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Find out what your peers are saying about FreeNAS vs. NetApp Private Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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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.""It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments."

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"NetApp has its own dedicated operating system, so it will not be affected by any wireless piggybacking or malware. That's the beauty of NetApp's operating system.""The solution is stable.""Integration with other NetApp solutions and merging them is manageable.""Very stable and very scalable."

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Cons
"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.""The support for S3 needs to be improved.""They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better."

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"They need a little more technical people in Akola. Most of the NetApp people are in Bangalore, Mumbai, or Delhi, but there are very few in Akola. I think NetApp has few technicians in Akola because they mostly rely on partners to service this area.""The hardware does not last as long as it could with new software.""I'm not sure how easy it is to use on the cloud versus on-prem. If they have different user experiences, they should work to make the two as similar as possible to make it easy for a user to understand both even if they only deal mainly with one.""The solution could improve by having better support experts. For example, they do not have clear instructions on configuration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year."
  • "Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
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  • "The price of NetApp Private Storage is similar to other solutions. There is typically an annual license required for this solution."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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.
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    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 »
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    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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    NetApp has its own dedicated operating system, so it will not be affected by any wireless piggybacking or malware. That's the beauty of NetApp's operating system.
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    NetApp has a standard license that's calculated according to the size of the user base. And if you need additional support, they have Pro support and Pro-Plus support. Pro-Plus support means they will… more »
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    If I am using a product in the data center, they will give us a cloud-based DR solution. In the past two years, they have started using that kind of solution as well. We have DR solutions so our data… more »
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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.

    NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets you use multiple industry-leading clouds and maintain complete control over your data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp.

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    Sample Customers
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    ASE IT, Concerto Cloud
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government5%
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    Small Business44%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Find out what your peers are saying about FreeNAS vs. NetApp Private Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    FreeNAS is ranked 6th in NAS with 3 reviews while NetApp Private Storage is ranked 8th in NAS with 4 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while NetApp Private Storage is rated 8.8. 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 Private Storage writes "Has its own dedicated operating system, so it will not be affected by any wireless piggybacking or malware". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), NETGEAR ReadyNAS and IBM Scale-out NAS, whereas NetApp Private Storage is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Qumulo, Hitachi NAS, Buurst SoftNAS and HPE StoreEasy. See our FreeNAS vs. NetApp Private Storage report.

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