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Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi NAS vs. NetApp FAS Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable feature is its ability to handle a high number of users while maintaining both stability and performance.""The pricing of this solution is good, which is an advantage that positions this product well.""Simple and extremely reliable."

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"The solution is easy to use.""The file sharing feature is most valuable.""I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.""For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation.""NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp.""It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring."

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"I do not like Hitachi NAS because it's an old-school NAS solution, compared to the other, newer-type solutions such as Isilon from Dell or Qumulo.""I would like to see the inclusion of support for cloud-connectivity to providers like AWS.""The monitoring tool is not well developed."

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"Its operating system is very cumbersome. However, after you set it up, it runs pretty smoothly. Its file system is not very dynamic. It is very static.""The solution could do more than just data.""The solution can improve on the replication features.""NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure.""Interfacing with the cloud environment could be better. I want to be able to move some cloud volume and integrate it seamlessly with my home on-premise storage. Sometimes I have issues with port permissions. NetApp probably needs to improve more on the integration side from on-premise to the cloud.""Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country.""I would like to see NetApp add incident support.""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."

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  • "This solution is priced well and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "Costs are based on the features and it is a considerable amount."
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  • "I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better."
  • "It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between."
  • "We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."
  • "The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice."
  • "NetApp FAS Series could be less expensive."
  • "We are on a perpetual license."
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    I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.
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    It definitely depends on the contract. It depends on where you buy it from, which features are you going to use, and what is your personal benefit of the features that you plan to use for the system.
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    You always need a huge amount of hardware to fulfill a given setup. Its deployment can be complex, especially if you go MetroCluster.
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    Hitachi NAS Platforms help you with file sharing, file server consolidation and application storage for Oracle, Microsoft and virtual environments. Deploy the highest performance per node in the industry. Apply capacity efficiencies that let you actually do more, but with a lot less. Realize significant cost savings for your organization.
    NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi NAS vs. NetApp FAS Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi NAS is ranked 11th in NAS with 3 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 5th in NAS with 18 reviews. Hitachi NAS is rated 7.6, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi NAS writes "Good performance and reliability, but the management interface needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". Hitachi NAS is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform N Series, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp Private Storage and Qumulo, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM FlashSystem and HPE StoreEasy. See our Hitachi NAS vs. NetApp FAS Series report.

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