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FreeNAS vs. Qumulo
May 2022
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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.""Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it."

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"The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.""The feature that I like most is the analytics part of the file system.""The data protection algorithm to protect the data between the nodes has been the most valuable feature. The integration with backup platforms such as Veeam and Veritas has also been valuable.""The ratio of total operational cost to complexity versus feature set is very good."

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Cons
"They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better.""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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"Qumulo should continue to expand automation and orchestration capabilities.""In the future, I would like to see non-disruptive updates.""The solution could improve availability and improve data protection or data services such as compression of deduplication. In a future release, we'd like to have more cloud API integrations.""The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive."

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  • "Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
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  • "The price of the solution is in the middle range compared to others. We look at the price per terabyte."
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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:The data protection algorithm to protect the data between the nodes has been the most valuable feature. The integration with backup platforms such as Veeam and Veritas has also been valuable.
    Top Answer:The solution could improve availability and improve data protection or data services such as compression of deduplication. In a future release, we'd like to have more cloud API integrations.
    Top Answer:We use Qumulo to backup archives and for surveillance.
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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.

    Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying unstructured data management at massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Qumulo provides a high-performance file data platform designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid cloud environments. With Qumulo you can easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time analytics and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their technology ecosystem and workflows.

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    Sample Customers
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    County of Riverside Sheriff Department, Hyundai Mobis Automotive North America, University of Arizona, UCSD - San Diego Supercomputer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sinclair Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Kaiser Permanente, Deluxe Creative, Vexcel Imaging, University of Florida, The Madison Square Garden Company, Arizona State University, Cinesite, San Diego Padres Baseball, Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine, IHME, EllieMae, Washington State University.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    FreeNAS vs. Qumulo
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FreeNAS vs. Qumulo and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,713 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FreeNAS is ranked 7th in NAS with 2 reviews while Qumulo is ranked 8th in NAS with 4 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while Qumulo is rated 7.0. 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 Qumulo writes "Easy to set up, good technical support, and it provides valuable usage analytics ". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy and Huawei OceanStor 9000, whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, Pure Storage FlashBlade, Scality RING8 and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our FreeNAS vs. Qumulo report.

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