We always check the vendor to make sure our clients are receiving the most value for their money. We want the best solution for customers based on their budgets, because it is stupid to offer a product if it if does not work within the customer's budget.

2018-06-20T11:13:00Z
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