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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and NetApp FAS Series based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. NetApp FAS Series report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"What I like best about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is that it's a fast storage solution. It also has reliable models. The sales support is also good for this product. Even the pricing for it is good.""The active-active option seemed to be working well and overall, it was a solid product.""We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience.""The most valuable feature of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is the platform and overall usage has been good. We have not had very many issues.""This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability.""The performance was decent.""It's best features are its reliability and stability.""It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device."

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"The solution is easy to use.""NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""The solution is stable.""It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance.""The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.""The solution has tiers inside which means we do not only need to use SSDs.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system."

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Cons
"The life-cycle of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is too short. We only had approximately four or five years out of the solution before it was rendered its end of life.""The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.""We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology.""We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon.""In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh.""It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for.""I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes.""At the moment, I don't see any room for improvement in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series because my experience with the product is very good. The software is okay and you can manage the storage well. What I'd like to see in the next release of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is for it to be a real NAS solution because right now, you need to use a Hitachi converter called HNAS which makes the process a little bit more expensive. In my opinion, Hitachi should look into the possibility of unifying the HNAS into full storage, meaning that the HNAS should be integrated into the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series."

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"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.""NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure.""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.""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.""The user interface could be improved.""For long term partnership in Myanmar, the local warehouse should be built in Myanmar that's something I'd like to see. We have some issues with supply so there is sometimes a delay in getting the hardware.""The NetApp FAS Series is not as high-performing and is not as fast. Its speed needs improvement, but this could only be done if it's an all-flash solution.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time."
  • "The cost price of this product is better than its competitors."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. However, I have not done extensive comparative research on the price. If you want to upgrade the size of the disc you will need to purchase a license that accounts for the size."
  • "Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series tools are highly specialized, such as management and performance tools and the overall solution is expensive. If customers want to have a lot of data in their hands, they need to purchase several solutions."
  • "The licensing cost of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whether it would be high or more affordable, would depend on location. For example, here in Brazil, Hitachi charges in dollars and this means my company still needs to convert that into local currency. Sometimes, my company also needs to discuss the pricing with the Hitachi sales team and request for a discount. At the moment, pricing for Hitachi is high, but my team can have some global funding or global accounts that would help reach the price my company is aiming for."
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  • "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."
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
    Top Answer:We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology. What we… more »
    Top Answer:Have you considered a NetApp FAS Storage for your NAS needs? I am sure it fits very well.
    Top Answer:Reliable storage solution with an easy setup. It has high availability and makes single file restoration easy. It also has good stability and scalability.
    Top Answer:We have considered upgrading to an All-Flash solution but when we evaluated the cost-benefit we discovered that we don't have enough money to invest in it. To maintain the same technology with… more »
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    Also Known As
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500
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    Overview

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.

    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.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm44%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Wireless Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. NetApp FAS Series
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. NetApp FAS Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 4th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 8 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 16 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.2, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Stable, the software offerings are solid, and the active-active option works well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Reliable, scalable, and stable storage solution which offers multiple features". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with Dell SC Series, IBM FlashSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), IBM FlashSystem, HPE StorageWorks MSA, Hitachi NAS and NetApp Private Storage. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. NetApp FAS Series report.

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