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"I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.""I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.""The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system.""NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp.""The solution has tiers inside which means we do not only need to use SSDs.""For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation."

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"I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management."

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Cons
"I would like to see NetApp add incident support.""NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure.""You always need a huge amount of hardware to fulfill a given setup. Its deployment can be complex, especially if you go MetroCluster.""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.""The user interface could be improved.""Its operating system is very cumbersome. However, after you set it up, it runs pretty smoothly. Its file system is not very dynamic. It is very static.""If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product.""For long term partnership in Myanmar, the local warehouse should be built in Myanmar that's something I'd like to see. We have some issues with supply so there is sometimes a delay in getting the hardware."

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"The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage appliance, they should make it easy to integrate them. They need to open up more to ensure that it can work in any environment and IT ecosystem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better."
  • "It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between."
  • "We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."
  • "The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice."
  • "NetApp FAS Series could be less expensive."
  • "We are on a perpetual license."
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  • "The price could be better. We have many competing products now like Huawei and Dell EMC, and these are slightly cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.
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    It definitely depends on the contract. It depends on where you buy it from, which features are you going to use, and what is your personal benefit of the features that you plan to use for the system.
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    You always need a huge amount of hardware to fulfill a given setup. Its deployment can be complex, especially if you go MetroCluster.
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    I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management.
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    The price could be better. We have many competing products now like Huawei and Dell EMC, and these are slightly cheaper.
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    The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage… more »
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    Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
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    Overview
    NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.

    Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance integrates the cloud into its core architecture, making cloud storage available to all users and access protocols while eliminating on-premises cloud access licensing charges and the need for external gateways. Built using a powerful SMP design, multi-threaded OS, massive DRAM caches, and all flash storage, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance powers the most demanding applications, from fast query responses and, rapid transaction processing to virtualization and cloud workloads. With these performance levels, you can easily achieve 4:1 consolidation of your current NAS filers and gain a higher return on your storage investment.

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    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    Translational Genomics Research Institute, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, CyberSolutions Inc., Y-Telecom, First Alliance Bank Zambia Limited, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Mutlinet Pakistan, TDC A/S, Digi-Key Corporation, Thurgau Cantonal Bank
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    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 18 reviews while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is ranked 7th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 1 review. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4, while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance writes "A stable unified storage system that enables quick access to data". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM FlashSystem and Huawei OceanStor 9000, whereas Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Dell EqualLogic PS series.

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