2018-06-20T11:13:00Z

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


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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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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