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Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp FAS Series vs. Qumulo and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The solution has tiers inside which means we do not only need to use SSDs.""The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.""I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.""Data consolidation and visualization.""The solution is easy to use.""It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance."

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"The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.""The ratio of total operational cost to complexity versus feature set is very good.""The feature that I like most is the analytics part of the file system."

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"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.""Its licensing cost can be improved.""The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth.""The solution could do more than just data.""NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure.""Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.""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.""There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece."

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"The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive.""In the future, I would like to see non-disruptive updates.""Qumulo should continue to expand automation and orchestration capabilities."

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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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  • "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
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    I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.
    Top Answer: 
    It is a one-time license charge for NetApp FAS Series to run and we pay annually for upgrades and support.
    Top Answer: 
    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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    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.

    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
    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    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
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    NetApp FAS Series is ranked 5th in NAS with 19 reviews while Qumulo is ranked 9th in NAS with 3 reviews. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4, while Qumulo is rated 7.0. 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 Qumulo writes "Easy to set up, good technical support, and it provides valuable usage analytics ". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem and FreeNAS, whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Scality RING8, Pure Storage FlashBlade, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Nutanix Files. See our NetApp FAS Series vs. Qumulo report.

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