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HPE 3PAR StoreServIBM FlashSystemNasuniDell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)NetApp FAS SeriesFreeNASStarWind Storage ApplianceNetApp Private Storage
We never had a blackout and we have never been offline.
HPE 3PAR has all the common storage features like cell provisioning and deduplication. Usually the solution is chosen by the customer as they have a preference, or the setup is already in their environment.
This solution is very stable.
IBM FlashSystem has been stable in our operations.
We use Nasuni's continuous file versioning feature and it fully protects us. With the ability to version files and have continuous recovery, it helps in terms of resiliency. If we have an incident then we would be able to easily recover from it by using the technology.
Our users are able to easily roll back snapshots without going through IT.
Since it can scale so easily, as long as I have money to buy more nodes, I can grow it as big as I need to. That is important in our business. As sequencing technologies continue to evolve, and as those technologies evolve, the amount of data generation never gets smaller. It just always seems to get bigger. This is one of the absolute key aspects: We can grow on demand without having to forklift stuff.
NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp.
I have found all the features useful in NetApp FAS Series.
What I like about it is that I can work on it from any computer or any device. The initial setup is very simple. The setup wizard is really helpful.
Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it.
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.
Having instant failover redundancy helps me sleep easier at night.
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.