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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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