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2018-06-23T09:51:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for NetApp FAS Series?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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AdrianoSimao - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Project and Infrastructure Service Manager at CEDSIF - Ministry of Finance
Real User
2022-03-03T11:30:29Z
03 March 22

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 All-Flash would be too expensive for us.

Akram Omer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-05T06:52:43Z
05 January 22

It is a one-time license charge for NetApp FAS Series to run and we pay annually for upgrades and support.

DR
Senior IT Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2021-12-02T14:29:07Z
02 December 21

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.

Caesar Malenga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Analyst - Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-02T18:11:20Z
02 November 21

We are on a perpetual license.

MC
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-11T17:47:00Z
11 October 21

NetApp FAS Series could be less expensive.

PP
Head of Professional Service Department with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-10-09T10:27:31Z
09 October 21

Licensing costs are reasonable for our customers. We're generally dealing with enterprise-size organizations - mainly the banking and government sectors.

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MohamedAmr - PeerSpot reviewer
Infra Business Development Manager at GBM
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-16T17:32:36Z
16 September 21

The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice.

Temitope Oladeji - PeerSpot reviewer
NetApp Product Manager at Hiperdist Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-22T22:16:29Z
22 April 21

It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between.

VF
IT Manager at a maritime company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-24T07:39:25Z
24 November 20

I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better.

ErhanEvgin - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder at Forest Technology
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-05T03:41:14Z
05 November 20

It is expensive.

FK
Assistant Director, IT at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-08T09:10:00Z
08 September 20

I think the pricing of this solution could be lower because really it's just storage consolidation these days. I think this technology has matured so much. It's time to make it slightly more competitive, it's on the high side for now.

LS
Computer System Administrator at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
27 July 20

We haven't really done anything with the leasing options that they have recently come out with. We have instead outright purchased the equipment and all of the software that we use from them. It doesn't seem out of the normal range for other vendors. I don't really have a big pro or con stance on the pricing aspect of the solution.

DC
Principal Architect Infrastructure Solutions at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-23T07:58:36Z
23 July 20

The price depends on the size and features. I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD. It would be very difficult to give an average cost. In some cases, there are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Ricky Santos - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Real User
Top 10
2019-05-06T03:35:00Z
06 May 19

Licensing is still proprietary which is one of the advantage of some Netapp devices to some of the storage systems.

SR
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-07-08T08:03:00Z
08 July 18

It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support. Initially, we have a three-year support contract when we bought the system, but the subsequent renewal of maintenance was ridiculous. This is why we have not been too keen on NetApp.

Albie Bokingkito Jr. - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage and System Engineer at Thales Services SAS
Real User
2018-06-23T09:51:00Z
23 June 18

When getting new hardware, always tell the account manager that you are also considering other brands. They will be forced to adjust the price lower.

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Hi community, I work as a Sr. Information Officer at a Manufacturing company. Currently, I'm looking to compare Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) vs NetApp FAS Series.  Also, if possible, I'm looking to compare how they are both compared to Pure Storage. Can you please share your inputs? Thanks.
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@Dhruba Roy, your question conflates very different kinds of storage.  PowerProtect DD is Dell's latest version of Data Domain. It is ONLY useful as target storage for backups. Nothing else, not even archiving. If that is what you want, it does what it's supposed to do. Albeit, it's a bit pricey and underperforming.  There are much faster, cheaper, and more advanced backup target storage. Especially when measuring restore performance. I would suggest you take a hard look at a variety of backup target storage vendors including, Infinidat InfiniGuard, ExaGrid, Quantum, StorONE, iXsystems, and many more. Most backup target storage is all HDD although some are hybrid SSD and HDD. NetApp FAS is a general-purpose storage system for blocks and files. It can be all HDD, hybrid HDD and SSD, or all SSD (all-flash FAS or AFF). It's a solid all around storage system with NetApp pioneered capabilities, but expensive as a backup storage target.  Pure Storage FlashArray//X or //C are block all-flash storage arrays. Their FlashBlades are all flash file and object storage systems. Good performers but overkill and way too expensive for backup target storage. I think you need to define what it is you really need. Of the 3 vendors you asked about, I am going to repeat myself, PowerProtect DD is ONLY useful as a target storage for backups. The other two can do so, but are really not priced nor designed specifically for backup target storage.  If general purpose storage is what you need NetApp and PureStorage are good possibilities among many others.
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