I am doing some planning for the Government and need information on NetApp's backup software. We have A site that needs to be backed up to
a remote site and the remote site should be a "warm" site. Meaning it would not take much time to go "hot" if we lost the primary site. I understand there
are various pieces of software NetApp sells and would like to know what the difference is between the products and which would be the most cost
effective for a medium sized organization. From what I see there is:
I am concerned about cost and the "best value" solution. Right now we use only MS DFS to replicate the data which is not the best solution.
A FAS2240A-2 will cost us about $32K and I assume this does not have backup software (F2240A-2-24X600-R5)
FWIW, my company recently evaluated the different NetApp backup solutions, but ended up going with a 3rd party provider called Zetta since they were substantially (80%+) less expensive than buying another filer and SnapMirror software licences.