NetApp FAS Series vs Veritas NetBackup comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

NetApp FAS Series
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
99
Ranking in other categories
Deduplication Software (5th), NAS (2nd), Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) (1st)
Veritas NetBackup
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
112
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (5th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Deduplication Software category, the mindshare of NetApp FAS Series is 3.6%, up from 3.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veritas NetBackup is 5.0%, down from 6.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Deduplication Software
Unique Categories:
NAS
19.6%
Modular SAN (Storage Area Network)
14.5%
Backup and Recovery
5.1%
 

Featured Reviews

Temitope Oladeji - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 11, 2024
A unified solution that allows users to run multiple applications on a single storage
The product is used for multitenancy and backups. We use it for different solutions Having multiple applications with different protocols running on the same system benefits our organization. The direction is unified. We can manage our applications from a single dashboard. The product has a…
SM
Oct 11, 2023
A comprehensive and versatile data protection with certain reporting limitations
Enhancing reporting across the board would be beneficial. We need an easier way to access information, such as the number of backups conducted in the last month, data quantities, and more, so that we can quickly provide this data to our superiors when needed. There is room for improvement in the updating process, especially when working on Linux and similar platforms. It's crucial to have a solution that's not only more efficient and faster but also secure. Updates should be risk-free, allowing for easy rollbacks in case something goes awry, ensuring that we can revert to the previous state without significant hassle or disruption.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization."
"Other products lose performance over time, but NetApp OS is speed-optimized."
"I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series."
"The migration of the volume on the cluster is very useful and easy to use."
"We can manage our applications from a single dashboard."
"The strong point is that our clients like this are RadLV (Radiology Low-Value). They also use SnapMirror and MetroCluster."
"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."
"The file sharing feature is most valuable."
"The solution is easy to learn."
"The features are good."
"We believe that everything Veritas NetBackup offers, including backups, snapshots, deduplication, and replication, is valuable."
"I think this is the best backup solution that we have. It is very good for the infrastructure."
"Unauthorized people cannot log in and execute commands."
"What I like most is it is a professional product. It supports all kinds of technologies, and I consider it one of the best backup products available."
"We are quite satisfied with the performance and reliability of the NetBackup product. When it comes to specific features, the most valuable is the Instant Recovery feature, which we call "short-term IR". Instant Recovery allows users to spin up backup images and bring back any VM instantly."
"The reporting is very good, with all of the details highlighted and very clear."
 

Cons

"NetApp systems are somewhat more complex, though not excessively so. If you're transitioning from a Windows server environment to NetApp, get training or education; otherwise, you might struggle with this solution."
"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."
"Its licensing cost can be improved."
"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly."
"NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure."
"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."
"The product must support more drives."
"It could be more flexible in terms of configuration."
"The ability to use different disk appliance brands as Pure Disk (not OST), such as EMC Data Domain ."
"The deployment time is longer than it is with other products."
"It would be extremely helpful if the solution offered near-zero recovery time for SQL."
"Its integration with Nutanix and technical support can be improved."
"Technical support only gets back to us the following morning."
"I also think they could improve the reporting. They use a web-based software application OpsCenter for the reporting and I see that they haven't made any changes in years."
"In the next release, I would like to have a better way to protect against ransomware attacks and a better way of logging issues where you don't have to enable the verbose logging to capture the problems."
"The solution costs too much."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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 product's pricing is reasonable."
"In general, I find NetApp to be very expensive. That's the main issue I have with them. So it's a drawback in terms of pricing."
"The product is on the expensive side."
"The solution’s cost is reasonable."
"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."
"The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced."
"it’s not an inexpensive solution and it may not be for the cost-sensitive customer."
"We are very satisfied with the price of this solution."
"Veritas NetBackup's price could be a problem for small businesses."
"Veritas NetBackup's pricing is a bit steep when compared to other tools. It is very costly, but service-wise and overall, the Veritas NetBackup is a good product."
"Veritas NetBackup is more expensive than other backup solutions like Dell Power Protect and Veeam Backup."
"In terms of cost, it's not very good."
"Pricing is pretty costly as compared to the other products but worth investing for the long term and high ROI."
"The software and license are very expensive."
"So far I can only say that the license structure could be looked at to be aligned as either capacity-based or traditional."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
60%
Computer Software Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Financial Services Firm
4%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Government
9%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

Which SAN product would you choose: IBM FlashSystem (FS9500) vs PureFlash Array/X NVMe vs PureFlash Array/XL NVMe?
Have you considered a NetApp FAS Storage for your NAS needs? I am sure it fits very well.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for NetApp FAS Series?
I would rate the pricing a seven out of ten, with ten being expensive. We have a contract and pay a one-time purchase price. We're currently evaluating the AFF A150... that's approximately (FRF)106...
What is the best next generation backup tool?
Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right ...
What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup?
The most valuable feature of cloud integration is the ability to send data outside of your location. This can be achieved by integrating cloud tier options or other object storage solutions.
 

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