We performed a comparison between FreeNAS and NetApp FAS Series 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.
"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."
"NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp."
"The file sharing feature is most valuable."
"The solution has tiers inside which means we do not only need to use SSDs."
"Reliable storage solution with an easy setup. It has high availability and makes single file restoration easy. It also has good stability and scalability."
"The replication feature is noteworthy because it's faster than most and it uses little bandwidth. Then there's the friendly interface that the equipment offers. With this interface, it is very easy to manage."
"The solution is easy to use."
"I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job."
"I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system."
"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."
"We're supposed to have used NetApp FAS Series for replication, but then one of the nodes failed, and then it's taken us some time to bring it up."
"I think this kind of infrastructure is mostly obsolete. To keep up with developments in this space, you need to move all these features to an All-Flash solution."
"The solution can improve on the replication features."
"Its licensing cost can be improved."
"The user interface could be improved."
"NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure."
"We are not able to connect to the support of NetApp from Sudan. We have to go through many agents for support, which makes it difficult."
"No other area for improvement comes to mind other than its price. Making the price more attractive will help this solution have a bigger market share."
FreeNAS is ranked 8th in NAS with 3 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 5th in NAS with 16 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. 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 NetApp FAS Series writes "Reliable, scalable, and stable storage solution which offers multiple features". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy, Qumulo and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), IBM FlashSystem, HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and HPE StoreEasy. See our FreeNAS vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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