2018-06-23T09:51:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for NetApp FAS Series?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 10Real User

It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.

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

I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better.

2020-11-24T07:39:25Z
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Top 10Real User

It is expensive.

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

I think the pricing of this solution could be lower because really it's just storage consolidation these days. I think this technology has matured so much. It's time to make it slightly more competitive, it's on the high side for now.

2020-09-08T09:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We haven't really done anything with the leasing options that they have recently come out with. We have instead outright purchased the equipment and all of the software that we use from them. It doesn't seem out of the normal range for other vendors. I don't really have a big pro or con stance on the pricing aspect of the solution.

2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
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Top 20Real User

The price depends on the size and features. I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD. It would be very difficult to give an average cost. In some cases, there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

2020-07-23T07:58:36Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

Licensing is still proprietary which is one of the advantage of some Netapp devices to some of the storage systems.

2019-05-06T03:35:00Z
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Real User

It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support. Initially, we have a three-year support contract when we bought the system, but the subsequent renewal of maintenance was ridiculous. This is why we have not been too keen on NetApp.

2018-07-08T08:03:00Z
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MSP

When getting new hardware, always tell the account manager that you are also considering other brands. They will be forced to adjust the price lower.

2018-06-23T09:51:00Z
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