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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.
We are on a perpetual license.
NetApp FAS Series could be less expensive.
Licensing costs are reasonable for our customers. We're generally dealing with enterprise-size organizations - mainly the banking and government sectors.
The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice.
It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.
I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better.
It is expensive.
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.
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.
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.
Licensing is still proprietary which is one of the advantage of some Netapp devices to some of the storage systems.
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.
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.
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