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We performed a comparison between FreeNAS and Huawei OceanStor 9000 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two NAS solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed FreeNAS vs. Huawei OceanStor 9000 report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it.""What I like about it is that I can work on it from any computer or any device. The initial setup is very simple. The setup wizard is really helpful.""FreeNAS is much simpler and easier to use than other solutions, but we don't have the complete range of features that come with the full version."

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"It has many options for scalability, and it is stable."

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Cons
"They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better.""FreeNAS should be better prepared for clustering.""The one thing that I find difficult to do which is very time-consuming is that I like to have a backup of the important files."

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"The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management."

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  • "Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
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  • "It is cheaper than other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:What I like about it is that I can work on it from any computer or any device. The initial setup is very simple. The setup wizard is really helpful.
    Top Answer:The solution is free and open-source. That said, if you have hardware failures, then there's the cost of replacing it. That's the only cost. In my case, when I was finding the discs were failing too… more »
    Top Answer:The one thing that I find difficult to do which is very time-consuming is that I like to have a backup of the important files. However, they're so big. I haven't really found documentation that… more »
    Top Answer:It has many options for scalability, and it is stable.
    Top Answer:The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management.
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    7.5
    12th
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    Also Known As
    OceanStor 9000 Scale-out NAS
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    Overview
    FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

    OceanStor 9000 is a scale-out NAS storage system specifically designed for massive data storage.

    It employs a fully symmetric distributed architecture, supports either file or object storage, and delivers superior performance, extensive scale-out capabilities, and super-large single file system for unstructured data storage. 

    It is widely applied in media, satellite mapping, gene sequencing, energy exploration, scientific research, education, backup and archiving.

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    Sample Customers
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc, Absolut Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business71%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    FreeNAS is ranked 8th in NAS with 3 reviews while Huawei OceanStor 9000 is ranked 12th in NAS with 1 review. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while Huawei OceanStor 9000 is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Easy to implement and has a good setup wizard but needs better documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor 9000 writes "It is stable and scalable". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Huawei OceanStor 9000 is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, IBM FlashSystem and HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

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