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We performed a comparison between FreeNAS and IBM Scale-out NAS 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. IBM Scale-out NAS report (Updated: September 2022).
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    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 »
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    IBM SONAS
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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.

    IBM Scale-out NAS (SONAS) is a solution for cloud storage implementations. It is designed to consolidate files that are scattered in multiple storage locations and allow them to be efficiently shared and managed.

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    Sample Customers
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    NASCO, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Equinix, Enea, AMC Networks, CPFL Energia, Panasonic Automotive Systems, Columbia Sportswear, Astro-Med
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business71%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell Technologies, IBM and others in NAS. Updated: September 2022.
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    FreeNAS is ranked 8th in NAS with 3 reviews while IBM Scale-out NAS is ranked 16th in NAS. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while IBM Scale-out NAS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Easy to implement and has a good setup wizard but needs better documentation". On the other hand, FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy and Qumulo, whereas IBM Scale-out NAS is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy, NetApp FAS Series and IBM FlashSystem.

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