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"The solution has tiers inside which means we do not only need to use SSDs.""The most valuable feature is SnapMirror.""The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support.""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.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.""The solution is easy to use."

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"It has been our go-to product for backup.""The solution has a very easy-to-navigate user interface.""The solution uses minimal resources.""It is easy to use and the performance is good.""This is a good backup interconversion solution because all the masters and the targets backups are on the same system. It is easy to administrate for a single point of access for clients.""The most valuable feature involves VMware Instant Recovery, which allows one to do restoration within seconds.""NetBackup is based on really good architectural hardware, and Veritas has the best backup and replication technology in the world.""It has a lot of very good features. The virtual tape library (VTL) feature is most valuable. Overall, it is easy to use."

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"NetApp FAS Series could improve by being more secure.""Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country.""There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece.""Its licensing cost can be improved.""If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product.""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.""You always need a huge amount of hardware to fulfill a given setup. Its deployment can be complex, especially if you go MetroCluster.""The user interface could be improved to have better graphics and the performance analyzer could be better."

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"It's an expensive solution.""The monitoring could be a bit better.""The upgrade process of the solution needs to be improved since it is extremely complicated, especially without the benefit of a support person who can guide one through it.""I would like to see support for databases such as MySQL and MongoDB.""The desirability of appliance solutions is dwindling in the marketplace.""Feature-wise, it is quite good, but it is very costly. Its price has gone up quite significantly over the years, and that makes people like us look at alternatives.""The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive.""It could be better integrated with other platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others."
  • "Appliances do not come cheaply."
  • "Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost."
  • "I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract."
  • "The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "This solution is expensive."
  • "We pay annually. It is a huge figure for us."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.
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    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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    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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    The initial setup gets easier the more you do it.
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    We have a contract, a global contract, and we are providing services using that contract to different customers. However, I cannot say how much that costs us on a monthly or yearly basis.
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    If you compare the solution to, for example, Dell Data Domain, it looks that the deduplication ratio is even higher than what we have on NetBackup. If they want to improve, then they should look at… more »
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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.
    The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp FAS Series vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Deduplication Software with 19 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 5th in Deduplication Software with 15 reviews. NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 7.8. 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 Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Combines two solutions for use of our backup environment". NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, ExaGrid EX Series and Veritas NetBackup. See our NetApp FAS Series vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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