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NetApp Private Storage vs. StarWind Storage Appliance
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Private Storage vs. StarWind Storage Appliance and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is stable.""NetApp has its own dedicated operating system, so it will not be affected by any wireless piggybacking or malware. That's the beauty of NetApp's operating system.""The most valuable feature of NetApp Private Storage is out-of-the-box integration with the SAN switches. They are much easier compared to Dell solutions. Additionally, the connector that comes with the solution that allows connection back to the Cisco SAN switches is very good. In Dell, I would need to use an FCIP or CIP port that is required.""Integration with other NetApp solutions and merging them is manageable.""The most valuable feature is integration."

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"Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.""They call us when monitoring shows a possible issue and are very flexible in working with our schedule to troubleshoot when it is convenient for us."

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Cons
"I would like to see the GUI management simplified in the next release.""They need a little more technical people in Akola. Most of the NetApp people are in Bangalore, Mumbai, or Delhi, but there are very few in Akola. I think NetApp has few technicians in Akola because they mostly rely on partners to service this area.""The solution could improve by having better support experts. For example, they do not have clear instructions on configuration.""NetApp Private Storage is still integrated into the ISCSI connectivity and the FC protocol. I would recommend them to migrate to the FCIP because the SAN switches are moving further to an FCIP, and are scaling out of the ISCSI connectivity. Sooner or later, that will be an issue for NetApp Private Storage. An NFCIP should be available to them moving three years down the line.""I'm not sure how easy it is to use on the cloud versus on-prem. If they have different user experiences, they should work to make the two as similar as possible to make it easy for a user to understand both even if they only deal mainly with one."

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"They offered onsite installation, but we chose to do it ourselves. That took longer and was more work for us but saved us a ton of money in the end.""StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of NetApp Private Storage is similar to other solutions. There is typically an annual license required for this solution."
  • "In general, I am pleased with the pricing, though it is a little high."
  • "NetApp Private Storage is cheaper here in India compared to other solutions, such as Dell."
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  • "StarWind by far provides the best bang for the buck."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of NetApp Private Storage is out-of-the-box integration with the SAN switches. They are much easier compared to Dell solutions. Additionally, the connector that comes with… more »
    Top Answer:NetApp Private Storage is cheaper here in India compared to other solutions, such as Dell.
    Top Answer:NetApp Private Storage is still integrated into the ISCSI connectivity and the FC protocol. I would recommend them to migrate to the FCIP because the SAN switches are moving further to an FCIP, and… more »
    Top Answer:Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.
    Top Answer:StarWind is really transparent on price. Software cost is on the website, and they will work with you on what hardware you want to run on. 
    Top Answer:StarWind no longer sells HDDs for primary storage.
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    Also Known As
    NPS
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    Overview

    NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets you use multiple industry-leading clouds and maintain complete control over your data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp.

    For SMB and Enterprises who are looking for high performance primary storage for server virtualization, VDI, database and Big Data scenarios, or inexpensive secondary backup tier, our solution is StarWind Storage Appliance. It unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, and associated software into an easily scalable storage platform.

    Additionally, the appliance features an optional gateway to Azure public cloud, which helps to implement an effective Disaster Recovery plan or meet regulatory requirements. StarWind SA scales up by adding individual disks and flash modules, or JBODs, while adding ready controller nodes allows scaling out. 

    StarWind SA targets those, who need high-performance primary storage or secondary storage for backup. In case there is a whole virtualization infrastructure to build from scratch, StarWind HCA will come in handy. Otherwise, if all the required hardware is present, StarWind Virtual SAN will be enough to build a high-performance virtualization setup. 

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    Sample Customers
    ASE IT, Concerto Cloud
    Bosch, EC2 IT, Solid Earth Inc., Canon
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Educational Organization7%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business45%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    NetApp Private Storage vs. StarWind Storage Appliance
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Private Storage vs. StarWind Storage Appliance and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetApp Private Storage is ranked 6th in NAS with 5 reviews while StarWind Storage Appliance is ranked 8th in NAS with 2 reviews. NetApp Private Storage is rated 8.4, while StarWind Storage Appliance is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of NetApp Private Storage writes "Has its own dedicated operating system, so it will not be affected by any wireless piggybacking or malware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StarWind Storage Appliance writes "Great performance with excellent technical support and good scalability". NetApp Private Storage is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, Hitachi NAS, HPE StoreEasy and Qumulo, whereas StarWind Storage Appliance is most compared with FreeNAS, StorMagic SvSAN, StoneFly VSO NAS, VMware vSAN and IBM FlashSystem. See our NetApp Private Storage vs. StarWind Storage Appliance report.

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