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2018-06-20T11:13:00Z

What needs improvement with NetApp FAS Series?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetApp FAS Series.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20MSP

The user interface could be improved.

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

There should be a separate admin web management for each SVM. We are currently managing all SVMs from a single admin interface. it is a problem. Real-time performance monitoring requires good software. It would be great to be able to see the audit logs.

2021-06-09T19:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Interfacing with the cloud environment could be better. I want to be able to move some cloud volume and integrate it seamlessly with my home on-premise storage. Sometimes I have issues with port permissions. NetApp probably needs to improve more on the integration side from on-premise to the cloud. Capacity management could also be better. The difference between AFF and FAS has always been an issue, but now we have the advanced disk partitioning technology on the whole FAS systems that can give us more usable capacity. That has been the bigger issue that I had with NetApp in terms of improvement, and they seem to be working on it now.

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

For the most part, we don't have any problems. There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece. We don't have a representative with a technical department and someone who will help you in order to understand the product better.

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

Its licensing cost can be improved.

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

We'd like to move to a solution that does more beyond just data, like starting to get more to servers and network specialization and data visualization and things like that. Server network and management specialization or consolidation. And also, trying to see a bit more single plane of glass in terms of managing, so that it gives you more insight in terms of what's happening. Ideally the solution should have one console, the ability to use a single plane of glass across the enterprise. Because we have one VRR, one size duplication so just to have one console where you can manage everything else in harmony would be a good additional feature.

2020-09-08T09:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth. I've actually spoken to NetApp about that. I understand from a little bit of my research that they do have another product out. They've renamed it. I don't know how much they've changed it. I don't know if they have made that a better fitting piece or if it's just got a different name. I still have not moved to their most recent version. I believe they have incorporated several updates that I haven't had experience with yet. I'd hate to say, "Oh, we should put it that in there," and it's already there.

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

If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product. Some of our customers complain about not liking the UI, whereas others say that they love it. Also, some say that the FAS is too slow and some say that it performs fine. It's all relative and depends on the customer as well as the use case.

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

Netapp closed their local offices in our country leading to no technical and sales support representation.

2020-07-16T06:21:11Z
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Top 20Real User

Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.

2019-07-05T08:22:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would like to see an improvement in the licensing on Data Mirroring (SnapMirror) features. Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.

2019-05-06T03:35:00Z
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Consultant

* Integration with most of the third-party BR tools * A clear roadmap for next releases should be available.

2018-12-18T08:45:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.

2018-07-29T06:51:00Z
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Real User

I want to see the system automatically tier; we call it auto-tiering. When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.

2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
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Real User

* Ease of management needs to be improved. * The power consumption for the FAS is a lot more compared to the new SSD arrays. Going forward, I don't want to be using the FAS again. I want to be using AFFs more.

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

None at the moment for the box itself. We are very happy with the current capabilities of this hardware. Hopefully, the AutoSupport can be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.

2018-06-23T09:51:00Z
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Real User

We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more. We have already seen the new roadmap and a lot of our requested features are already on it.

2018-06-20T11:13:00Z
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