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We performed a comparison between NetApp FAS Series and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"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.""I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.""The file sharing feature is most valuable.""Reliable storage solution with an easy setup. It has high availability and makes single file restoration easy. It also has good stability and scalability.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job."

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"I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management."

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Cons
"The user interface could be improved to have better graphics and the performance analyzer could be better.""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 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.""I would like to see NetApp add incident support.""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.""We're supposed to have used NetApp FAS Series for replication, but then one of the nodes failed, and then it's taken us some time to bring it up.""You always need a huge amount of hardware to fulfill a given setup. Its deployment can be complex, especially if you go MetroCluster.""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."

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"The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage appliance, they should make it easy to integrate them. They need to open up more to ensure that it can work in any environment and IT ecosystem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "When we need to implement a less expensive solution we use Huawei. NetApp FAS Series is a little bit expensive compared to the average of the market."
  • "It is a one-time license charge for NetApp FAS Series to run and we pay annually for upgrades and support."
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  • "The price could be better. We have many competing products now like Huawei and Dell EMC, and these are slightly cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Have you considered a NetApp FAS Storage for your NAS needs? I am sure it fits very well.
    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 »
    Top Answer:My use case for the NetApp FAS Series is that it's a repository for the VM (virtual machine) and CIFS (common internet file system) share, or network share.
    Top Answer:I like its storage capacity, quick access to the data, speed, and overall storage management.
    Top Answer:The price could be better. We have many competing products now like Huawei and Dell EMC, and these are slightly cheaper.
    Top Answer:The main thing Oracle can improve is the cost. It would be better if Oracle opened up the system to enable integration with other vendors. Whether it's the database, application server, or storage… more »
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    Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
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    Overview
    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.

    Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance integrates the cloud into its core architecture, making cloud storage available to all users and access protocols while eliminating on-premises cloud access licensing charges and the need for external gateways. Built using a powerful SMP design, multi-threaded OS, massive DRAM caches, and all flash storage, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance powers the most demanding applications, from fast query responses and, rapid transaction processing to virtualization and cloud workloads. With these performance levels, you can easily achieve 4:1 consolidation of your current NAS filers and gain a higher return on your storage investment.

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    Sample Customers
    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    Translational Genomics Research Institute, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, CyberSolutions Inc., Y-Telecom, First Alliance Bank Zambia Limited, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Mutlinet Pakistan, TDC A/S, Digi-Key Corporation, Thurgau Cantonal Bank
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 14 reviews while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is ranked 8th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 1 review. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4, while Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Reliable, scalable, and stable storage solution which offers multiple features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance writes "A stable unified storage system that enables quick access to data". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Hiachi NAS Platform, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whereas Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is most compared with Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), IBM FlashSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StorageWorks MSA and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series.

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